Management
This section of the portfolio demonstrates my abilities with respect to advanced Development Standard and Performance Competencies as specified by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). They state that the individual should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles, theories and research related to project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

The section immediately below provides links to the relevant courses, professional experiences, and supporting exhibits that demonstrate this competency. Listed below these links is an enumeration of the Management standard and suggested performance indicators as recommended by AECT.

  • Relevant Courses
    Formal coursework and informal training that demonstrate application and understanding of the Development Competency.
  • Professional Experiences
    Career experiences that demonstrate application and understanding of the Development Competency.
  • Supporting Exhibits
    Demonstrable exhibits and products that showcase application and understanding of the Development Competency.



Management Explanation:
“Management involves controlling Instructional Technology through planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p. 49). The domain of management includes four subdomains of theory and practice: Project Management, Resource Management, Delivery System Management, and Information Management. Within each of these subdomains there is a common set of tasks to be accomplished: organization must be assured, personnel hired and supervised, funds planned and accounted for, facilities developed and maintained, and short- and long-term goals established. A manager is a leader who motivates, directs, coaches, supports, monitors performance, delegates, and communicates.

Project Management
“Project management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling instructional design and development projects” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p. 50). Project managers negotiate, budget, install information monitoring systems, and evaluate progress and improvement.

Resource Management
“Resource management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling resource support systems and services” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p. 51). This includes documentation of cost effectiveness and justification of effectiveness or efficiency for learning as well as the resources of personnel, budget, supplies, time, facilities, and instructional resources.

Delivery Systems Management
“Delivery system management involves planning, monitoring and controlling ‘the method by which distribution of instructional materials is organized’ . . . [It is] a combination of medium and method of usage that is employed to present instructional information to a learner” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p. 51). This includes attention to hardware and software requirements, technical support for the users and developers, and process issues such as guidelines for designers, instructors, and ECIT support personnel.

Information Management
“Information management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling the storage, transfer, or processing of information in order to provide resources for learning” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p. 51). Information is available in many formats and candidates must be able to access and utilize a variety of information sources for their professional benefit and the benefit of their future learners. Performances Indicative of the Management Standard

Performances Indicative of the Management Standard


The following indicators are examples of performances related to the Management standard.

  • Demonstrate leadership attributes with individuals and groups (e.g., interpersonal skills, group dynamics, team
    building).
  • Establish mission, goals and objectives of the library media program that align with and support those of the local
    school district and community.
  • Develop a collaborative working relationship with school administration and staff that results in a strong
    understanding and widespread use of the school library media program.

Project Management

  • Apply project management techniques in various learning and training contexts.
  • Use knowledge of school, district, state, regional, and national organizations to support efficient and effective
    operations in contemporary school library media programs.

Resource Management

  • Apply resource management techniques in various learning and training contexts.
  • Manage and evaluate qualified personnel and volunteer staff for an effective library media program.
  • Prepare and justify a budget that supports standards-based curricula and that provides necessary resources to
    ensure the success of the library media program.
  • Identify effective library media program services that promote collaborative planning and curriculum development
    with classroom teachers.
  • Facilitate collaborative teaching practices among school faculty, staff, curriculum specialists, and teacher aides.
  • Mentor and empower students, teachers, administrators and community members in their use of the school
    library media center.

Delivery System Management

  • Apply delivery system management techniques in various learning and training contexts.

Information Management

  • Apply information management techniques in various learning and training contexts.
  • Apply a planning process for the development of library media programs using tools such as flowcharts and
    timelines.
  • Implement and evaluate project management techniques using current research.
  • Implement and evaluate resource management techniques using current research.
  • Implement and evaluate delivery system management techniques using current research.
  • Implement and evaluate information management techniques using current research.