I love technology. But usually not for it’s own sake. Never been a gadget lover; but show me a technology that makes my life easier, I’m there.
I worked in IT at William & Mary for 12 years. What I most enjoyed during those years were large-scale projects with a complicated communication component. Finding a way to personalize the technology or explaining the benefits of a campus-wide technology change were particularly satisfying challenges for me.
Last month, I wrote a piece for EDUCAUSE Review. It appears in the March/April issue.
Again, I found myself focusing on the communication opportunity that new and evolving technologies bring. As I drafted the piece about mobile strategy for EDUCAUSE Review, I emphasized the needs and expectations of customers. There are always a lot of choices and decisions to be made during campus-wide projects. I find that the task of “explaining why” you are are doing it the way you are will clarify what matters most.