Center for Learning with Technology
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.
About Our Center
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 can 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.
A/V Recording Lab
Our audio/visual recording lab provides a basic, yet functional facility designed to allow you to record lecture materials in a quiet, controlled environment, free from the distraction of typical office activities. A popular use of the lab is to record voice-over presentations (PowerPoint) using Camtasia.
In addition, we offer post-production services, which include editing and exporting your recordings into any number of popular formats. For your convenience, we will also post your completed files to Canvas and/or YouTube.
The Center serves the entire Harding University faculty.
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 recently received her Peer Review Certification (PRC) using the Quality Matter (QM) Rubric, 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 is able to assist faculty and staff with their design needs, ensuring that all users achieve the outcome they desire. She is also an Adjunct Business instructor for the Center for Adult and Online Studies, at Harding University. 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 Events
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