About the EC
- Design, develop, and evaluate innovative ways of using technology and human resources to integrate knowledge access, generation, and publication.
- Provide state-of-the-art technology and services for use in research, teaching, learning and community outreach in education.
- Ensure efficient access to information resources and services.
- The Education Commons will provide, in collaboration with major research and development initiatives where appropriate, the iterative design, implementation and evaluation of technological environments and information space in which the academic and research programs of OISE are carried out.
- The Education Commons will provide students, faculty and staff with a transparent interface to OISE's activities in: knowledge access; knowledge generation publication; technology-mediated instruction and distance education; staff, student, and program development; information literacy and education; technology support and services; research and technology for education.
- The Education Commons will provide and manage facilities and activities for technology in research/instruction in education, including technology-mediated education, and contribute to the improvement of teaching at the university.
- Through collaborative partnerships the Education Commons will act as a gateway to, and avoid duplication of education specific supplements to services of the UofT library, Information Commons, UofT Information + Technology Services (CIO's office) and other central service providers.
OISE's Information Technology Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice and guidance to the Education Commons on divisional information technology issues and priorities. The committee is advisory to the Education Commons and meets several times per year to provide counsel with regard to all IT strategies, policies, directions, issues, and priorities, including research, academic and administrative computing and IT infrastructure.
ITAC’s responsibilities include:
* Advising on all IT policies, strategies, issues, and priorities, including resource allocation
* Making recommendations on IT project prioritization and resourcing strategies
* Advising on IT services and infrastructure, including proposed changes to divisionally supported IT service levels or offerings
* Advising on recommendations proposed by the EC Management Team
* Providing input on IT acquisitions and projects as determined by Director of IT and/or the Associate Dean, Academic.
ITAC Members 2010-2011:
Chair - Associate Dean Academic - Glen Jones
Vice-Chair - Director IT (EC) - Laurie Harrison
EC Mgt. Ex Officio
Director - OISE Library (EC) - Julie Hannaford
Manager Solutions Development (EC) - Mark Hume
Manager Systems and Client Services (EC) - Rouben Tchakhmakhtchian
OISE Community Representation
CAO - Joe Weinberg
Dept. Chair - Rinaldo Walcott
Faculty - Kiran Mirchandani, Ruth Childs, Clare Brett, Joe Flessa, Karen Sheppard
Unit Head - Don MacMillan
Dept. Admin - Lara Cartmale
Graduate Student (GSA President) - Jeff Myers
ITE Student (STU President) - Judith Miller