I describe my job as helping faculty incorporate technology into teaching. In order to do that, I have to meet my clients where they are.
Classroom Technology Resource
I designed the Classroom Technology Resource at classrooms.utk.edu as a resource for instructors. It gives specific instructions on using the technology in each classroom, advertises for one-on-one consultations where I will go to the instructor and work with them to show them how to best use the technology in their classroom or office in a way that best works with their teaching style, as well as provides step-by-step resources, video tutorials, and sections on pedagogy.
Sometimes, faculty, staff, and students don’t have time for live training on other topics we offer. We’ve developed asynchronous training to meet those needs.
Canvas Asynchronous Training
Canvas is our LMS. We use it to create private, asynchronous training geared toward the UTK community.
Other Asynchronous Training
In addition to the above, I’ve created training for rapid response during COVID-19, created or edited the text for other trainers, and guided and supervised the creation by graduate students of several other pieces of training, including OneNote, Google Drawings, and more. I’ve also taken over asynchronous training for our Personal Response System training (TurningPoint Clickers) and have redesigned that training with an eye to instructional design. I’ve assigned a graduate student tasks to improve the training by re-ordering topics, adding more step-by-step instructions, adding timestamp notes on long videos, and including answers to common questions faculty have when learning how to use clickers.