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Malone Center

Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching

The Center’s mission is to promote student learning by providing all university faculty with support in the use of innovative technology and high-impact teaching practices. Staff members include a full-time instructional designer and a full-time instructional technologist.  Along with graduate assistants and a cadre of undergraduate student workers, the staff manages facilities, equipment and resources that facilitate learner-centered pedagogies.  Since fall 2011, the Malone Center has offered 37 professional development opportunities with 543 faculty participants.  In addition, since fall 2012 the Malone Center staff has met with 24 faculty members individually to assist with technology-related and distance education needs.

Facilities

The Malone Center is fully outfitted with everything that today’s best-prepared education students need for success now and in the future.

  • The Malone Center’s services include

    • Workshops and training for effective and innovative teaching and learning in a wide range of technology-enhanced environments.
    • Training and support for online course design, development, and assessment.
    • Training and support for student e-portfolio creation and management.
    • Black & white and color photocopying and printing.
    • Production resources including three Ellison letter machines, a laminator, an opaque projector, paper cutters, a spiral binding machine, glue, rubber cement, markers, and crayons.

    The Malone Center’s resources and facilities are available through reservation.

  • Resources Include

    • A digital café learning space including a laptop bar, small-group work areas with LCD monitors and laptop ports, mobile whiteboards, a 55” LCD monitor, and an open student lounge.
    • A materials collection that houses approximately 12,000 print and non-print instructional resources and supplies, including textbooks, professional and reference books, children’s literature, big books, instructional and educational videos, assistive technology and multicultural and special education collections.
    • 2 computer labs
    • 8 multimedia classrooms
    • Videoconferencing/distance learning classrooms
    • Video editing and podcasting suite
    • 30-unit iPad cart
    • Flip video cameras
    • Digital cameras
    • Ultra-portable document camera
    • Portable podcast recorders
    • Laptop computers
    • Kindle eReaders
    • LCD projectors
    • Headset microphones