Michael C. Warren

Technology and Education

Career and Leadership Goals

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Examination of Masters of Educational Technology Leadership

I have always been interested in technology, from watching my dad work with punch cards on large servers, to wanting to get my hands on the newest technology today.  I have been in the tech world, and rode part of the Internet bubble before it burst. I have been an Information Technology manager and helped business develop a sound technology environment. After years of providing technology support, I came to the realization I wanted to train individuals to use technology making them more aware of the tool they are using. I became certified as a technology applications teacher for all grade levels and I focus on teaching students web technologies, multimedia, video production, and animation and anything else, for the most part, that I can offer them about technology.

Leadership Goals

My continued education with Lamar University has offered me additional insight into how education and technology are working together.  I have learned unique tools that can allow students to express themselves with multimedia, communicate across wide distances in virtual environments, and utilize course management systems to participate in courses from school or at home. As an educator, I have seen that most students are very well versed in technology; however, some students are limited in the ability to achieve their goals. The current school systems offer very limited opportunities for students wishing to take courses that are not offered within their school or district. A student in a rural community may wish to take a computer aided drafting course, but when the course does not make, they may end up in an agricultural course.  I plan on using my leadership skills to help schools work together to expand course offerings to online learning resources for their students.  This could lead me into a position of helping a small school district setup online learning courses or I could become a specialist that helps numerous schools set up a multi-school online classroom exchange, or even work for an online public school.  “The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing” (Johnson, Levine, Smith, and Stone, 2010).  With the technological resources we have available to use today I hope I can encourage a change in the way education is available to students, from helping develop crossover campus and Internet-based degree programs to completely Internet-based high school options for students.  My hope is that every student can benefit from any educational opportunity they desire from any location.


Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Stone, S. (2010). The 2010 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.

Examination of Educational Technology Leadership (Assignment 1-2)

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