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Technology: The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

-Implementing the Plan

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Setting the Goals

Technology planning should be based around the concept that an organization is a functioning system of inter-connected relationships between the various components of the organization.  “Planned organizational change is an attempt to solve a problem or to catalyze a vision. A change is introduced into an organizational system with the specific intent of affecting other system variables. Acknowledging the relationships between variables gives planners the potential to effect large changes. Systems theory allows planners to broaden their perspective, and to consider how their decisions will affect the other components of the system and the environment (Walonick, 1993)

Section 1 of the online technology planning tool contains three parts.  Part 1 represents the target or focus on which the technology plan is built.  Part 2 represents the core purpose of education – student learning and instruction.  Part 3 are those critical services which support all parts of the organization.

 

 

 

 

 

Nebraska Department of Education, 2010