Friday, May 27, 2011

What Do Instructional Technology People Do, Anyway?

In light of impending budget cuts, administrators are asking themselves, "What do my Instructional Technology People Do, Anyway? Do I really NEED them?" and because they often don't know, and perhaps some of them don't ask us, critical positions are eliminated, leaving those instructional folks to wonder in turn, "Who's going to DO all the stuff I DO now?" A few of my colleagues and I have worked on a list of some of what we "DO." Feel free to add to the list here. My hope is that this list will help some Instructional Technology person out there, say, "Hey, THIS is what I do!" And maybe someone will even think, "Man, we need many MORE people who can DO what these folks DO." If this list ends up helping you, please email me or comment on this post.

If you would like to see a generic job description for an Instructional Technology Coordinator, take a look here. If you would like to send me your job description, please do. I'd be glad to link to it. Here a few examples I found by Google-ing.


5 comments:

Tiffany said...

Amy, yesterday's presentation, to SHSU NWP rocked! I am so excited about using QR Codes, for our meet the teacher. Okay, I am going to be ambitious and think I will have a large group of technophiles! It will be a challenge, but your passion shows it is well worth it! Thanks for being such an awesome teacher of teachers!

Amy Mayer said...

Thanks SO MUCH Tiffany. It was a joy to speak to the SHSU NWP. Keep in touch and let me know how your Meet the Teacher goes!

Unknown said...

YOU ARE THE TOTAL PACKAGE! You knocked it out of the park today at Tots and Technology. Thank you for being funny, informative, and honest. Love hearing you speak and can't wait to pick your brain some more next year!!!

Unknown said...

I don't think job descriptions ever really describe what a position actually is...I would like more curriculum training (or any tech training) for my position. Currently I am the go-to person for training others in what I know, but rarely do I get a chance to be trained.

Port Mansfield said...

"Sorry, the page (or document) you have requested does not exist." is what I got when I clicked on the list. Did I do something wrong? Wow, need that list real bad.

David.Villarreal@psjaisd.us