About Educational Technology

Educational Technology is responsible for helping faculty and students incorporate technology into the learning process, exploring and evaluating emerging technologies for pedagogical value, and supporting faculty, staff and students in creating multimedia and digital materials.

Location and Availability

Educational Technology professional staff

Meet our Educational Technology staff and learn about their expertise. They are available:

  • from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • our office is located in Burton D. Morgan Hall Fourth Floor, though we currently are not meeting guests in-person there
  • we currently available to meet virtually in Teams; we invite you to book a consultation for a Teams meeting
  • email us: educationaltechnology@wooster.edu

Student Digital Media Assistants

Meet our Student Digital Media Assistants and learn about their expertise. They are available:

  • They are usually available during class sessions from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Friday.
  • They work at the Digital Media Bar in Andrews Library CoRE
  • You can schedule an appointment using Bookings to meet with them at the DMB or in a Teams meeting.

Mission

The department’s goal is to empower faculty and students in their effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Educational Technology is a department within the Office of Information Technology and reports to the Chief Information and Planning Officer.

Specifically, Educational Technology can help instructors:

  • get ideas for updating a course,
  • learn about new technologies,
  • learn how to best use existing technologies,
  • find a solution to a teaching concern,
  • plan a technology-enhanced project,
  • find resources needed to carry out a project, or
  • evaluate the impact of technology on teaching.

3-5 year plans

  • Develop the STA program to a point where an STA is embedded in each department.
  • Work with Technology Services to update all teaching spaces to allow wireless projection.
  • Work with the Dean of Faculty Development to optimize the use of technology in teaching and learning, including understanding the appropriate level of technology use.
  • In conjunction with the Learning Center and STEMZone, explore approaches for implementing learning analytics and adaptive learning approaches where they may have the greatest potential to advance student learning.
  • Work with the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement and the faculty to explore ways that the new curriculum can incorporate technology and digital methods to meet the Graduate Qualities.
  • Expand the staff computer literacy training program.
  • Undertake a comprehensive review of our learning management system and its ability to meet faculty and student needs.
  • Expand support for 3D modeling, design, and printing.