on campus, yet it is becoming readily apparent that some of the online
work I have done at Brebeuf has been a
good warm up.” Although we have not
addressed all issues, overall student
evaluation of the learning environment has been positive.
Now it’s time to make a new strategic plan that takes into consideration
the evaluation of the previous one. I
am asking myself several questions
along the way, including: What are
the areas for advancement of success?
What has changed in the technology available in the past three years?
Where is student learning lagging?
This school year, we also created an
open student wireless network, setting the stage for our Bring Your Own
Incorporating this process into
any learning environment takes time
(three years in our case), colleagues (I
am part of an amazingly dedicated IT
team), and a plan. The NETS offer a
framework for creating this plan, but
without a clear educational paradigm,
technology integration goes nowhere.
After all, education is what school is
all about; technology is a tool we use
to get there.
Jen LaMaster is the director
of faculty development for
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory
School in Indianapolis, Indi-
ana, USA. As a mentor/teach-
er/girl geek, her focus is on
technology as a resource for
achieving educational objectives. You can find
her at www.jenlamaster.com or @40ishoracle.
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