Instructional Development Support Center

Educational Technologies

Educational Technologies we are currently experimenting include but not limited to the following:

  • Tegrity – a lecture capture system that can capture instructor audio and any information presented through a computer, a laptop (including tablet), and peripheral devices such as a document camera. The resulting files would be available for student use via the web. Students can review the entire recorded course session, review certain chapters of the recording, or search and review a specific piece of information. This system is most beneficial for faculty who teach using a computer as a teaching tool to present information.
  • Adobe Connect Pro - a powerful web conferencing and e-learning tool. It allows you to conduct effective online meetings that support video, audio, screen sharing, application sharing, chat, notes and whiteboard. The meetings can also be recorded and edited. Most faculty use it to conduct online EI sessions and collaborate with colleagues at a distance.
  • Mimio, a global leader in interactive teaching technologies, offers a set of powerful interactive teaching tools called MimioClassroom. Their tools can turn an ordinary white board into an interactive white board and record regular dry erase marker notes in full color. Their solutions help facilitate collaborative and engaging interactions among instructors and students. 
  • TurningPoint is offered by Turning Technologies - an industry leader in student response systems. A student response system is designed to promote classroom interaction and automatically grade quizzes and tests. Students use handheld "clickers" to respond to questions. The system compiles the answers and displays results in a histogram, keeping the students anonymous to each other yet revealing how the class is divided over the question.  The system can also be used to quickly administer daily reading quizzes or even tests which are graded automatically by the software. 
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