The mission of the Technology Services Department and Distance Learning Department at Lubbock Christian University is to facilitate communication, research, learning, and administrative excellence through the provision of world class information technology and services.
Every week seems to provide new innovations creating new opportunities and new challenges for utilizing technology into our daily lives. LCU has been part of innovative technology practices for many years. For example, LCU was the first educational organization in the US to deploy IP telephony with 3Com many years ago.
Relationships with many world class organizations and corporations helps LCU create an excellent learning environment and support many creative and meaningful learning experiences that future employers value. LCU strives to be adaptable and creative with all new resources and tools to assist our students toward success.
The following guidelines have been adapted from Sloan-C to help provide a plan for student and faculty success in the learning process no matter the emerging technology tools of the day.
- Shared Vision- Proactive leadership in developing a shared vision for educational technology among all stakeholders
- Implementation Planning- A systemic plan aligned with a shared vision for school effectiveness and student learning through the infusion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital learning resources
- Consistent and Adequate Funding- Ongoing funding to support technology infrastructure, personnel, digital resources, and staff development
- Equitable Access- Robust and reliable access to current and emerging technologies and digital resources, with connectivity for all students, teachers, staff, and school leaders
- Skilled Personnel- Educators and support staff skilled in the use of ICT appropriate for their job responsibilities
- Ongoing Professional Learning- Technology related professional learning plans and opportunities with dedicated time to practice and share ideas
- Reliable and Consistent Technical Support - assistance for maintaining, renewing, and using ICT and digital resources
- Curriculum Framework- Content standards and related digital curriculum resources
- Student-Centered Learning Use of ICT to facilitate engaging approaches to learning
- Assessment and Evaluation- Continuous assessment, both of learning and for learning, and evaluation of the use of ICT and digital resources
- Engaged Communities- Partnerships and collaboration within the community to support and fund the use of ICT and digital resources
- Support Policies- Policies, financial plans, accountability measures, and incentive structures to support the use of ICT in learning and in district and school operations
- Supportive External Context- Policies and initiatives at the campus, community, regional, state, national, and international levels to support schools in the effective implementation of technology for achieving curriculum and technology (ICT) standards