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.
Tag: classroom technology
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
Learning Technologies, in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites you to attend Innovate, our annual conference featuring the best uses of technology in teaching and learning at universities and colleges across the Midwest. Held on April 12, the event will be hosted at the Leed Certified Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Looking to gain new skills in teaching with technology? Join the Digital Union for a Winter Workshop.
Topics include using clickers in the classroom, teaching with webinar tools such as Adobe Connect, recording and editing podcasts, understanding "learning analytics," and more.
Visit the Digital Union's Event Registration site for full details and signup.
In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Ohio State offices will be closed December 26-27, and January 2. The IT Service Desk will close at 6 p.m. on December 23 and reopen during normal hours on December 28. The BuckeyeBar at the Thompson Library will close at 4:30 p.m. on December 23 and reopen during normal hours on December 28.
Jackie Miller, the Statistics Impact Grant [digitalunion.osu.edu/tag/statistics] project lead, is piloting a HyFlex instructional model for her Statistics 145 course this autumn term. HyFlex, or Hybrid Flexible, is an emerging option that provides students the flexibility and freedom to choose how and where they participate in lectures.
Departmental Impact Grants from the OCIO's Learning Technology area are making a difference in the recipients' classroom experiences. By capturing and providing lectures electronically, polling students, and incorporating interactive elements to her math course, Elizabeth Miller and the Math project committee improved student test scores, retention, and overall opinion of the Math department
The OCIO Information Technology Resource guides for students, faculty, and staff are now available online. The reference guides highlight university-provided information and learning technology resources and services available at Ohio State. A limited number of printed copies are available at the IT Service Desk, 025 Central Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road. To view and download your copy, visit ocio.osu.edu/guides.
The OCIO’s Digital Union regularly holds workshops and events on Carmen, digital media tools, online learning and more. The Digital Union can also arrange a special workshop or consultation for departments and colleges or groups of 10 or more upon request. For the current workshop schedule, registration, a link to online Carmen video tutorials, and details about requesting a custom Carmen workshop, please see the Digital Union event page at ocio.osu.edu/calendar.
A site redesign for the eLearning Inventory is now live and available for use by all Ohio State faculty and staff. Following on the heels of our "Year of eLearning" events, our community has never been more aware of the positive impact that engagement in online learning has on their students. Demand for just-in-time learning modules, "snack learning" tools, and available-anywhere content will increase with each new class of incoming students.