Instructional Technology Resource Centre

In the News

The Instructional Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) is occasionally featured in publications, such as Western News, for innovations in and support of instructional technology.

Future forward: E-learning coming to a classroom near you, January 29, 2015

The article focuses on the rise of incorporating e-learning into the classroom and mentions the ITRC as a resource for those wishing to pursue technology in their teaching.

Western creates director of e-learning positionJanuary 29, 2015

The article briefly mentions the ITRC's involvement with the e-learning director, Gavan Watson.

New Program looks to ease university transitionsSept 11, 2014

The ITRC was mentioned in a Western News article for production involving Western 1010.

System opens classroom to everyone, December 13, 2012
Professor Martin Zinke-Allmang's first-year Physics class has changed drastically over the last five years. It's not the content of his lectures. It's not the room, his lecture style or even the students. It's the accessibility of the lesson that's come a long way, thanks to new software [Blackboard Collaborate] and help from Information Technology Services (ITS) at Western.

Online course preserves Mohawk language, October 1, 2009
The ITRC was mentioned in a Western News article for our involvement with the Mohawk language course in WebCT OWL.

Teaching gets a Second Life, January 22, 2009

In another lifetime, University of Western Ontario Psychology professor Mike Atkinson would be teaching his classes on a beach on Bora Bora Island. Although this is not quite his reality, Atkinson is able to indulge his academic fantasy in Second Life.

Wikis on rise in classrooms, October 3, 2008
Based on popular demand, Paul Lukasewych, instructional technology support specialist for Information Technology Services at Western, developed Kiwi Western, a wiki used within Web CT Owl.

Physics Tutorials use Wimba Live Classroom, September 25, 2008

The solution came in the form of Wimba Live Classroom, an interactive online education application accessed through WebCT Owl, which allows teaching assistants to conduct real-time virtual tutorials. And, the two teaching assistants don't even have to be in the same room during the tutorial.