• New guide to Open Educational Resources

    OU Libraries has created a new guide to Open Educational Resources. This guide was designed to assist faculty and students in finding OERs for teaching and research.

  • Free Survey Tool Now Available

    Students, faculty and staff now have access to Qualtrics, a market leader among data collection and survey research survey platforms.

OU Libraries Invites the Public to Transcribe Civil War-Era Documents

NORMAN – In observance of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, the University of Oklahoma Libraries invites the public to transcribe a group of Civil War-era manuscripts, available at transcribe.ou.edu. Transcribing the Past: Civil War Manuscripts features handwritten letters (1862 to 1863) exchanged between Lt. Lyle Garrett of the 23rd Iowa Infantry and his wife, Mary; and a ... Read More »

Academic Tech News, Week of 8/17

Here Come the Data Scientists – 8/17 “A few days after the Hewlett sponsored gathering Learning with MOOCs wrapped, one word keeps buzzing through my brain: and that word is data. This was less a MOOC workshop than a coming out party for the postsecondary learning-focused data scientists. Instructional designers were yesterday’s hot new member of the course development team. ... Read More »

Fourth Annual ATE Call for Proposals

Academic Tech Expo

Dear OU Faculty and Staff, You are invited to submit a proposal for the Fourth Annual Academic Technology Expo on January 9th, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma. If you are using technology to enhance learning and would like to share your experiences we would be honored to have you as a presenter. Our goal is to showcase the best ... Read More »

Cloud Printing Kiosks Return to OU Campus

OU Information Technology is bringing cloud printing back to campus this semester.  Starting in August 2014, OU students will have access to 11 cloud printing kiosks, strategically located in areas with the highest density of users: residence halls, Bizzell Memorial Library, and the Union, to name a few. Through a partnership with WEPA, members of the OU community will be ... Read More »

Piloting Domains With OU Create

Note: This post originally appeared at adamcroom.com and has been reposted with permission. I’ve been involved in only a few number of projects that get me as excited as one that we are piloting this Fall. Roughly 18 months ago, inspired by projects such as Clemson’s ePortfolio project, we wanted to do something similar at OU. Hoping to find something equally as ... Read More »

Academic Tech News, Week of 8/10

In case you missed it – a snapshot of this week’s academic tech news from around the web. Enlisting Smartphones In The Campaign For Campus Safety “Several new apps offer quick ways for college students facing unsafe or uncomfortable situations to reach out to their peers, connect with resources on campus and in their communities, or notify law enforcement.” Read ... Read More »

OU D2L: We’re Here to Help!

Beginning the Fall 2014 semester, IT Digital Spaces is phasing out the email address learn@ou.edu in favor of funneling all OU D2L support requests through the IT Service Center. We are aiming to provide a more unified support experience for all OU D2L users. For assistance by phone, you can call 405-325-4357 to speak to a technician directly. The current hours ... Read More »

iClicker Training and Demo Workshops for Instructors

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The Center for Teaching Excellence and Information Technology are providing a day focused on iClickers — August 14. We are offering two training sessions for new users at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Physical Sciences 224. We are providing a pedagogy best-practices session for experienced iClicker users with Dr. Doug Gaffin from 11:00 a.m. – Noon in Physical Sciences ... Read More »

Academic Tech News, Week of 8/4

In case you missed it – a snapshot of this week’s academic tech news from around the web. Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead “However, the underlying facts are inarguable: that the rising cost of education, combined with the transformative potential of online teaching and learning technologies, presents a long-term challenge that no university can afford to ignore.” ... Read More »

Spring 2014 LMS Pilot Update from Dr. Mark Morvant

Colleagues, First, I want to thank the 859 Faculty and instructors who completed the D2L Faculty Survey last Fall and the 35 Faculty and instructors who participated in the LMS Pilot in the Spring. The survey gave us valuable information about the state of usage of D2L and insight on ways to improve the faculty experience with the technology. The pilot ... Read More »

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