Faculty:: Instructional Technology Services

The Instructional Technology Service is a collaborative effort of Academic Affairs and Information Technology & Innovation. Information Technology & Innovation, Media Services, and the Library have partnered to create time, technology, and expert assistance.  They are available to assist faculty on learning new technology and/or making better use of technology which they currently have and use in the classroom.  One very important and specific opportunity for faculty is to have these units provide instructional technology support for faculty using technology in the classroom.

Using technology in the classroom is about many connections, connecting students to one another and to resources regionally, nationally, and internationally, combining different materials, video, music, text, audio including narration, graphics into one’s presentations and connecting related information from many sources.  Incorporating instructional technology into one’s teaching enables students to make their own connections by offering materials to download from the web, for their use in their evolution and scholarship or merely to construct web documents for their course assignments.

Clearly, these units, Information Technology & Innovation, Media Services, and the Library are available to assist faculty with creating context and ensuring that technologies work.  Help can be in the form of arranging for scanning of images or documents, digitizing audio and video files, creating web pages, creating classroom presentation materials, developing online activities, quizzes, image databases or teaching a class online.  Western’s Instructional Technology Service is here for you.
 

Services

Information Technology & Innovation, Media Services, and the Library are available to assist faculty with creating context and ensuring that technologies work.  Help can be in the form of:
  • arranging for scanning of images or documents
  • digitizing audio and video files
  • creating web pages
  • creating classroom presentation materials,
  • developing online activities, quizzes, image databases
  • teaching a class online.


Workshops

The following is a list of some of the workshops that are offered:

  • Introduction to Blackboard Learn, along with other tool specific topics
  • Examples of how to use technology in the curriculum
  • Digitizing media materials
  • Introduction to classroom presentation materials
  • Introduction to classroom clickers, NetSupport School, etc.
  • Microsoft Office 2013 – Overview, and individual applications
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013 – Overview, and specific topics
  • How to audio record and edit lectures
  • How to create, edit, and incorporate video into your curriculum
  • Overview of personal computer
  • Pedagogical and design principles for lectures/ presentations
  • Customized workshops
  • Implementing library resources into Courseware
  • Faculty peer to peer workshops on specific software applications (e.g. SPSS)
  • Open sessions for demonstrations, technical questions, and brainstorming


How To Register

Please email training@wcsu.edu, or call (203) 837-8467 to schedule a time to work on your specific technology needs.

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