The mission of IRT is to provide leadership in technology and excellence in production, design, instructional technology, and support to the faculty, students, and William Paterson University community.

News & Events: 

Teaching with Technology Lightning Round:

Presented by the William Paterson University Technology Across the Curriculum Committee, the Teaching with Technology Lightning Round showcases six faculty members demonstrating innovative uses of technology in their teaching.

Presentations include:
00:00 - Introductions
02:37 - Dr. Lynne Orr - "Engaging Students through Technology: Bitmoji, Wordly, Pinterest"
07:44 - Dr. Thomas Heinzen - "Information Trails: Game-Based Assessment"
12:49 - Housen Maratouk - "Qualtrics for Teaching, Learning and Research"
17:47 - Dr. Jeung Woon Lee - "Embracing the Technology: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing in Academia"
23:03 - Dr. David Freestone - "Learning in a Tech-Driven World"
27:18 - Dr. Cynthia Northington Purdie - "Powtoons!"
32:38 - Audience Q&A

Beyond Apps: What Our Students Really Need to Know about Technology:

On Wednesday, November 29, Gamin Bartle, Director of Instruction Research & Technology, gave a presentation entitled "Beyond Apps: What Our Students Really Need to Know about Technology." The event was sponsored by the WPU Center for Teaching Excellence and the IRT Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Dr. Bartle offered a definition of Digital Literacy based not on specific skills, but on problem-solving and the ability to keep current as technology changes. Rather than focusing on skill-based technology training (i.e. learning to use Excel), which was standard 15-20 years ago, she believes we should turn our attention to equipping students with the skills to solve problems using technology in creative ways, and to instilling in them an interest in self-directed learning so they can adapt to new technologies more readily. Attendees engaged in a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the issues around digital literacy and William Paterson University Students.

Now introducing The Design Build and Learn Lab 3D Maker Space:

This is a new 3D maker space on campus open to Faculty, Staff, and Students. The space is equipped to make 3D plastic models with4 Makerbot replicator+ units, 2 Makerbot Replicator Mini+ units,tools, and safety equipment necessary to bring your designs to life. It is located in the Chang Library room 120B in the office of Instruction and Research Technology (IRT). We welcome everyone to learn how this space can enhance the ability to learn.

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Using an Active Learning Classroom to Teach Faculty

New Faculty Orientation, Fall 2015

Teaching with New Technology! - The Technology Across the Curriculum Committee recently sponsored a series of presentations by William Paterson faculty demonstrating how they teach with new technologies.

Increasing Engagement in the Classroom through Interactive Technologies
Dr. Bela Florenthal, Marketing and Management

Gamification and Teaching: Can It Inform My Teaching?
Dr. David Fuentes, Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Use of Technology and Student Engagement in the Classroom
Dr. Ellen Pozzi, Educational Leadership and Professional Studies
Dr. Michelle Hinkle, Special Education and Counseling


Active Learning Classrooms

Active Learning Classrooms are the student-centered, technology-rich learning environments.
Damon Weber, AV ControlSystems Manager