The Learning Technology Center, under the direction of Paul E. Resta, is dedicated to providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international level to advance the use of technology to improve education and learning. Through the years, the LTC has received grants and participated in collaborative activities in working toward this goal.
The Learning Technology Center received a grant in 2005 from the National Endowment for the Humanities and worked with the Presidential Libraries to develop a Web-based “Presidential Timeline” that provides the public access to digitized presidential artifacts. Other projects, such as the Technology Leadership Academy and Project INSITE, promoted the integration of technology into teacher education or focused on computer-supported collaborative learning and the use of telecommunications and multimedia to enhance learning opportunities in rural areas.
The LTC has also been involved in a number of technology initiatives and activities with local and state agencies and has helped plan and present major conferences on technology in education. In 2009, the LTC partnered with the Promethean Foundation to host the invitational summit “Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners” that brought together policymakers in education to make recommendations on improving teacher education to meet the challenges of the future. In 2010, the report of the summit was released and presented to Congress.
Please read more about our activities at the links below.