Helping faculty integrate technology into their course plans and presentations is our primary mission. The digital tools available now, especially when paired with our high-end electronics and hardware, can enrich the teaching and learning experience in ways we'd only dreamed of. Our goal is to see that these opportunities are advertised, presented, and supported so that every faculty member has the chance to explore and employ educational technology.

Here are a few of the ways the Technology Integration Center, located in Room 2071, can help:

  • Blackboard questions -- If you need more help than is available to you through our Blackboard page on this wiki, you can always contact Sharon Stone: slstone01@email.wm.edu.
  • Hardware/Software troubleshooting -- Mark Eaton and Brandon Corbett are both available during the week at Ext. 1-4011 to assist with your questions concerning printers, computers, software glitches, and connectivity issues. Please understand that some problems may need to be referred to the Technology Support Center in Jones Hall.
  • Software training -- The TIC is a great place to play! Faculty are welcome to drop in to explore new (to them) software, either alone or with the guidance of one of our staff members. If you know you'll need a sustained level of assistance, be sure to send a request for an appointment to SOETech@wm.edu so we can be available to you.
  • Lecture casting -- Each classroom is equipped with a camera that can record lectures, demonstrations, and presentations. For more information, contact Sharon Stone.
  • Pre-packaged learning objects -- These are customized media files that you can use again and again as part of your Blackboard course or upload to a wiki or TeacherTube. One example of this type of learning object would be a series of short demonstration clips that use video, audio, or animation or any combination of those formats. If you want to "flip" your class, students would be able to view these clips before class discussion on that subject. Another use could be the creation of a companion guide to the student teaching experience, where video interviews with teachers or classroom footage of appropriate responses to behavior problems would support the principles our students are learning in class. The versatility of these objects is limited only by our own imaginations! For more details, send email to SOETech@wm.edu