Academic Technology

Academic Technology provides service for faculty and students with instructional design, supports the student labs, assists with academic webspace, and administrates instructional software.

  • Instructional Technology - Trained and experienced Instructional Technologists are available to help integrate technology into your courses and research
  • Student Technology Consultants (STCs) - Specially trained in hardware, software, and consultation skills staff the student labs, design and produce digital media, and offer free software workshops to the University community
  • Academic Webspace - The Instructional Technologists and STCs are available to help the university community design and mount department, course-based, and personal academic webpages; multimedia and graphics expertise is combined with a sophisticated understanding of the Internet to provide you with professional advice
  • Instructional Software - Administers all instructional software, including Blackboard and Listservs; create and implement courses in both the distance learning and hybrid (regular classwork augmented with online interaction) environments

Instructional Design

Instructional Design is the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional theory to ensure the quality of instruction. It is the entire process of analysis of learning needs and goals and the development of a delivery system to meet those needs. It includes development of instructional materials and activities; and tryout and evaluation of all instruction and learner activities.

Often the materials and activities derived from instructional design are presented in form of different multimedia technologies. IRT's staff is skilled in creating various forms of mulitmedia. Some of the software packages we deal with regularly are:

Flash -- PhotoShop -- Illustrator -- PowerPoint