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Educational Technology: For faculty and staff

Educational Technology at Columbia College

List of services

Faculty and staff can get in touch with Educational Technology for in-class workshops and lessons, one-on-one help and guidance on incorporating new technologies into the classroom, requests for student help, course shell troubleshooting in Koala Connection, and more.

Educational Technology is also available to act as a sounding board for new ideas. Interested in gamification but not sure if it's right for your class? Want to use Skype for one of your lessons? Toying with the idea of using Dropbox or Twitter? Send an e-mail. While not every technology is suited—or possible!—for every class, we can talk it out and see what's possible.

Examples

Example technologies recently implemented on campus:

  • GoToMeeting was used for a screen-shared webinar with multiple out-of-town viewers.
  • Skype was used to facilitate a lecture with a foreign university.
  • Students trained in hashtag research to keep up with trends via a presentation in SMART Notebook.
  • Vimeo was used to store and embed password-protected videos onto a course shell in Koala Connection.

How to schedule

Many times, workshops can be arranged simply through an e-mail. Face-to-face meetings can be arranged to iron out the details of a workshop or lesson, while many questions can be answered solely through e-mail. Phone calls can also be arranged.

To begin the process of arranging a workshop or lesson, e-mail Educational Technology with the following information:

  • topic of the workshop or lesson
  • knowledge level of trainee(s) (novice, intermediate, or advanced)
  • proposed dates and times, if known

From that initial e-mail, we can begin to hash out the details of the session.

To get a student in touch with Educational Technology, direct them to send an e-mail to jbrooks@columbiasc.edu. You can request to be CC-ed on the e-mails with the student if the training pertains to a class requirement.

For a basic question such as how to do something in Koala Connection, simply send an e-mail with as much detailed information about the issue, and either Educational Technology or IT will get in touch regarding the solution.

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