Learning Technologies Institute Update

Article by Sally Hritz
Originally published in a different format

TELR's new Learning Technologies Institute is gearing up with plenty of training opportunities for the rest of the year. LTI is a research-based faculty development program that offers training, both on campus and throughout the state, on tools and pedagogies associated with technology-enhanced learning. LTI partners with software providers, other colleges and universities, and professional organizations to develop and deliver these workshops.

Currently, LTI is working with the Ohio Learning Network to offer WebCT course tools training sessions and with Apple to offer streaming media and digital video workshops on QuickTime. Details on these programs and online registration in most cases are available on the TELR LTI Web site.

LTI WebCT training workshops address training needs of beginners through advanced users and those who want to become certified trainers. Approximately 330 faculty attendees from 18 Ohio colleges and universities have enrolled in the workshops so far. Customized training sessions and faculty development seminars are being offered, as well as ongoing training on WebCT version 3.1 that includes:

  • Introduction
  • Online Communication and Collaboration
  • Online Quizzes and Assessment Tools
  • Creating Course Content
  • Course and Student Management

The Apple curriculum is branching out. A committee of OSU faculty and staff working with Apple are developing a problem-centered curriculum focusing on the QuickTime multimedia format. In a series of workshops, they'll address case studies familiar to faculty, such as how to bring last night's news on video into your class, how to preserve a guest speaker's presentation, and how to caption video for ADA compliance. Hands-on, lab-based workshops for faculty are targeted for summer 2001.

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