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New Technology Tools Encourage Collaboration and Flexible Course Management
After two years of piloting a variety of options for supporting course management and online collaboration in College of Education courses, LTC staff have helped the college settle on an effective and flexible combination.
Welcome to our New Website!
The LTC is pleased to unveil its new website. Featuring completely updated and reorganized information, the site shares the new graphic look of the College of Education's website, which launched in March.
Smithville Eighth Graders Visit Learning Technology Center
Last year, an eighth grade student at Smithville Junior High School wrote to LTC Director Paul Resta, asking questions about technologies that can help students learn. Dr. Resta wrote back, encouraging him to study hard so that he could become one of tomorrow's technology leaders, and invited his class to visit the LTC.
Finalist for UT Award One of LTC's Essential Student Employees
Julian Joseph has been the leader of the UTcreate help team student employees for the last three years, and has been a member of the team for five years. Julian was recently honored for his work when he was named a top 10 finalist for the University's 2013 Student Employee of the Year Award.
New UTcreate name Reflects Laptop Program's Maturity
In 2002, the College of Education began a groundbreaking program to infuse the use of technology into its teacher education courses. The Laptop Initiative for Future Educators, in which teacher education students in their professional development sequence were required to have a laptop computer, was the first program of its kind in a public university college of education.
IDEA Studio Project will Examine the Use of Pen-Enabled Tablets in Literacy Teaching and Assessment
As part of its ongoing work to explore the use of new technologies, this spring the IDEA Studio plans to distribute its fleet of pen-enabled Android tablets to a cohort of preservice teachers and their instructors who will explore new ways to use these devices to support the teaching and assessment of young children's literacy.
Paul Resta Honored by UNESCO for Service to Global Technology Award
Dr. Paul E. Resta was honored during the awards ceremony for the UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education
Presidential Timeline Web Site Receives Presidential Libraries Funding
The Learning Technology Center is pleased to announce it has received $375,000 from the Office of Presidential Libraries of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to continue the activities of the acclaimed Presidential Timeline Web site.
Easy-to-Use Portable Projection Screen Available for Checkout
Da-Lite has gone back to the drawing board to completely redesign the portable screen. The Insta-Theater is light, easy to carry, and has no spindly metal tripod.
Many New Exhibits Added to Presidential Timeline
The Presidential Timeline has added 11 new exhibits over the last year. From Herbert Hoover’s handling of relief efforts during the Mississippi flood of 1927, to the Oklahoma City bombing during the Clinton administration, there is lots of new material to explore!