The OCIO Impact Grant program is a great opportunity to collaborate with learning technology professionals to enhance an existing course through technology. The focus of the Impact Grant program is to increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, and enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use in a course impacting students.
Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are generating exciting discussions on education today and for generations to come. Offering courses online for free and without the exchange of university credit has sparked interesting debates about accessibility, credibility and finances. What people can agree on is the potential for MOOCs to expand the learning experience beyond traditional boundaries of admission cutoffs, tuition and class schedules.
The innovative Digital Storytelling Program (DSP) at Ohio State proves once again that the university is a leader among educational institutions. This national program was recently recognized by the Scout Report as a "great idea," and a "source of motivation and inspiration for those who might like to create their own narratives."
A dozen Ohio State faculty members looking to revise their online courses to better engage students found a solution during a recent trip to Apple Inc.’s Chicago office. The two-day immersion boot camp, sponsored by the university’s Digital First initiative, enabled participants to create or add to an established iTunes U course.
Have you ever struggled to get wireless service on an OSU football Saturday? OCIO estimates that the call processing and data capacity of the existing cellular networks servicing the OSU Columbus campus will be exhausted within the next two years. So what does that mean? If left unaddressed, cellular users on campus will encounter “game day” types of problems every day.
The OCIO is pleased to provide OSU faculty and staff with membership access to the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). This non-profit foundation is dedicated to furthering efforts of educators to integrate online education into the traditional higher education experience. Membership in the Sloan Consortium includes valuable resources to help increase effectiveness in online teaching and learning. Members can also take advantage of discounted pricing on conferences and workshops, free webinars, discussion groups, and peer networking.
The OCIO's Learning Technology eLearning Professional Development Grant application period is open now through July 23. The grant, up to $2,000 (1:1 matching), supports individual, group, or departmental professional growth.
Effective August 1, 2012, the OCIO Site License Software (SLS) will no longer provide the McAfee VirusScan product as a download to faculty, staff or students for personal, home use.
Ohio State’s SLS contract with McAfee VirusScan for the upcoming academic year does not permit use on personally-owned computers. Due to this change in our McAfee contract terms, faculty, staff and students using the SLS downloaded VirusScan application on their personally-owned computer must uninstall it by August 1, as per the agreement they accepted when downloading the software.
Are you a faculty member excited about the integration of technology and education? The Digital First Faculty Fellowship program will help guide the Digital First initiative from within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Faculty Fellows will promote, share, and foster new ideas and skills with the larger Ohio State community and be champions for new educational technologies paired with cutting edge teaching pedagogy.
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