Those who want to know more about the work Information Technology Services (ITS) does to improve technology culture and infrastructure at Penn State are welcome to view recordings of past ITS Forums at http://tlt.its.psu.edu/about/video. Below is information about some recent ITS Forums that have been offered:
What Are Our Faculty and Students Doing with IT in 2010?
Results of the recent (2009) surveys of Penn State faculty and students show us what technologies they are using and how they are using them. This session discusses the data and some of the implications for ITS.
Incidental Openness: Exploring Stories of Education in the Open
Incidental openness can happen. Institutional mandates typically create initiatives that are weighed down by policy and inefficiencies. At Penn State we have seen an explosion of openness due to the implementation of new platforms for use in teaching and learning. With these platforms in place, we have worked to rethink concepts such as e-portfolios, faculty development, collaboration, OER, and course management systems. During this session, we will describe what Penn State has done, show examples of the impact on teaching and learning, and provide an open forum to discuss our approach and practice to generating open teaching, design, and learning.
e-Lion: A Premier Example of University-Wide IT Collaboration
eLion is to our students as the Internet is to its user base. No one owns eLion and its success is based entirely upon effective collaboration and shared purpose. This presentation explores the eLion governance model and how it works at Penn State.