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Today's Teaching and Learning: Leveraging Technology

  • ID: 42890
  • December 1999
  • 97 pages
  • American Productivity & Quality Center, APQC
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As states and institutions of higher education sink millions of dollars into their technological infrastructures, it is understandable that they would ask “Are we getting the most we can out of this investment?” On the administrative side of the house, the answer is a resounding “yes.” In recent years colleges have made tremendous progress in streamlining and integrating their financial, human resource, and student information systems. Students report high levels of satisfaction with the new electronic services such as the ability to apply and register, receive grade reports, and even order books online.

In many cases, higher education’s investment in its technological infrastructure is far ahead of its investment in the human development necessary to realize technology’s transforming potential. A recent national survey revealed that only half of higher education institutions have a strategic plan for information technology, and only 40 percent have a curriculum plan or an instructional plan for using technology. In addition,
officials in this same survey rated “assisting faculty to integrate technology into instruction” as the READ MORE >

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- Sponsor and Partner Organizations

A listing of the sponsor organizations in this study, as well as the best-practice (“partner”) organizations that were benchmarked for their innovation and advancement in leveraging the use of technology in teaching and learning.

- Executive Summary

A bird’s-eye view of the study, presenting the key findings discovered and the methodology used throughout the course of the study. The findings are explored in detail in following sections.

- Key Findings

An in-depth look at the 14 key findings of this study. The findings are supported by quantitative data and qualitative examples of practices employed by the partner organizations.

- Partner Organization Profiles

Background information on the partner organizations, as well as their innovative practices in encouraging the use of technology.

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