#bbworld09 Faculty Support: Why don’t they come to workshops?

Jean Mankoff of Texas Women’s University (average student age 31) illustrated the differences between their students perspectives of technology and faculty perspective of technology.  Even the % of students vs faculty respondents on technology issues was telling..

What does faculty want to know? How to use Blackboard? How to teach? How to choose/use technology?

Issues surrounding Support Services: Personnel Issues – Forcing Current Staff into roles they can’t handle. Too few SupportServices folks are too few and faculty too many. Lack of resources…

Do we need faculty to need training?

No.

We need faculty to feel like they need training (or, they need what we have to offer). (or, we offer what they believe they need).

Think on that.

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