The Instructional Design Lab
The Instructional Design Labs (IDLs) are instructional development spaces for faculty who wish to infuse their teaching with the benefits of technology. Each IDL offers faculty access to state-of-the-art technologies that can be used to experiment, design, and develop innovative instructional materials. In addition, the IDL is staffed with an Instructional Technologist with expertise in the use of technology to support learning.
In the IDL, faculty can:
- Build Webpages
- Practice with a Sympodium
- Create and update instructional materials such as ePub documents and multimedia files
- Pre-record audio and/or video lectures or create instructional videos and other content
- Use a Scanner
- Check out equipment
- Consult with an Instructional Technologist on the use of GPC technology tools
- Or just brainstorm instructional solutions with an Instructional Technologist
If you believe that technology could enhance your instruction or you have a question about how to use the technology tools available, make an appointment or stop by – our doors are always open.
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Each IDL is equipped with two faculty workstations and additional peripheral equipment to support whatever vision you have for integrating technology into your instruction.
This workstation is designed for the creation of instructional materials such as PowerPoint or Word documents, capturing lectures using Camtasia, or practicing skills with technology tools such as the Sympodium found in GPC classrooms.
At this workstation, faculty and staff can create a wide variety of multimedia products such as producing an instructional video, editing an audio podcasts, or creating multimedia presentations using stock images and footage.
In addition to the workstations, peripheral equipment can be used to create or enhance your projects. IDL peripheral equipment:
- Sympodium (integrated with the Instructional Workstation)
- Scanner with document feeder and slide adapter
- Digital still and video cameras
- Audio capture equipment
- Graphic tablets
- Headphone microphones
- And more
Each workstation in the IDL is equipped with the following software so that you can bring your ideas to life:
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Image, Web, and Video editing)
- SMART Notebook
- PDF creation: Adobe Acrobat
- Scanning: Canoscan
- Royalty-free artwork and images
- Digital capture and streaming: Camtasia, Captivate, Quicktime Pro, Windows Media Encoder, MOVkit, iMovie.
- Audio capture and editing (digital recording studio): Audacity, GarageBand
- iCollege (Respondus, Wimba Create, Wimba Voice, Wimba Classroom)
Coming Soon! Academic Technology will launch a pilot faculty/staff equipment checkout program at the Alpharetta Center. Faculty and staff will be able to checkout audio and visual equipment so that they can bring authentic imagery, sound, and video to informational and educational products.
Starting in the Fall of 2011, the Alpharetta IDL will launch a pilot called Open Access. Faculty who are given a brief orientation to the pilot to obtain clearance will have their GPC ID card configured so that they will be able to access the IDL at any time of the day. For more information, please visit the Open Access page.
Service Desk Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Need help with a computer issue, software problem, or other technology related issue? Visit us at the Service Desk page to find answers or get help:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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