Recognizing the importance of Learning Technology in the success of the University, the Office of Academic Affairs has tapped OCIO's resources to create a new organization focused on the technological and pedagogical advancements in academics. This new organization will be led by Michael Hofherr, former senior director for learning technology in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Hofherr will now report to the Provost and lead the new organization, which will be called "Office of Distance Education and eLearning.”
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Senior Director of Learning Technology Michael Hofherr talks to Lantern reporter Emily Tara about the Digital First Initiative. OSU student Krista Benson learns about The End of Men: And the Rise of Women from author Hanna Rosin. Airs Wednesday (11/21) at 8 p.m. on WCBE radio, 90.5 FM.
Sponsored collaboratively by the OCIO and University Libraries, NBC Learn is now available to Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. NBC Learn is a collection of over 10,000 primary source streaming videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used in lectures, online assignments, digital projects, and presentations. Current event streaming videos are updated daily. Browse these resources, link to them, or download them for viewing in an offline player. Full transcripts and citations are provided for each resource.
Being an Ohio State staff member gives you access to lots of cool things, and iTunes U is one of them. While iTunes U is actually free to all users, at OSU you have the added benefit of working with the local experts at Digital First, who can help you build your own course to share with the world or guide you in your own learning.
It is hard to believe that it was only four months ago that we launched the Digital First initiative. During that time, we have worked with individuals and departments across campus to advance technology enhanced learning. Much has happened since May and we are so proud of all of the amazing work being done across campus. We thought we’d share some highlights of successes and recognition across the university.
OSU Courses Highlighted on iTunes U
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.
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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Finding the lowest price on Apple products just got easier for Ohio State students, faculty and staff. OSU’s Digital First initiative recently announced that The Ohio State University community can now save up to 12% on Apple hardware products through an exclusive agreement with Apple.
The pricing, which is below the standard academic discounts for Apple hardware products, includes everything from the new iPad, iMac, and Mac Pros to the MacBook Pro with Retina display.