From online course development and video production to virtual learning and location-based learning, Drexel University’s Learning Technologies team is available to address your educational and training needs with the latest in communication technology. Upon reviewing your project, we will provide a strategic solution that is appropriate to your target audience and budget.
The following provides an overview of recent projects:
iPod Surveys with Eagles, Women’s US Open (LPGA) and NASCAR
Students in Goodwin’s Hospitality Management and Sport Management programs utilized iPod Touches to conduct survey-based interviews to collect data during NASCAR’s Pocono 500 event. Research papers were developed from the data and then given to the Pocono 500 Raceway for consideration. The success of this event led to a partnership with DeSales to conduct similar surveys for the Women’s U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Additional surveys were then conducted at two of the Philadelphia Eagles' home games during the regular season.
National Constitution Center iPod Tours
The National Constitution Center enlisted Learning Technologies to produce iPod Tours for both their permanent and traveling exhibits since 2006. The Learning Technologies team has created seven iPod Tours for the Center. These include, the first iPod tour for their permanent Signers’ Hall exhibit, the traveling First Ladies exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute, “Baseball as America” traveling exhibit from the Baseball Hall of Fame, and most recently the traveling “Princess Diana” exhibit.
A permanent installment utilizes the National Constitution Center’s main exhibit hall as “Mission Impossible” with an “Oval Office” tour developed for students in grades 3 to 8 to learn about the United States history of executive power. Student “agents” receive missions and clues from a contact at mission headquarters, who appears as an animated character. The student agents’ research and answers to clues help them complete their mission before the enemy discovers their presence and the original location of the Presidential House.
National Constitution Center Virtual Field Trip
The Learning Technology team in conjunction with the School of Education produced "Signing the Constitution," a live virtual field trip from the National Constitution Center. Ninety-five schools and home-schools from over 16 states participated virtually. The 30-minute program connected Constitution High School students for a Q&A, broadcast to online participants who were able to participate via chat.
PECO Safety Training Simulations
PECO recently contracted with Customized Learning Solutions and the Learning Technologies team to provide newly hired line employees immersive training on safety and compliance. PECO has identified seven topics to be initially developed as part of this program that will help achieve two goals:
The proposed solution involves the design and development of a learning environment which will serve for all seven training modules. The environment will be designed to be visually engaging and allow for repeated use in most or all modules.
Award-Winning Video for DOD Medical Simulation Training
The American College of Surgeons’ Council on Trauma awarded the 2009 Annual Trauma Surgery Video Award to the presentation "Teaching Fasciotomy with a Novel Physical Model: Changing the Face of Surgical Education," a video created by the Learning Technologies team.
This video was developed using an SBIR grant from the Department of Defense awarded to Operative Experiences, Inc. Goodwin College of Professional Studies served as a sub-contractor on the grant, providing guidance on curriculum and adult education issues as well as video production and editing.
Pandemic Flu Video for Philadelphia Department of Public Health
The Health Department is working with Goodwin College and the Learning Technologies team to produce an educational pandemic flu video for Philadelphia citizens. In total, five videos will be produced, varying in scope based on potential outbreak scenarios. The videos are hosted and narrated by Tracy Matisak, a local Philadelphia news reporter and feature recommendations for family planning, containment, and where to go for help.
The Virtual 2010 Symposium (March 22 - 24, 2010) built on the momentum of the inaugural Virtual Symposium held in November 2008. The Virtual 2010 Symposium focused on how technology has revolutionized the way people access and distribute information on a global scale. With the Learning Technologies team facilitating, Drexel University and Wainhouse Research in conjunction with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) at the World Bank Institute brought together the unique perspectives of development organizations, industry analysts, and educators.