The Technology Advancement Center is an environment and beta test site for discovering, testing and applying new technology, and for discovering new ways to apply existing technology to improve communication, teaching, learning, and organizational effectiveness. A significant amount of our research is concerned with distance, mobile, and hybrid eLearning.
We also strive to look to the future serving as a champion applying breakthrough technology to create new opportunities with alliance partners in a wide range of disciplines and interest areas. These initiatives normally begin with research and result in pilot projects to test the innovation in a specific environment. The goal of all of these projects is to find a better way, to advance technology which is cost effective, efficient, and has scalability beyond the life of the pilot.
Often this mission is achieved by our Research Associates working alone, with other staff members in the Center, with others in the Office of Academic Outreach or other units on campus, or with external alliance partners. The composition of these project teams depends on the nature and complexity of each initiative. Value added by the TAC includes: