Center for Learning with Technology (CLT)
The Center for Learning with Technology (CLT) supports Harding University's committment to developing quality courses, increasing the University's online course catalogus, promoting effective learning and continuous improvement.
Meet our Staff
The Center is staffed primarily by Naomi Valentine. Working alongside the staff at the Center are Keith Cronk, Paula Kirby, Allison Case, and a fluid group of student workers.
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!"
Maren Patterson, M.A.
Maren Patterson has been a digital content developer for 18 years and has guided teams to successful publications of various projects. Mr. Patterson is highly recommended from several of his most recent employers and is recognized as having achieved advanced knowledge and skill set in every subject matter that he is presented with. He is a quick learner, focused performer, and goal achiever. His experience with applications ranges a wide spectrum of use relating to varying projects developed, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Black Magic’s DaVinci, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, Avid’s ProTools, as well as Microsoft’s Office Suite, and Apple’s Office Suite, just to name a few. Additionally he has experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress, and several design methodologies applied to his work. Mr. Patterson is a courteous, kind, and motivational person continuing to progress to positively affect his community. Several examples of brief projects and a more in-depth depiction of his experience may be reviewed at www.marenpatterson.com
Goals and Mission
• Partner with teachers to assist in the effective use of technology in the classroom
• Use establised quality design metrics in the design of learning materials
• 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 (CLT) exists to enhance the learning experience and success of students through the use of appropriate learning technologies.
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
• Be fully engaged in using technology to its potential
New This Semester
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.
This year’s showcase has been concluded. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall of 2018!