How We Help

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The Office of Instructional Innovation is the first stop for CoE instructors who want to use technology to support teaching and learning. The Office of Instructional Innovation offers a wide variety of services, ranging from drop in visits for help with software, to consultations for planning a technology-rich course syllabus or supporting college-wide initiatives to foster 21st century learning. Some examples of recent activities include:

  • Worked with Curriculum & Instruction faculty to devise effective strategies for using interactive whiteboards in instruction
  • Brought together a cross-college faculty working group to study mobile learning in higher education
  • Met with Educational Psychology representatives to determine the classroom technology options best suited for their teaching goals
  • Helped teacher education students understand the legal and ethical ramifications of their use of social media, through online training and face-to-face discussions
  • Worked with a Special Education faculty member to plan a course unit on teaching in online environments
  • Showed an Educational Administration faculty member the technology options and requirements for providing a streaming video feed to students who cannot attend a class face-to-face
  • Provided teacher education students in-class training on how to use iMovie to document their teaching practice.
  • Helped a Kinesiology and Health Education faculty member redesign her course materials to shift from Blackboard to Canvas