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ERIC Number: EJ853770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Leadership in Instructional Technology and Design: An Interview
DeBlois, Peter B.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v28 n4 p12-17 2005
Just as technology-enhanced teaching and learning has evolved over the past 50 or so years--from overhead projectors and reading machines to PowerPoint presentations, discipline-specific simulations, and Web-based databases--so has support for instructional technology evolved at institutions. The changing rubric of librarian, media specialist, information resource analyst, faculty computing consultant, instructional technologist, and instructional designer has signaled the advent of a major branch of the IT profession, with unique service, management, and leadership challenges. To recognize and support the growing cadre of leaders in instructional technology and design, in July EDUCAUSE offered its first Instructional Technology Leadership Institute. At its conclusion, the author interviewed two of the faculty members and three participants in order to gauge the state of convergence and leadership challenges in this hot-button area. This article presents an interview with institute faculty members Kathleen Christoph, Director of DoIT Academic Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Lawrence Ragan, Director of Instructional Design/Development at The Pennsylvania State University; and institute participants Vidya Ananthanarayanan, Instructional Support Manager at Trinity University; Paul Fisher, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center at Seton Hall University; and Marla Gerein, Director of Academic Technology Services at Colorado College. (Contains 1 table, 2 endnotes, and 9 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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