Welcome to Learning Technologies at Emporia State University. We are tasked with supporting educational technologies for faculty, staff, and students. Some of our services include: classroom support, video services, course design, research, 3D printing, class presentations, workshops, and training opportunities.
Learning Technologies offers one of the most sophisticated training venues on campus. The Interactive Learning Space includes three large LCD screens; a 95” interactive whiteboard; AppleTV; Microsoft Kinect capabilities; wireless access; movable tables, and more. Multiple presentations can be run inside the room simultaneously. We typically offer more than 40 training opportunities every semester in this facility. However, any group on campus is welcome to utilize the “Learning Space”.
Classroom Design through Pedagogy
In October 2015, several new classrooms on campus were designed with active engagement in mind. New furnishings, including collaborative seating and new Promethean panels, completed the rooms design. Brochures were made and distributed showcasing the design and why the furniture was selected.
Learning Technologies provides support for nearly 150 classrooms across campus. Called Learning Spaces, we offer both a Tier I and Tier II level of technology integration. Tier I rooms include a PC or Mac, audio system, projector, DVD/VHS player, document camera, and other related technologies. Tier II rooms normally include a PC or Mac and a projector only. The newest generation of Enhanced Classrooms include a smaller, more ergonomic and physically accessible podium. Several rooms across campus also include interactive, digital whiteboards that provide electronic writing and presentation.
There are several technologies that are being integrated into the classroom currently and many more that are still being researched. Some of the more common technologies we have implemented include:
Learning Technologies supports the iClicker classroom response system. This is one of the most sophisticated classroom systems available today. Students can either purchase a clicker from the bookstore, or download the software onto their Android or Apple phone. iClicker is the only response system that is accessibility certified by the National Federation for the Blind.
Learning Technologies provides Panopto lecture capture support in several rooms across campus. The latest generation of these rooms includes two remote-control cameras and built-in room microphones. This system allows faculty to record their lecture and make it available via the Learning Management System immediately following class. Faculty can also use Panopto on their PC or Mac using a webcam or the laptop camera. There is even a mobile version of Panopto for faculty and students to record from the field.
To reserve the classroom or for questions, please contact:
Adam Sergeant – email@example.com (General Learning Spaces support and upgrades)
George Head – firstname.lastname@example.org (General Learning Spaces support and upgrades)
Anna J. Catterson - email@example.com (Instructional Designer)