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  • 1. Learning Technologies Consortium September 25, 2008
  • 2. Virginia Tech Update
    • Faculty Development Institute
    • Online Learning Systems
    • Scholar (Sakai), SENRG, VT Conference
    • ePortfolio Initiative
    • TabletPC and DyKnow Vision
    • InnovationSpace
    • Graduate Education Development Institute
    • Digital Imaging
    • Classroom renovation project
  • 3. Faculty Development Institute
    • 10 Spring tracks and 15 summer tracks = 501 faculty
    • Teaching with a TabletPC to Engage Students in the Learning Process
    • New Strategies and Tools for Teaching with Technology
    • Developing and Delivering Online Instruction at a Distance
    • Student Learning Outcomes: Identifying, Teaching and Assessing What Matters Most
    • Community of Practice: A Development Opportunity for Librarians
    • Fostering Student Engagement, Learning and Development
    • Faculty Inquiry Group: Learning-Centered Teaching and Technology
    • Faculty Inquiry Group: The Art of the Question
    • The New Age of Interdisciplinary Projects
    • Visualization and Research Computing
    • Advanced Statistics: Design and Analysis of Experiments
    • Creating Database-driven Web Sites: PHP & MySQL
  • 4. FDI Short Course Attendance Spring semester Fall semester Sections Participants Sections Participants 2004 92 888 94 730 2005 140 1847 138 1868 2006 124 1615 126 2115 2007 159 2335 143 2145 2008 201 2556 148 1774*
  • 5. Faculty Computer Selections Apple Dell Fujitsu HP Total Percent Desktop 60 89 0 0 149 30% Laptop 140 83 0 17 240 48% Tablet 0 0 111 1 112 22% Total 200 172 111 18 501 Percent 40% 34% 22% 4%
  • 6. FDI Classrooms Rebuilt
    • Pic goes here
  • 7. Online Learning Systems Public Face for enterprise-level academic services
    • Scholar, ePortfolio, Blackboard, DyKnow, iTunesU, Course Evaluation, & ElementK
    • Help pages, documentation, KB articles, second-tier user support (1941 tickets resolved)
    • Training through FDI, tutorials, videos
    • Product evaluation and quality assurance, usability and functionality testing, quality analysis and documentation
  • 8. Blackboard
    • Upgraded to version 8.1
    • Averaging 2500 course sections and 30,000 students each semester
  • 9. Scholar
    • Course sites now being promoted
      • Now integrated with Banner course enrollments
      • 208 courses, 188 faculty, 49 TAs, 3246 students
    • Collaboration sites: >850, +7-10 weekly
      • 1371 Faculty, 527 staff, 2946 students, 2813 non-VT
    • Scholar Advisory Group forming this Fall
    • Migration and timeline announcement this Fall
    • Goal: All courses on Scholar by December 2010
  • 10. Sakai Development
    • Development group fully staffed
    • Sakai Electronic Notebook for Research and Groupwork (SENRG)
      • Spring field tests in two courses
      • Further refinement this summer
      • Submitting as “Collab” tool in October
    • Commitment to ePortfolio
  • 11. Virginia Tech Sakai Conference
    • November 11 & 12
    • https://educonference.com/sakai/conferences/index.php
    • Early bird registration ends 10/12/08
    • Two program themes
      • Enabling Teaching and Learning with Sakai
      • Adoption and Migration Strategies
    • >30 presentations
  • 12. Vision for ePortfolios
    • One Portfolio System / Two Goals:
      • Student-centered, to facilitate learning, reflection, and marketing
      • Institution-centered, to enable retrieval of student produced artifacts for learning outcomes assessment
  • 13. ePortfolio Development & Implementation
    • Project to establish the human and process infrastructure needed for an ongoing program
    • Partnership with Academic Assessment
    • Academic program-level assessment and accreditation
      • 12 programs live, 14 more in development
    • “ Personal ePortfolio” available to all
    • Inter/National Coalition on ePortfolio Research
  • 14. TabletPCs & DyKnow
    • TabletPCs are 20% of all FDI computers
    • Coll of Engineering requires student TabletPC
    • Summer 2008 upgrade of wireless network in all classroom areas to enable high capacity
    • DyKnow interactive software upgrades
    • 2007-08: 62 DyKnow courses, 5600 students
    • Fall ‘08: 85 DyKnow courses, 7686 students
    • Intense classroom support early in term
  • 15. DyKnow Vision
    • Transmit prepared or extemporaneous content to student computers for storage and annotation
    • Broadcast a student’s screen
    • Polling tools to assess understanding and receive immediate feedback
    • Class capture with personal annotations
    • DyKnow User Conference, Summer ‘09 @ Virginia Tech
  • 16. Faculty talk about DyKnow
  • 17. InnovationSpace
    • Extending the New Media Center
      • Innovation hub for identifying and diffusing new technologies
      • Partnerships and collaborations for application of new technologies
    • Jennifer Sparrow
      • Director for Emerging Technologies and New Ventures
  • 18. InnovationSpace Flexlab
    • Moveable
    • 30 Apple laptops
    • Multiple projection displays
    • FDI, GEDI, meetings
  • 19. Graduate Education Development Institute
    • “ Pedagogical Practices in Contemporary Contexts”
      • 110 graduate students in for-credit, semester-long, multidisciplinary seminars
    • GEDI Fellows taught >300 graduate students in Blackboard workshops
    • New pilot teaching practicum this fall
  • 20. Digital Imaging
    • High resolution imaging supporting research, archiving and course development
      • 269,725 scans FY08
    • Digital capture and conversion on a large scale
      • Digitizing slide libraries
      • Scanning print materials
      • Dissertations
      • 3D scanning
    • Institutional repository: VTLS Vital™ (Fedora)
  • 21. Classroom Technology Integration
    • 155 classrooms have now received presentation technology upgrades
      • 85% of all centrally scheduled rooms
      • 99 classrooms include Crestron units
      • Network monitoring
    • 24 rooms upgraded in FY08
  • 22. Emergency Notification Displays
    • Over 200 boards installed in all general purpose classrooms and other high-traffic locations
  • 23. Learning Technologies Consortium June 5, 2009