Our faculty are primary to the success of the Griffin Technology Advantage program. They have devoted the time needed to redesign instruction. With their students, they have become co-learners and pioneers in the classroom as they test out the power of this new technology.
With no models to work from, they’ve had to explore, practice, and discover—on their own—the iPad’s potential for expanding learning. Although a few faculty use the technology rarely, and then only in response to student demand, the most enthusiastic faculty report deep satisfaction from the critical reexamination of their course syllabi and excitement about the discovery of new resources available wherever they or their students happened to be.
How does your campus use technology to streamline administration and aid in decision-making? To what effect?
Our mobile environment has given us the tools to access data currently housed in five or six databases—and we can access those data on the fly, in a meeting or not at our desks.
We recently conducted our entire budgeting process online without using any paper, which made the process much quicker. On the IT administration side, we have built a tool that views our wireless controller to determine what access points are being used more than others. Our IT administrators can access this information via their iPads and view the information in a mobile format instead of being logged into a machine.
We’re also using the fingerprinting technology available in Enterasys Wireless. This allows us to determine what types of devices and machines are accessing our wireless network and gives us an easy tool to control access more quickly and easily.