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Instructional Technology Center
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Instructional Technology Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Education's Instructional Technology Center is to encourage, assist and provide support for the use of technology as a tool to facilitate and enhance teaching and learning.  The ITC serves the following functions:
  1. Supports and encourages the modeling of technology integration in each of the COE preparation programs by providing professional development training sessions, on-line tutorials, reusable learning objects, individual faculty training and by providing the appropriate technology tools necessary for successful implementation.
  2. Builds and sustains existing and future technology initiatives initiated by internal needs and external partnerships (such as the NetSCOPE grant) by supporting schools in the Partnership Network in their efforts to successfully integrate technology by providing professional development and technology support services. 
  3. Supports university faculty with instructional technology tools, training and support, including the IT toolkit, online learning and Audio/Visual services.
  4. Supports the initiative of the Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnerships by providing university faculty, staff and community partners with professional development, instructional consulting as well as research and development in the field of educational technology.

ITC Vision Statement


To advocate for the appropriate and effective use of technology to enhance human learning.  The ITC will do this by supporting research and development and providing professional development in existing and emerging technologies, expanding its service area from the COE to the University as a whole in planned stages.  Through partnerships with IT, TLC and Educational Technology Graduate programs, we will leverage existing resources and seek additional avenues of support in order to implement this vision.


Explanation


To fulfill this mission the ITC produces manuals, brochures, and online tutorials, hosts seminars, and holds individual and group training sessions for students, faculty and staff each semester. These sessions are designed to provide hands-on experiences in the use of current technology trends in education and to promote the meaningful integration of technology into the curriculum. Student and graduate assistants are also available to help ITC patrons on an individual basis.

Our technology center is filled with the latest equipment and software for use by students, faculty and staff of the college of education. The center offers computers with internal CD and DVD burners, video editing stations, color scanners, digital still and video cameras, a color laser printer, MacBooks, and VHS conversion equipment. The ITC also has several PC laptop computers and projectors that faculty and students may check out and use for on and off-campus presentations. 

We offer an Assistive Technology Demonstration Lab complete with hardware and software for students with both physical and learning disabilities, as well as over ninety P-12 software titles available for preview.

In addition to our technology-related resources, the ITC also houses a textbook, video, kit and journal collection for research and lesson planning, and a letter cutter and laminator that aides in the creation of instructional materials.  

Located in the ITC are the offices of Online Learning and AV Services.  These offices allow the ITC to offer campus-wide services in the areas of online learning and AV set-up assistance.  The office of Online Learning provides system administration of the University's learning management system, provides support and training for faculty, staff and students and also provides technical assistance for the online system.  The office of AV Services facilitates the ad-hoc Audio/Visual set-up needs across campus.