Technology Management New Directions for Community Colleges #154, Summer 2011

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Gain a greater understanding of technology management and what it means to the community college campus today. Effective planning, directing, control, and coordination of technological capabilities can shape and help accomplish your institution's strategic and operational objectives.

Editor Tod Treat, assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and contributing authors explore ...

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Overview

Gain a greater understanding of technology management and what it means to the community college campus today. Effective planning, directing, control, and coordination of technological capabilities can shape and help accomplish your institution's strategic and operational objectives.

Editor Tod Treat, assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and contributing authors explore community college technology management from a variety of vantage points. They argue that technology management should be a strategy on par with physical, human and fiscal management. They demonstrate how technology can be used to reach students; how it plays a critical role in institutional research; how it impacts faculty and staff and how it continues to shape broad trends in teaching and learning.

This is the 154th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Community Colleges. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

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TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: AN INTRODUCTION(Tod Treat).

1. 4Bs or Not 4Bs: Bricks, Bytes, Brains, and Bandwidth1 
Tod Treat
The effective integration of planning to include bricks, bytes,brains, and bandwidth (4Bs) represents an opportunity for communitycolleges to extend their capacity as a knowledge-intensiveorganization, coupling knowledge, technology, and learning.

2. Leveraging Web Technologies in Student SupportSelf-Services 5
M. Craig Herndon
The use of web technologies to connect with and disperseinformation to prospective and current students can be effectivefor the student as well as effi cient for colleges.

3. Practical Implications of Implementing a Unit RecordSystem on a Community College Campus 31 
Joe Offermann, Ryan Smith
This chapter addresses the challenges and opportunities ofimplementing a unit record system on campus by addressing potentialcosts, benefi ts, and integration with already existing data andaccountability processes.

4. Planning for Instructional Technology in the Classroom45
Regina L. Garza Mitchell
Community colleges are known for keeping abreast of the latestinstructional technologies, but the constant and rapid growth ofavailable technology also presents challenges. This chapter reviewsthe current literature regarding instructional technologyusage.

5. Web 2.0 Technologies: Applications for Community Colleges53 
Susanne K. Bajt
This chapter will provide an overview of Web 2.0 technologies andconsiderations of their potential to transform the way education isdelivered.

6. Andragogy, Organization, and Implementation Concerns forGaming as an Instructional Tool in the Community College63
Vance S. Martin
The community college provides an effective testbed of immersiveexperiences for learning. This setting provides essentialfoundations such as support for innovation, infrastructure, andintentional adoption of various levels of games.

7. Faculty Leadership and Instructional Technologies: WhoDecides? 73
Bob Barber
Discussion of leadership functions and practices in the realm ofinstructional technology in community colleges cannot be limited tothe administrative side.

8. Models of Technology Management at the Community College:The Role of the Chief Information Officer 87
Scott Armstrong, Lauren Simer, Lee Spaniol
In this chapter, community college CIOs speak to their roles,focusing on the critical issues they face today and the approachestheir institutions are taking to ensure pre paration for a rapidlychanging technological future.

9. IT Funding's Race with Obsolescence, Innovation,Diffusion, and Planning 97
Jeff Bartkovich
In times of diffi cult funding, IT managers must build newfoundations, rationale statements, methods of operating, andmeasures of accountability to maintain their funding base.

10. What is Next? Futuristic Thinking for CommunityColleges 107
Thomas Ramage
This chapter provides a presidential perspective on these trends tosuggest that our students of tomorrow must be educated in verydifferent ways and speculates as to what this means for the way welead our institutions today.

INDEX 115

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