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Changing Times, Changing Roles The Ferl Practitioners’ Programme Transforming Teaching and Learning with ILT X4.3.

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1 Changing Times, Changing Roles The Ferl Practitioners’ Programme Transforming Teaching and Learning with ILT X4.3

2 Changing Times, Changing Roles X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles

3 Changing Roles “The main change for technical staff is that they have a lot more resources to support and a lot more PCs in resource areas, so they are finding a lot more pressure to actually ensure that things are working all the time.” Barry Clarkson, IT Manager X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles

4 Limited technical support Limited network across the whole college Computers not universal in all staff rooms; not all staff have network accounts Communications by telephone, memos, printed reports; used by a minority of staff Problems arising from low-level IT skills among staff Internet connections often slow Limited internet access, no intranet A technician’s lot (circa 1998) X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles

5 A technician’s lot (circa 1998) Small server set-ups MIS server independent and not integrated into main network Purchasing decisions made at departmental level Specialist software loaded on stand-alone computers or in specialist areas Fault reporting and tracking processes immature Poor communication links between curriculum/support and technical staff X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles

6 “Times have changed though. For a start, I think we as a college are starting to learn what ILT means, what it can offer, and what it is going to do for students currently and in the future.” Nav Chohan, E-Learning Manager X4.3 Changing times Changing Times, Changing Roles

7 “The technical staff in the college where I work have been involved in a lot of initiatives in terms of pushing forward the technology.” Glenys Garnett, IT Services Manager Technical staff as agents for curriculum change X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles

8 A question of balance Curriculum/Support staff X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles

9 A question of balance Technical staff X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles

10 A question of balance Curriculum/Support staffTechnical staff X4.3 Changing Times, Changing Roles


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