Welcome to Instructional Technology

Instructional technology provides innovative and comprehensive technology training and consultation built around the way faculty and students work today. If you’d like to incorporate technology into your classroom, or have a question about College technology resources to support your teaching and research, please contact us.

Helen McCullough
215 Pelletier Library
(814) 332-3364

Michael Hurley
210 Pelletier Library
(814) 332-2890

For Faculty: Teaching with technology lunch

Using screencasting to ‘flip’ the classroom

When: Thursday, December 4; lunch served at noon, discussion starts at 12:20 pm
Where: Pelletier Collaboratory
Coming? Please register here.

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 4.37.44 PMThis lunchtime discussion will focus on sharing tips and lessons learned from a one semester experience with using screencasts to ‘flip’ the classroom. Alice Deckert, of Allegheny’s Chemistry Department, will share her experiences with this pedagogical approach, including how, when, and why one might use this technology to deliver course content. She will also discuss strategies for managing a flipped classroom. If you are new to this pedagogy and want to learn more, have dabbled in the pedagogy, or have become an expert you are welcome to attend.

 

For Faculty: Teaching with technology lunch

Who you gonna call? AggreGator!

When: October 31, 2014; lunch served at noon, discussion starts at 12:20 pm
Where: CC 302
Coming? Please register here.

Have your students felt haunted by the spectre of your research assignment? Help them cut through the slime of random Google searches. AggreGator, the Library’s new search engine can help. Come to this lunchtime discussion where we will demonstrate this powerful research tool that searches (almost) all of our resources at once: books, journal articles, reference material, news articles and more.

Sakai down for maintenance

On Monday, August 4 Sakai will be down for maintenance and unavailable between the hours of 8am to 12 noon.

Please contact an instructional technologist if you have any questions.

For Faculty: Summer 2014 Technology Workshops

Mark your calendars for the upcoming faculty technology workshops. The workshops begin on August 7th. For more information, go to our upcoming workshops page, or download a copy of the 2014 Faculty Technology Workshops schedule.

Register for workshops here.

ShareStream Scheduled Maintenance

Allegheny’s media streaming service, ShareStream, is scheduled to be updated on Wednesday, January 18, and will be unavailable between the hours of 9-12 am.

Please click here for a description of the new features that will be included in this ShareStream update.

Please contact an instructional technologist if you have any questions.

Attention Faculty: We’re Looking for Your Technology Stories

naileditHave you tried a new technology project in your class or research? Did you nail it or fail it? Whatever your result, would you be interested in sharing your successful, or not so successful, technology experience?

If so, please contact us. We’re planning our fall teaching with technology lunch schedule and are hoping to find volunteers who are willing to share their stories.

Attention ShareStream Users

ShareStream, Sakai’s tool for streaming media, is going to be receiving an update on Thursday, September 5, and will be unavailable between the hours of 8:00 – 11:00 am. Everything else in Sakai will continue to operate during this time, it is only the ShareStream media tools that will be unavailable. We will post an announcement when the service is back up and running.

Please contact an instructional technologist if you have any questions.

2013 Summer Technology Workshops

Mark your calendars for the upcoming faculty technology workshops. The workshops begin on August 7th. For more information, go to our upcoming workshops page, or download a copy of the 2013 Faculty Technology Workshops schedule.

Register for workshops here.

Sakai unavailable June 12 from 8-10am.

On Wednesday, June 12, Allegheny Sakai is going to be updated to version 2.9 and will unavailable from 8:00 am until about 10:00 am. Notes on the new features of Sakai 2.9 are forthcoming. 

Please contact an instructional technologist if you have any questions.

 

Webinar: Developing Digital Projects

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The authors of DevDH.org will introduce participants to best practices for designing and organizing their first digital humanities project, including how to frame a project appropriately, identify and set attainable goals, build project teams, and find potential tools and resources. We will be watching this webinar in the Pelletier Library classroom on May 2 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please click here to register.

More information on the webinar is available here: http://www.nitle.org/live/events/174-developing-digital-humanities-projects