Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching


January 10, 2017 OCTET Winter Term Workshop

EdTech Workshop for Professional Staff

What? Short presentations on some of the projects that are of greatest interest around campus: Construction on campus, Library update, Athletics update, Oberlin Online, the new Learning Management System, Dean of Students presentation AND short presentations — by YOU — on what’s happening in your shop

When? Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017  starting at  9am (or 8:30 if you’re interested in some coffee, pastriesand pre-conference conversation)

Where ? Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Mudd 052 (basement)

Lunch will be served in Azariah, main level, Mudd (reservations are no longer being taken for lunch)

While registration is closed, if you interested in attending any of these sessions, email octet@oberlin.edu and we’ll get back to you asap with information about whether or not there is still space.


8:30-8:50 Coffee, Pastries
9 – 9:20 Intro – Change is in the air!
Albert Borroni
Director, OCTET
9:25 – 9:45 Construction/Update plans Steve Varelmann
College Architect
9:50 – 10:10 Lightning Round Everyone
10:15 – 10:35 Athletics/Wellness Update Natalie Winkelfoos
Delta Lodge Director, Athletics, and PE
10:40 – 11:00 Oberlin Online transition
Bill Denneen
Director Web Initiatives
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:35 Resource Management Process
Mike Frandsen
Vice President for Finance & Administration
11:40 – 12:00 Dean of Students update Meredith Raimondo
VP & Dean of Students
12:00 – 12:30 Library update  Alexia Hudson-Ward
Director of Libraries
12:30 -1:00 Lunch
(reservations closed)
1:00 – 2:00 Hands-on Workshops

  • Photoshop workshop (Computer Lab, main floor Mudd)
  • Qualtrics workshop (Mudd 052)
  • New LMS options (Study room, main floor Mudd)

workshops are being conducted at the same time.


Staff Teaching, Technology and more: Jan 13th, 2016


Wednesday January 13, 2016 Mudd Library, Academic Commons

9:00- 9:25          coffee available

9:30- 9:45          Intro — Albert Borroni

9:45-10:15        Client Services — Chester Andrews

10:15-10:40     AMAM — Andria Derstine, Jason Trimmer, Liliana Milkova: Tumblr site   eMuseum

10:40-11:00     Library — Megan Mitchell

11:00-11:30     Curricular Coherence — Tim Elgren    Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 5.54.23 PM

11:30-12:10     Lunch

12:10-12:30     Buildings & Spaces — Steve Varelmann

12:30-1:00 OCTET – current projects

1:00-1:10 Break

1:10-1:30 Quick Hits –

  • Alison Ricker / Data Archiving
  • Bob Peters / Tools Used in the Languages
  • Linda Iroff, Scott Saluga / Oberlin Technology Store
  • Pete Naegele / Psychology / Research
  • Anne Salich / Ohio 5 data preservation initiative


Mobility in the Classroom

Here’s a list of some apps that may help you use your iPad in the classroom more effectively.  Click here to access the google doc.  This document was created for the 2013 Teaching with Technology workshop for faculty and teaching staff.  Let’s EMERGE together!


OMnI workshop completed

After a week of sessions taught by modeler Tony Starfield and past participants, current participants became more familiar with how to use computational modeling methods in their teaching. The workshop also paired faculty, who are content specialists, with current Oberlin students, who are programming .  The faculty/student team worked to create an exercise that will be used in one or multiple courses. The aim was to create exercises for students in various classes across the curriculum that emphasizes the principles of exploring a problem through modeling  and also providing an engaging and authentic experience for  understanding specific content.

Some faculty have had the opportunity to complete their exercise. It can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/oberlin.edu/ominsummer2010followup/.  Modules from past participants can also be found there.


June 3rd 1- day Teaching with Technology Marathon in Academic Commons

Haven’t had time to keep up with everything that’s available to educators with respect to technology? Here’s your chance. Pick and choose any of the  sessions starting at 9am.

All this and more: Friday June 3rd 9:00 – 4:30 in the Academic Commons in Mudd

Link to more detailed outline of sessions

Sessions / Friday, June 3

Time Topic
Mudd 113 (Computer Lab)
Mudd Large study room
9:00 – 10:30 Google everyone meets in Mudd 113
10:30 – 12:00 Web based Tools and assignments Digital Books
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch those that have been sent confirmation will meet in Azariah
1:00 – 2:00 Managing Media, Books, Music iPads / iClickers
2:00 – 3:00 Bb Changes everyone meets in Mudd 113
3:00 – 4:00 Bb Advanced course management Videoconferencing & Screen and classroom capture


LUNCH PROVIDED BY MAGPIE PIZZA for those that are spending the whole day with us.