Academic Technology Projects
CC Academic Technology Showcase
Posters from the February 2012 Academic Technology Showcase give a glimpse of what Colorado College faculty and staff are doing with technology for teaching and learning. Posters are available here.
Choosing a new Learning Management System
Our current learning management system, PROWL, has served us well for many years but it getting pretty far out of date and many competitors have sprung up that we didn't initially consider. ATS is putting together a selection panel this Spring, consisting of faculty, students, library, and IT representatives to look at a set of options and choose a new system for CC going forward.
Bryn Mawr Next Generation Learning Challenge grant
In December 2011, Colorado College joined the Bryn Mawr Next Generation Learning Challenge grant funded by Educause. The goal of the grant is to explore ways that online learning can enhance the classroom experience of students at liberal arts colleges. In the 2011-2012 academic year, Bryn Mawr experimented with blended learning in a number of its courses, and reported the results of those experiments at a conference in early May. Slides from the conference are available at http://nextgenlearning.blogs.brynmawr.edu/files/2012/01/May2012.pdf
More information about the Bryn Mawr project and blended learning in the liberal arts is available on their blog at
Image Databases at CC
CC currently hosts three image collections in its ContentDM server - IDEAS (Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies), the Geology Thin Sections image collection, and the Gypsy Ames costume collection. If you are part of the CC community and would be interested in hosting your own image collection through ContentDM, contact Sarah Withee email@example.com.
iPod Touches for Japanese Language Learning
In fall 2012, the Japanese language program will be using iPod touches with various apps designed for Japanese language learning. The mobile devices will enable students to study Japanese anytime, anywhere, without having to have access to a computer.
Cross-campus collaborations using Blackboard Collaborate
In fall 2012, ATS will be pilot-testing Blackboard Collaborate online meeting software as part of a collaborative project between Carleton, Grinnell, and CC.