Our goal in Academic Technology is to assist faculty in creating technology enhanced instructional materials that use the principles of instructional and universal design to create focused, efficient and engaging learning-centered experiences for the students of California State University, Northridge.
Academic Technology supports a number of software and hardware tools and strategies to assist faculty in successfully creating technology-enhanced learning environments. The Resource Guide outlines many of the options for using technology in course development. Many of these tools are available at no charge or at a reduced rate.
In addition, strategies for using technology in the curriculum to enable students to realize their educational goals are outlined. In keeping with the University’s first priority to promote the welfare and intellectual progress of students, strategies are offered for the use of technology to provide an inclusive, cooperative community for learners. The goal of providing an accessible learning environment, which is available to all students, is part of that effort and is in alignment with the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI).
A number of faculty on campus are using technology as a way to enhance their courses. Our collection of short video essays highlight a number of interesting projects on campus including some Best Practices for Teaching with Technology, Using Technology to Engage Students and the History of Computing at CSUN.
Teaching and Learning Bytes is a forum where faculty and outside experts gather to share emerging technologies and pedagogical strategies to engage student learning. Visit the Teaching with Technology Video Archives for past sessions.