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Blue Sky Instructional Technology Budget

Let’s pretend for a moment that money was not part of this conversation. If you worked in instructional technology for a college or university and could implement any program or technology regardless of money (and administrative / faculty approval) what would be on your list?

Are tablets in? Or, have we decided that extra device is not necessary?

Would you start a series of discussion groups over lunch, where faculty talked about how technology did or did not help in teaching and learning?

Would you bring speakers to campus to talk about the transformative nature of technology in education, or would you offer stipends to faculty so they may redesign their courses?

I invite you to share your ideas below. Think of this as a brainstorming session and let’s see what rises to the top.¬†

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Timothy A. Lepczyk

Tim is an instructional technologist and former librarian. On the side, he writes fiction and poetry, and publishes the magazine Scintilla. You can follow him on Twitter at @thirdcoast.

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Sang-Min Park

In our case, manpower is the limiting factor, not technology. So, in my uptopian college, I’d have, for each faculty, a service center that assists teaching staff with all things technology and teaching.

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Tim Lepczyk

That’s so true. Having the staff to move from a triage-based support model to a proactive, collaborative model would be a wonderful change. Thanks for the comment!

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