This is an archive of the 2013 version of ocTEL.

Re: Activity my experiences and ambitions

Hi Mark,

Think you are right about administrators being under pressure to “modernize” without having a pedagogical reason for it. Their decisions are based on the competition to stay ahead of the crowd within the world of fellow administrators where educational considerations may not be priority. We have had a “smart table” in the middle of our design office that occasionally gets used for meetings unrelated to teaching, as a coffee table and once or twice as a change table for our media experts young son’s soiled diapers; otherwise it sits like a monument to unrealized “progress.” [...]