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.

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.