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EDUCAUSE Now - #29 - 1) CIOs: Strategy vs. Reaction 2) Instructional Technologist Roundtable

This month on EDUCAUSE Now:  Many of our institutions have been in reactive mode for the past two years due to the economic downturn. We speak with James Bottum, Vice Provost for Computing and IT & CIO for Clemson University about his entrepreneurial approach to building IT and cyberinfrastructure. Also, EDUCAUSE Now also features a roundtable discussion with several instructional technologists exploring their role in creating technology-rich environments for students, and what obstacles and opportunities present themselves along the way.

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

Strategizing and Reacting: The Role of the CIO
(:37-7:38)
The position in which many CIOs currently find themselves can be at odds. On the one hand a CIO must strategize for the future, aligning the goals of IT with that of the institution. On the other hand, a CIO must react to a constant barrage of immediate forces in an uncertain environment. So how can he or she find balance? I asked this question to James Bottum, Vice Provost for Computing and IT and CIO for Clemson University.   

Instructional Technologist Roundtable
(7:39-15:20)
The job of an instructional technologist is part expert, part counselor, and part evangelist. Faculty from a variety of disciplines with a variety of technological prowess come to them wanting solutions, ideas, and guidance. I sat down with a group of instructional technologists to hear their thoughts on providing IT to instructors. Included in this discussion:

  • Beth Du Pont, Director of Academic Technologies at Skidmore College
  • Holly Morris-Kuentz, Instructional Technology Coordinator at Lake Travis Independent School District
  • Nikki Reynolds, Director of Instructional Technology Services at Hamilton College
  • Sondra Smith, Co-CIO and Director of Educational Technologies at St. Lawrence University

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