The College of Education is a leader in the integration of technology in the classroom through the creation of several strategic initiatives.
Recommendations and specifications for equipment and types of software that meet the needs of entering and current professional education students. Individuals preparing to be licensed as teachers must demonstrate the ability to use modern technologies to enhance the learning of their students.
The College of Education supports several high-technology, fully-mediated classrooms to help pre-service teachers master skills using new digital technologies. These rooms include digital projectors, smart boards, and DVD players, in addition to networked computers. A college-wide wireless network allows students and faculty to join the internet at any location within Bluemont Hall.
The College of Education maintains video conferencing solutions helping faculty and students communicate in near face-to-face environments around the globe. Adobe Connect™ enhances many of the College’s instructional and research activities.
Asynchronous Distance Learning
In developing a distance learning initiative, the College of Education has made a significant commitment to K-State Online powered by Canvas as a learning management system. Faculty and students share lessons, assignments, and documents while participating in learning activities from on or off campus locations.
The hub of the College’s technology learning environment is the Catalyst. Located on the lower level of Bluemont Hall, this space is designed to give students access to digital learning tools in a pleasant, collaborative work environment. Students can use technology equipment and access skilled and knowledgeable technology support while working in an area supporting the College’s commitment to diversity, the Midwest Equity Assistance Center (MEAC) Library.