Building Information Technology Skills …And Beyond

November 16, 2000

Building Information Technology Skills and Beyond, affectionately known as BITS, is a new Web-based teaching and learning system to help Penn State faculty and staff boost their information technology skills. According to John Harwood, director of educational technology services and a primary BITS architect, BITS is a low-cost way departments can offer professional development for staff at any level, anywhere and at any time. “Providing development opportunities is a challenge in an organization as large and distributed as Penn State,” says Billie Willits, assistant vice president for human resources. Learning preferences, varying schedules, skills and workload often limit such opportunities.

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