School of Education January 16, 1998
The Technology Committee was formed after the NCATE review to address goals set by the Review Committee in integrating technology into courses and using current technology. The committee gave a presentation that explained the current goals of the committee. Faculty shared their current practices in the classroom involving technology.
To address the goals of the Review Committee, the Technology Committee has organized two mobile technology stations (MAC & PC) and will hold training sessions to help faculty use the hardware and software. A software support specialist, Neil Bodo, was hired and SAC 352 is designated as faculty/staff computer work area that contains 6 PC workstations, color flatbed scanner, digital camera, etc
The committee created the School of Education web pages (http://condor.depaul.edu/~educate/) which are linked to the University website (http://www.depaul.edu/). Faculty and students were surveyed about current technology needs. If faculty have not received a survey, contact someone on the committee. Representatives of the Technology Committee have attended program committee meetings to listen to needs.
The School of Education Newsletter includes a technology page. The Internet Resource Handbook was distributed to faculty members who are encouraged to include relevant websites in their syllabi. Academic Technology Development presents a series called "Making the Most Of…". Technology related books and software have been ordered for library.
The Committee received a grant from Microsoft that has allowed establishment of DeTTEC, DePaul’s Technology Teacher Education Center. Located in Levan 404, the center has 18 workstations on a NT server.
Projects the committee is working on: developing a series of workshops for in-service and pre-service teachers, faculty and staff; organizing brown bag lunches for sharing uses of technology and related issues; seeking outside funding for School of Education Technology initiatives; developing a technology concentration with Curriculum Studies (long term).
Experiences with technology were shared including students designing, critiquing web pages, navigating the internet, exchange with another professor via the internet, videotape reflection, Library ERC & ARC learning stations, computer animated storyboards, and using WebPages as communication tool between faculty & student.
Issues of concern for discussion by faculty and students: appropriate use, equity issues, gender issues, security and privacy, limitation, changing nature of technology, technology proficiency.