Grossmont College Technology Plan 2007-2010.

Technology

Learning and Technology Resources: Instructional Multi-Media Services

Description
Recent technology has allowed for more efficient and effective instructional design by using computer-based systems. The goal is to equip all classrooms with a basic Visual and Audio Learning System consisting of computer with DVD player, DVD/VCR, document camera, and data projector all controlled from a smart podium or smart cart. As part of the installation of new technology white boards need to replace the use of the traditional black boards (chalkboards). Chalk dust is very harmful to new technology. Classrooms are equipped and upgraded according to faculty/curriculum requirements and requests.
 
The SmartRooms have become so important and so basic to instruction that they need to be upgraded (i.e., rolled over) on the same schedule as computer labs: every three years. This kind of systematic upgrading will insure consistent high quality in all campus teaching environments.
 
In addition to the permanently installed classroom Visual/Audio Learning Systems, IMS makes other technology available to faculty including lap top computers, portable data projectors, document cameras, video cameras, slide projectors, and tape recorder/CD players.
 
An increasing number of faculty members are interested in developing their own multi-media materials. In order to support this effort, IMS can provide the faculty with technical support as well as production equipment which includes slide scanner, CD-R & DVD-R writers, video editing, portable video equipment (camcorders), video cameras, digital (still) cameras.
 
Curriculum Impact
The use of technology in the classroom enhances the instructor’s ability to present materials visually and to encourage interactivity with the students. Incorporating technology into the curriculum can have a positive impact on learning.

Approximate Number of Students Served

Campus wide.
 
Support Impact

As more and more of our Faculty depend on technology we will need to provide immediate technical support to the classroom for both day and evening classes.

Year 1 (2007-2008)

 Objective

·        Equip 4 additional classrooms with standard SmartRoom learning systems packages.

·        Replace outdated data projectors with new state-of-the-art projectors.

·        Install document cameras into rooms where faculty have found them necessary to teach.

·        Hire additional temporary staff to help with the installation of equipment. 

·        Increase staff development opportunities, especially in the technology areas.

·        Maintain, repair, modify, upgrade and install instructional equipment.

Action to Meet Objective

  • Replace 7 outdated data projectors with new state-of-the-art projectors.
  • Install Document Cameras in 17 classrooms.
  • Replace 4 old Document Cameras with new state-of-the-art-cameras.
  • Replace existing instructional equipment that is damaged and not repairable.
  • Provide new instructional equipment requested by faculty.
  • Upgrade current systems (computer components and software) in order to extend the useful life of present systems when possible.
  • Maintain, repair, modify, upgrade and install instructional equipment.

 

Year 2 (2008-2009)

 Objective

·        Replace outdated data projectors with new state-of-the-art projectors.

·        Install document cameras into rooms where faculty have found them necessary to teach.

·        Hire additional temporary staff to help with the installation of equipment.

·        Maintain part-time personnel budget.

·        Increase staff development opportunities, especially in the technology areas.

·        Maintain, repair, modify, upgrade and install instructional equipment.

·        Replace 11 outdated data projectors with new state-of-the-art projectors.

·        Install Document Cameras in 12 classrooms.

·        Replace old Document Cameras with new state-of-the-art-cameras.

·        Replace existing instructional equipment that is damaged and not repairable.

·        Provide new instructional equipment requested by faculty.

·        Upgrade current systems (computer components and software) in order to extend the useful life of present systems when possible.

·        Maintain, repair, modify, upgrade and install instructional equipment.

 

Action to Meet Objective

  • Replace 11 outdated data projectors with new state-of-the-art projectors.
  • Install Document Cameras in 12 classrooms.
  • Replace old Document Cameras with new state-of-the-art-cameras.
  • Replace existing instructional equipment that is damaged and not repairable.
  • Provide new instructional equipment requested by faculty.
  • Upgrade current systems (computer components and software) in order to extend the useful life of present systems when possible.
  • Maintain, repair, modify, upgrade and install instructional equipment.

 

Year 3 (2009-2010)

 Objective

·        Replace 12 outdated data projectors with new state-of-the-art projectors.

·        Install document cameras into rooms where faculty have found them necessary to teach.

·        Hire additional temporary staff to help with the installation of equipment.

·        Maintain part-time personnel budget.

·        Increase staff development opportunities, especially in the technology areas.

·        Maintain, repair, modify, upgrade and install instructional equipment.

Action to Meet Objective

  • Replace 12 outdated data projectors with new state-of-the-art projectors.
  • Install Document Cameras in 12 classrooms.
  • Replace old Document Cameras with new state-of-the-art-cameras.
  • Replace existing instructional equipment that is damaged and not repairable.
  • Provide new instructional equipment requested by faculty.
  • Upgrade current systems (computer components and software) in order to extend the useful life of present systems when possible.
  • Maintain, repair, modify, upgrade and install instructional equipment.

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