Technology Resources for Faculty


Technology Facilities
The College of Education provides our faculty with a variety of technology resources to enhance the teaching strategies and scholarly activities. The technology facilities available for our faculty to check out are:

Technology Quantity Availability
Apple TV  2  Available (2)
iPad Keyboard  1  Checked Out
Mac Computer Wireless Keyboard  1  Checked Out
Pages Licenses for Mac Computer  20  Available (12)
Keynote Licenses for Mac Computer  20 Available (11)
Numbers Licenses for Mac Computer  20 Available (12)
Explain Everything iPad App  20 Available (14)
Notability iPad App  20 Available (13)
Nearpod School Edition Licenses  12  Available (0)
Cannon EOS Rebel T3 Camera  1  Available (1)
PC Laptop with Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Premium Speech Recognition and Microsoft Publisher Software  1  Available (1)

iPads and Apple TVs
Apple TVs are available in all the classrooms for faculty and students to take advantage of the mirroring and mobile capabilities of iOS devices. Faculty and staff in College of Education are outfitted with an iPad Mini for classroom usage and can access the College-owned iPad 2s for hands-on learning activities.

  • The Department of Professional Education has 30 iPad 2s in a mobile cart.
  • The Department of Health and Human Performance has 10 iPad 2s.
  • The College-owned iPad 2s include the following educational apps:
    • iWork
    • iPhoto
    • iMovie
    • GarageBand
    • SUPER WHY! for iPad
    • CITEpsych
    • Grammar App HD by Tap to Learn
    • Hello-Hello Kids Language Learning
    • U Learn Chinese-Audio Video
    • See Read Say HD
    • Word Magic
    • ABC Pocket Phonics: Letter Sounds & Writing + First Words
    • My PDS
    • Autism/DTT Colors
    • Autism/DTT Shapes
    • Answer: Yes No HD
  • Apple in Education Resources

SMARTBoard
SMARTBoard classrooms located in Main Hall 339, 352, and 368 and Blatnik G2 and G4 including instructor and student workstations and projection equipment. This areas are available for use as open labs when they are not reserved for use as classrooms.

Useful SMARTBoard resources:

Intelliboard
Intelliboard classrooms located in Main Hall 348, 338, 366, and 369 including instructor and student workstations and projection equipment. This areas are available for use as open labs when they are not reserved for use as classrooms.

TAP-it™
TAP-it™ is a touch accessible platform interactive technology. The College of Education adds this device to the group of products that enable the faculty and students to have the ADA compliant interactive learning station. Faculty can integrate this technology into their classroom and create accessibility for students with special needs.

LiveText
The College of Education offers a variety of assessment formats. All the faculty and full-time students in the College of Education have their own LiveText accounts for electronic assignment/assessment and professional performance portfolio development. LiveText allows the College of Education for seamless integration and data reporting to effectively measure learning goals and institutional objectives for accreditation and continuous improvement.

Sakai
The College of Education offers a variety of online courses. We also offer traditional courses that integrate an online component. The majority of College of Education’s course offerings are supported by online resources available through the University’s learning management system, Sakai.

Technology Teaching Assistant Program
The College of Education takes the initiative in leveraging mobile technology for enhanced instruction via our new Technology Teaching Assistant (TTA) program. This program works with faculty and students to enable and promote the development and dissemination of innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning. TTAs shall demonstrate their proficiency in the technology application operation and trouble-shooting, and provide their assigned faculty with one-on-one assistance on a fixed 3-hour schedule per week or “call-out” basis according to the faculty’s needs. Not only will this build a technology-enriched community in our College, but also support an ecosystem designed to empower undergraduate students and allow them opportunities to shine. [more...]

Professional Development Workshops
Faculty at College of Education frequently receive technology professional development trainings conducted by professional trainers. The workshops include:

  • SMARTBoard
    • Introduction to the Board, Tools, and Basic Functionality
    • Advanced Curriculum Units
    • Response System and Assessment
  • iPad
    • iPad App Update
    • iBook Author
    • iTunes U Management
    • Social Studies Integration
    • Challenge-Based Learning
    • Nearpod

Resources

For more information or assistance, please contact:

Dr. Li-Wei Peng
West Liberty University
103 Shotwell Hall
208 University Drive
Campus Union Box 162
West Liberty, WV 26074
Office: 304-336-8181
Fax: 304-336-8256
[email protected]