ERIC Number: EJ817819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Educational Technology Funding Models
Mark, Amy E.
AACE Journal, v16 n4 p405-424 Oct 2008
Library and cross-disciplinary literature all stress the increasing importance of instructional technology in higher education. However, there is a dearth of articles detailing funding for library instructional technology. The bulk of library literature on funding for these projects focuses on one-time grant opportunities and on the architecture and design of spaces for public computers. This article seeks to examine the financial implications of educational technology funding for libraries and how ultimately libraries can be absorbed into a strategic, campus-wide technology funding cycle. Theoretical models of cyclical funding were analyzed, primarily through EduCause articles, resulting in five key elements of fiscally responsible funding practice: (a) leadership, (b) strategic planning, (c) collaboration, (d) changing organizational structures, and (e) flexibility. Findings generated were used to examine the financial implications of maintenance, rates of return of Instructional Technology, capital and operating budgets, and short- and long-term funding plans on funding models.
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Models, College Libraries, Educational Technology, Financial Support, Higher Education, Access to Computers, Educational Finance, Leadership Responsibility, Cooperative Planning, Organizational Change, Maintenance, Budgets, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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