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1 Collaboration in Educational Technology

2 Presentation outline: Introduction Brief history of ACTIC/AAHEIT AAHEIT initiatives Collaborative Framework Canadian Campus Computing Survey Benefits and results of collaboration Challenges of collaboration Summary

3 Introduction Historical focus of IT Departments Educational Technology Needs Rapid technological change means planning cycles are being shortened Boundaries are blurring  A collaborative effort is required  Integrated planning of IT and ET

4 History of AAHEIT/ACTIC Started in 1991 with one deal -

5 DEC VAX 11/780

6 History of AAHEIT/ACTIC Started in 1991 with one deal - Expanded in 1995 with deals funded by Alberta Government – & Review in 2003 – increase in staff and mandate Now - Deals, Projects, Relationships

7 AAHEIT Deals HP PMDF, MultiNet, Borderware Cognos Oracle Microsoft Forrester information service e-Portfolios Elluminate

8 AAHEIT Projects Collaborative Framework Campus Computing Survey System Recovery Planning

9 Collaborative Framework Grew out of the October 2005 joint meeting of AAHEIT, ACET and GoA Four necessary elements: –Engagement –Communication –Information –Reinforcement

10 Collaborative Framework Determine the entities and define relationships

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12 Collaborative Framework Determine the entities and define relationships Determine who wants to know what Determine who can supply the info Describe existing collaborative efforts Build the repository

13 Campus Computing Survey Campus Computing Project in US since 1990 Continuing study of the role of IT in higher education AAHEIT arranged a Canadian survey, hosted by the US organization 48 institutions responded from across Canada (22 in Alberta)

14 Campus Computing Survey Some interesting results: Has technology improved instruction on campus? 92% said yes Do you have a formal plan for integrating technology into curriculum? –AB 45%; BC 23%; East 31% Do you help Faculty integrate IT into instruction? –AB 18%; BC 23%; East 31%

15 Campus Computing Survey Some more interesting results: Integrating Academic and Admin IT: –AB 9%; BC 48%; East 15% Provide on-line distance education via the web: –AB 14%; BC 15%; East 0%

16 Collaboration: Examples ACET-AAHEIT meetings eCampusAlberta AOC – Elluminate offer WebCT Training Offer Ad hoc assistance: –Job descriptions –Facilitation –Planning

17 Collaboration: Benefits Economies of scale/volume discounts Enhanced functionality Build on other’s accomplishments Avoid other’s mistakes

18 Tacoma Narrows Bridge Washington, 1940

19 Collaboration: Benefits Economies of scale/volume discounts Enhanced functionality Build on other’s accomplishments Avoid other’s mistakes Leverage other’s expertise Keep the ball rolling – maintain momentum when spirits flag

20 Collaboration: Future Benefits All of the previous Collaborative framework becomes more valuable as it grows and is used

21 Dammit, now I wish I had built two of these things!

22 Collaboration: Challenges More complex – takes longer “Not invented here” syndrome Accepting cultural change Differing requirements Differing agendas Who calls the shots Who gets the glory

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24 Collaboration: Observations Some dedicated resources are necessary AAHEIT’s role: –Facilitation –Moving things along

25 Summary “Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together, we survive.” Maximus (Gladiator)

26 Summary There have been successes to date More challenges lie ahead We must value collaboration while respecting diversity We must be relentless  Continue with joint meetings  Build the Collaborative Framework repository

27 Questions? Doug Baker (403)


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