Growing up with a blind grandfather, the importance of equity for individuals with visual disabilities was constantly reinforced. During my recent interview with Dr. Jennifer Culver, Director of Academic Technology Services for Simmons School of Education and Human Development, reminded me of that significance as she shared her experience of presenting at the Peralta Equity Conference.
Hosted by the Peralta Online Equity Initiative, the 3-day conference encompassed increasing learning equity for all learners. The first day focused on Continue reading Name That Image: 7 Examples for Raising Awareness of Accessibility
As we begin a new term, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently added new Academic Technology Service Directors, or ATSDs, to work as a liaison between faculty and OIT dedicated to each of SMU’s colleges and schools. This group of individuals ensures that the unique technology needs of academics and faculty in each school, specifically those required for instruction and scholarship, are well supported, integrated, and highly personalized.
Academic Technology Service Directors, while part of OIT, serve their communities by integrating into their schools. The ATSDs are strategically partnering with each area’s leadership while maintaining an “open door policy” for developing relationships with each faculty member. Continue reading SMU’s ATSDs: Advancing Unique Technology Support for Instruction & Scholarship
Dr. Jennifer Culver is an Academic Technology Service Director for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development here at SMU. An Academic Technology Service Director (ATSD) serves as the liaison between academics and the Office of Information Technology, ensuring that faculty and student’s technology needs are met. I recently sat down with Dr. Culver to probe her on a recent trip she took with Dr. Robert Hunt, where she was able to share her passion for technology use within the classroom throughout the Phillippines. Continue reading SMU Instructional Technology Spreads Digital Tools in Asia