ESU Coordinating Council
April 02, 2014 2:30 PM
Technology Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale

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2. Roll Call
3. Information Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Affiliate Reports
3.A.I. IMAT
Rhonda Eis
Attachments
Discussion

Rhonda Eis gave a nice report regarding IMAT. Subjects included "new content," "expiring content," "Learn350 (cost information)," and "World Book."

3.A.II. DEAC
Gordon Roethemeyer
Discussion

Renovo - We will not renew the Renovo contract. It currently costs $90,000 per year. A discussion took place on how we should use the funds moving into the future.

3.A.III. TAG
Eric Smith
3.A.IV. NOC
Scott Isaacson
Discussion

Ron cone stated that Ubiquity training was occurring.

3.B. Project Reports
3.B.I. Safari Montage Implementation
Rhonda Eis
3.B.II. Renovo - Funds Usage
Gordon Roethemeyer
3.B.III. LMS - Statewide Support
Discussion

A great deal of conversation occured regarding the LMS. Obviously, we currently use BlackBoard. Schools are starting to use other learning management systems such as Scoology, Canvas, etc. Wayne Bell shared that at it's higest usage, there were about 45,000 BlackBoard users. Scott Isaacson shared that there are approximately 33,000 users at this time.

Bob Uhing state that BlackBoard may be willing to give the product to K-12 schools. This has to do with BlackBoard's current relationship with post-secondary institutions. It may also have to do with "free" services such as Moodle.

Ron Cone added that some schools are not willing to even use a product if it is free. At the time, some schools are paying for Schoology, and it appears that some services such as Schoology have interoperability with student management systems such as Power School.

The committee decided due to a variety of factors to stay the current course and develop a process in the near future for change, if any.

3.B.IV. BlendEd Update
BlendEd Chairs
3.B.IV.a. NROC Contract
Scott Isaacson
3.B.V. Identity Management
Scott Isaacson
Discussion

Scott Isaacson shared that work continues with ID Management. Specifically, there have been testing due to updates to Safari Montage. He has also been working on the Data DashBoard project and its relevant ID Management needs.

3.B.V.a. Network Nebraska Staffing Proposal
Gary Needham
Rationale

Network NE Staffinf Proposal

3.B.VI. Issue View
Eric Smith
3.B.VII. NDE Data Dashboard & Hosting
Eric Smith
3.B.VIII. Statewide Projects Inventory - YAMS
Scott Isaacson
3.C. Master Service Agreement and Budget Requests
Chair of Committee - Bob Uhing
3.C.I. IMAT
Rationale

Copyright Training

3.C.II. TAG
Rationale

TAG Meetings
Goggle Certification
BlendEd
Internet Safety Competition & Digital Citizensgip Symposium

3.C.III. NOC
Rationale

Network & Security Trainings

3.C.IV. BlendEd/Safari Project
Rhonda Eis
3.D. NDE Master Services Agreement
Scott Isaacson
4. Recommended Actions Items
Chair of Committee
5. Adjournment