Being a Social CIO

Being a Social CIO

The key is to be true to yourself, respect the brand and institutions you represent, and be accountable for your conversations in the marketplace of ideas.

That – and a ton of self­ editing.

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We now live in a world of ubiquitous connectivity, with “always on” access to information, right in our shirt pockets.

How, then, do we incorporate this “new normal”, into the residential liberal arts college experience?

A significant part of what I do as a CIO, is to focus a lens on what technology means for today’s students, and to insert that perspective into the priorities of the College.

There is a perception that technology is antithetical to a liberal arts education. And that’s simply not true. There are studies that show that a blended use of technology, coupled with traditional methods of teaching, produces outcomes superior to using either approach alone. But I don’t see it as my job to force technology upon faculty. Pedagogy drives our technology planning, and not the other way around.

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