2012 News Articles (click title for full article)
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!
The LTC Opens New Study Area for Quiet, Individual Study
This semester, we've just installed a new student study area. At the south end of SZB 536, this area is designed especially for quiet, individual study.
LTC Pilot Uses Google Apps for Education in College of Education Courses
Timing was good, explains Karen French, LTC IDEA Studio Coordinator, when University of Texas at Austin leadership agreed that the use of Google Apps for Education should be piloted in the College of Education.
Presidential Timeline Summer Teacher Institute Goes to Washington
Seeing the sights of Washington, daily visits from the Archivist of the United States, and a tour of the National Archives "Treasure Vault.". With highlights like these, and sessions on the use of digital primary resources, it's no wonder that the Presidential Timeline Summer Teacher Institute was a great success.
Retiring TeachNet a Longtime Aid to Collaboration in the College
If you've used TeachNet at all recently here in the College of Education, you’ve seen the bulletins and e-mails alerting you to TeachNet's impending end. The "plug will be pulled" on the e-mail, conferencing, and chat system at the stroke of midnight August 31, 2012.
Exploring the Cloud: LTC's Baldwin Leads Efforts on Campus File-Sharing Solution
Ryan Baldwin, the Learning Technology Center's Technical and Network Services coordinator, is leading the efforts to find a good file sharing solution that is secure enough for business and research here at The University of Texas at Austin.
Faculty Group Explores Use of iPads in Instruction
he LTC has always explored new technologies and how they might be used by College of Education faculty to improve instruction. The most recent technology to take the world by storm, the Apple iPad, and other tablet-type devices, is certainly no exception.