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Best Technology Practices in Higher Education
New Book Serves as a Framework for New Technological Ideas and Projects in Colleges and Universities


Best Technology Practices in Higher Education
January 10, 2005, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. announced the publication of Best Technology Practices in Higher Education, edited by Les Lloyd. Through a series of case studies, the book demonstrates how technology is being used in a wide range of effective and creative ways by teachers, administrators, and IT professionals.

“A handful of progressive teachers and administrators are integrating technology in new and creative ways at their colleges and universities, raising the bar for all schools,” according to Les Lloyd, associate vice president for information technology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl. For this, his latest book, Lloyd sought out the most innovative and practical examples in a range of application areas, bringing together more than 30 technology leaders to share their success stories.

The book’s 18 chapters include firsthand accounts of school technology projects that have transformed classrooms, services, and administrative operations. The four major sections are “Best Practices in Teaching and Course Delivery,” “Best Practices in Administrative Operations,” “Technical or Integrative Best Practices,” and “Future Best Practices.”

Les Lloyd has worked in higher education technology administration for more than 20 years and has edited a number of books on the use of technology in schools, including Teaching With Technology, Technology and Teaching, and Administrative Computing in Higher Ed.

As associate vice president for Information Technology at Rollins College, Lloyd is responsible for all areas of technology including academic and administrative computing, networking and systems, desktop and laptop repair, and instructional technology.

Best Technology Practices in Higher Education (264 pp/hardbound/$39.50/ISBN: 1-57387-208-3) is published by Information Today, Inc. and is available in print or electronically (available through netLibrary, $39.50, ISBN: 1-57387-963-0). For more information or to order, contact the publisher directly at (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266], fax (609) 654-4309, e-mail custserv@infotoday.com, or log on to the ITI Web site at http://www.infotoday.com. Advance praise for Best Technology Practices in Higher Education:


“This book is a must for anyone in academia interested in how technology impacts institutional performance. It is a truly useful tool for both strategic thinking and daily decision-making.”

—Matt Certo

president & CEO, WebSolvers, Inc.
Best Technology Practices in Higher Education, authored by national and international experts in the field, provides information on the most important technology issues in higher education. The result is a clear, practical guide that can be of great use to higher education administrators.”

—Anne B. Kerr, Ph.D.

president, Florida Southern College from the foreword
“This book distills the strategic lessons of IT of the past decade and presents them in a manner useful to everyone from senior administrators to technical staff. It will make the ‘hard decisions’ about IT investments easier for everyone. A fine job of selection and editing.”

—Charles Edmondson
president, Alfred University



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