Category Archives: education

Higher Ed CIO Challenge 1 – Globalization of Education

By | July 3, 2012

Tweet This is the first of a three part series on Challenges for Higher Education CIOs – Globalization of Education. The delivery of education has become a global business.  The number of students from K to 12 aged populations in North America are decreasing, putting pressure on education institutions to look for customers in global… Read More »

Challenges for Higher Education CIOs

By | June 30, 2012

Tweet This is the introductory post describing three challenges for higher education Chief Information Officers. Higher education is evolving and adapting which presents challenges to the traditional approaches to IT service delivery.  This section explores three challenges facing Higher Education CIOs: Globalization of Education Consumerization of IT Cloud Computing Services. The first challenge facing CIOs… Read More »

Full Disclosure, A Favourited Tweet Does Not Mean I Read It … Yet

By | January 20, 2012

Tweet As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Twitter. Twitter provides the medium for my tailored news source (I find out about world events on Twitter faster than any of the regular news outlets), my 24×7 global support base (see my post The Evolution of My Global Network) and my notetaker (this… Read More »

Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education – Yes!

By | January 15, 2012

Tweet Adrian Grigoriu wrote an article in eBizq titled Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education in Nov 2011 – http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/ea_matters/2011/11/enterprise-architecture-and-higher-education.php.  I have been meaning to write a supportive post to Adrian and finally have time.  In a nutshell, I agree and Adrian’s makes 3 excellent points for why Enterprise Architecture should be taught.  Adrian’s short article… Read More »

Thinking about Your Career Path

By | June 15, 2011

Tweet I have the privilege of leading a great group of IT professionals at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Part of my role is to help my team members think about and plan for their careers. I wrote about an approach using Personal Learning Plans that contributes to my thinking about this topic.  I… Read More »

Motivation at a Glance – Resource Site

By | February 21, 2011

Tweet In the fall, I took the Syracuse University iSchool course IST 617 – Motivational Aspects of Information Use taught by Dr Ruth Small.  Our main project was to research and write a description of a motivational theory. I selected Canadian Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory.  My assignment has now been posted to the Motivation at… Read More »

Taking the Next Step in My Education

By | August 4, 2010

Tweet Since I completed both the UBC Sauder School of Business – Certificate in Management Excellence and the Carnegie Mellon Institute of Software Research International – Certified Enterprise Architect program, I have been looking to take the next step in my education.  Here is an older post where I asked “What Masters Program should I… Read More »

Mentorship … we need to do more of this

By | February 23, 2010

Tweet I was fortunate to be asked to participate as a mentor to a Computer Systems student in our Bachelor of Technology program this fall. This is a real honour and something that I value having the opportunity to do. I graduated from BCIT in 1987 and the skills taught me by my instructors and… Read More »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Day 2 Summary

By | December 21, 2009

Tweet Here are the Day 2 sessions linked into one blog post.  Again, lots of good content and multiple sessions that got me thinking about how to leverage the Microsoft capabilities we already own.  I wrote mini posts on each session and linked them here for your easy reference. ** Updated post with links to… Read More »