Center for Learning with Technology (CLT)
The Center for Learning with Technology is the discovery team for innovative and applicable technology resources that faculty can integrate into their courses to engage students. Here you will find resources that will assist you with helpful new practices for teaching and learning.
What can we do for you?
Educational theory supports using active learning methods to enhance your expertise with content through the following:
• Record lecture materials and presentations making them easily accessible to students via Canvas or other channels.
• Use Echo360 to record lectures live; in or out of the classroom and connect your content to your Canvas course. This allows students to view course content from various platforms.
• Stay abreast with current technology that can be used to enhance your course. The Center for Learning with Technology design and offer training sessions in current technology to assist with engaging students and increase learning outcomes.
• Develop your Canvas courses to make them cohesive and navigationally friendly for students.
Department-Tailored Services: We provide training that is custom-designed for your department's specific needs.
Personal Technology Assistance: If you prefer direct, one-on-one assistance we can help and will come to you.
Course Development: We use Academic Standards, designed for the development of online, on-ground, and blended courses, to assist with your design needs.
Meet our Staff
The Center is staffed primarily by Dr. Diana Tepe and Naomi Valentine. Working alongside the staff at the Center are Keith Cronk, Paula Kirby, Allison Case, and a fluid group of student workers.
Diana Tepe, Ed.D
Diana Tepe has a Doctor of Education from the University of Memphis in Instructional Design and Technology with over 7 years work in the corporate world developing and delivering stand-up, online, and computer-based instruction. Before working as an Instructional Designer, she taught for 5 years at the University of Memphis. Diana and her husband, Kirk, attend Downtown church and they have 2 daughters, who are graduates of HU: Jaclyn Seiders - Education and Leah Penn - Dietetics. Diana especially enjoys spending time with her two grandsons, Wyat and Benjamin Penn.
Naomi Valentine, M.B.A
Naomi has been in higher education for approximately 8 years, working with Harding's MBA and Adult and Online Studies programs. Naomi provides assistance in online monitoring, development and instructional design. She is a certified Instructional Designer and Peer Reviewer, a certification which focuses on the design quality of a course. Naomi received her M.B.A from Harding University in 2014 and is currently working for the Center for Learning with Technology; in the IS&T department. In this role, she assists faculty and staff with their design needs. She is also an Adjunct Business instructor and teaches online. Naomi's motto is: "strive for excellence in all that you do!"
Goals and Mission
• Discover applicable technology resources faculty can adopt to dynamically engage students in the learning process
• Improve educational technology support for faculty teaching on-ground, blended online, and fully online courses
• Research emergent educational technologies for possible implementation
• Improve faculty awareness and adoption of beneficial educational technology tools to improve teaching and learning
The Center for Learning with Technology collaborates with faculty to promote instructional and learning excellence at Harding University using effective education and communication technologies. A wide range of activities is used to enhance, promote, and invigorate teaching and learning by continually investigating and implementing teaching innovations using current technology.
The Center strives to:
• Keep abreast of current best teaching and learning practices
• Incorporate current teaching and learning best practices into Harding programs
• Undertake ongoing and focused professional development
• Gain peer recognition
• Be fully engaged in using technology to its potential
New This Spring
This section contains a list of all of our training sessions offered this semester. The link below navigates to a forum in which both departmental and individual sign-ups are possible. Please note that departmental sign-ups should be completed by the department chair.
To register for training sessions, Click Here!
Training session topics include:
Faculty Technology Showcase Events
7th Annual Faculty Technology Showcase Details
The purpose of the FTS is to highlight faculty who utilize technology in the classroom, and provide them an opportunity to share, peer-to-peer, from their experiences. This has proven to be a great way to collaborate, educate and expand the use of technology on campus. Today’s classroom is a dynamic environment that engages the student in a variety of learning experiences; many of those experiences make use of technology. Several of our faculty members are already using creative methods to allow students to achieve success and we proudly display their hard work at the annual Faculty Technology Showcase.
The agenda for this year’s showcase has been expanded to cover a range of topics, including hearing from our very own faculty about their experience using design standards to create their course. There will also be numerous hands-on activities. Our Keynote speaker, Keith O-Neal, plans to engage you with practical suggestions to get the most out of your students. Details regarding this year's showcase can be found on our events page.
Faculty Technology Showcase
Darlene Smith, the keynote presenter at the 2016 Faculty Technology Showcase, answers a few questions in one of the many presentations offered.
At the Faculty Technology Showcase, you will:
• Meet new people who are well versed in the ways of technological integration for the classroom.
• Glean new ideas for your own use in the classroom.
• Improve your own learning with the help of the scheduled lecturers.
• Adapt ways you can help improve students learning outcomes.
• Enjoy a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
This series of research presentations is no longer active. An archive of previous presentations can be found here