ERIC Number: ED446472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
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A Time To Sow: Report from the Task Force on Learning Technologies.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Information technology and telecommunications advances affect universities in addition to business. Ontario universities need to address the importance of incorporating learning technologies (LTs) into their teaching. The Task Force on Learning Technologies was established to address Ontario universities' need to utilize learning technologies and to guide their implementation in the Ontario higher education system. Many workplaces in Ontario, Canada require development of advanced technological skills, and continued education and training. Opportunities exist for appropriate uses of information and telecommunications technologies in the realms of teaching and learning, particularly with regard to Ontario's university system. The task force recommends that each institution develop specific strategies for learning technology (LT) at the institutional and system level; that there is a need for a more supportive environment for faculty and students who use learning technologies; and that there is a need for significant investment in learning technologies by government, private sector, and institutions, facilitated by strategic partnerships and collaborations. It is recommended that the COU articulate a system-wide approach to LTs; and that each institution indicate their level of commitment to LTs via their strategic plans and policies. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.