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The Teaching and Learning Technology team provides instructional technology expertise and service to Bethel University in the pursuit of educational innovation and excellence.

To accomplish this, we...

Provide Education, Consultation, and Support

  • Orient faculty and students
  • Provide just-in-time support and consultation
  • Provide ongoing professional development
  • Introduce, encourage, and support new academic technologies
  • Advocate for effective integration of technology into face-to-face and online/distance education

Manage Academic Technology

  • Determine priorities and plan budgets
  • Administer academic web applications and software
  • Install and maintain classroom technology
  • Deploy digital media

Design Instruction, Media, and Classrooms

  • Design curriculum
  • Design digital media
  • Design physical and virtual learning spaces

Partner With Departments and Teams

  • Lead and participate in academic and administrative committees
  • Advocate for and collaborate with academic programs and departments
  • Provide front-facing service with other mission-aligned teams
  • Coordinate back-office operations with other mission-aligned teams

Distinction Between TLT and ITS Help Desk

TLT collaborates extensively with the ITS Help Desk, but each team has a different focus. While the ITS Help Desk is primarily focused on helping Bethel clients who are having trouble exercising basic computing privileges, TLT focuses on helping faculty and students integrate technology into their teaching and learning. While TLT's help may occasionally involve helping clients with basic technological questions/issues, both teams strive to stay focused on their missions. So when clients visit the ITS Help Desk with questions about the application of technology to teaching and learning, Help Desk employees will typically direct them to TLT. And when clients visit TLT with technical issues that are generically keeping them from participating in Bethel's computing environment, TLT employees will typically direct them to the ITS Help Desk. In both cases, the teams do their best to make sure that clients are handed off smoothly and well-served.