Who We Are
Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) provides contemporary academic program access including online courses delivered through WSU Global Campus, continuing education courses and conferences, videoconferencing courses and extended academic sessions.
AOI’s Learning Innovations initiative serves to discover, implement and support academic technology that increases faculty efficiency and enhances student access and engagement. AOI works with all faculty—both on campus and online—to create an environment where innovative pedagogy can flourish, wise experimentation is supported, and all learners receive the most robust and rewarding educational experience possible.
What We Do
Ultimately, teaching is about fostering learning; technology does not replace pedagogy. There are many technology tools that will enhance great teaching thereby increasing student engagement, learning, and retention.
The goal of the AOI Learning Innovations team is to provide support to faculty looking for ideas to overcome common teaching challenges often through the application of academic technology. Technology can help to address many situations, from serving as an early alert warning system to identify students at risk or providing an immediate back-up plan for unforeseen situations, to increasing connection with students in large enrollment courses and teaching efficiency.
The AOI Learning Innovations Team can assist you in designing courses, activities, and assessments that:
- align with your course learning goals (Instructional Design);
- select and implement the right academic technology tool (Emerging Techs);
- create rich media objects that convey course content in easily digestible ways (Media team);
- and more.
Throughout this site you will find information as to how AOI can help faculty achieve these goals through the sound pedagogical implementation of Academic Technology Tools.
Join the Academic Technology Community & Resources
The online Academic Technology Community in Blackboard Learn is a resource and collaboration space for faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in using and discussing academic technology at WSU. Try out new tech tools and share feedback on how best to implement them.
Access introductory and intermediate information on technology such as:
- Blackboard Learn
- Quick Response Systems
- General University Classrooms
- Instruction at WSU via Video Conferencing
Participate in the Teaching Listserv
Learn More about Teaching at WSU
Visit Teach.wsu.edu for a central repository of information and opportunities related to teaching at WSU, including information on developing and adopting Open Educational Resources.