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TechnologyEnvironmentEvaluationStackhouseCollege Demographics:StackhouseCollege Foundedin1967,StackhouseCollegehasgrownfromalocallybasedcollegeof400studentsto adynamicandinnovativeinstitutionwithover17,000fulltimeand35,000continuingeducation students.Therearecurrently110,000Stackhousealumni.Stackhouseisanationallyand internationallyrecognizedforexcellenceinbusiness,digitalmediaandcommunications, performingarts,visualartsanddesign,appliedcomputingandtelecommunications,engineering andmanufacturingsciences,andcommunityservicestudies. IcurrentlyworkinContinuingEducation,sooutofthose35,000student.66%arefemaleand 34%aremale.Thehighestagebracketisbetween2534yearsold.70%englishistheirfirst language,3%isfrenchand27%isother.19%arearecentimmigranttoCanada.69%are employedfulltime.ThemainreasonsfortakingContinuingEducationclassesare,lookingfora job,improvinginmycurrentcareer,preparingforcareerchange,seekingcredittowardsafull timeprogram,personaldevelopment,orpursuingahobby/interest. UsingtheMaturityModelsBenchmarksfromtheTechnologyUsePlanPrimerbyPeterH.R.

SibleyandChipKimball,Iconductedatechnologyreviewofmycollege. Thereare4benchmarkswithintheMaturityModel: TheEmergentSystemsStageischaracterizedby: Lackofformalsupportwhenusingcomputingtechnologyforinstruction Noformalplans,policiesorproceduresexisttoensuretheefficientandappropriate acquisitionoruseoftechnologythroughouttheInstitution ComputersareusedsporadicallythroughouttheInstitution Institutionwidecoordinationtoensuregradelevelandprogramlevelaccessisabsent Formalsupportforteachertrainingisminimal TheIslandsofTechnologyStageischaracterizedby: Regularuseofcomputersatoneormoregradelevelsandprogramlevelsateach schoolwithintheInstitutiononaregularlyscheduledbasis Formalplans,policiesandproceduresexisttofacilitatetheoptimaluseoftechnologyin bothinstructionalandadministrativeareasthroughouttheInstitution Institutionsponsoredandschoolsponsoredtrainingisavailable TechnologyhasbudgetaryvisibilityattheInstitutionallevelandschool/programlevel Theinstructionaldeliverysystemissomewhatdependentontechnology TheIntegratedSystemsStageischaracterizedby: Regularplannedaccessforstudentstotechnologyasameansofinstructionanda focusofinstruction

Teachers'systemsalsosupportadministrativefunctions,suchasgrading,attendance andelectronicmail TechnologyhasahighbudgetaryvisibilityattheInstitutionalandschool/programlevel Comprehensiveplans,policiesandproceduresforinstructionalandadministrativeuseof technologyarereviewedandrevisedregularly TheInstitutionisanadvocateoftechnologytrainingforallpersonnel Theinstructionaldeliverysystemisverydependentontechnology

TheIntelligentSystemsStageischaracterizedby: Studentaccesstotechnologyasanindispensablecomponentofinstruction Everycurriculumisaugmentedbyintelligentlearningsystems Administrativefunctionsareautomated,integratedandpaperless Student,teachersandstakeholdershaveaccesstoappropriatesystemsfromhome TechnologyisoneofthethreehighestexpendituresofInstitutionfunds TechnologyplanningisanintegralpartofInstitutionplanning Thesystematicadoptionofnewtechnologiesisongoing Technologyadvocatesateachorganizationalunitassistintheintroductionofthenew technologies Instructionalandadministrativepersonnelareknowledgeableintheuseoftechnology Eachstageischaracterizedbythefollowingfilters,Administrative,Curricular,Support, Connectivity,andInnovation.Belowarethefiltersalongwiththecorrespondingstageanda summaryofhowitisutilizedatmycollege. AdministrativeFilter Policy Behavioral:Intelligent(Appropriatetechnologyusepolicyisformalizedandfully supportedbythecollege) Thereisaclearanddirectpolicyregardingallaspectsoftechnologyuseatthe college,itisconstantlymonitoredandupdatedasneeded. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Comprehensivepolicyexistsandhasbeen approved) Policyisapprovedbyaninternalcouncil,theydeveloptheprocessesandhow theyshouldbedeveloped. Planning Behavioral:Integrated(Collegewidecomprehensiveplanningreceivesinformalreview) PlanningisarrangedbythePresidentscouncil. Resource/Infrastructure:Integrated(seeabove) Budget Behavioral:Intelligent(Comprehensivelongtermbudgetingfortheinstitution,multiple

budgets) Therearemanydifferentbudgetswithinthecollege,thebiggerpictureitemslike updatestothecampuses,newclassrooms,etcaredecidedbythepresidents council.Eachfacultyhastheirownbudgetandtargetstheymeeteachsemester. Alltechnologyrelateditemsaresetandmustbeaccountedforwithintheyearly budget. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Specificbudgetprovidedseeabove) AdministrativeInformation Behavioral:Integrated(Administrativesystemsareutilizedbymostofthestaff,some paperlesssystemsareinplace) Everyfaculty/staffmemberhasaccesstoaPeopleSoftdrivensystem,the accesswillvaryaccordingtothejobduties.Mostdutiescouldbedonepaperless, buthavingthepaperishelpfulandnotcompletelydoablewithmostareasinthe college. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Administrativesystemsareavailabletoall administratorsandstaff) Seeabove CurricularFilter ElectronicInformation Behavioral:Intelligent(Studentsandstaffareheavilydependentuponinformation resources,usedaily) Eachfaculty,studentsandstaffhaveaccesstomanydifferentelectronic systemswithinthecollegethatareuseddaily.MostarepeoplesoftandLMS based. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Allstudentshaveelectronicaccesstoresources) Everyonehasregularaccesstoresources.Myjobis100%reliantonthese systems. Assessment Behavioral:Intelligent(Technologyisanimportantpartoftheassessmentprocess) Allassessmentsareconductedonlinebyathirdparty.Datainformationisgiven andsharedwithallfaculty,studentsandstaffattheendofeachsemester. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Fullyintegratedreportingandassessmenttools areavailable) Seeabove CurriculumIntegration Behavioral:Intelligent(Technologyandrelatedresourcesareavailableforallareas) Bytheendofthisyearallclassesofferedatthecollegewillhaveanonline presencewithinourLMS.Soevenifyouattendaninclasscourse,youwillbe submittingyourassignmentsonline,downloadingimportantnotesandsubmitting examsonline. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(seeabove)

TeacherUse Behavioral:Intelligent(Teachersworkisdependantupontechnology) OurfacultycannotbesuccessfulteachingwithoutourLMSandPeoplesoft access.Allgradesaresubmittedonlineaswellasmanyothermajorfunctions,I haveyettoseeaninstructorthatisnotcartingaroundalaptopandsomesortof othersmartdevice,mostlyiPads. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Allteachershaveaccesstotechnology) YesallfacultyhavealaptopandaregivenaccesstotheinternalWifiatthe college.Manyfacultiesprovideinstructorswilltabletsaswell. StudentUse Behavioral:Intelligent(Studentsusetechnologydailyandcannotbesuccessfulwithout it) Verysimilartotheteacheruse,studentsmusthaveregularcomputerandinternet accesstocompleteassignments.Mostprogramsatmycollegerequireyouhave alaptopwithyouoncampusatalltimes. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Regularaccesstointernet) (seeabove) SupportFilter StakeholderInvolvement Behavioral:Integrated(Mostgroupsareawareofplanningandimplementation procedure) Mycollegecouldusesomeworkinthisarea.Althoughthereareusuallylotsof planningcommittees,communicationbetweenthemandpeopleaffectedby changestheyareimplementingarenotusuallythebest.Iknowthisissomething thatisrecognizedandtryingtobeworkedonin2013. Resource/Infrastructure:Integrated(Mostgroupsarerepresentedintheplanningand implementationprocess) Noteveryoneisrepresentedanduppermanagementisusuallytheonlypeople invitedtoplanningmeetings,recentlytherehasbeenawarenessthatmorepeople needtobeinvolvedandIcanseethecommunicationandplanningmeetingsare alreadymakingexcellentheadway. AdministrativeSupport Behavioral:Integrated(Ongoingdiscussionwiththeadministration) Administrationisinvolved. Resource/Infrastructure:Integrated(Someformaladministration,timeandsupport) Someformaladministrationinvolvementwiththeirtimeandsupport. Communicationisstillkeyanditisanevolvingprocess. Training Behavioral:Intelligent(Allstaffandfacultyparticipateintrainingactivities) Therearemanyfreeandrequiredtrainingclassesforallstaffandfaculty.Ihave takenafewtrainingclassesthatwerebeneficialandinterestingtomyjob.The

trainingisselfenrollmentthroughourLMS. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Trainingatalllevelsoftheorganization) Trainingdoesspanacrosstheentirecollegesystem. Technical/InfrastructureSupport Behavioral:Intelligent(Allstaff/facultyutilizeformalandinformationsupporttofindhelp) Wehavea24x7helpdeskforallelectronic/computerneeds.Youcanreachthem viaphone,emailorinperson.Theywillhelpwithanythingfromreinstalling softwaretohowtologintoyourcourseandasubmitanassignment. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Fulltimepersonneltoaddressalltechnical supportneeds) (seeabove)

ConnectivityFilter LocalAreaNetworking(LAN) Behavioral:Intelligent(StaffusesLANandWANservices) Thecollegestaffandfacultyusemanyvideo,voiceanddataservicesregularly. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Comprehensivenetworking) DistrictAreaNetworking(WAN) Behavioral:Intelligent(sameasLAN) Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent InternetAccess Behavioral:Intelligent(Allstaff/facultyandstudentsusetheinternetextensivelyfor video,voiceanddataneeds) InternetaccessitprovidedthroughoutthecollegeviahardwireorWifi. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(DirectInternetaccesstoalllocations) Seeabove CommunicationSystems Behavioral:Intelligent(Emailisanintegralpartoftheschoolandsupport) Email,Twitter,Facebook.LMSandthewebsitearetheonlywayimportant communicationisgiventoourstudents. Resource/Infrastructure:Intelligent(Emailisavailabletoallstaffandstudents) Allstudents,staffandfacultyhaveacollegespecificemail. InnovationFilter NewTechnologies Behavioral:Islands(Newtechnologiesareacceptedbymanystaffmembers,but opportunitiesarelimited) Therearesomanynewtechnologiesoutthere,butitisveryslowanddifficultto getnewideasseenandputintopractice. Resource/Infrastructure:Islands(Newtechnologiesarereadilyacceptedbystaffwith littleimplementation)

Everyoneisacceptingofnewtechnologiesbutasstatedabove.Itisdifficulttoget everyoneonboardtoputthemintomotion.Committeesneedtoapprove everythingandbudgetsgetinthewayaswell. ComprehensiveTechnologies Behavioral:Intelligent(Readilyavailablecomprehensivetechnology,includingvideo, voice) Ibelievethatoftheexistingtechnologywehave,weareaheadofthegame.We havecomprehensivevideo,voicerecognition,audio,andotherimportant technologyatourfingertips. Resource/Infrastructure:Islands(Availabletechnologyislimited) Iseethatmostfacultyarealittlesetintheirwaysandhaveadifficulttime acceptingnewtechnology.Itisthereforthemtouse,buttheyhaveadifficulttime findingthetimetolearnit,orwouldrathernotuseit.Inoticethisinonlineclasses thatareverybasisandseemtonotrealizehowmanyexcellenttoolsareoutthere forourstudents. Summary/Reflection WhenIstartedthisprojectIhadafeelingthatmycollegewasaheadofthegameonsomany fronts,butIknewsomeoftheissuesthattheywerefacingaswell.Withinthenext5years StackhouseCollegewouldliketotransitiontoauniversity.Withthatchange,manytechnology andstaffingchangeswillneedtobemet.Iknowtherearemoreandmorefulltimefacultybeing hired,thatIamhopingpossessmoreonlineexperience.Ifindwithsomeofourissueswith technologyitseemstostemfromthemoreseasonedfacultythatbelieveanonlineclasscanstill beabunchofpowerpointslidesandbeverysuccessful.Withthischangewillcome communicationandtrainingtowhatisavailablenow,Iknowthatmanyofourfacultyarejustnot awareofallthetoolsoutthereavailabletothemtomaketheironlineclasssuccessful. Thisassignmentswasaneyeopenertome,toseewhatwearedoingrightandwhatwecan stillimproveon.OverallStackhouseCollegeisaIntelligentcollegethatjustneedstoimprove theircommunicationandgetmorepeopleinvolvedinplanning.