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students interacting with technology in classroom in The Spark

Learning Innovations Team

Whether instruction is face-to-face, online, or at a distance, Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) has expertise to help.

  • Learning Spaces—Learning spaces include anything from software connectivity to hardware installations to room modifications and classroom layout. AOI Learning Innovations staff not only monitor technology health remotely and in real-time for a variety of academic delivery systems, but are also available to provide consultation services with regard to learning spaces. Departments may have unique needs that require creation of a learning space with specific learning objectives in mind. AOI staff can help with conceptualizing and design as well as equipment and software specifications, testing, building, and training.
  • Instructional Designers—All AOI IDs have both teaching and Instructional Design experience. Their goal is to support the development of courses and activities that facilitate learning and alignment of goals, activities, and assessments in a multitude of learning environments.
  • Emerging Technologists—With education and experience in teaching and technology, Emerging Technologists focus on identification and sound pedagogical implementation of educational technology tools.
  • ADA—our ADA Compliance Manager ensures we are doing our best (and following the law) to make our courses accessible to all students all of the time.

Media Services

Media staff are available to create video, animation, and interactive flash activities, as well as provides support to instructors in their own creation of media, to keep WSU courses engaging and cutting edge. For examples of media visit our Showcase.

Digital Recording and Video Streaming for academic purposes are available at no cost but individuals are encouraged to schedule at least one week in advance. Staff resources are limited, so will be offered at a first come first serve basis. Staff can also help faculty access tools to create their own recordings. For information about the costs of these services for non-academic requests contact the AOI media team at aoi.media@wsu.edu.

Media Equipment

Recording Rooms

Academic Outreach & Innovation maintains several recording rooms for faculty use.  These rooms have workstations with cameras and microphones connected with access to different software packages.  Whether an instructor would like to explore creation of new content or media pieces, or edit existing lecture materials, these spaces with AOI staff can help.

Locations

Recording rooms for faculty are located in Spark 102F and 102G, as well as by appointment. Email aoi.media@wsu.edu to schedule time and ensure staff will be available for support. 

Event Support

Pullman Campus

AOI offers audio/video event support on the Pullman campus when in direct support of WSU general university classes. Submit the online AOI Event Support Request Form and an AOI representative will follow up.