The Academic Technology Steering Committee
Programs and Platforms
Through the efforts of the ATSC, the following programs & platforms were adopted on all of the campuses:
Kaltura, a streaming media platform: Kaltura is like a private YouTube which provides a place for faculty and students to upload their video & audio files to be used in their courses. It can be integrated with most learning management systems.
Zoom, a web-conferencing tool: Zoom allows faculty and students to meet synchronously via the web using audio, video, presentation whiteboard and many other features to enhance the learning environment. It also allows for session recording for those who are not able to attend the live session. This tool can also be integrated into most learning management systems.
Qualtrics is an online research and survey suite of tools. Qualtric allows faculty and staff to build their own surveys for research and evaluation.
The challenge still remained. How do you begin the dialogue and prepare faculty
to think about using rich media in their courses?
The Academic Technology Institute (ATI) was established in 2011 to bring faculty together to address this challenge. Each institution selects 10 faculty from diverse disciplines to participate in this three day event. At the ATI, faculty explore the pedagogy and tools as well as new thinking around using technology in the classroom. In addition, faculty are given the opportunity to interact and work together with their colleagues across the institutions. On the last day of the ATI, faculty present their projects.