16 October 2008

Campus Assessment Tool for Technology

There's always a tendency to not download the Full Report of a study because (a) the file will be big, (b) the text will be dense, and (c) one wonders if the material will ever be put to use, anyway.

Here's the exception: CDW-G's study report on campus technology and the accompanying 21st-Century Campus Assessment Tool. They can be put to use by campus administrators. Both can be accessed from the CDW-G Newsroom web page; they require a sign-in with email address.

The "Full Report" is actually a very digestible slideshow in a PDF file. The report's 31 pages are fast reads with excellent graphics to make results meaningful. A technology manager could easily select 10 pages to drive a discussion among staff.

An Assessment Tool is also provided so that a campus can compare its own resources to national results and (as stated on that web page) "gauge how well your institution is integrating technology into the educational experience, identify program strengths and challenges and establish future program goals. Results from the assessment will also help individual universities track campus technology trends over time."

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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