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The workgroup evaluates new and emerging technologies that lead to potential consortial agreements and cost savings for Oregon community colleges. This work provides innovative tools and improves opportunities for access to technology for teaching and learning at our community colleges.
Goals and Objectives
The workgroup explores emerging technologies identified by pertinent resources such as the NMC Horizon Report and others to inform Oregon Community Colleges about these technologies by supporting pilot explorations, producing recommendation and adoption guidance documents, and identifying or producing professional development resources to support their system integration and effective pedagogical use. They offer options so that solutions can be effectively selected and localized. The workgroup is always looking for ways to maximize our statewide budget by finding and implementing consortial agreements.
The workgroup reviews educational technology with a focus on alignment with the greater interests and needs of all Oregon community college distance learning programs. They receive pilot exploration suggestions via our workgroup and a nomination form. They support pilot-projects and shared the exploration of technology, and produce tangible guidance to improve teaching practice and student outcomes in distance learning.
Monica Marlo – Portland Community College (Workgroup Facilitator)
Ian Coronado – Lane Community College
Bruce Kauss – Blue Mountain Community College
Dan Wright – Umpqua Community College
D.W. Wood – Clackamas Community College
David Snell – Rogue Community College
Sage Freeman – Chemeketa Community College
Paula Ascher – Columbia Gorge Community College
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATIONS
During the 2015-17 biennium, the workgroup established a research & development fund to enable the group to access and license the technology as identified by the greater group to pilot test for possible shared implementation. As emerging technology and services are identified as possible viable candidates for consortium level sharing, the workgroup will use these funds to gain access for evaluation.
This process included:
- Identification and selection of emerging instructional technology
- Pilot execution, including viability and operation plans
ED TECH REVIEWS
Below are links to several educational technology reviews conducted by the workgroup members.