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ERIC Number: EJ931657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
The Changing Role of the CTO
Dessoff, Alan
District Administration, v47 n6 p44-50 Jun 2011
The role of a district's technology leader, known by a variety of titles including "chief technology officer" (CTO), "chief information officer" (CIO), "director of technology" and others, is changing rapidly in school systems around the country. These administrators principally have managed the nuts and bolts of hardware and software but now are increasingly informing and influencing strategic decisions in district administration and operations at the highest levels. "Technology leaders used to be the wires-and-boxes people," says Alice E. Owen, executive director of technology in the Irving (Texas) Independent School District. Today, driven by economic and accountability pressures as well as changing technology trends, more districts are recognizing that there needs to be a greater role for their CTO. In this article, the author discusses the changing role of district technology leaders and how they take greater responsibility and contribute to the school system's strategic vision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas