UM Libraries Technology Resources
Digital Media Commons
Free workshops designed to introduce students, faculty, and staff to available software (including CTools, online assessment with UM Lessons, and Sitemaker), services, and facilities.
The Faculty Exploratory is designed specifically for faculty at the University of Michigan to enhance lecturing, research, and publishing skills. Whether you already use technology and just need a few tips or are just starting out and need a whole new skill set, you can take hands-on workshops, setup an appointment, or just stop in and say, HELP!
They also offer tutorials and one-on-one consultations.
Enriching Scholarship is a week-long instructional technology conference on campus, sponsored by the FE each May. The conference invites faculty and instructional staff to enhance their teaching and research by participating in a week of free seminars, workshops, demonstrations and other events drawing upon the expertise of faculty and instructional technology specialists from across campus.
Knowledge Navigation Center
The KNC is a center for learning how to use technology in your coursework, teaching, or research.
They offer consultations, tutorials, and LibGuides on a range of software products, like Refworks, EndNote, Microsoft Office, and many more (http://guides.lib.umich.edu).
Health Sciences Libraries Guides, Tutorials, Presentations, & Workshops
Educational opportunities include citation management, database searching, MGet It and Mirlyn, NIH Public Access Policy, Deep Blue, Virtual Reality, and more.
UM Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC) Workshops
The UM TTC works to help the University of Michigan community connect with services and resources that support their teaching, learning and research, and is a group comprised of staff from units across campus.
Other UM Technology Resources
Adaptive Technology Computing
Adaptive Technology Computing Services meets the computing and information technology needs of U-M students, faculty and staff with temporary or ongoing physical, visual, learning or ergonomic impairments.
Information and Technology Services (ITS)-Education
ITS offers fee-based computer training and education to UM faculty, staff, students, and affiliates, including MediaWiki, Excel, Keynote, and others.
Information and Technology Services (ITS)-Computing Resources for Teaching at U-M
Learn how to organize classes, interact with students, and meet a variety of learning needs using new Web 2.0 tools along with more traditional methods.
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)
CRLT offers instructional help on technology in teaching outside of the classroom to graduate student instructors (GSIs) and faculty.
Classes are offered, such as “Using Technology to Save Time and Enhance Learning.” See class listings here.
Links to campus tips and resources are provided:
- Examples of UM Faculty Using Technology in Teaching
- Tips for Using Common Technology Tools in Teaching
- Engage Students with the Use of Clickers
- Additional Resources for Instructional Technology
Human Resource Development (HRD) Course Calendar
HRD provides programs and courses designed to provide skills you can apply directly to your work. Courses are fee-based.
iClicker is the interactive audience response system used by UM.
Professional Resources on Technology
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About...
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About... series provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices. Each brief focuses on a single technology or practice and describes: what it is, how it works, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Includes over 30 briefs about tech tools such as Lecture Capture, Screencasting, Twitter, and Live Question Tool.
New Media Consortium (NMC)
NMC is a community of hundreds of leading universities, colleges, museums, and research centers. The NMC stimulates and furthers the exploration and use of new media and technologies for learning and creative expression.
One of their major reports on emerging technologies is their annual Horizon Report, which describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within higher education.