This article highlights some of the questions and issues that confront educational technology leaders at the University of California seeking to align system or campus policies, cultures, and practices with increasing faculty and student use of free online learning tools and services.
As the Director of Campus Education Technologies at UCLA, Jim is responsible for the institutional coordination, alignment, and development of IT system requirements, IT infrastructure, educational technology platform licensing, technologies and services, and their integration and application. Jim has over twenty-five years of teaching and IT experience, including prior positions as Director of Information Technology (UCLA Summer Sessions), Director of eLearning and Support Programs (Cal State Los Angeles), System Engineer (Boeing Satellite Systems), Manager of the Film and Television's Archive Research and Study Center (UCLA), and Manager of the Teaching Enhancement Center (UCLA). In addition to this administrative background, Jim taught English composition and literature in-class and online at the post-secondary level for more than ten years. He has extensive experience with digital archiving, copyright, higher education technology support, faculty development, educational software, data analytics, databases, web design, and e-learning research and development.