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Academic Technology Support

Serving the Lincoln University community by supporting the effective use of technology in instruction.

Resources OLD

How to Use Technology by classroom, and laptop/projector, multimedia carts

How to Use SmartBoards in Classrooms, University Hall, Ware Center, Dickey Hall

Best Practices

Faculty Technology Mentors
The two Faculty Technology Mentors, Zoran Milovanovich and Frank Worts, will provide help and support to faculty in creating and using technology-based materials. You can contact them through the ATS, ext. 7355.

  • WebCT support & training
  • Multimedia production and training
  • Workshops & demonstrations brought to departments
  • One-on-one training

Faculty Technology Lab
Dickey Hall room 146, next to ATS, is set up with a SmartbBoard, four Mac workstations, three PC workstations two scanners, a document camera for faculty technology development, practice and training. The lab is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; additional hours by appointment.

Online Resources

ATS has gathered a list of online resources and journals related to technology use, innovations, pedagogy, and in specific content areas.

Teaching with Technology
The links listed here will provide information on using technology in teaching and learning, and show us how it is done. Technologies discussed include the WWW, multimedia, video and computers.

>> Campus Computing Project and Results of the 2003 Campus Computing Survey

>> Center for Instructional Technology, Instructional Goals, University of North Carolina

>> Center for Teaching, Learning and Faculty Development, Michigan Technological University

>> Institute for Learning Technologies - Columbia University

>> Journal of Computing in Higher Education

>> Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction

>> Scholarly Societies and Scholarly Communications

>> Various articles related to online teaching

>> World Wide Web Virtual Library

>> World Lecture Hall

Teaching and Learning Using WebCT

>> WebCT

>> Brief summary of pedagogy: (University of Victoria, British Columbia)

Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines

>> Technology and Copyrights

>> Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines. Faculty and students producing multimedia were severely constrained by the copyright laws that were written before it was so easy to perfectly reproduce images, sounds and movies. Now there are guidelines for educators that describe what can legally be used, without seeking permission, in educational productions.

Instructional Technology Organizations
Many organizations and educational institutions provide information on issues related to educational technology, from hardware/software considerations to privacy and freedom of speech. Here are a few sites packed with information and which also contain additional links, cooking up a stew of ideas.

>> Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)


>> International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)

>> Macworld

>> Media Literacy Online Project

Online Publications


>> Journal of Interactive Media in Education

>> Presentations

>> Syllabus

>> T.H.E. Journal

Lecture Capture, Webcasting and Interactive Multimedia

>> Webcasting = classroom presentation + classroom recording + processing and editing + hosting + Distribution and playback. All explained in this whitepaper by Ashley Deal, Carnegie Mellon.

>> CouseCast by Panopto to video capture and publish and stream lectures -- live, with slides, video, notes and speech-to-text -- and create a searchable repository of lectures and knowledge.

>> Tegrity 2.0 is a lecture capture web service that allows Institutions to automatically capture, store, and index classes for later review by students, anytime, anywhere. Webinars are available.

>> Wimba Collaboration Suite combines interactive technologies such as voice, video, podcasting, instant messaging, application sharing, polling, and whiteboarding. Demos are available online.
The Suite includes:
• Wimba Classroom - virtual learning environment
• Wimba Pronto - instant messenger
• Wimba Voice - audio solution
• Wimba Create - content authoring software

What doesn't neatly fit anywhere else

>> Chronicle of Higher Education

>> U.S. Department of Education Technology Initiatives

>> Usability: - usable information technology, Jakob Nielsen