The development of courses can sometimes involve the inclusion of suitable technology or relevant media. The selection and use of any technology in a course is guided by the learning objectives set by the instructor and the availability of the technology. The technology used in the course serves as a tool to facilitate student learning. The Office of Faculty Development has a variety of technologies that can be applied to different courses and staff that can assist faculty in selecting the appropriate technology or media for their courses. The Office of Faculty Development staff offer regular hands-on workshops, seminars, and individual consultation on a wide range of topics related to the selection and effective use of technology in teaching and learning. Some faculty members from time to time will also share their experience in the use of specific technologies with others.
Support provided by the Office of Faculty Development in the selection and use of instructional technologies include design, development, and management of online and face-to-face courses, podcasting, student response systems (clickers), ePortfolio, creating video clips or audio files, scanning documents to PDF or an editable format, creating PowerPoint presentations, and using other software such as, Adobe Connect, Photoshop, Articulate, Dreamweaver, SPSS, Adobe Acrobat, Respondus, Captivate, MovieMaker, Audacity, Visual Communicator, and others. The Office of Faculty Development staff can answer a wide range of faculty questions on the effective use of technology in teaching and learning.
The Office of Faculty Development staff also provides limited support in media production. Services provided include:
Video and audio recording
Digital video/audio editing
CD ROM/DVD authoring
Photography and digital imaging
Graphic design solutions
Image preparation for instruction and publication