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. 


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What can we do for you?

Use our audio/visual studio to record lecture materials and presentations, we'll produce them, then make them accessible to your students via Canvas or iTunesU.
Record your lectures live in the classroom. Using Echo360 Lecture Capture, we can connect your classroom to your Canvas for students to review.
We offer training in up-and-coming technology that can help you engage students in and out of the classroom. We have offered trainings in Infographics, Echo360 Lecture Capture and similar technologies. 
The CLT can help you build your Canvas courses to make them cohesive and easy to use for you and your students.

Goals and Mission


Our goal is to help you discover innovative and applicable technology resources that you can integrate into your instruction to more dynamically engage your students in the learning process.


The Center for Learning with Technology collaborates with faculty to promote instructional and learning excellence at Harding University using effective education and communication technologies.

The Center initiates a wide range of activities 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

About Us

Campus-wide events

Below you will find all the Professional Development opportunities that we are currently offering to faculty, staff, and adjuncts.

October Training Opportunities

Department-Tailored Services: We can research and provide training that is custom-designed for your department's specific needs.

Personal Technology Assistance: If you would prefer direct, one-on-one assistance tailored to your individual needs, please contact us and we will come to you.

A/V Recording Lab

Our audio/visual recording lab provides a basic, yet functional facility designed to allow you to record lecture material 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 iTunesU.

The Center serves the entire Harding faculty, staff, and students.

Meet our Staff

The Center is staffed primarily by Dr Connie Shay and Naomi Valentine. Working alongside the staff at the Center are Keith Cronk, Paula Kirby, and Allison Case.

 Connie Shay, Ed.D.

Connie Shay

Instructional Designer
HU Box 12264
Connie provides expertise in developing instructional materials and integrating technology into curriculum, as well as providing principles and applications of instructional design.  She has dedicated 15 years to teaching in the k-12 classroom and 12 years at the collegiate level.  In the last 11 years, Connie’s academic focus has been on P-20 technology integration.  Connie received her Ed.D. from the University of Memphis in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Technology.  Her doctoral research focused on the factors contributing to the use or non-use of computer technology in a technology-rich environment. Today, Connie enjoys working with faculty and staff as they discover effective and innovative technologies they can integrate into their courses to enrich student’s academic success.

Naomi Valentine, M.B.A


Instructional Designer/IS&T
HU Box 12264
Naomi has been in higher education for 8 years, working with Harding's MBA and Adult and Online Studies programs. Naomi provides expertise in online monitoring, development and instructional design. She recently received her certification in Applying the Quality Matter Rubric (APPQMR), 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. Naomi's motto is: "strive for excellence in all that you do!"


Training Details & Upcoming Dates

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CLT Tutorials

The Center for Learning with Technology offers training videos and PDF tutorials on a variety of the following resources. Select this link to navigate to the CLT Tutorial page:

CLT Tutorials


Canvas: A General Overview

September 1st: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

September 2nd: 12:00pm -1:00pm

 Allison Case
Echo 360

Echo360 - Lecture Capture & Personal Capture

September 8th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

September 9th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Scott Pritchett & Nathan Venable
 Voice Thread


September 15th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

September 16th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Dr. Connie Shay
 Quality Matters

Quality Matters Online Course Design Overview

September 22nd: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

September 23rd: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Dr. Christopher Davis
 Web Confrencing

Google Chat Hangout- Featured Tech Tool

September 24th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Dr. Connie Shay & Naomi Valentine
 Google Tools

Developing a Quality Matters Aligned Syllabus

September 29th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

September 30th: 12:00 - 1:00pm

 Dr. Connie Shay & Naomi Valentine
 Online Learning

Creating a Digitized Syllabus

October 6th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

October 7th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Dr. Connie Shay
 Quality Matters

Applying the QM Rubric - Part 1 (Course Overview)

October 20th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

October 21st: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Dr. Connie Shay & Naomi Valentine
 Quality Matters

Applying the QM Rubric - Part 2 (Modules)

October 27th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

October 28th: 12:00 - 1:00pm

 Dr. Connie Shay & Naomi Valentine
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Multimedia Presentation Design Do's & Don'ts

November 17th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

November 18th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Dr. Connie Shay & Naomi Valentine

 You can also view this information using the online flyer located here

Colloquium Series

Colloquim Series

The Center for Learning with Technology host a Colloquium Series during the spring term, each Colloquium series to provide an arena for discussion to focus on the presenters research, scholarship, and/or teaching pertaining to technology.

More on Colloquium Series

 The Colloquium Series is a platform for Harding  faculty to present their research, scholarship, or teaching approaches that are related to areas in technology and curriculum integration. Faculty share their unique approach to interesting and innovative approaches to facilitate student learning through the use of technology.  Colloquia are are intended to be lively discussions rather than presentations and can be designed to help resolve problems, answer questions, or provide a stimulus for further investigation and application.

Colloquium Series Videos

Dr. Marguerite Cronk
Dr. Marguerite Cronk lectures on using a game enhanced point reward system to increase student engagement and participation in class discussion in the Bracket Library February 12th, 2013.
Dr. Tim Westbrook
Dr. Tim Westbrook lectures on distance education at the 2014 Harding University Colloquium series.

Faculty Technology Showcase

The Faculty Technology Showcase is a yearly fall event that provides the opportunity for Harding faculty to share and visit with colleagues about the new and innovative teaching technologies they use in their classrooms, that enhances teaching and improves student learning.  The Showcase is in an informal interactive poster-session format allowing faculty to demonstrate and discuss their experiences using innovative methods and technology tools to impact teaching, learning and student success.

Reasons to Attend

Technology Showcase

At the Faculty Technology Showcase, you will:
1. Meet new people who are well versed in the ways of technological integration for the classroom.

2. Glean new ideas for your own use in the classroom.
3. Improve your own learning with the help of the scheduled lecturers
4. Enjoy the fun and relaxing atmosphere

Program of Events

For an online copy of this years schedule of events, please visit this webpage


Dr. Monte Tatum


Dr. M. Monte Tatom received his Ed.D. in Educational Administration at Auburn University on 3/20/1998. He has a BA in Bible (1977) and a BA in Elementary Education (1978) from Harding College. He has 26 years in K-12 education as Teacher (11 years), Assistant Principal (6 years), Principal (5 years) & Coordinator of Staff Development (2.5 years from 1979 - 2005. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006. He is an Associate Professor of Education within the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at FHU. He currently has 9+ years in Higher Education (2006 - Present). He has actively been involved in educational technology since taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL during Spring 1983 (EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education).

Meet Our Other Presenters


Dr. Jeremiah Sullins is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. He will be speaking on "Voicethread" and how it can be used it to potentially improve courses

Dr. Bruce Bryant is the Director of Mater of Arts: Excellence in Teaching Program. He will be speaking on Student engagement and collaboration using Padlet, VoiceThread, Hangouts, and Socrative

Katie Ramirez is an Instructor and the Director of Student Publications. She will be speaking on how social media platforms can be used in the classroom

Dr. Susan Grogan is an Assistant Professor of Education. She will be speaking on Quality Matters online course construction

Dr. Wendy Ellis is the Director of Reading and an Associate Professor of Education. She will be speaking on Quality Matters online course construction

Dr. Jim Miller is an Associate Professor and the Chairman for the Department of Communication. He will be speaking on how social media platforms can be used in the classroom

Dr. Kwame Yeboah is an Associate Professor for the College of Pharmacy. He will be hosting a poster session on the use of Everywhere Videos to engage students

Dr. Christopher Davis is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Center Adult & Online Studies. He will be speaking on how Quality Matters can improve course design and student engagement

Dr. Lisa Ritchie is an Associate Professor for the Department of Family & Consumer Science. She will be speaking on the use of Echo360 Lecture Capture.


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