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Academic Technologies - Rays of the Future

Welcome! How may we help you?

The primary mission and goals of Academic Technologies are to strategically support Ohio University faculty effectively incorporating innovative teaching strategies, educational research, and technology into courses to enhance teaching and learning.


*Collaborate with faculty and departments to make recommendations on educational best practices and provide instructional resources and technologies to support teaching and learning.
*Provide consultation services for faculty in instructional design, teaching strategies and implementation of innovative technologies to meet academic and curricular goals.
*Collaborate with faculty on original educational research.
*Facilitate academic training and best practices workshops to support faculty in using technology and new teaching strategies.

*AT collaborates with faculty on large-scale course development initiatives. These projects are contractual between faculty and a design team and involve an extended timeframe with well-defined, measurable learning goals and incorporate research-based pedagogical strategies.

Academic Technologies offers the following:      

*Academic events for faculty (brown bag lunches, faculty learning communities, etc.)
*One-on-one course consultations to incorporate technology to enhance teaching and learning
*Faculty showcases: Spotlighting innovative uses of technology in the classroom for the enhancement of teaching and learning


We work collaboratively with the Faculty Technology Advisory Group (FTAG), eLearning and the Center for Teaching & Learning to advance technological best practices for faculty, staff, and students.  We can be reached at AT@ohio.edu.

 Where to Find Us

018 Haning Hall

Upcoming Faculty Events 

Turnitin Informational Sessions

Please join Academic Technologies as Professor Aaron Wright discusses the benefits of using Turnitin during two sessions. Turnitin is a cloud-based tool that includes plagiarism detection, online grading, peer reviews, and other features.

Wednesday, March 18 in the Friends of the Library Room (319 Alden) from 11am-12pm

       This session is primarily for faculty with no previous Turnitin experience, but who are interested in learning more about its features.

Wednesday, March 18 in the Friends of the Library Room (319 Alden) from 1pm-2:30pm

        This session is primarily for faculty with previous Turnitin experience. A laptop is recommended for the session since it is a hands-on demonstration. The demonstration will include the following:

   *  Creating Turnitin assignments in Blackboard
   *  Using the Turnitin online grading (Grademark) feature
   *  Creating rubrics in Turnitin
   *  Creating peer review assignments
   *  Tips and tricks for using online grading (Grademark) & peer review

Turnitin is currently available to Ohio University faculty and is integrated with Blackboard.

Registration is required for both sessions, please register using the following link:


The Flipped Classroom Studio – Spring 2015

Interested in an innovative teaching strategy for your course?

This five-week Studio will provide participants with assistance and collegial support to begin flipping a course starting with one class session. The studio meets face-to-face four times over a five-week period as listed below: March 13, 20, 27, April 10 on Friday mornings 9:00am – 12:00 noon on the Athens campus. The fourth week (April 3) we will NOT meet as a group. This time is set aside for participants to work independently on their course. The studio is facilitated by Academic Technologies – AT, from the Office of Information Technology.

The Flipped Classroom is a teaching model that inverts traditional teaching methods. Course “lectures” may be published as video podcasts or learning modules that students view online before class. This allows class time to be spent on activities such as problem-based work that focuses on higher order thinking, improves student engagement and increases meaningful interaction between students and teachers. It is called the flipped classroom  because what used to be homework is now done in class and delivering content is now done at home via teacher-created videos.

Academic Technologies will admit fifteen participant’s courses in this Studio in an attempt to include various colleges, course levels and course sizes. Preference will be given to registrants who are able to commit to all four sessions and willing to dedicate time outside of the event to the development process. Participants should plan to spend 3-4 hours per week on homework and preparations.

To apply for the Spring 2015 Flipped Classroom Studio, click on the following link: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1XiTMOGAmgWvYxL

If you would like further information please contact Academic Technologies (at@ohio.edu).