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Technology Plan 2004-2007

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Child Development and Family Studies


Description
Most of the technology need for classroom instruction is met in the overall plan. Room 371 has recently been upgraded. Room 375 needs an upgraded projection camera with speakers. Both rooms need document cameras to replace overhead projectors. Instructorís and center computers have been upgraded in the rollovers and department budget has recently purchased printers for new faculty. VATEA funding will also be used to meet Center and department needs this spring, 2006.

Curriculum Impact
As CD and FS faculty get more comfortable with the technology they are using more creative ways of presenting classroom material. Multimedia presentations using PowerPoint, scanned images, DVD and video clips are being done by all instructors. Instructors are beginning to use course containers such as Blackboard and WebCT to provide support to both face to face and online courses.
In the content of our field, technology is changing the way we observe and document childrenís development and learning. Both faculty and center staff are using digital cameras and color printers for still images and creating DVDís to capture sound and movement to share with parents and assess children and curriculum. This creates a need for the hardware, software, ink, paper and especially training and technical support for a wide range of users that includes faculty, classified staff and students.

Approximate Number of Students Served
Unduplicated head count for Child Development, Spring 2005 was 468 students, Family Studies had 141, for Fall 05 CD had 364 and Family Studies 160. Other classes use these classrooms as well.

Support Impact
Our department needs are currently being met by the support staff. They are responsive, friendly and competent, but as overall campus needs increase, we are aware of the stretching these resources. Again our need is for ongoing training, technical assistance and support on an as needed basis

 

Year 1 (2004-2005)

Objective
Describe the first phase of your two-year objective. (Highlight our text and enter yours. Do Not Change the format of this template).

Action to Meet Objective
Include technology and equipment to be purchased. Also address support personnel needs. (Highlight our text and enter yours. Do Not Change the format of this template).

 

Year 2 (2005-2006)

Objective
Describe the second phase of your two-year objective. (Highlight our text and enter yours. Do Not Change the format of this template).

Action to Meet Objective
Include technology and equipment to be purchased. Also address support personnel needs. (Highlight our text and enter yours. Do Not Change the format of this template).

 

Year 3 (2006-2007)

Objective
Complete upgrades of technology in rooms 375 and 371. Upgrade digital cameras, printers and projectors for center and classroom documentation.

Action to Meet Objective
VATEA money is being used to upgrade center and classroom needs for digital cameras, printers and computers. We are requesting upgrade of 371 and 375 classrooms with an upgraded EIKI LC-XG210 with external amplified speakers for room 375 and 2 Samsung Document Cameras, Model UF 80DX with backlight, one each for 375 and 371.


 

 


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