The pursuit of academic excellence in a large university like GW requires the efforts of talented people, working and studying in well-equipped classrooms and state-of-the-art labs. Increasingly, it also means leveraging technologies that support the creation and dissemination of knowledge.
Academic Technologies (AT) identifies, develops, implements, and supports a variety of innovative technology for the enrichment of the academic experience at GW. Through specialized services, such as Blackboard, the GW Mobile app, ColonialCast Lecture Capture, and classroom technology support, AT strives to advance GW’s enterprise goals for the University community.
The Blackboard Course Management System @ GW enables instructors and graduate teaching assistants to provide registered students with course materials and resources online. In addition to giving students access to syllabi, assignments, and assessments, faculty and students can use Blackboard to communicate via text chat, audio, video, and discussion groups. Enhanced Blogs, Wikis, and Journals provide asynchronous answer-response forums for student reflections on course content. Instructors can also engage students through materials found on YouTube, SlideShare, and Flickr with Blackboard’s Mashup Tool.
The Teaching & Learning Collaborative
The Teaching & Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a faculty-driven center for teaching excellence, a signature initiative of the newly created Office of Teaching and Learning, headed by Vice Provost Stephen C. Ehrmann, and TLC Director Denis Cioffi. The TLC brings faculty and staff together to help faculty broaden their instructional experience, promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, and encourage students as they deepen their commitment to learning.
Division of Information Technology (Division of IT)
The Division of IT is the chief provider of technology infrastructure, services and applications at GW. The Division of IT partners with stakeholders across GW to equip students, staff and faculty with the technology know-how and tools necessary to achieve academic excellence. The Division of IT works with students, faculty, staff and departments across the university to provide advanced technology solutions. From Internet and phone connections in offices and residence halls to software that supports admissions, online registration and other aspects of day-to-day business, the Division of IT keeps GW connected.