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Educational Technology & Media (formerly ITS)

Engaging, challenging, and nurturing faculty in appropriate uses of educational technology and digital media so they can prepare students for leadership in an information society

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December 3, 2013

Presenting and Preserving Your Scholarship With Digital Commons

Digital Commons @ SPU facilitates the discovery and sharing of scholarly and creative work associated with Seattle Pacific University. Learn about self-archiving and how Digital Commons can help you present and preserve your scholarship. Watch a recording of the workshop here http://www.screencast.com/t/XPx7ibsWfG


June 27, 2013

Adobe Connect

Interested in holding online synchronous discussions with students?  Looking for a way for students in remote locations to participate in a face-to-face class? Need to host a web conference?  Then Adobe Connect may be the tool for you.  Adobe Connect allows faculty to host real-time meetings with up to 100 participants.  Features include audio, video, […]


June 27, 2013

iPads in Education

Interested in using an iPad to enhance your teaching and promote student learning?  Here are a few resources to help you get started: iPad Quick Start Guide Learn how to create an Apple ID, sync your services with iCloud, locate your device if lost or stolen, navigate your iPad, create a passcode, set up email, connect […]


June 27, 2013

Flipping Your Classroom

What does it mean to flip the classroom? Traditionally, professors have devoted a large portion of class time to lecture and asked students to work on assigned problems and homework outside those sessions.  In this teacher-centric model, students do not have immediate access to the professor when they need assistance with coursework.  As a result, […]


June 27, 2013

Workshop: Twitter – Sharing Your Learning with Colleagues & Students

Twitter and other social media technologies are often viewed as being a waste of time. Is there more to Twitter than learning how celebrities and narcissistic friends spend their day? In this workshop you will learn how to use Twitter and other Web 2.0 technologies to: Find and manage information Share content with colleagues and […]


June 27, 2013

Workshop: Engaging Students in Learning with Poll Everywhere

Economics Professor Geri Mason shares about her experiences using Poll Everywhere with student cell phones for learning. Workshop Objectives Learn more about how mobile learning is being used in higher education Learn how to use cell phones as clickers Watch a recording of the Poll Everywhere Workshop. Learn more about upcoming workshops.


June 27, 2013

Integrating Technology to Improve the Quality and Efficiency of Teaching and Learning

Associate Professor of Education John Bond teaches the same class at four different locations. As a result, he desired to incorporate multiple technology solutions to improve the quality and efficiency of his teaching. He intended this use of technology to complement face-to-face instruction, rather than shifting entirely over to online instruction. Director David Wicks came […]


June 27, 2013

Website for Work of Music Professor Myrna Capp

With this website design project, Myrna Capp desired to share her African musical experiences with others, make colleagues and friends aware of her diverse musical activities (teaching, performance, and research), inform students about her past work, create a model for students to follow as they build their own websites, and share with local and state […]


June 27, 2013

New Graduate Student Dinner Video

The Graduate Center partnered with Audio/Video Specialist David Rither to produce a video for the New Graduate Student Dinner. The goals of the project included showcasing the breadth of SPU graduate programs, highlighting the academic and personal demands and rewards for particular programs, and featuring the quality of alumni who have graduated from SPU, all […]


June 27, 2013

Podcasting Course Lectures on SPU iTunes U

Professor Derek Wood worked with ETM staff to podcast on-campus lectures with the goal of providing students with the opportunity to review the content. Prof. Wood used an iPod fitted with an iTalk recorder (Belkin) and a mic to record the lectures and used Audacity to edit and reformat the audio files. After transferring the […]