The fight for young voters in Ohio earns The Ohio State University a crucial stop on any campaign tour. One need only look at this snapshot of a sea of cell phones during a recent visit from President Barack Obama to see that a presidential candidate’s campaign team relies heavily on technology. High profile visits to the university such as those by presidents and presidential candidates look to the OCIO for equipment, networking and information technology expertise while on campus.
In collaboration with Ohio State’s website team and University Libraries, OCIO recently embarked on an effort to revamp the OSU iTunes site. The site, which is accessible from itunes.osu.edu or through Apple iTunes, is a collection of free educational content that is available within the iTunes Store. The digital media content can be viewed on a computer or an iDevice.
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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The success of Ohio State’s Digital First program doesn't depend on technology but rather on people embracing technology as part of the educational landscape. Recognizing this, we have developed a comprehensive advisory structure to guide the program. This advisory structure will pull knowledge from all areas of the university community to ensure we make the most of our opportunity to transform into a digital first campus.
"As we transition from print to digital, it’s not just because we love shiny devices, it’s because our opportunity to learn is unbelievably enhanced as we transition to digital."
Innovate Keynote Speaker Karen Cator
Director, Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education.
As part of the university's continuing effort to build seamless access into our environment and culture, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office for Disabilities Services (ODS), and the ADA Coordinator’s Office are pleased to announce the availability of JAWS (Job Access With Speech), Read and Write Gold, and ZoomText in libraries and computer labs throughout campus.
The College of Social Work is putting instructors to the test in their newest learning technology project. iPads were provided to faculty and staff college-wide last month, as well as the first of many collaborative training sessions through the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Teaching, research, community practice, and productivity are the focus areas for the initiative, with an emphasis on using iPads at a higher level than their toyish reputation implies.
Adapting to Student Learning Styles
Please join us for Innovate 2012, Ohio State University Office of the Chief Information Officer's annual conference featuring the best uses of technology in teaching and learning across the nation. Held on April 12, Innovate is a free event at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State's campus.
We are proud to share that two Impact Grant projects resulted in articles in the winter 2011 edition of Academic Exchange Quarterly, an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal. E-Learning in Undergraduate General Chemistry explains the project results in Chemistry 161, while Technology-Enhanced Calculus Lectures shares the results of Math’s Impact Grant project in Calculus 151 (and continued work in 152)