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.
What can we do for you?
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
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 Elrod and Carl Walker. Working alongside the staff at the Center are Keith Cronk, Paula Kirby, and Angela Sivia.
Connie Elrod, Ed.D.
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.
Training Details & Upcoming Dates
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:
|Voice Thread||Dr. Connie Shay|
Web Conferencing Tools for Classroom
Easy HTML to Modify Content Layout in Canvas
|Dr. Connie Shay|
Flipped Classroom Tools
February 17th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
|Dr. Lisa Ritchie|
February 25: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
February 26: 12:00pm -1:00pm
March 18th: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
March 19th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Quality Matters Rubric (Online Course Review)
April 1st: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
April 2nd 12:00pm - 1:00pm
|Dr. Carl Walker|
In this workshop you will learn strategies for connecting with students educationally through social media tools. Come and learn how to setup social media accounts for your courses, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Effective Practices in Online Learning
April 13th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
|Keith Cronk & Dr. Christopher Davis|
Alternatives to PowerPoint
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.
The Faculty Technology Showcase is a fall event hosted by the Center for Learning with Technology and is a great place to learn how faculty are integrating technology to enhance students' learning, both online and in face-to-face settings.