The Education Office of Information Technology is a small team of information technology professionals dedicated to empowering the science of Education through information technology.
Our Mission: Build and sustain a highly efficient and effective core technology infrastructure in support of College of Education strategic goals.
Overview: Our functions are diverse. We are technical and creative consultants, facilitators, implementers, troubleshooters, presenters, one-on-one trainers, server administrators, and data stewards. We support more than 500 computers, numerous mobile devices, printers and servers, instructional computing facilities, distance education technologies, web technologies, administrative databases, assessment tools technologies, and all users and departments and centers within in the College of Education @ Purdue University. We work closely with faculty and staff members as creative consultants to provide ideas and information about new technology opportunities in education. We continually acquire and evaluate new technologies that can be integrated into learning, research and engagement environments.
Our Assessment Tools Coordinator provides assistance to the entire Purdue Teacher Education Program for Key Accountability Assessments, including: account maintenance, training, assignment and rubric maintenance, reporting, and program convener support.
Our team provides hardware support for all College of Education computers including: specifications for new equipment, repair of defective equipment, and upgrades for our infrastructure.
Education IT develops and maintains administrative databases for the College of Education Academic Services area. An example of our work is the online Student Teacher Application, which students submit via the web. We maintain databases and web interfaces for the Office of Field Experiences, the Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure, Graduate Studies Office, Teaching Resource Center, as well as our own Education IT online help desk and support systems.
We provide full support for College of Education facilities and centers including the Science Education lab, the Educational Technology Research lab, the Psychometric Research lab, the Teaching Resource Center, the Ackerman Center, the Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center, and more.
Education IT maintains College of Education videoconferencing facilities and equipment. We support numerous flavors of videoconferencing throughout the College, including desktop and group H.323 video conferencing and collaboration, and other professional and consumer videoconferencing technologies and systems (e.g. WebEx, Skype, etc.). We encourage and support collaborative initiatives in many contexts.
We serve as liaisons with the system-wide Purdue IT infrastructure, as well as other IT offices, departments, and teams on and off campus.
Whether in a consultation role, a creative or research role, a troubleshooting role, or simply sustaining infrastructure, Education IT wishes to make your computing experience as successful and anxiety free as possible! If you have technology questions feel free to: contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org); complete an online request form found on this page; or call (765-494-2658).