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ERIC Number: EJ820809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Ask Good Questions by Starting with Key Decisions
Keyek-Franssen, Deborah; Briggs, Charlotte
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n4 p34-41 2008
Assessing campus needs for educational technologies and support is no small undertaking, so ensuring that one collects information that truly will help decision making requires careful planning. Data collection can be time-consuming and expensive. A well-organized educational technology needs assessment should add value to campus IT resources, not simply eat into the budget. Every few years, the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) undertakes a fairly extensive data-collection effort concerning educational technology, usually about one year in advance of a broader IT strategic planning effort. The last comprehensive needs assessment was conducted in 2005 in preparation for the 2006 strategic plan; another, more limited in scope, is under way in 2008. In this article, the authors describe and distill CU-Boulder's experiences to make them adaptable to other campuses. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado