ERIC Number: ED453791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Technology 2000: Recommendations on the Utilization of Information Technology in the Oklahoma Higher Education System. A Report to the Oklahoma State Regents.
Mingle, James R.
In the fall of 1996, as the expansion of Oklahoma's statewide communications and information network (OneNet) became fully implemented, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education began a strategic planning initiative focused on the utilization of technology throughout the state's system of higher education. The planning process began with a written survey sent to all campuses to assess the equipment and networking capacity of institutions as well as the utilization of technology by faculty, staff, and students. With the baseline information obtained from the survey, external consultants and Regents staff made a number of campus visits throughout the spring of 1997 to several institutions within the system. A corollary activity was a series of "best practice" site visits to institutions out of state that are nationally recognized as leaders in the development and use of information technology for teaching, learning, and research. As part of the planning process, Regents advisory groups formed recommendations for this report. Some of these recommendations are incorporated into the main body of this report, and presented in full with each advisory group report in the appendices. An Executive Summary of Recommendations outlines objectives to guide Regents actions and recommendations on the following: Regents academic policy and related "receive site" financing issues; student access to computing resources; faculty and course development; library initiatives; administrative/student support and equipment financing initiatives; OneNet management and governance; and economic development initiatives. The remainder of the report is organized as follows: Section 1 discusses the origin of the study, process, and activities. Section 2 examines technology progress in the Oklahoma system; Section 3 contains a policy framework to guide future Regents action; and Section 4 contains recommendations for Regents action. Seven appendices contain the campus technology survey and the advisory committee reports. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma