The full crew was on hand to register faculty for instructional technology workshops, to answer questions about Sakai and Sakai upgrades, to explain and encourage use of the new Faculty Multiuse Room located in the Old Administration Building (ADM 030), and to demo a number of emerging instructional technologies, including a lecture-capture device called Swivl, a streaming annotation device called Smartmarker, and the Amazon Echo, an Internet-of-Things device that makes it possible to control physical and digital assets through a talking wireless voice-recognition application called Alexa.
Staffers also distributed TLC brochures and flyers about about what’s up and coming at the TLC. On March 16, Drs. Beth Wentworth, Jesse Sealey, Josh Ellis, and Susan Schaeffer will present “Reshaping Student Mindsets to Support Academic Success” (ADM 030, 3-4 pm) and on April 14, Dr. Kurt Kinbacher will present “Academic Study Table” (ADM 030, 3-4 pm).
This summer the TLC launches its Faculty Fellows program. Nathaniel Gallegos will work closely with staff members to develop his project, an online course quality program. In the fall, Don King will work with staff to develop a MOOC on educational philosophy, and in the spring of 2017, Hank McCallum & Lori Entzminger will develop a proof-of-concept course and curriculum plan for developing the Special Education Program in a fully online, no-materials-cost format.
Staffers were also hard at work determining faculty interest in an Institute (to be offered this spring or summer) that focuses on “tuning up” online courses — to assure that course content meets Quality Matters standards, ADA compliance, and copyright requirements.
Thanks to Alex Graham, TLC GA, Jereme Patterson, IT Analyst, Sam Ballard, IT Specialist, and Elizabeth Ledbetter, ID Specialist and roving photographer (who should be credited with the above photos) for making the TLC presence at the Info Fair a success!