Events, Facilities, instructional technology, Pedagogy, TLT, Training Opportunities

Upcoming Fall Events in TLT

Faculty Open House

Faculty Open House
Faculty Open House 9/25 at 2 pm

Friday, September 25

2-4 pm – Stop by anytime!

TLT Suite on JC Long 3rd Floor

Come enjoy light refreshments and enter for your chance to win fabulous prizes while also learning more about what TLT has to offer!

Join us as TLT’s Instructional Technologists showcase our services and demonstrate the latest and greatest educational technology tools. You will have the chance to experience Kahoot! and learn how you can utilize our 3D printer.

We hope to see you there! It’s a great opportunity to interact with people from across campus.

Fall Training Camp

Fall Training Camp
Fall Training Camp 10/19-10/20

October 19 and 20 (Fall Break)

Sessions offered all day

As you make your plans for the rest of the semester, keep in mind that TLT will be hosting Fall Training Camp over Fall Break. We will have two days of training sessions that focus on both teaching strategies and educational technology.

We will be offering 16 unique sessions in a flexible, conference-style schedule so that you can attend the sessions that interest you while still enjoying fall break! Each morning there will be online sessions you can participate in from the comfort of your living room. If you can make it to campus, you can join us for three additional face-to-face sessions each day. During the time slots, two training sessions will run concurrently, meaning that you have even more flexibility and choice in finding a topic relevant to your teaching needs. Session topics vary from demonstrating how to use technologies, including Blendspace and Evernote, to how to enhance your current teaching practices with new strategies, like gamification and concept mapping.

Lastly, don’t forget! We will be having another exciting school competition this fall! You may recall that the School of Sciences and Mathematics won the trophy for Spring Training earlier this year. It was a very close battle with the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. Your attendance will help your school earn points in the competition. The school with the most points will win a trophy and other great prizes!

Visit for a full list of sessions and descriptions. Space is limited so make sure you register soon to secure your spot.


Collaboration, Facilities, Innovative Instruction, Tech Generation

Makerspaces in Higher Ed

Makerspaces are a relatively new trend in education. Makerspaces are physical spaces where students can get together to work on creative projects and often contain 3D printers, innovative software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, and other materials. In education, makerspaces can be thought of as a combination of a classroom and a workshop or lab. But why do we need makerspaces, and why are they relevant in higher education? Andrew Kim, a Steelcase education researcher said, “…we have found that, at the same time that technology is reshaping education, the importance of face-to-face learning is also growing, providing new opportunities for hands-on learning instead of all lecture-based.” Unlike traditional classroom environments, student learning in a makerspace is hands-on and self-directed. Georgia Tech’s makerspace, called the Invention Studio, has been incredibly successful and is often used as a model for others in higher education.

Do you think makerspaces have a place in higher education? If you were designing a makerspace, what equipment, software, or tools would you like to see included?