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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Using Instructional Technologies

ITS Educational Technology  provides faculty and staff professional development on the use of instructional technologies. Such efforts have consisted of general computer and software workshops; specific technology tools workshops; and week-long seminars and institutes focused on

  1. interdisciplinary topics and the use of instructional technologies

  2. online teaching and learning strategies and tools

  3. blended teaching and learning strategies and tools

Professional development opportunities and faculty support take many forms; e.g., one-on-one sessions, seminars varying in length, one or two hour workshops, online tutorials and assistance. At times, the Provost’s Office and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education have provided incentives to faculty for participation.

Year 2 goals included:

Develop a long-term rotation for Quality Matters workshops and Increase the number of faculty members who have completed the requirements for Quality Matters Peer Review Certification

Results:  More than 20 individuals completed the Quality Matters Peer Review Certification.

Offer professional development opportunities in the effective use of tools such eLearning, Panopto (classroom capture), Adobe Connect (web conferencing), and Polycom (video conferencing).

Results:Base 2010Y1 2011Y2 2012
Course sections using Bb8991192 (32%)1248 (35&)
Faculty using Bb411385 (47%)406 (49%)
Panopto users (accounts)N/A1110Current faculty, staff, students (cumulative) 4383

Coordinate a professional development conference to be held on-campus that showcases best practices and emerging trends in educational technology.

Results:  Sponsored professional development conference, “Technology-Enhanced, Blended and Online Instruction – Best Practices.” More than 50 faculty and staff attended.

Contact Info: 

Kent Johnson

Dean, Continuing Education & Special Programs

Marilyn J Drury

Director, ITS-Educational Technology