Academic Technology

Academic Technology

Academic Technology enriches our academic ecosystem and supports the student experience

Our Service Units

Central Web Services

Central Web Services

Central Web Services (CWS) creates and hosts Drupal and WordPress web sites.

Classroom Technology Services

Classroom Technology Services

Classroom Technology Services provides instructional and presentation technology for classrooms, conference facilities and special events.

Faculty Development (TAC)

Faculty Development (TAC)

Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) supports the OSU teaching and learning community in the uses of educational technology through research, development, training, support, and assessment.

Media Services

Media Services

Media Services produces media and instructional products for media networks, web applications, DVD distribution and television. Staff also support videoconferencing, broadcasting and streaming infrastructure.

Student Multimedia Services

Student Multimedia Services

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-run, multimedia laboratory for OSU students. It provides multimedia facilities, equipment and technical support for students and faculty including equipment loan, poster printing, multimedia support and video editing.

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About Academic Technology

Information Services (IS) seeks to create a technology ecosystem at OSU that enables scholarship and learning, as well and an environment in which innovation and academic excellence thrives. The IS strategic plan envisions a robust, scalable, and adaptable IT ecosystem that:

  • Gives access to a rich array of media and applications, anytime and anywhere
  • Enables big data that's actionable and true, and allows users to share, discuss, and remix information using any device
  • Shifts the innovation curve for technology even as we lower our costs and risks

As a core unit in IS, Academic Technology's mission is to enrich OSU's academic ecosystem, enable innovative pedagogy and information sharing through effective use of technology, and enhance the student experience.

We attain our mission through:

  • Leadership in understanding and applying instructional and communication technology trends and innovations
  • Investing in products and services that align and integrate with the goals and needs of OSU students and faculty
  • Maximizing the University's investments through user support, training and resource maintenance

Guiding Principles of Academic Technology

  • Collaboration – We strive to build long-term relationships that improve services and gain efficiencies.
  • Client focused – We provide one-to-one support and consultation in all our core functions.
  • Campus focused – We accept our responsibility as a central service and consider campus-wide needs and long-term benefits in all activities and investments.
  • Outcome focused – We consider careful planning and broad input as key in designing applications and services, and we consider assessment and evaluation as components in ongoing support.
  • Transparent technology – We understand technologies as tools to advance and improve communication, learning and outreach.  We remain focused on the human activities when advancing technology.
  • Innovative - We take pride in our collaborative approach in fostering and growing innovative uses of technology to meet campus needs and solve problems.