The CITL acts as the NMC Liaison at Radford University, putting faculty in touch with like-minded professionals and creating unique opportunities for collaboration, research and professional development. In addition, CITL staff seek to explore ways in which innovative trends and ideas highlighted in annual NMC Horizon Report can manifest themselves in the learning spaces at RU. Examples of such activities in recent years have included:
- Fall 2014 Core Connections/UNIV 100 Scavenger Hunt - teams of new freshman receive a packet of clues that they must work through together to solve and find various places on campus in a 90-minute time frame. Rather than a simple list of locations and a map, students must utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to find the answers to clues leading them to each place on campus.
- Spring 2014 Film Challenge - students from the departments of Media Studies and Art competed for top honors in a challenge that involved working in teams to make a short film in 10 days using a specific set of narrative materials.
- Spring 2014 Code Jam - the CITL, ACM Computer Club and the Department of Information Technology partnered with sponsor Rackspace to pilot the 2014 Code Jam in which IT students gathered in a room for a marathon coding session to produce a mission-themed piece of software.
- ePortfolio - a type of technology that encourages learners to reflect on the experience and education that have shaped who they have become during their time at RU, as well as the goals they wish to achieve after graduation. Visit the ePortfolio area of our site for more info!
- CITL Films - established in 2012, CITL films is production company of sorts that produces short films to promote innovative programs and initiatives on campus, as well as to profile innovative faculty activity -- all while giving RU students and interns opportunities for hands-on production experience. Examples include short features (starring some familiar campus faces) promoting Lynda.com access, the Faculty Development Institute, documentary collaborationss with McConnell Archives and Special Collections, and team-building production excursions.
- Dr. Matt Dunleavy (College of Education) was featured in the NMC 2011 Horizon Report for his work on the ROAR (Radford Outdoor Augmented Reality) project.
- Drs. Angela Mickle and Michael Moore (ESHE) use of iTunes U to distribute athletic training and testing videos have been highly successful with students, and were featured in a multi-institution iTunes U discussion panel at the 2008 ACCS conference in Charlottesville, VA.
- A video game developed by John Hildreth (Associate Director, CITL) and Dr. Guy Axtell (Philosophy and Religion) was presented at the NMC 2011 Summer Conference in Madison, WI, as well as the 2011 Conference on Pedagogy in Higher Education at Virginia Tech.
- An ongoing collaboration with Dr. David Zuschin (Music) and John Hildreth (CITL) in the development of learning games for the iPad resulted in a spring 2011 presentation at the annual AcademiX conference in Atlanta, GA, hosted by Apple, Inc.
Faculty, staff and students interested to know more should contact John Hildreth.