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August 2010: Technology Learning Center Report
Judith Lea, Director
Summer training for faculty was
completed with 45 adjunct and 30 full-time faculty members
participating in some form of training. Fall training will begin
in October for faculty. September will be committed to student
training and instruction.
The NACC Workforce Development Department sponsored a Tech
Conference where I was invited to present. The presentation was
“Computer Certifications.” Attendance was great and I was able
to share about the center and the many opportunities for
training. The center also serves as a Certiport Testing site
which has been very popular with the Elevate America program
that ends this month.
Athens State University along with Blackboard hosted the first
annual ACCS eLearning Symposium. The day was a great success and
we were able to receive a free one semester subscription to the
building block for NBC News Archives. This will be an added
resource for instructors online as well as on campus.
A week of Student Orientations was offered through the center
for the new Blackboard 9 system. The first week of class we
offered 15 sessions from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM in an attempt to cover
every time slot. Six hundred and forty students participated in
the on campus face-to-face orientation, along with five
instructors. This number includes the 133 students taking the
NUR103 Nursing Assessment which has been moved to an online
environment this year.
Student activity really picked up in the center as more students
began to come in for technology training and assistance. Regular
center hours have been established with the help of a part-time
work study who will work two nights a week allowing the center
to be open from 8:00-7:00 on Monday and Tuesday and 8:00-4:00 on
Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is set aside for appointments so
that we can personally assist those students having a little
more trouble with the technology. Walk-ins are welcome as well.
The month ended with two days of testing, one for the Elevate
America and another as a proctor for Brigham Young University.
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