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Academic Technologies - Rays of the Future


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

018 Haning Hall

Upcoming Faculty Events 

PowerPoint: Turning the Maligned Medium into Effective Media

What is PowerPoint and how can it be used to effectively engage your audience? Join Academic Technologies on Monday, April 20 from 12noon-1pm in Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319 for information on how to use Mayer’s 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning. The presentation explores research-based methods for enhancing both your message and student learning through developing a presentation as a piece of rich media.

Design Studio for Blended and Online Courses

Are you looking for the time and resources you need to design or redesign a blended or online
course? Academic Technologies is accepting applications for an intensive Design Studio to be
conducted from May 11-15, 2015; 9am-4pm. The studio is a week long opportunity that is intended to
provide participants with a tangible and implementable outcome. During the week, participants will
be provided hands-on structured workshop sessions, individual assistance, group discussion, and
sharing opportunities. Academic Technologies will provide daily consultation and technical
assistance to help complete your course (re)design.

All interested faculty are encouraged to apply. Participation is limited to 15 faculty members. To
do so, complete and submit the application at https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0CaYu8RfLufkCZn
by April 17, 2015.

For more information, please contact Academic Technologies (at@ohio.edu).