Central Web Services (CWS) creates and hosts Drupal and WordPress web sites.
Classroom Technology Services provides instructional and presentation technology for classrooms, conference facilities and special events.
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 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 (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.
Communication & Collaboration
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:
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:
Welcome to LInC, Oregon State University's Learning Innovation Center. LInC and its landscape quad define a new precinct on OSU's historic Olmsted campus.
Opened in Fall 2015, OSU's newest classroom building is a four-story, technology-rich learning environment, hosting over 2,300 general purpose classroom seats in 14 unique state-of-the-art classrooms including arena- and parliament-style classrooms, a variety collaborative learning environments, and 640 seats of informal learning space distributed around the building.
The architects were challenged to produce big lecture halls that could create learning outcomes like smaller and more intimate classrooms. To pull this off, they had to work closely with the instructors to imagine an experience that hadn't been seen before. This inquisitive process enabled the architects to design for the ways in which learning takes place. The key is to create the most engaging interaction possible between the instructors and the students. Proximity is crucial, yet in most large lecture halls students sit far away from the instructor. The architects also learned that providing informal study and break-out spaces is critical.
By flipping the traditional academic building design and wrapping generous hallways with informal study areas around the perimeter, the congestion of student flow between classes was eased while creating comfortable pockets and nodes that encourage learning to continue outside the classroom.
Both the 600-seat and 300-seat arena classrooms utilize "teaching in the round" to bring students as close to the instructors as possible. Configured to adapt to emerging technology, and ringed with continuous screens, every seat in the classroom is a good seat. The 185-seat Parliament classroom is configured for debate and conversation, an idea we took from the British Parliament. The Learning Studios are designed for students working in groups to accommodate different pedagogies.
The building is home to the University Honors College (UHC) and the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC) which co-locates the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology, including Classroom Technology Services, Media Services, and Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC), creating a dynamic teaching and learning support center for OSU faculty and students.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Corinne Ruff | May 10, 2016
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
| April 29, 2016
Andrea Wilkerson, Amy Donohue & Bob Davis | February 2015
James Day | September 22, 2015
Kevin Miller | Winter 2015