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
interdisciplinary topics and the use of instructional technologies
online teaching and learning strategies and tools
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 2010||Y1 2011||Y2 2012|
|Course sections using Bb||899||1192 (32%)||1248 (35&)|
|Faculty using Bb||411||385 (47%)||406 (49%)|
|Panopto users (accounts)||N/A||1110||Current 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.