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Connect the Dots to Engage Faculty in Technology Strategy: The Learning Stack Example

Published: 11 May 2015

ID: G00273243

Analyst(s): Jan-Martin Lowendahl


Gartner's Strategic Technology Map allows education CIOs a method to visualize and present a multitude of technology options to the faculty, connect the dots to tell a compelling story, and get buy-in for what to do and not to do.

Table Of Contents


  • The Benefit Map Interpretation
  • An Education Example of Connecting the Dots: The Learning Stack Story
    • 1. Defining the Focus Area and the Stakeholders
    • 2. Collecting the Dots
    • 3. Connecting the Dots
  • The Learning Stack Story
    • Refining the Story
    • What Not to Do
    • "Doability"?
    • Continuous Evolvement
    • Maintaining the Balance!
    • The Bottom Line

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