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Classroom Technology Upgrades for 2017-18 Academic Year

Over the summer, significant technology upgrades were made to a large number of classrooms and learning spaces throughout the university with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning now and well into the future. Some of the most major updates include: new video walls in prominent lecture hall spaces in an effort to improve presentation and image quality, clarity, and overall viewability; a new space dedicated to data visualization and expanded use of immersive virtual reality using the HTC Vive. New cameras have been added to Packard 101 and Sinclair 106 in order to support the growing need for Web-based teaching, learning, and conferencing. More details regarding these spaces will be forthcoming.

Additionally, over 45 other spaces received upgrades including laser projection, HDMI connections, and more intuitive touch-enabled control panels. 

All of these enhancements join CITL's other recent additions including:

Teacher Development Program for Graduate Students gearing up for Fall

The Grad Life Office and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning are again partnering to offer a series of workshops in our Teacher Development Program for Graduate Students. The Teacher Development Series is a free, six-part series designed specifically for graduate students to develop teaching and classroom skills. The Series are held each Fall and Spring semester. Learn more.

Lehigh hosts the 2017 LVAIC Digital Tools Workshop

LVAIC will host a one-day conference at Lehigh University on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This event will include a series of short "lightning round" talks (no more than 5 to 10-minutes each)and "hands-on workshops". The lightning round talks will focus on the pedagogical purposes of various digital tools that have been used to enhance teaching and learning (rather than on the mechanics of the tool itself). The "hands-on workshops" will give participants the opportunity to try new tools, discuss potential pedagogical benefits of using those tools, and strategize about integrating such tools into their courses.

Classes being taught in CITL Teaching Spaces

The CITL is pleased to be partnering with faculty on classes being taught in CITL Teaching Spaces during the Spring 2017 semester. Faculty teaching these classes will implement pedagogical approaches that take advantage of the unique features of these rooms, including collaborative learning, active learning, touch-screen display technologies, and videoconferencing with remote participants.

  • Edmund Webb,  Strength of Materials (MECH 012-011)
  • Keith Moored, Strength of Materials (MECH 012-013)
  • James Peterson, African-American Literature and Culture (ENGL 318)
  • Alison Kanosky, Mass Incarceration in the United States" (AAS 096  13423/HIST 13269)
  • Corrine Post, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Stakeholders (MBA 454)
  • Ziad Munson, Political Sociology (SOC 104)
  • Peggy A Kong, Experiencing the United Nations: Gender and Education in International Development (CIE 405)
  • Todd Watkins, Microeconomics (ECO 203)
  • Karen Beck Pooley, Urban Environmental Policy (ES 312)
  • Dan Lopresti et al, Women in Technology (CSE 098)
  • Greg Skutches, Research and Argument (ENGL 002-026)
  • Greg Reihman, Eastern Philosophy (PHIL 140) 

2017 Symposium on Teaching and Learning

The purpose of this annual event is to highlight new, interesting, and effective approaches to teaching and learning at Lehigh. We hope to disseminate good ideas, inspire others to try new approaches, and recognize the work of those who have met with success of one kind or another in their teaching. This year the Symposium was held on Wednesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 20th.  Watch the full-session recordings online.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Learning?

How can virtual reality experiences improve the writing fluency and academic achievement of special needs students?

Lehigh’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning purchased two high-end HTC Vive virtual reality systems, including one housed in a second-floor lab at the College of Education. Garrigan, who requested the purchase, will use the system in the proposed pilot project, but he also has been training students, faculty and community leaders in its use and testing its capabilities.

Read full article in the Spring 2017 Bulletin

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