- Faculty members often hear about a Web 2.0 solution or new technology tool for instruction or research, but they are unsure what it is, how it works or how they can use it effectively in their teaching. TLT is available to meet with faculty to determine which new technology may best solve their teaching challenges, regardless of whether they occur in your face-to-face, online, or hybrid courses. TLT can also help by creating customized student tutorials to help facilitate the use of the technology.The Instructional Technologists of TLT endeavor to meet the unique needs of each faculty member to achieve his/her technological and pedagogical objectives: innovation, life-long learning, pedagogy, collaboration and assessment.We provide hands-on, one-on-one consultations (by appointment) for faculty either in their office, the Faculty Technology Center, or their classrooms. These consultations can range from OAKS instruction to solving a pedagogical need you have in your teaching. Just contact the Instructional Technologist for your school to schedule an appointment.
The L.I.V.E. Studio
The L.I.V.E. Studio (Lightboard Interactive Video Engagment), located on the third floor of the J.C. Long Building (9 Liberty St.) room 323, provides educational technology resources for faculty. Users can access specialized equipment, computers and software and obtain assistance from an Instructional Technologist. This is a valuable resource for faculty who wish to apply innovative technologies to their teaching strategies, assessment practices, and research endeavors. Learn more about the L.I.V.E. Studio.
Room Reservations for Filming
Faculty members may reserve the TLT L.I.V.E. Studio in order to film lectures along with the use of our high-quality video cameras, green screen, lightboard and lighting equipment.
Training and Workshops
- TLT offers small-group training sessions on a regular basis. These sessions offer training on various teaching strategies, apps, tools, and technologies that may be used to further instruction and research in the classroom. Also offered are trainings covering the usage of OAKS and classroom equipment. Learn more about our training sessions.
TLT offers written and video tutorials on a wide variety of tools and technologies via the Tutorials blog. Learn more about the online tutorials.
OAKS is the College’s learning management system and is built on the Desire2Learn/Brightspace platform. Instructional Technologists can meet with Faculty one-on-one to help set up courses in OAKS, troubleshoot OAKS issues, etc. Small group trainings are also offered frequently. Furthermore, extensive documentation and tutorials are available on TLT’s blog. Learn more about our OAKS training.
Teaching, Learning, & Technology Conference (TLT Con)
Held over spring break, The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference brings together expertise from across campus, spotlights teaching excellence, and provides a space for idea sharing and networking. TLT Con is delivered in a conference style format during which participants choose sessions that are the most attractive and relevant to their own professional development. Session types will include panel presentations, spotlight sessions, working groups, and a keynote address. During and in-between sessions there will also be spaces where participants can continue the conversation with colleagues and reflect on their own teaching practices. Learn more about TLT Con.
Distance Education Readiness Course
This course is an 8 week professional development opportunity that guides faculty through best practices and technology tools in online education. Participants will spend time in each module formulating content for their personal course. Learn more about the DE Readiness Course.
Faculty Professional Learning Clubs (PLC)
A Professional Learning Club is a group of faculty that meet to collaboratively reflect on and improve their teaching practices. It involves examining the relationship between teaching practices and student outcomes and then evaluating those practices using the students’ work. These learning clubs will consist of 6-8 faculty who will take the year to explore, implement, and reflect on specific, empirically-grounded instructional strategies. Learn more about the Professional Learning Clubs.