ERIC Number: ED403876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Information Technology: A Statewide Vision for Colorado.
Mingle, James R.; And Others
Access to information technology is rapidly becoming the benchmark by which quality in higher education is judged. The use of information technology for both on-campus instruction and distance learning is nowhere near reaching its full potential in Colorado. This report provides a statewide vision for the incorporation of information technology into the fabric of the teaching, learning, research, and service agendas of Colorado institutions. Necessary components include: a statewide infrastructure connecting Colorado institutions and communities to world-wide computing networks; a campus network and student support services that facilitate learning whether on or off-campus; a curriculum that incorporates the best in instructional tools and software; a committed faculty who incorporate technology into their teaching, research, and service; and access to a computer for each student. The report provides specific recommendations on the following topics: (1) student access to computing and information resources; (2) faculty and curriculum development; (3) technology fees; (4) state financing of technology based instruction; (5) capital funding; (6) state incentive grants; (7) cost and productivity issues of information technologies; (8) K-12 connections with higher education; (9) workforce preparation and continuing professional education; (10) role and mission issues; (11) private college involvement; and (12) legislative perspectives. An appendix describes the project methodology. (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Costs, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Fees, Futures (of Society), Grants, Higher Education, Information Technology, Professional Continuing Education, Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado