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Educational Technology
Educational Technology

Our Mission:

To research and implement technology innovations throughout the Division of Student Affairs, to encourage staff and instructors to embrace the use of new educational technologies and pedagogies as they relate to their own goals, needs, and professional growth at RIT, and to help provide a more engaging learning environment for students.

Services

We provide the following services to staff and adjuncts in Student Affairs:

  • Instructional Technology Support
  • Technology Research and Assessment
  • Face-to-Face and Online Technology Consultations
  • Custom Technology Workshop Development
  • Custom Technology Training Sessions
  • Custom Tutorial and Documentation Development
  • Educational Technology Workshop Series
  • Educational Technology 24/7 Training
  • Technology Equipment Loans
  • Video and Media Production Consultation and Support
  • Website Consultation and Updates

Consultations and Projects

Do you have a great idea and are not sure where to take it? Do you have a problem that you are trying to solve through the use of technology but need some help getting started? Do you want to know more about a technology topic? The Ed Tech group is here to help! We provide consultations related to any and all of our services, and are happy to help you work towards planning and implementing your tech-based professional goals. Contact us for more information! If you are interested in having us work with you on a project, please fill out the Ed Tech Project Proposal Form to get started.

Contact us at edtech@rit.edu for more information!

Upcoming Workshops

If you would like to register for any of our workshops, please contact Jessica Hooper


RIT Web Conferencing Technologies

Presenter: Jessica Hooper, ARTS Date: May (TBD) | Time: (TBD) | Location: (TBD)

Description: Attend this workshop to learn more about the two web conferencing options that RIT currently supports. (Check back soon for the full session description!)


Have an idea for a workshop?

Workshop Proposal Form
  1. (ex: first week of December, end of Semester, etc)

Past Workshops


ITS Purchasing & Support Standards

Presenter: Knycos Ferguson, ITS | Facilitator: Jessica Hooper, ARTS Date: March 18, 2014 | Time: 2:00-3:00pm | Location: Campus Center, Reading Room

Description: In an ongoing effort to reduce IT costs to the institute, and to improve customer service and operational efficiency, ITS recently implemented a new purchasing and support standard for RIT staff and faculty. These new standards will improve ITS capabilities for effectively deploying applications, updates and patches, as well as detecting problems across the environment. This workshop is your opportunity to learn more about the new purchasing and support standards, which were implemented in February 2014. In addition to learning about the new standards, this workshop will be your opportunity to get a "sneak peek" at the new ITS supported computer models, which will be on display during the session. The session will also allow time for Q&A. Staff who are anticipating a computer purchase during the upcoming year are strongly encouraged to attend!

Workshop Resources:

Tablet Devices: Mobility & Communication

Presenter: Dan Rosica, ITS | Facilitator: Jessica Hooper, ARTS Date: March 24, 2014 | Time: 11:00am-12:00pm | Location: Campus Center, Reading Room

Description: Are you a tablet or smart phone user? Do you use your mobile device to communicate regularly with your students, colleagues, friends, and family OR are you thinking about buying a new device? Do you ever run into mobile device questions that you aren't sure how to address? If so, this workshop is for you! Dan Rosica is an expert in the field of mobile communication, and we are fortunate to have him as a guest presenter for our group this month. This session will cover tablet and mobile device communication basics, including tips and tricks for RIT-specific use, things to consider when purchasing a device, mobile device best practices, and a list of Dan's favorite apps. The session will also allow time for Q&A. If you have an interest in learning more about mobile communication, you won't want to miss this workshop!

Workshop Resources:

Equipment

The SLSA Cluster offers the following list of equipment for staff, including adjuncts, to sign out for work or course-related purposes.

View the Equipment List for items available for loan. Complete the request form at the bottom of this page to sign out any piece of equipment. Please be considerate of other users and limit your use of equipment to 7 consecutive days (one week) where possible. Equipment is available on a first-come-first-served basis, and requests longer than 7 days will be considered on a case by case basis. All equipment is PC and Mac compatible, unless otherwise noted.

All SLSA loaner equipment should be used for professional purposes only. By submitting the equipment sign out request, you agree to abide by the RIT computer conduct guidelines. Anyone found in violation of these policies will not be allowed to check out equipment again, and may be subject to additional repercussions pending manager review.

If you sign out a piece of equipment, you are responsible for it while it is in your possession. Please take care when using the equipment with students or student assistants, and ensure that you know the equipment's whereabouts at all times. If an item is damaged while in your possession, or is found to be defective or malfunctioning, please notify Nivedita Singh immediately to determine a resolution.

Equipment Signout Request Form