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Academic Technologies - Rays of the Future

Mission

In accordance with Ohio University's Vision Statement, the mission of Academic Technology is to provide resources and services that enhance the teaching and learning environment at Ohio University.  There is no doubt that technology will play an integral part of being "the nation's best transformative learning community."  We work collaboratively with the Faculty Technology Advisory Group (FTAG), Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC), and Office of Information Technology (OIT) colleagues to advance technology best practices for faculty, staff, and students on all campuses.

The Environmental Scan (10/18/10) notes "the techno/info-centric divide" between students, and faculty and staff.  The core purpose of Academic Technology is to bridge that gap by providing the best strategies to adopt new technology tools across the university community. 

The primary goal of Academic Technology is to support faculty and staff in their efforts to enhance the learning experience of students.  To fulfill this goal, we will:

  • Assist in the delivery and support of the learning management system that best fits the needs of faculty and students, as directed by the Faculty Technology Advisory Group (FTAG).
  • Provide comprehensive support of enterprise-wide academic and administrative applications throughout the entire Ohio University system, inclusive of eLearning OHIO, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and all regional campuses and centers.
  • Provide opportunities to experiment with, and develop, new technologies for teaching and research. 

The experience, skills and talent provided by the staff of Academic Technology are vital to the success of the core mission of Ohio University.  

 Where to Find Us

Faculty Commons
3rd Floor, Alden Library

740.593.1222
AT@ohio.edu

Upcoming Faculty Events

Turnitin Advanced Features

Do you teach online or blended classes? Are you interested in a paperless classroom and online grading? Looking for a better system for addressing plagiarism?

Please join Academic Technologies on Thursday, March 27 from 10:30am-12:00pm in the Friends of the Library Room (319 Alden) as Professor Aaron Wright discusses the benefits of using the plagiarism tool, Turnitin (www.turnitin.com) online grading and peer review features.
 
Online grading provides instructors the ability to grade and provide feedback directly on student written assignments (i.e. papers, essays, thesis, powerpoint files), and non-written work (including images, videos, music files).
 
Peer review allows students to evaluate each other's course assignments and learn from their classmates.
 
Turnitin is currently available to Ohio University faculty and is integrated with Blackboard.

This brown bag session will include:

  • An overview of Turnitin
  • 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

Previous experience with Turnitin is not required for this session. However, if you have not used Turnitin, we recommend that you visit the Turnitin website ( www.turnitin.com ) for an overview of the system and its features before the session.
 
A laptop is recommended, but not required.

Please send email (at@ohio.edu) if you are able to attend.

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