The Learning and Teaching with Technology (LaTTe) group is a collaborative community that explores and shares ideas, resources, and activities related to the use of instructional technologies which support the teaching and learning mission of The University of Arizona.
Anyone with an interest in good teaching and learning practices and the effective and appropriate application of instructional technologies in classroom, blended, and fully online learning environments are invited to join. Representation from every college and support unit are encouraged so as to create a campus-wide and discipline-rich membership base upon which to create a synergistic community of technologists, educators, consultants, faculty, TA’s and/or students.
Special Interest Groups
In addition to the main LaTTe group there are several Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Current SIGs include:
- Campus Wide Instructional Technologies
- D2L Community
- Instructional Design for Education in Action (IDEA)
Past SIGs have also focused on the use of video, the impact of mobile devices, formal and informal learning spaces, social media as a communication tool for instruction, and Quality Matters. Some of these efforts have spun off into formal university projects and services while others have discontinued as interest waned. For instance, Quality Matters is now formerly supported by the Office of Digital Learning and included as part of the teaching process for fully online degrees. Learning spaces helped set the ground work for what turned into the Collaborative Learning Spaces. In addition, the video SIG helped lay the ground work for a CIO initiative to review all of the campus wide use cases for video and this lead to the purchase and support of Panopto for lecture capture, mini recordings, and video streaming.
If you have an idea of something you would like to look at further then please speak up and lets find out if others do as well!
To join LaTTe and get added to our email list, or to start a new SIG please email Garry Forger.