Following up on my post on Developing vision for teaching with technology, I am pleased to provide an example of how one university has gone about the process of visioning and the results. (Thanks to Anne Moore, Associate Vice President, Learning Technologies, Virginia Tech, for directing me to this).
Virginia Tech was one of the most effective ‘managers’ of learning technologies in our 11 case studies in our book: ‘Managing Technology in Higher Education.‘ It is not surprising then that they have just developed an exciting new vision, called Invent the Future: VT 2020. VT set up a Task Force whose work was guided by three questions:
- What should students know and be able to do to actively engage life in the modern world over the course of their lives?
- What should Virginia Tech’s aims be to enable students to meet their learning needs today?
- What does Virginia Tech need to do to support students’ learning needs for the foreseeable future?
The Task Force’s web site has a number of sections on
Great to see this example and it proves that a student centric model with current assessments for quality assurance is likely to succeed for a long time.