Given the university’s size and scale, it’s probably not surprising that across Ohio State’s campuses, there are many thriving groups of professionals who work with a diverse range of technologies. A number of Ohio State technology communities and related listserves have evolved that help people stay in touch and learn from one another. A sampling follows below.
Digital Media Collective – The OSU Digital Media Collective (email@example.com) is a university-wide group of faculty, staff, and students who create, manage, and study digital media; share best practices, goals, and experience in creating and using digital content; and advocate for digital media initiatives that benefit Ohio State and its communities. Learn more about the OSU Digital Media Collective on the group’s wiki home page.
Drupal@OSU – Ohio State’s Drupal community regularly communicates about upcoming events, such as its meetings on the second Thursday of each month from 3-4 p.m. (locations TBD), via its listserve (firstname.lastname@example.org). Learn more about this Drupal community at Ohio State, and access related resources and support, via the Drupal group’s web page.
ELT – The Exploring Learning Technologies (ELT) community (email@example.com) is a grassroots group of staff and faculty focused on enhancing teaching and learning, by increasing awareness of emerging technology used at Ohio State. ELT meetings are held on the third Friday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. in 143 Physical Activities and Education Services (PAES). To learn more, visit the ELT Community’s wiki.
Web Interest Group – For people who create and maintain websites and pages at Ohio State (firstname.lastname@example.org), this group meets from 2-3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, in Room 120 of the Baker Systems Engineering building.
In addition to these resources, the Accessible Classroom Technologies wiki provides the Ohio State community with a “repository of tips, guidelines, techniques, and other resources dedicated to making classroom media and other technologies at OSU usable for everyone, including people with disabilities.”
Do you know of other resources that can be added to this list? Please respond with a comment.
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By Rob Griffiths — May 11, 2010