Digital Media and Teaching at UVa

Mission: Support and enhance the tradition of excellent instruction at the University of Virginia through the use of digital technologies.

Initiatives

Teaching + Technology Initiative
(Currently has supported 35 projects in disciplines in the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.)
[Actively collaborates with the Library, IATH and others as appropriate. Program is jointly administered by the Instructional Technology Group of ITC and the TRC.]

University Teaching Initiative
(Last year, 32 of the 39 UTI grants directly involved instructional technology)
[Training for the UTI grant recipients given by the Instructional Technology Group.]

Centers/Support

New Media Center
[Actively collaborates with the Library, TRC,ACHS, IATH and others as appropriate.}

Instructional Technology Group
[Actively collaborates with the Library, TRC,ACHS, IATH and others as appropriate.}

Public Labs

Supported Classrooms

Teaching Resource Center
[Actively collaborates with the Library, ACHS, IATH and others as appropriate.}

Digital Media Center
[Actively collaborates with the the Instructional Technology Group, IATH and others as appropriate.}

The Writing Center
[Actively collaborates with the Instructional Technology Group and others as appropriate.}

Discipline Based Support: Many Schools and Departments have generated focused, discipline specific support programs. These are just a few noteworthy examples.

Curry School IT Program
School of Architecture
Art Department
Engineering
Center for Advanced Computational Technology
Sociology
Center for Survey Research

Degree Granting Programs

Curry School IT Program
Co ntinuing Education (Charlottesville Based)
Continuing Education (Northern Virginia)

Tools

UVa Instructional Toolkit
Tools--Updated Regularly
Forums
Multi-media Meta-Index

Outreach and Consultation: Currently individual faculty and the staff of organizations and centers like the Instructional Technology Group and the Teaching Resource Center actively consult with colleagues at other institutions and reach out to local schools and community groups. For example, the Instructional Technology Group is offering free consultation to a local elementary school as it creates a lab and a simple infrastructure to support student use of New Media. Oxford University has set up a faculty fellowship program based on the TTI model after consultation with the Instructional Technology Group. New Mexico University is also actively planning to create a similar program and is in ongoing consultation with the Instructional Technology Group. However, there is currently no coordinated effort in the area of outreach and consultation, nor is there any concerted effort to harness any revenues these activities might generate.

University Investment: The University of Virginia annually invests over $3 million dollars in programs directly supporting instructional technology.


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