In this Module you displayed your collected data to help inform the decision making process. --Why is it important for educational programs to use this type of approach? --How has it helped you to understand and possibly lead an organization that might face these important decisions?
I think it is extremely important for educational programs to use data to drive every decision, from the bigger, organization level decisions, to class level decisions. In an age of information, working without data to back up your decisions is unforgivable. I am reminded of my districts instructional focus this year for our students, which is "Making a Claim", in essence our focus is to teach them to always have evidence to support claims and opinions. An argument without support is a poor argument. An organization without data-driven decision making is a weak decision. Data can help plan budgetary impacts, data can show weak areas or areas to monitor, data can show redundancy over departments or applications, and just generally make an organization more efficient. To me, making the "enterprise" area of an educational organization most efficient just means more resources and support to classrooms and ultimately students.
Jessica Billeci is an educator for Juvenile Court and Community Schools, and a student in SDSU's M.A. of Ed Leadership w/ Technology Emphasis. This is a blog for EDL680- Intro to Enterprise Architecture.