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goal - make IT look good

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IT is usually viewed as an administrative entity in higher ed.  Things happen in a back room that cost lots of $$$$ and the results are as exciting as a dialtone.


Academic technology applications and innovation are the venue to show why we bought all this  stuff in the first place///...to become more efficient with menial taks so we can spend more time innovating to support a more diverse range of people and needs.



I graduated over 20 years ago and when I walk into a clasrrom today its all the same except for a projector and a screen.  Great, 3grand to show a powerpoint.  Is this the best we have to show for this?



Where is my smartdesk?  how come the lecture is not being speech to text transcribed (like in a courtroom) in real time. How come I cant share sidebar conversations without disrupting the class, and why do I have to be in room 102 at !0 am on a friday anyway If I dont want to?



We have wired our world to the hilt, but have not taken the step to connect the dots......we are just trnsforming media from one fomat into another, more colors, bigger.....not much better.



Yes, I hear the groans, we cant change the system,  too much politics, blah blah blah.



dont you think students are ready for a change?   Back to a natural collaborative environment?


it is going to happen.


the traditional IT department neeeds to create positions that are academic technology support. More academic than technology.


let me know if you are making progress...I am just beginning.







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