Now located in the main building of the Raleigh County Campus (Office #2), the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) serves faculty from all New River campuses with training, workshops, equipment and expertise in support of the design and development of distance and traditional education.
The CTE includes a state-of-the-art Faculty Resource Center, which features two dual-quad core computer workstations (one Windows and one Mac). Intended for high-end distance-learning media creation, the workstations include the Adobe E-Learning Suite, Camtasia and Microsoft Office Professional, as well as other audiovisual, multimedia and graphics software applications. The center also has hardware, such as HD video cameras, digital voice recorders, and digital still cameras available for short-term loan to faculty (loan request form).
The CTE supports faculty in their use of all learning technologies, including one-computer classrooms, videoconferencing, Blackboard Learn 9, Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard IM, Tegrity, Brainfuse, and Lynda Campus.
As Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, I invite all faculty to visit the CTE and the Faculty Resource Center to gain first-hand experience and to discuss with me the course redesign possibilities, instructional challenges, and classroom management issues.
Extensive information related to training and other news and information is now available to instructors after they login to the New River portal.
Ralph Payne, Director