Digitizing our Past

CTL’s goal is to increase student success through ongoing support and development of the faculty. In meeting those goals, CTL provides equipment and software in new teaching technologies, such as 3D. CTL supports the technologies that fall under the umbrella of 3D including digital 3D and development. For more information, please email us at ctl@athenstech.edu 3D covers a broad range of technologies from 3D printers that “print” real objects to digital 3D. Passive vs. Active passive (works similar to the old “red/blue lens” approach) active (computer signal in receptor in glasses) Types of 3D audience/view (typically uses passive glasses so no interaction) interactive (typically uses active glasses; participant can be interactive with content) kinetic (uses active glasses and a hands-free system gesture like Xbox) Interactive immersive 3D technology is what is called virtual reality. Virtual reality can involve using an avatar (Second Life) in an online experience or inserting the participant directly into the game or environment (many point of view – POV- games use this approach).   Holograms are digital images projected onto the real world via glasses or some other optical based device (e.g., Microsoft’s Holo Lens). 4D adds another level through providing tactile sensations (touch) or smell….

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Athens Technical College Archives Processing The Athens Technical College Archives consists of print materials such as reports, working papers, and commercial publications about the college, slides, film, photographs, newspaper clippings, PR related materials, scrapbooks, and ephemera such as plates. Much of the print material has been cataloged in the library catalog, SIRSI; however, the photographs (approximately 1000), slides (approximately 3000), film (VHS, Beta, etc.; approximately 100) and newspaper/media clippings, some loose and some scrapbooked (approximately 1000), have not been cataloged. Print material in this collection spans the establishment of the College in 1956 until the early 1990s. Digital materials are being collected separately. Physical processing – Library Place photos in boxes between archival paper Write numbers on back Bx number, photograph number. Photograph number is a sequential number e.g., BX1-1 Collection Development Determine “collection” (e.g., who donated)   Remove true duplicates (weeding) Collection Development policy Cotton gloves for handling to reduce fingerprints Scanning (see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vpBd_xfC3sKL2J1bbzgxEb7pvs–FKR5RVKeFNVb7p4/edit?usp=sharing for more details about using Library scanners) Clean flatbeds as needed Scan at 1000 dpi 1 photograph per scan/file oversize photographs can be photographed or use large scale scanner in CTL scan in the same direction so that files are right side up Lid must be…

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Fulfilling our mission of supporting faculty in student achievement, the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) of Athens Technical College, takes a variety of roles in projects from coordinating educational technology projects to serving as instructional and educational support for ATC faculty. Staff have helped with Caterpillar Job Fairs, Open Access Week, Engineers Week,  and other community related events. Faculty, if you need assistance from us, such as help with Blackboard or would like to book an equipment/technology reservation or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us, using our helpdesk form (Intranet login needed).   Highlighted Projects: OER / Building a Community of Open : CTL staff are actively involved in facilitating the growth of open technology and open instructional materials from chairing the OER Committee to hosting OER Brown Bag Lunches. CTL was involved in ATC’s application to join the CCCOER (Community College Consortium on OER)  – the first college in the state of Georgia to join!  CTL staff are actively involved in OER professional activities and have presented numerous times on their OER efforts. Read more about our efforts here. Blackboard Migration : CTL staff are guiding faculty through the migration from ANGEL to Blackboard through…

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