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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted December 3, 2018 by Academic and Institutional Technology
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iPad Teaching Community

Effective Date: December 3, 2018

Dr. Jon Eckert (Professor of Education) was recently awarded an Academic Technology Grant to start up a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) around classroom teaching with a wireless device. 

This FLC will be a topic-based learning community of six faculty who will apply to join. Using funds from the Academic Technology Grant, each of these faculty members will be issued an iPad and pencil (unless he/she already has one) and will meet with each other and an AIT mentor twelve times during the Spring 2019 term.  The goal is for faculty to enhance their teaching by utilizing recent improvements in classroom technology. Not only will faculty assist one another as they learn; they will be matched up with a professional staff member from Academic and Scholarly Technology (AST) for additional “hands-on” assistance in the classroom.

The FLC will meet every other week during the Spring 2019 term and faculty are expected to meet with their staff mentor four times (once a month) during the semester. By the end of the term faculty members should be able to present a Keynote presentation from their iPad, write on the whiteboard, and annotate a pdf document.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu