Emerging Technologies

Innovations in technology are changing the dynamics of education on an almost daily basis. Learning and Emerging Technologies is dedicated to researching, understanding, and integrating these changes at UNL, ensuring that our faculty and students are best equipped to teach and learn in the 21st century.

 Implementing new technology is not necessarily the best pedagogical strategy in all classes. Our goal is to research, test, pilot, and evaluate new instructional technology, assessing it’s effects on teacher practice and student learning outcomes. LET seeks to match emerging technologies with the individual specialties and requirements of each course, so that instructors can confidently use the technology best suited to their teaching needs. To this end, the LET staff welcomes meeting faculty and getting to know them on an individual basis. Stop by our new offices at Brace Hall or call one of our staff to schedule a consultation.

Ongoing Emerging Technology Projects

Classroom Based Lecture Capture with Echo 360

  • Allows instructors to record pre-scheduled lectures
  • Recording starts and stops automatically allowing teachers to teach and not be distracted by technical details
  • Recordings are automatically fed into each course’s Blackboard site for student playback
  • Embedded Learning Analytics gives instructors insight into how students are learning

 Echo 360 is currently a pilot project with a limited availability - Contact Jeremy Van Hof or Donald Robertson for more information

Wireless Apple TV

  • Send your computer or iPad wirelessly to classroom projectors
  • Allow students to present from their devices wirelessly

          Wireless projection is currently a pilot project - contact Todd Jensen for more information

One Button Recording Studio

  • One Button Studio is a simple video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience
  • Allows you to create high-quality video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras
  • You only need to bring your flash drive with you and push a single button

          Coming soon to Love Library
          Contact Brad Severa for more information

UNL Video Library

  • UNL's central repository for user created video
  • Store and stream videos simply and quickly
  • Google Analytics
  • Integrates with TechSmith Relay and Blackboard

         Coming in Fall 2014 - Contact Wade Felker or Donald Robertson for more information