News and Events
June 7 – 8, 2019
A.K. Bissell Park
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Experience two days of music, food, history, science and more. The Secret City Festival celebrates the best of, the once “Secret City”, Oak Ridge, TN.
Join Roane State at the 2019 Secret City Festival! We will have our immersive technologies available for participants to explore (virtual reality headsets, Microsoft Hololens, Merge Cubes, and newly purchased drone). Also, come talk to us about TN Reconnect and TN Promise! You do not want to miss out on this fun event!
Faculty Course Developer Training Modules – earn a $500 stipend!
Do you teach an online course? Are you a full-time faculty member? If you answered “Yes” to both of these questions, then you are eligible to participate in Faculty Course Developer Training. Throughout the modules, you will complete various activities and assignments that focus on the design process, content creation, technology selection, Universal Design for Learning, assessment, and learning activities.
You will learn about multimedia principles, design theories, and how to implement pedagogical best practices within your online courses. To receive the stipend, all activities and assignments must be completed. The ideal completion date is 30 days. For more information, view the Initiatives Page – Course Developer Training. Please contact Dr. Susan Sutton email@example.com if you are interested in registering for this training!
Faculty Summer Institute at Volunteer State Community College: July 22 – 24
Vol State’s Distributed Education department is sponsoring a free 3-day summer institute with workshop tracks on open educational resources (OER), eLearn, and online teaching and course design. Though designed primarily for our faculty, we welcome attendees from other institutions.
Participants may pick and choose their workshop dates, times, and locations. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required for each individual workshop. To register, go to the Professional Development schedule and sign up by event. You will be asked for a web approval code to complete the registration. The code is: ADJPDT.
For more information, contact Vol State at eLearn@volstate.edu or call (615) 230-3668.
New immersive technology on the way – virtual reality drone and Merge Cubes!
The Merge Cube is a holographic toy that allows users to physically hold and interact with 3D objects using augmented reality (AR) technology. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices. It features dozens of educational games and experiences built for it. Merge Miniverse is a portal for virtual and augmented worlds. Merge makes both physical products and apps, and it also curates a library of family-friendly experiences like 360-degree videos, virtual and augmented reality apps, and games.
The Merge Miniverse allows AR and VR explorers to choose from hundreds of apps and experiences to use with the Merge VR/AR Goggles and Merge Cube, as well as with other AR/VR devices.
Faculty, if you are interested in checking out the virtual reality drone or Merge Cubes to use in your course, please contact CTAT at (865) 882-4556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, CTAT was awarded the President’s Imagination Mini-Grant for “Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Learning”.
This project will focus on increasing student engagement in traditional, hybrid, and online learning environments through high-tech immersive technologies (drone with 4K camera with virtual reality capabilities).
The utilization of immersive technologies in the classroom can assist with engaging and connecting students to the curriculum by creating deeper and meaningful learning experiences.
Monday Morning Mentors!
Each Monday morning, get on-demand access to a new online “mini-seminar” that you can watch anytime during the week—when and where it’s convenient for you. At just 20 minutes, it is easy to fit into any schedule.
Each session includes a video presentation by our most popular presenters, plus supplemental materials, PowerPoint slides, and the complete transcript.
Additionally, there is a certificate you can print off after watching the video and great handouts that you will want to print for future use.
Here is the upcoming schedule (opens in new window).
CTAT Training Room
Do you need a place to have your meeting or training session? The CTAT Training room is located on the first floor of the library (L-100). You can now schedule the CTAT Training Room by visiting the reservation page on the library’s website. After viewing the calendar to see when the room is available click on “Room Bookings” in the right-hand column to make your reservations.
This room is equipped with AirPlay, Two 60″ Samsung TV’s, DELL laptop cart, and an instructor station so that you can project and interact with material as needed.
Course Development Assistance
CTAT instructional designers will consult with you regarding face-2-face, online and hybrid course design. Also, we will assist you with developing multimedia materials including text, images, audio, video, animation, and interactive elements for use in instruction. If you need help with structuring your Momentum/D2L course or with hosting media files please contact us at email@example.com or phone (865) 882-4556.