In collaboration the Provost office, Center for Faculty Excellence, Library, and the Learning & Innovative Technologies team has published a website to support faculty in academic continuity and a rapid move to remote teaching and learning. Please visit the Keep Teaching webpage for resources, tools, and support. If you need assistance, please reach out to IT and L&IT staff through the Service Desk through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (607)274-1000.
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Updates from TLT (now L&IT)
Changes to Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) and Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) Organizations
We are pleased to announce some changes to the TLT and CFE organizations to better align staff resources and further the collaboration between our teams to support our faculty and students.
Marilyn Dispensa has moved from TLT to the Center for Faculty Excellence to become the new Senior Instructional Designer. She will lead the CFE’s efforts to support faculty with the integration of technology into teaching and learning, and provide consultation in pedagogy, instructional design, and course development.
Effective January 1st, TLT will become Learning and Innovative Technologies (L&IT), and Dr. Jenna Linskens will assume the Director role for this team. The re-named group will focus on services and technologies that support teaching and learning. This includes the learning management system and related products, and efforts around new technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and our new Makerspace. Dr. Becky Lane will take on the role of Associate Director for Innovative Technologies within L&IT, and will continue to oversee and expand the Center for Creative Technologies. Mary Jo Watts, Michelle Doucette, and Jay Williamson will continue to be key members of the Learning and Innovative Technologies team.
These changes allow for the better focus of the work of our two teams, and further strengthen the already strong partnership and collaborations between IT and CFE.
-Gordon Rowland, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
-David Weil, Associate Vice President for Information Technology
Keep Teaching and Learning
The IT Learning & Innovative Technologies team in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, Office of Extended Studies, Library and Center for Faculty Excellence have put together multiple resources to support faculty and students in the rapid transition to remote teaching and learning. Visit the Keep Teaching Sakai site for Faculty and Keep Teaching website for more information and resources from these campus partners.
On-demand Video Tutorials
The IT Learning & Innovative Technologies team in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence have been busy hosting a number of webinars and creating on-demand video tutorials to support faculty and students in using IT@IC supported academic technology tools including Sakai, Zoom, VoiceThread, TopHat, and many others. Visit media.ithaca.edu to explore the Keep Teaching and Intro to Zoom video resources.
Sakai On-demand Courses for Faculty
The IT Learning & Innovative Technologies team collaborated with the Center for Faculty Excellence staff, Library staff, and faculty members to develop multiple professional development courses during Summer 2020. These courses are designed to be self-paced and provide support in developing pedagogical, theoretical, and technological skills that can be applied to online, hybrid, and face-to-face instruction. Interested faculty members can log in to Sakai with their Ithaca.edu credentials and self-enroll in either of these courses at any time.
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