Category: Technology Program Administrator

Technology Resource Center Update (3/30 – 4/6)

Putting my technology resource center analysis together has been much like completing a puzzle. I started off in 1 room, the instructional design lab, interviewing 1 man, the instructional technology specialist. Ultimately the impact was so far reaching that I found myself in faculty & staff offices, as well as classrooms trying to get a snapshot view of […]

Technology Resource Center Update (3/25-3/30)

My technology resource center analysis is finally shaping up! The information that I am using to base my assessment necessarily had to come from multiple sources: face to face interviews (with people working in multiple roles in the organization), research to find any existing planning documents, and information posted on the organization’s website. Consequently, I’ve been […]

Technology Resource Center Update (3/19 – 3/24)

It’s been challenging to outline daily activities for a technology center monthly report because the technology specialist in the center does not do alot of his work at a central location. He manages an instructional technology lab but alot of the support seems to be provided outside of the lab: trouble shooting in the classroom, in faculty offices, or […]

Technology Resource Center Update (3/5 – 3/19)

The most challenging thing about the practicum experience is how often you have to switch perspectives. When I am working on my workshop it is from a much more focused perspective than when I am trying to evaluate the effectiveness of a technology resource center. Just thinking about the variety of issues technology specialists have to address daily can be somewhat […]

Technology Resource Center Evaluation (2/27-3/4)

Comparing technology resource centers has been very interesting. At a community college setting, I found a variety of technology support staff  (training coordinator, instructional technologists, instructional designers, academic systems specialists) each with a very disctinct role. Today I interviewed the Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Georgia Perimeter College. She still teaches […]

Technology Program Administrator – weekly status update

I am in the process of reviewing an extensive information technology strategic plan for a community college. The scope of the plan is widespread encompassing academic, administrative, and operational components. I spend about 30 minutes a day reviewing the document (taking notes/highlighting main ideas) to basically wrap my mind around all that is required to develop […]