Technology Mediated Instruction (TMI)
Technology Mediated Instruction (TMI) projects encourage the integration of technologies in the curriculum to enhance student learning. Meeting in a weekly seminar, participants articulate the goals of their course, study learning theories, investigate technologies used to enhance learning in and out of the classroom, and methods to assess the effectiveness of their projects. The Lash Center provides the appropriate expertise and resources and/or direct faculty to other College entities that can provide them with additional assistance (the CITE Lab and Web Camp, etc.). Faculty are required to confer with Center staff to articulate a project and work toward its completion, attend the seminar, assess their projects, and write a report at the end of the seminar.
Past TMI projects conducted by faculty have included:
- Using SmartBoard technology to capture spontaneous classroom discussions and present them on the Web.
- Creating a eLearning site to serve as a portal for American Sign Language students in the language lab.
- Using the Personal Response System (PRS) in the accounting classroom as well as in other departments of the College.
- Incorporating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and data into an environmental studies course.