Tools & Educational Technology
6.4 Using technology to produce learning materials
There are a number of different resource tools available for faculty to use to enhance student success in face-to-face, hybrid and online learning environments. Please visit the Faculty Survival Guide to learn more about the different tools available for teachers at Algonquin College.
Academic Media Collections & Online Tools
Interested in using and integrating videos and collaborative tools in to your face-to-face, online and hybrid learning environment? The following is a list of helpful videos and tools you can use with your students.
- Academic Earth
- At Google Talks
- Encyclopedia of Life
- Google Art Project
- Ignite Talks
- MIT Open Courseware
- Nobel Prize Video Collection
- Oxford Internet Institute
- Sputnik Observatory for the Study of Contemporary Culture
- TED Talks
- Ocean in Google Earth
- Wolfram Alpha
Use these tools to help you create and organize appointments with students, faculty and committees
- Doodle: http://doodle.com/ (for finding a compatible meeting time)
- Google Forms: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/forms/ (collect info from students)
In order to help enhance the learning environment, faculty can access hundreds of resources from the Library including: books, ebooks and online journals, videos and tutorials. The Library also offers research support for faculty and students. Click on the above link to access hundreds of resources using the online database.
PD Collaboration Room
Within the offices of the Centre for Organizational Learning, the PD Collaboration Room is located in A190. The room is available Monday to Friday 8:30-4 p.m. for professional development sessions, short collaborative meetings and drop-in sessions for College employees. The room is equipped with laptops, featuring touchscreens and a smartboard for the benefit of all employees. Laptops are equipped with programs such as, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro x3, Adobe Acrobat X Pro and Microsoft Project. If you are interested in booking the PD Collaboration Room for a meeting or for an extended period of time, please contact, Leigh Ridgway for more details.