, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 17–21 | Cite as

Killing the old myths: Positioning an instructional technology center for a new era in higher education

  • Marie A. Wunsch


In conclusion, consider that the best directors, the most successful ones, the most powerful ones, do not direct; they orchestrate and conduct. The most common gestures in conducting are circular. A symphony conductor works on a piece of music written by someone else, but the richness comes from the interpretation. Knowing the music is not enough. A conductor must exact the best performance from each player and each instrument. In a symphony, there is no center, no autonomy, no competing forces, only a seamless whole.

How can you conduct your work to make your media center one player in the larger orchestra of your institution? How can you harmonize your role within the mission and needs of the university with the support of your clients and supervisors, create beautiful sounds together, get a solo once in a while, and hear a lot of applause?


Instructional Technology Middle Manager Vice President Instructional Support Budget Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie A. Wunsch
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  1. 1.University of HawaiiManoa

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