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<![CDATA[Module Assignment 3]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 04:02:32 GMThttp://rvlearns.weebly.com/edl-680/module-assignment-3 “There are a number of architectures and architectural frameworks in use today. Though they may overlap or address similar views, frameworks also have been designed to address specific needs or concerns.”
Gartner, Inc. delivers technology-related insight necessary for clients to make the right decisions based on Gartner's interactive Magic Quadrant and Hype Cycle. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, they work with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual mission and goals. The organization was founded in 1979, in Connecticut. Gartner has 6,600 employees, including more than 1,500 research analysts and consultants. With this insight, evident support can be provided for Lakeside School District. 

Explain key elements

Gartner's  Magic Quadrant 
Gartner's interactive Magic Quadrant features enable you to create a view and reflect organization's goals and mission. In addition, the quadrant can provide concise analyses and lead to an effective decision making.

Establishment of Technology - Hype Cycle
Ensures technology is a part of the five key phases of a technology's life cycle.
"Technology Trigger: A potential technology breakthrough kicks things off. Early proof-of-concept stories and media interest trigger significant publicity. Often no usable products exist and commercial viability is unproven.

Peak of Inflated Expectations: Early publicity produces a number of success stories — often accompanied by scores of failures. Some companies take action; many do not.

Trough of Disillusionment: Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Producers of the technology shake out or fail. Investments continue only if the surviving providers improve their products to the satisfaction of early adopters.

Slope of Enlightenment: More instances of how the technology can benefit the enterprise start to crystallize and become more widely understood. Second- and third-generation products appear from technology providers. More enterprises fund pilots; conservative companies remain cautious.

Plateau of Productivity: Mainstream adoption starts to take off. Criteria for assessing provider viability are more clearly defined. The technology's broad market applicability and relevance are clearly paying off."
Assessment System
Gartner will be in understanding and creating an effective  model for enterprise architecture with support from consultants and research analysts. 

Educator Evaluation System 
Global Literacy: Awareness, social and cross-cultural skills are valuable, therefore allowing connection of Skype with other countries to enhance the language acquisition for students in Lakeside. 
Information Technology Literacy: The tools that we use to create or access media that contain information are evolving daily. Understanding which tools to use is an essential skill. As a result, educators value critical skills, problem-solving, creativity and innovation, and the members of Gartner, Inc. share the same value. 

Content Management System
Media Literacy: IM streams, blogs, streaming video, web conferences on Skype – information is being channeled through various media devices with the guidance of Magic Quadrant. The ability to navigate and interpret those media in context, as well as the ability to use those media effectively to communicate are critical skills, problem-solving, creativity and innovation are valuable.

Learning Management or Professional Development System 
Everyone on board on the mission and vision by assimilate the mindset of enterprise architecture into your organization and develop a culture in which it is valued and used because technology is advancing at a rapid pace. Agility is critical in the 21st century.

Communication & Collaboration: A connected world requires better communication skills, and the ability to dynamically team to accomplish tasks. As a result, Gartner offers online support and webinars for clarify of concerns. Each client has a log in number and access to the online resources. In addition, continuos support is provided by the consultants and analyst. 

Data Management System
They will focus on using technology to drive business value and reduced expenses and/or increased income, which is the goal for Lakeside School District. They will guide you into effective approach to managing complexity of technology-related decisions based on the Quadrant and Hype Cycle. 

Source: Gartner (February 2015)

"Why Gartner Is Critical." Gartner. Web. 9 Feb. 2015. <http://www.gartner.com/technology/home.jsp>.

Urbaczewski & Mrdalj, 2006. A comparison of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks.  Eastern Michigan University.  http://iacis.org/iis/2006/Urbaczewki_Mrdalj.pdf
<![CDATA[Module 3]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:57:14 GMThttp://rvlearns.weebly.com/edl-680/module-3As we continue to develop our understanding of Enterprise Architecture (EA), the KWL chart allows us to become reflective learners and share our insight and ponder on how the frameworks and infrastructure could be aligned to our own school district. 

I've spoken to various IT department leaders and Laura Spencer, LUSD's Tech Director. They all seem intrigued on the topic as I am and look forward to having more clarity on the organizational flow. Once, we have developed a deeper understanding and have the confidence in applying EA frameworks to the school district's mission and vision on technology for the 21st century. 
Created by Angelica Alvarado (2015)

Bernard, Scott A. (2012-08-13). An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture: Third Edition (Kindle Locations 487-488). AuthorHouse. Kindle Edition.

Cameron & McMillan, 2013.  Analyzing the Current Trends in Enterprise Architecture Frameworks.  Journal of Enterprise Architecture.  http://ea.ist.psu.edu/documents/journal_feb2013_cameron_2.pdf

Urbaczewski & Mrdalj, 2006. A comparison of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks.  Eastern Michigan University.  http://iacis.org/iis/2006/Urbaczewki_Mrdalj.pdf