Instructional Technology News articles are posted within the blog archive drop down located to the right side of this page. Our bi-monthly newsletter is sent out through the Saint Mary’s faculty email list.
Instructional Technology Services
Our staff is here to assist you with academic technology. We work with faculty one-on-one, in small groups and in classrooms to get you and your students learn the latest technology tools, develop pilots to testing various technologies, and research best practices within the field. We are happy to help you get up and running as you develop new skills in Moodle, and can also assist you in importing course materials to the upgraded system as we proceed with our scheduled update to Moodle 2 (February, 2014).
Keck Lab Faculty Technology Trainings | calendar of classes and course descriptions
We offer a variety of personalized trainings, both in-class and one-on-one, and can assist you in choosing the most effective solution for the specific learning outcomes of your course. A brief list of resources that may enhance student engagement with course materials include:
Wiki’s for collaboration and collective research
Blog’s to develop writing sills, enhance reflection on learning and the development of meta-cognitive awareness
Web conferencing to connect with subject matter experts and provide virtual office hours for student’s
Video production and editing for developing literacy, critical analysis and documentation
Web 2.0 tools for research and collaboration such as Zotero, Delicious, Pinterest, Glogster, Twitter and Facebook
ePortfolios for the development of a body of work over time, reflection, personal expression and assessment
Small Group and Department Trainings
Our staff will work with members of your department to train for specific academic technology needs. We also host lunch hours in the faculty dining hall during the first three weeks of the semester.
Meet with us to learn exciting ways to enhance your curriculum with digital media. See a selection of possibilities listed on the “Academic Technology Links” tab.
Pilot Testing of academic technology tools and services
Current pilot programs: Moodle 2 and Apple TV
Past pilot programs: Testing of various Learning Management Systems including Sakai, Moodle and Blackboard, Web-ex web conferencing and screen capture systems, ePortfolio systems including Adobe, WordPress and Campus Pack wikis and blogs, Assessment systems, Waypoint Outcomes and Taskstream, student response systems including iClicker and others.