The Teaching Resource Center is sponsored by the Teaching with Technology Committee (formerly the Self-Directed Learning Program (SDLP)). The Teaching with Technology Resource Center (Teaching Resource Center or TRC for short) is a place for UAMS faculty to use an assortment of up-to-date equipment and software with help and guidance of skilled LRC staff members. The Teaching and Technology Resource Center has evolved from the Faculty Development Room that was created in 1992 to honor of Dr. Horace Marvin.
The Teaching Resource Center consists of six different stations to meet the user’s needs. The most common functions are digital video editing, scanning and digital image editing, web development, and desktop publishing. However, there are several other programs available such as Impatica, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Remark optical-mark-recognition software.
The Teaching Resource Center is located on the third floor of the UAMS Library and is available to UAMS faculty and their staff during the hours the Library is open. No appointments are necessary to use this room. Feel free to come by and let us show you what is available!
Video Editing Station
A Mac G4 with a dual processor able to handle digital videos up to two hours long. There is a Sony Digital Mini-recorder that allows standard VHS material to be converted to digital format for editing in iMovie. Movies can then be rendered into a Quicktime file to be burned to a CD, or set up with scenes and chapters and burned to a DVD.
Multiple Slide Scanning Station
A Mac G4 computer that is also capable of digital video editing. In addition, this computer is also connected to a Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 that is used to scan 35mm slides and photo negatives into digital format. This computer is equipped with software so the user can edit the scanned image if necessary. This computer also is equipped with a Superdrive that will allow CDs and DVDs to be burned.
"Catch All" Station
Here the user can quickly scan and edit images; Impaticize PowerPoint presentations for easy distribution or create multimedia PowerPoint presentations with video as well as narration using Impatica on Cue; create PDFs using Adobe Acrobat; develop tests or surveys using Perception; or create a webpage using Macromedia Dreamweaver. Soon this station will also be capable of capturing and editing slides being viewed on the microscope.
Desktop Publishing Station
Make snazzy documents for publication or distribution using Publishing software. The audience response system software CPS (Classroom Performance System) is also loaded here.
This station is available for scanning paper surveys/questionnaires in order to manipulate data for reports. Using Textbridge Pro OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) software the user is able to achieve the goal of digitizing collected data into reports that can be manipulated.
UAMS Teaching with Technology Committee
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