Great Stories of IT

Apr 08


IT guy

 

Weird title I know.

Next week I’m speaking to a mix of educators and IT people essentially about how the boxes and wires folks can and should work together with the teaching and learning folks. The dominant narrative seems to be that often these two groups don’t get along all that well, mostly from teachers wanting to innovative feeling confined and restricted.

My personal experience is pretty positive and I recognize that’s not how everyone sees this. I think more examples and stories are helpful.I’m trying to offer ways and means that these two groups can work successfully together.  I’d love to hear your story.  It doesn’t have to be a grand story of organizational change. It might be a simple act of support or kindness from a teacher or IT person that made a difference in a small way. Perhaps it’s a policy decision that impacted you in ways others might not understand.  I’m mostly looking for positive stories but certainly the not so great stories can be useful examples of what not to do as well.

So if you would be so kind, leave a comment, include a link or two if you’ve read or written about this elsewhere. Retweet it, send it to others you know have a story. 

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uwwresnet/7650593390/

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