Academic Technology Projects
Online Academic Community Selection
Select a product for Colorado College to serve as the basis for creating an Online Academic Community - at its core, this OAC should be what is usually referred to as a learning management system (built around courses and have features such as quizzes, gradebooks, discussion forums, etc.)
In addition, it should include social networking / community building features common in other products such as Facebook or LinkedIn. The hope is that if Facebook is for your personal life, and LinkedIn is for your professional life, the CC OAC will be for your academic life, and will be something students want to continue to be a part of after graduating.
The Academic Technology Services technology playground is a traveling collection of various kinds of instructional technology equipment, from tablet computers such as iPads and Nexus 7 tablets to Wacom digitizing tablets, clickers, document cameras, and LiveScribe pens. Equipment in the playground can be checked out for up to a block at a time for you to experiment with for your research and classroom teaching. The playground can be brought to your department.
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. We're also working on planning the 2014 Showcase (it will be in spring).
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.