Partnering with Learning Innovation and Technology

LIT Mission and Outcomes

LIT is dedicated to supporting academic excellence by awakening, nurturing, and empowering all faculty members to be effective educators able to ensure quality student learning at Wentworth Institute of Technology by:

  • Delivering flexible, creative, multimodal programs and resources that all faculty can leverage to create transformational learning experiences and deepen student engagement
  • Enhancing faculty’s ability to design and facilitate experiential courses (classroom-based, technology-enabled, hybrid, fully online) aligned with program and institute goals
  • Foster informal learning and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty around experiential, project-based teaching, learning, and scholarship

Outcomes: by advancing our mission, participating faculty will, in part, be able to:

  • Use effective, dynamic teaching practices that cultivate experiential learning environments
  • Reflect on teaching practices for continual development
  • Design courses and curricula that maximize course alignment and academic effectiveness
  • Use and/or develop appropriate tools and practices for assessing student work
  • Collaborate with other faculty to support growth and collegiality

LIT Programs

Instructional Technology

  • Bb Essentials / Bb Getting Started for Instructors (self-paced Bb)
  • Bb Basics and Template (Workshop)
  • Intermediate level Bb Demo (Video from CPCE faculty meeting Atomic Learning )
  • Bb Grade Center (Simplifying Grading with Grade Center Workshop) (Workshop)
  • Rubrics for Student Engagement (Workshop)
  • Echo360 Lecture Capture (Webinar, recording)
  • Echo360 Active Learning Platform (Webinar, recording)
  • Using SafeAssign and Turnitin to Prevent Plagiarism (Workshop)

Teaching and Learning Series

  • Engage students and strengthen learning outcomes using Kolb Experiential Learning Cycle (workshop)
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies (New Faculty Orientation workshop)
  • Building Collaboration and Student Engagement (New Faculty Orientation workshop)
  • Flipping Content (New Faculty Orientation workshops)
  • Universal Design for Learning (self-paced Bb)
  • Curriculum Development for Faculty / Basic New Instructor Pedagogy “Teaching Essentials” (Ella, Self-paced Bb)
  • Design Your Course Backwards (Tes, Self-paced Bb)
  • Effective Group Work Tips & Tools (workshop)

Teaching Hybrid and Online

  • Designing and Developing Hybrid/Online Course (eLearning Institute)
  • Facilitating and Moderating Your Hybrid/Online Course (eLearning Institute)

e-Resources

  • LIT Online Resource Center Faculty Resource Portal            
  • Newsletters (2x/semester)
  • Blogs 
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

What's in it for Wentworth Faculty and Staff?

Learning Innovation & Technology can partner with faculty and staff with a flexible, multimodal delivery strategy that meets you where you are. Reach out to us and let's see how we can help you hone the skills and resources you need to be effective educators able to ensure quality student learning at Wentworth Institute of Technology!