university of north carolina teaching and learning with technology collaborative
Sunday September 8 
instructional technology retreat
   

r e s o u r c e s

overview
evaluation form
resource capture form
evaluation results
summaries of discussions
retreat agenda
presenters
attendee list
getting there
room registration
menus
attendee selection process
contact us
follow up

 

Classroom Standards

Mel Schumaker - UNCG - Tg/Lg Ctr.
Chris Cobitz - NCA&T - IT Specialist SOE
Jean Camp - UNCG - IT Specialist SOE
Tom Davis - ASU - Instructor - Phil/Rel
Angus Small - WSSU - Dir Net Services
Rowanne Joyner - UNCC - IT Specialist for Students

Co-facilitators:
Susan Peck - ECSU - IT Specialist and
Beth Rodgers Leftwich - WCU - Academic Comp. Specialist

Issues People Collaborative Our Recommendations
Connectivity and who pays for it (dept., colleges/schools, university-wide funds)?
  • Campus IT
  • Physical plant
  • Outside contractors
  • Faculty
  • Spell out need for connectivity in every classroom
  • Provide models and vendor contacts
  • Communication - key
Projection Display Quality
  • IT personnel
  • Faculty
  • Set minimum standards (situational differences)
  • Do not purchase displays that hamper classroom capabilities
Standardize Equipment?
  • IT
  • personnel
  • Faculty
  • System-wide checkout (pool) for specialized equipment
  • Collaborative purchasing
  • Minimum standards set
  • Standardization helps with training issues
  • Plan and purchase many classroom set-ups at one time. Specialized equipment can be added to it later.
  • "Ghosting" of stations easier to do if all equipment is standardized.
Technical personnel support for equipment and software
  • IT personnel
  • Computer Center personnel
  • Provide portal for creative ideas for classroom support of multiple user issues.
  • Need to be available and accessible during operational hours of classrooms (this needs to be a priority).
Communication from the rooms (telephone in rooms)    
  • Yes! Good idea!
  • Explore use of walkie-talkies and portable phones.
Training for using hardware/software
  • Teaching and Learning personnel
  • IT personnel
  • Faculty
  • IT Faculty
  • Pool resources together and provide access to these (web links, books, journals, etc.)
  • In-context learning (teach word processing using syllabus to web page philosophy).
  • Self-help web sites (multiple ways to learn).
Web page standards (compliance with accessibility issues, credibility)
  • Web Master
  • Attorney
  • Models, legal disclaimers, SACS requirements
  • Portal for recommendations (good practices)
  • Add disclaimers to faculty and student pages
Equipment other than computers
  • Faculty
  • Students
  • IT Personnel
  • Assistive technology people
  • Research and recommend reliable equipment and software in this area.
  • Don't forget audio and video technologies (quality too).
Classroom equipment/software vs. lab or other      
Funding Opportunities      
Environmental conditions - temp, desk, blackboards, lighting (and who takes care of that kind of thing)
  • Faculty
  • Architects
  • IT People
  • Portal to provide information about the standards, issues, and needs
 
Mobility-safety and security  
  • Portal to provide information about the standards, issues, and needs
 
Legal - ADA, etc  
  • Portal to provide information about the standards, issues, and needs
 
Technological impact of ADA and other legal issues  
  • Portal to provide information about the standards, issues, and needs
 
Prioritizing rooms - what are the criteria?      
Scheduling outfitted rooms      

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