Office of Educational Innovation and Design

Welcome

Educational Innovation and Design consultants support faculty in employing diverse pedagogical strategies for enhancing their teaching and student learning with or without technology as appropriate. We promote the development of 21st century student skills in information literacy, collaboration, and reflective practice.

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Borrow Equipment

The School of Health and Human Sciences has equipment to temporarily lend to faculty and, under certain circumstances, students. Please see your Instructional Technology Consultants for details and to reserve.

  • Multiple Windows 10 laptops
  • Logitech HD Webcams
  • 1 Logitech BCC950 Conference Cam (webcam for meeting if 2-3 people)
  • Logitech Clear Chat Headsets
  • Yeti 360 microphones
  • 1 digital camcorder
  • 1 digital camera
  • Lighting for video production
  • Tripod
  • Digital Audio Recorders
  • 1 Pop-up External DVD-RW (USB 3.0; downward compatible for USB 2.0)
  • IPEVO Presenters (small, portable document camera with stand)
  • Logitech Professional Presenter R800
  • 1 iPad stylus
  • 2 iPad Swivls
  • 58 clickers (student response system)
  • 1 4G Verizon hot spot

About us

What we do?

Instructional technology consultants (ITCs) support faculty in developing diverse pedagogical strategies for promoting 21st century student skills in information literacy, collaboration, and reflective practice through:

  • one-to-one consultations,
  • project instruction (face-to-face and online) and
  • follow-up support.

Additionally, we provide support for:

  • the design and implementation of surveys for HHS faculty research and institutional program evaluation.

Why we do it?

“Educators must work together to ensure that every American young person has access to the skills and experiences needed to become a full participant, can articulate their understanding of how media shapes perceptions, and has been socialized into the emerging ethical standards that should shape their practices as media makers and participants in online communities.”  (Jenkins 2009 pp. 3-4)

Needed Skills Why Pedagogical Evidence
Information literacy skills
  • Unfettered access to information and content creation tools
Critical thinking skills
AAC&U Intellectual & Practical Skills
Collaboration skills
  • Societal and employer expectation for working well in teams
  • Research on efficacy of collaborative learning is robust
  • Collaboration requires active learning
Teamwork
AAC&U Intellectual & Practical Skills
Johnson & Johnson (1989)
First four of Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
Reflective practice
  • Need to prepare for jobs that do not yet exist
  • Constant (re)-evaluation of efforts
Metacognition
How People Learn

Given the amount of information available in a variety of formats, “learning strategy shifts from a focus on information as such to judgment concerning reliable information…” “In short, learning is shifting from learning that to learning how, from content to process.” (Davidson & Goldberg 2010, p. 55)

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