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1 NLII - January 28, 2003 Collaboration for Enhanced Learning (CEL) David Baird – Director, CEL David Gregory – CITO Colgate University

2 NLII - January 28, 2003 Copyright Colgate University, 2003. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. Copyright Colgate University, 2003. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

3 NLII - January 28, 2003 Colgate’s Mission Core liberal arts values Core liberal arts values New CITO April 1, 2002 New CITO April 1, 2002 Innovate with technology to advance core liberal arts values Innovate with technology to advance core liberal arts values New President July 1, 2002 New President July 1, 2002 Strategic Planning Committee Strategic Planning Committee “Amplify academic excellence” “Amplify academic excellence”

4 NLII - January 28, 2003 Aligning ITS Old ITS organization: 8 divisions, 34 employees. Old ITS organization: 8 divisions, 34 employees. Academic technology (CEL), 2 full-time people Academic technology (CEL), 2 full-time people No funds for incremental positions No funds for incremental positions Used operations budget to outsource helpline and free up positions Used operations budget to outsource helpline and free up positions Reorganized into 4 divisions Reorganized into 4 divisions Academic technology (ITSL), 8 full-time people Academic technology (ITSL), 8 full-time people

5 NLII - January 28, 2003 Existing Infrastructure Switched GB network Switched GB network Full T3 connection direct to UUNET Full T3 connection direct to UUNET 802.11b/a wireless connectivity in student gathering places (e.g., libraries) 802.11b/a wireless connectivity in student gathering places (e.g., libraries) Blackboard course management system Blackboard course management system “Remote Collaboration Facility” “Remote Collaboration Facility” “Virtual Carousel” “Virtual Carousel”

6 NLII - January 28, 2003 Technology Challenged Technology is still hard Technology is still hard Ease of use has been secondary to features Ease of use has been secondary to features Faculty are averse to learning new technology and the word “training” Faculty are averse to learning new technology and the word “training” Faculty need technical support Faculty need technical support Technology must become simpler Technology must become simpler

7 NLII - January 28, 2003 CEL

8 Outline A brief history A brief history CEL web site tour CEL web site tour Faculty profiles Faculty profiles Faculty workshop series Faculty workshop series Online instructional material Online instructional material Keys to success Keys to success

9 NLII - January 28, 2003 To provide coordinated support to faculty who want to explore incorporating technology enhancements into the teaching and learning process. CEL Mission Statement

10 NLII - January 28, 2003 A Brief History March 2000 – Grant received from Rockefeller Brothers Foundation March 2000 – Grant received from Rockefeller Brothers Foundation –Provides seed money for salaries –Colgate funds equipment and programs –Positions are phased into permanency over three years

11 NLII - January 28, 2003 Joint ITS-Library structure Information Technology Staff Information Technology Staff –Technology Education (Judy Doherty) –Planning and Infrastructure (Rich Grant) –Instructional Technology (Ray Nardelli) –Media Services (Darryl Simcoe) Library Faculty Library Faculty –Library Instruction (Barbara Burd) –Library Instruction (Rebecca Hewitt) –Library Instruction (Peter Tagtmeyer) (Former members: Cindy Harper, David Hughes, Mary Jane Petrowski)

12 NLII - January 28, 2003 Outline A brief history A brief history CEL web site tour CEL web site tour Faculty profiles Faculty profiles Faculty workshop series Faculty workshop series Online instructional material Online instructional material Keys to success Keys to success

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15 Workshops Classroom Instruction House (Office) Calls Element K Technology Studio

16 NLII - January 28, 2003 Standard software Step-by-step guides Video Tutorials Publicly available (help yourself)

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18 Outline A brief history A brief history CEL web site tour CEL web site tour Faculty profiles Faculty profiles Faculty workshop series Faculty workshop series Online instructional material Online instructional material Keys to success Keys to success

19 NLII - January 28, 2003 Profile #1 Margaret Maurer ENGL 322 Enhancing the study of Shakespeare through streaming audio

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21 Profile #2 Jordan Kerber SOAN 101 Creation of QTVR panoramas of endangered Iroquois artifacts from the Longyear Museum

22 NLII - January 28, 2003 Profile #3 Karen Harpp CORE 138 Threaded discussions with Colgate alumni on the advent of the Atomic Bomb

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24 Access to Equipment… 3 Nikon Coolpix 995 still cameras 3 Nikon Coolpix 995 still cameras 3 SONY TRV-900 video cameras 3 SONY TRV-900 video cameras Available from Media Services Available from Media Services …leads to more profiles

25 NLII - January 28, 2003 Outline A brief history A brief history CEL web site tour CEL web site tour Faculty profiles Faculty profiles Faculty workshop series Faculty workshop series Online instructional material Online instructional material Keys to success Keys to success

26 NLII - January 28, 2003 Workshops offered during semester breaks Oriented to tasks rather than software Online Pre-registration Geared for faculty, but staff are welcome

27 NLII - January 28, 2003 Registration Required – Web form Email Phone

28 NLII - January 28, 2003 Curriculum changes according to demand Workshops vary in duration from 1 hour to ½ day to full day Workshops lead to documentation All offerings can be delivered in one-on-one sessions at the faculty’s request

29 NLII - January 28, 2003 Outline A brief history A brief history CEL web site tour CEL web site tour Faculty profiles Faculty profiles Faculty workshop series Faculty workshop series Online instructional material Online instructional material Keys to success Keys to success

30 NLII - January 28, 2003 Standard software Step-by-step guides Video Tutorials Publicly available (help yourself)

31 NLII - January 28, 2003 Topics come from FAQs Also support workshops

32 NLII - January 28, 2003 Documentation done primarily by student workers Proof-read by CEL staff

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34 Outline A brief history A brief history CEL web site tour CEL web site tour Faculty profiles Faculty profiles Faculty workshop series Faculty workshop series Online instructional material Online instructional material Keys to success Keys to success

35 NLII - January 28, 2003 Keys to Success 1.Partner with faculty and librarians Discuss teaching objectivesDiscuss teaching objectives Provide effective pedagogical strategies and appropriate technology resourcesProvide effective pedagogical strategies and appropriate technology resources Help to implement them when desirable.Help to implement them when desirable. 2.Adopt accessible, useful tools To improve access to informationTo improve access to information To enhance faculty-student and student-student interactionTo enhance faculty-student and student-student interaction 3.Design and deliver technology workshops 4.Promote the successful use of educational technology at Colgate and elsewhere

36 NLII - January 28, 2003 The Future of Technology at Colgate

37 NLII - January 28, 2003 The Digital Campus Project Anytime, anywhere access to information, resources, tools, and services Anytime, anywhere access to information, resources, tools, and services –Campus portal –Complete campus wireless deployment –Provide and support mobile devices –Enhance network storage for individuals –Digital Media project Simple effective tools requiring no training Simple effective tools requiring no training

38 NLII - January 28, 2003 Case Library and Center for Information Technology $40 million building bringing technology and scholarly resources together $40 million building bringing technology and scholarly resources together Provide innovative collaborative spaces Provide innovative collaborative spaces Creation spaces: Creation spaces: –Sound-proof multimedia workrooms –Video studio –Audio studio ASRS – robotic retrieval of source materials ASRS – robotic retrieval of source materials Scheduled to open January 2006 Scheduled to open January 2006

39 NLII - January 28, 2003 In Conclusion Colgate is committed to technology innovation in support of teaching Colgate is committed to technology innovation in support of teaching ITS is aligned to properly support e-learning ITS is aligned to properly support e-learning ITS will continue to push for simpler technology but still provide direct support for innovation ITS will continue to push for simpler technology but still provide direct support for innovation ITS is investing in infrastructure to take us to the next level ITS is investing in infrastructure to take us to the next level Colgate is investing in a new technology building to facilitate collaboration Colgate is investing in a new technology building to facilitate collaboration


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