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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:
The experience, skills and talent provided by the staff of Academic Technology are vital to the success of the core mission of Ohio University.
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:
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 (email@example.com) if you are able to attend.