Georgia Professional Standard 1
Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to inspire and lead the development and implementation of a shared vision for the effective use of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the organization.
- Element 1.2 Strategic Planning - Candidates facilitate the design, development, implementation, communication, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans.
- Element 1.3 Policies, Procedures, Programs & Funding - Candidates research, recommend, and implement policies, procedures, programs, and funding strategies to support implementation of the shared vision represented in the school, district, state, and federal technology plans and guidelines. Funding strategies may include the development, submission, and evaluation of formal grant proposals.
- Element 1.4 Diffusion of Innovations & Change - Candidates research, recommend, and implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and for managing the change process in schools.
ed TECH website
The Cheshire Hatter University Department of Instructional and Educational Technology website was created as a part of my final project for FRIT 7335 -Web and Multimedia Development. Also known as CHUIT, the Instructional and Educational Technology department is a fictional website that represents a university
The inspiration for this website theme came from my interactions with the faculty I work with at my institution. When I created this website I was working as an Instructional Systems Analyst for GRU. My role was to support faculty in their use of instructional technologies in their online and face-to-face courses. From time to time I'd hear comments about how it was not easy to find out about the different technologies available to use on campus. Other comments were about limited training opportunities and the presence of a central place to sign up for training,
Choosing the best technologies to highlight in the website took some thought. There are so many educational technologies available and I didn't want to overwhelm my viewers with too many choices. What I realized is that the technology chosen should align with the vision for the use of technology in teaching, learning, and research for the particular institution. For my website I chose technologies that I felt were innovative and that enhanced the teaching and learning experience for Chesire Hatter University.
STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY PLAN
In FRIT 8132-Technology Administration, my group evaluated a strategic technology plan originally published by Georgia State University. Our revised plan included our research and recommendations for implementing policies, procedures, programs, and funding strategies to support the implementation of the shared vision of the university.
Our group spent a lot of time building the rubric. The rubric contained five levels so it was a challenge trying to define exactly what each criteria level would be- that is, what made each level more or less ideal than the higher or lower level. We eventually came to a consensus. The original plan we reviewed was over fifteen years old - its plan date was 2000-2005. So we had to revise the plan to meet more modern technology needs and challenges.
Oftentimes, I work and think in isolation of the larger institution. My personal visions may be big to me but small when taken globally. Just reading through the plan and working through the evaluation and revision process enlightened my perspective. Overall, this assignment encouraged me to think more "high-level" and more broadly in terms of institutional goals.