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					Faculty of Education


Technology Integration Plan
     Background to the Faculty of
             Education
 3,380 undergraduates
 800+ graduate students
  – Variety of research and professional programs
 120 Academic Staff
 Four Departments
        Elementary Education
        Secondary Education
        Education Policy Studies
        Educational Psychology
  – School of Library and Information Studies
   Who’s Driving? Whose Vision?
                  University
                    Dean
                Faculty Council
 Professional                     Community
Organizations



                Shared            Society
 Government
                Vision

     Research    Ed. Students
                  Instructors        Schools
                 Researchers
           Government Influence on
            Technology Integration
 Ministry of Advanced Education
   – SuperNet ( If you build the pipe... We need to fill it )
   – Learning Objects…
   – Video Conferencing
 Ministry of Education
   – Information, Communication, Technology (ICT) program of studies
     for K-12. (Focus is using the hardware/software technology as tools
     for problem solving).
   – SuperNet ( If you build the pipe... We need to fill it )
   – Learning Objects www.LearnALberta.ca
   – Video Conferencing
 Alberta learning commission
   – Technology was identified as one of the eight key areas.
Technology Integration Plan Evolution

– 1999 – 2000
   First version of the Technology Integration Plan (TIP)
– 2000
   Needs assessment of Faculty members (100/120)
   Formation of the Technology Council
– 2001 – 2004 (minor revisions to TIP)
– 2005 Major revisions TIP

Living Document…
      Technology Integration Plan:
              Four Parts
 Vision Statement, followed by a section on goals
  and the relationship of these goals to the strategic
  initiatives of the University of Alberta
 Outlines some the Faculty’s accomplishments to
  date along with suggested general directions for
  future initiatives.
 Action Plan for the future
 List of accomplishments to date since 1999
         Vision Statement
Technology is an integral part of the
teaching, learning, research and
administration … part of the everyday
practice of how students learn, how
faculty members teach, do research
and communicate with the field, and
how administrative services facilitate
activities within the Faculty.
                  Faculty Spending for Technology for Research

$350,000


$300,000


$250,000


$200,000


$150,000


$100,000


 $50,000


     $0
           2000            2001          2002          2003      2004
                                         Years
           Technology in Research
EyeLink
 Head-mounted cameras permit tracking participants’ eye and head
  movements.




Video/Noldus Observer
 Organize and analyze video and other observations with Noldus
   Observer qualitative analysis software
               Technology in Teaching
Secondary Science Tools: Mobile
lab, digital probeware, microscope,
field experience mobile lab




Secondary Math Tools: geometry
   visualization, virtual
   manipulative, graphing
   calculators, spreadsheets,
   teaching video vignettes, Math
   curriculum lab, Mobile Lab
              On-line environments
              (Alternative Delivery)
 Asynchronous                      Synchronous
   – Number of courses that use       – Video Conferencing
     WebCT                            – Elluminate…
   – Over 130 this term
       Number currently offered
        completely online 30*
       The rest are in some
        blended or hybrid format
        that depend on F2F as
        the primary form of
        instructor-student
        contact.
   Faculty of Education Facilities
 Wired networks in every classroom
 Wireless access points in selected areas
  (e.g. student lounges, library, Education North, first floor
  Education South, and very soon the 10th floor Ed south)
 Department-specific computer labs
  (e.g. Elem/Sec Math lab; 15 stations)
 Private workrooms for staff/grad student use (e.g. video editing,
  qualitative analysis, Noldus Observer)
 Services area: consultation , computer & a/v equipment loans,
  colour photocopying/printing
 Public computer labs (3 Win XP, 1 Mac OS X)
 Library: lab (Win/Mac), instructional services, electronic resources
 6 Smart classrooms (60 – 220 seats)
 Mobile wireless labs that can be brought into all of our
  classrooms; total of about 70 Macintosh iBooks, 6 PowerBooks
  with DVD burners, and 24 Toshiba Tablet PCs; includes printer,
  projectors
       Organizational Structures
       Infrastructure/PD support
 Technology Council
  – Develop and maintain Technology Integration
    Plan for the Faculty (vision, policy, procedures,
    evaluation)
 Division of Technology in Education
  – Infrastructure
      Desktop support, networks, database support
       (annual report), “new” faculty wide calendar system
  – Professional Development (context)
      Assist staff in teaching, research, administration
            Faculty PD support
 To facilitate the integration of Information and
  Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching,
  research, administration, and personal productivity in
  the Faculty of Education
 To go beyond basic services in hardware/software
  installation and maintenance
 To advise any Faculty of Education staff member or
  graduate student on the application/integration of
  technology in their professional activities
                                  Technology Council
                                                                  Dean
                                                             (Academic Plan)


                                Associate Dean                                                  Associate Dean
                                                                   Associate Dean Research
                                  Academic                                                   Undergraduate Students


    Technology Council
(Technology Integration Plan)


                                   6 Tenure Track
                                   Academic Staff



                                       1 APO



                          2 Students (Grad, Undergraduate)



                                 1 Education Library



                                     Director
                    Division of Technology in Education (DTE)




            Meet once a month (Full day retreat in June)

				
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