Teaching and learning technologies are constantly changing on our campus. Multiple displays are now mainstream in many offices and are increasingly incorporated in classrooms and multiuse spaces. Read Full Post
The TLC recently purchased a portable note-capturing system called Equil Smartmarker, and CSC faculty are invited to take it for a “test drive.” Smartmarker is intended to enhance the use of a dry-erase marker board, which is often available in a classroom or conference-room setting. It provides users with the ability to capture and stream handwritten notes, formulas, or drawings into a digital format. Once notes are captured in a digital format, they can be easily shared, edited, and archived. Read Full Post
As technology develops at an accelerating pace, it is important to stay current with the latest instructional technology trends. The Teaching & Learning Center aspires to provide the resources necessary for evaluating technologies that have the potential to alter the instructional landscape at Chadron State College.
The TLC blog is itself an example of how technology alters the way in which we now share knowledge; it has become a resource to communicate newly acquired products and newly developed services offered by the TLC. These resources also include specifically designated faculty multiuse spaces designed so that technically adept staff are always nearby to help. We anticipate providing a Teaching & Learning Center that incorporates modern wireless standards and provides a test-bed for proofing a variety of technologies for classroom and online environments.
Over the summer, a new faculty space has evolved in the “garden level” location of the Old Administration Building. ADM 030 is the official location of the Teaching & Learning Center’s Faculty Multiuse Room.
The room (pictured below) is designed for a variety of uses—workshops, seminars, webinars, small group collaboration, meetings, lunch-and-learns, new media development, emerging technology experimentation, and, more simply, functions as a quiet spot to read, browse the Web, or otherwise gather one’s wits. To date, the room features a kitchenette (refrigerator, counter space, and sink), movable tables and chairs, and three 65-inch touch-enabled computer displays. Very soon, the room will be outfitted with comfortable soft seating and torchiere lighting, as well as a stand-up workstation that is intended to facilitate one-on-one collaborations or solo projects.