TLTC History and Mission
Teaching, Learning and Technology Centers (TLTC) offer support and resources
for faculty and staff to assist in the continuous improvement of teaching
and learning at OCC.
The first TLTC was opened in 2001 on the Royal Oak
Campus. By the year 2003, there was a TLTC on each of the five
campuses of the college. The centers are equipped with useful tools
including computer work stations loaded with both common and specialized
software applications, scanners, cameras, and printers. Most TLTCs
also house instructor’s stations useful for practicing presentations.
Centers are available when the College campuses are open and can be used
by active College faculty or staff. (A door code is required to enter each
Center.) Appointments are not necessary and faculty may use the Centers
Instructors may also choose to schedule an appointment with an Instructional Technologist, a member of the
Academic Technology Group (a unit of the IT Department). The AT staff are
experienced educators, so faculty interested in rethinking their course
delivery will find a sounding board and guidance.
Because the emphasis of the Academic Technology Group is on teaching and
learning, including the use of technology, a broad range of services is
available and includes:
- Instructional design consultation with faculty.
- Facilitation of the use of course management systems in both
face-to-face and online courses.
- Dissemination of information about teaching/learning and
technology in both print and online formats.
- Investigation of new software or hardware that supports
- Support of faculty examination and implementation of
Mission of the TLTC is to provide support and consultation to OCC faculty
and staff in the design of instruction and the pursuit of innovation and
excellence in teaching, learning and technology.
The Academic Technology
Group assist faculty who would like to introduce innovation into the
traditional curriculum. With the objective of creating a faculty
knowledgeable of and comfortable with technology, the Academic Technology
Group offers instruction and consultation to faculty members at all levels
of computer experience. The Academic Technology Group’s role does not
include advocating for technology. Instead, we advocate for making
informed choices about whether to use technology in ways that maximize
benefits and minimize (inevitable but often overlooked) drawbacks.