This student team is at the forefront of a new learning ecology in helping support faculty innovation in the classroom. In many cases, students are able to step in and assist their professors in classes they are enrolled in. To cover the rest of the classrooms, ATT staff utilize the Glassboard communication tool to coordinate the changing academic technology support needs of the campus. The assistance they provide helps enable faculty to focus on engaging with their students and not so much the tools. With this simple action, students then are more able to focus on discovery and knowledge building in pursuit of their own world changing goals.
This academic year, my department partnered with five faculty members on mobile media technology innovation projects. Each pilot project began with a pedagogical goal and because of my wonderful ATT staff, I was able research and help implement technology solutions for each of these professors. Saving the world may be an overstatement of the scope of what this enterprising team of individuals aspires to every day. It may be just enough for them to know that their golf cart loves them. But truthfully, it is what we in education are most responsible for, which is empowering dreamers to believe they can achieve big goals and come to understand their God given potential . I am honored to know and work with each of these students and pray they know that they are making a difference in the big and small things they do every day and ... The golf cart will miss them this summer.