Center for Academic Technology Lending Library
Center for Academic Technology has equipment and books for
faculty and staff members to experience the newest technology that
students use every day and explore ways to integrate it into the
classroom. For more information or to check out an item, please
contact Center for Academic Technology at 317-940-8575 or visit the
Center for Academic Technology in JH037.
Roland R-09HR Handheld Audio
The R-09HR is a professional quality audio recorder that is
compact and easy to use. It features a high-grade, high sensitivity
stereo condenser microphone that allows it to record at 24bit/96kHz
fidelity. The unit has a built in LED display, an internal speaker
and headphone jack to preview recordings, and comes with a wireless
remote. Audio files are saved to an SD card and can be transferred
to any computer via a USB cable.
Apple iPod Nano with Belkin TuneTalk
TuneTalk allows any iPod to record CD quality sound without any
special software. Files are easily transferred back to a computer
Apple iPod Touch
Apple's iPod Touch uses advanced touch screen technology to
break out of the button based user interface. Features internet and
email capabilities, as well as a wide variety of third party
applications designed to adapt the Touch for learning
Hard Drive Video Camera
A high-definition video camera as well as FLIP video cameras
record directly to a hard drive, making it quick and easy to get
movies and pictures from the cameras to a computer.
Kindle Wireless Reader
Kindle has an electronic-paper display that makes reading on it
easy. Books, newspapers and blogs can be downloaded directly to the
device, even without a wireless connection. Also has built in
dictionary and Wikipedia features.
Instructional Books and Manuals
The Center for Academic Technology also has a library of
application tutorials/manuals and technology pedagogy books that
are available for checkout. Below is a list of some of the titles
- Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the
Way the World Learns
According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn
doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to
stay competitive--academically, economically, and
technologically--we need to rethink our understanding of
intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate
our commitment to learning. In other words, we need "disruptive
innovation". Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific
findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be
managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new
possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think
differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold
new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for
years to come.
- Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student,
Faculty, and Institutional Learning
The portfolio is a powerful tool for learning and assessment.
Introducing the electronic into the mix increases its power,
especially the electronic portfolio's key features of interactive
hyperlinks and continuous reflection on and updating of learning.
This foundational volume examines the potential of electronic
portfolios by addressing: rationales for creating an electronic
portfolio, features of the portfolio, examples of current practice,
cautions, and recommendations.
- Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading
Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning
At its most basic a rubric is a scoring tool that divides an
assignment into its component parts and objectives, and provides a
detailed description of what constitutes acceptable and
unacceptable levels of performance for each part. This book defines
what rubrics are and how to construct and use them. It provides a
complete introduction for anyone starting out to integrate rubrics
in their teaching.
- The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving
Straightforward and easy to understand, this book offers readers
both an academic understanding of and rationale for learning
portfolios and practical information that can be custom tailored to
suit many disciplinary, pedagogical, programmatic, and
institutional needs. The Learning Portfolio reflects the
intellectual growth and excitement that both professors and
students have experienced in developing learning portfolios.
Suggestions or Questions? Contact the Center for
Academic Technology at 317-940-8575.