Top 10 Things Faculty Should Know About the ETC @ ASC

1. Educational Technology Center

The Educational Technology Center (ETC) seeks to:

  • Cultivate a supportive and creative environment in which students and faculty members can thoughtfully apply innovative and collaborative technologies.
  • Build awareness of how instructional technologies and sound pedagogical strategies can enhance teaching and learning.
  • Research and experiment with educational technologies.  Consult with faculty and students on selecting the best tools for their teaching and learning goals.

Staff

  • Emily Gwynn – Manager of Educational Technology (egwynn@agnesscott.edu, ext. 6313).
  • Calvin Burgamy - Instructional Technologist (cburgamy@agnesscott.edu, ext. 6059).  
  • Tami Stanko – Media Technician (tstanko@agnesscott.edu, ext. 5468).

Hours and Location

  • The ETC is located on the lower level of McCain Library and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Visit us at our website - http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/educational-technology/index.html - Our web site provides helpful hints and directions on using multimedia tools in the Technology Production Studio and in the classroom.  The site also contains training materials, a multimedia workshop schedule, Moodle and classroom technology information.

2. Moodle

  •  Moodle is a course management system that allows faculty and students to interact outside the classroom via the web. Moodle is easy to use and can incorporate course materials in a variety of formats: PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, video/audio clips as well as html documents. In addition to downloading course materials, students can use Moodle to e-mail and participate in discussion boards. Students can take online quizzes, check grades, and collaborate online.
  • Fall courses will be available by the first week of August. Spring courses are available by the second week of January. If you are teaching a cross-listed course and would like all of your students enrolled in one Moodle course, contact Calvin Burgamy at ext.6059. To access Moodle, point your web browser to: http://courses2.agnesscott.edu

3. Technology Production Studio

  • The Technology Production Studio, located on the ground floor of the McCain Library (G-43), is home to specialty software and hardware for multimedia and web projects. The TPS is open during library hours but only staffed Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm.
  • Within the TPS users can scan documents, slides and pictures, edit video and sound, and use image manipulation and web-design software. Check our website for an updated schedule of monthly workshops.

4. Classroom and Professional Development Workshops 

  • Throughout the semester, we offer workshops on developing online resources (e.g., Moodle course management software, Google Apps, Blogs and YouTube) and posting your course content to the web in the form of documents, pre-recorded lectures, simulations and tutorials.
  • We can meet with your class to show students how to create an online e-portfolio, Blog, or video project.  This is a great way to showcase their writing/papers, multimedia projects, resume/CV, internships and reflections on their learning experience. 
  • We provide web-conferencing resources to encourage collaboration and communication with students outside of the face-to-face classroom (e.g., setting up virtual office hours, online review sessions, and web-based student project collaboration) and scheduling “virtual” guest speakers.
  • The college community also has unlimited access to Lynda.com

5. iTunes University (http://itunes.agnesscott.edu)

  • iTunes U enables faculty members to create and distribute original audio and video material from lectures, interviews, and other sources. Students can then transfer the material to their portable devices and listen to or view it anywhere and at any time. Copyright laws apply in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

6. Cable TV @ ASC

  • If you would like a program videotaped for a one-time-showing in your class (copyright restrictions will apply), please email tstanko@agnesscott.edu with the details (date, time and channel) as far in advance as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate your request; however certain channels may not be available via campus cable.
  •  ASCtv, found on channel 19, is a student run television station and a source for entertainment and information at Agnes Scott College.

7. Media Needs for Your Event or Classroom

  • Please seek our involvement in the early stages of your event planning.  We’ll consult with you before you book the room and offer suggestions on which campus spaces will work best for your event and what equipment you’ll need.
  •  Booking the room.   All classrooms except  Buttrick G-4 are booked through the registrar’s office.  Most other space on campus is reserved through the Special Events office. McCain Library, room G-48 is no longer available for classroom use. Check http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/educational-technology/classroom-technology.html for more information.
  • We’ll meet with you prior to your event and show you how to use the equipment.
  • If you have media needs outside of normal business hours, arrangements for Media Services support must be made 10 business days in advance, via e-mail (tstanko@agnesscott.edu).
  • Media equipment is available for checkout in McCain library.  If you need to learn how to use any of this equipment, please contact us to arrange for training.
  • The Educational Technology Center (ETC) staff will provide video recording support for certain college events. Please see our link for more information on our recording policy. http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/policies-procedures/video-recording-of-events.html

8. Classroom Spaces

  • We understand that instructors have different styles of teaching, so we have designed classrooms that meet diverse needs.  Many of the classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to enhance the instructor’s lecture and students’ presentations.  All rooms have a networked computer with connections for a laptop.  Some classrooms, including all of the rooms in the Bullock Science Center and Campbell, are fully automated with touch screen panels that control lighting, projection, Blu-ray/DVD, document camera and computer sources.  For a detailed listing of classrooms visit our web site at http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/educational-technology/classroom-technology.html
  • Don’t forget… all classrooms are booked through the registrar’s office.

9. Equipment Checkout

  • Students and faculty can check out digital still and video cameras, digital audio recorders, tripods, LCD projectors, and portable CD players in McCain Library.    Loan periods vary depending on the piece of equipment. Equipment cannot be reserved in advance. 

10. Duplication Services

  • To make a duplication request, fill out a form at the McCain Library ground floor circulation desk and include all requested information.  If requesting a DVD, please provide a blank DVD-R. Attach the completed form to your blank media (and original tape where applicable).  Place in the drop-off box and look for your completed item either in your campus mailbox (when staffing permits), or in the pick-up box at the ground floor circulation desk within 48 hours (M-F).  We’ll contact you either way to inform you that your request has been fulfilled.
  • Duplication of copyrighted materials can only be done in compliance with current, applicable digital copyright law.   
  • We are not permitted to make copies of certain campus events.  In these instances, a copy is usually available for viewing in the library or online at itunes.agnesscott.edu.