IT and EdTech
I had a short but good conversation with our IT guru. I call him this because he keeps our computers running and he is great to have around. We were conversing about student emails, chat, Google App’s., etc. I suppose I was following up my last post located here. He had an interesting observation and I have to admit, one I thought of before. He stated how IT and EdTech seem to progress on different paths and when Ed Tech comes up with a new/great idea, IT needs to jump in and know how to help implement immediately. The results can be super positive or very troublesome depending on the application.
Its interesting how two groups can be so similar, yet very apart on technology and its implementation. One group wants to be cutting edge while the other says, “don’t work outside the framework, especially if we can’t support it.”
Kyle left some good points in my last post linked above. Other thoughts?