Spotlight on Information Technology
Supporting technology-enhanced teaching and learning throughout the university.
The newest organization within Information Technology is Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS). It emerges from the redesign and restructuring of two award-winning entities at Virginia Tech, known previously as Learning Technologies and the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning. TLOS is dedicated to supporting technology-enhanced teaching and learning throughout the university. Virginia Tech's Plan for a New Horizon recognizes the need for technology enhancements in all types of learning environments, from traditional face-to-face classrooms, to virtual courses where students or instructors might never set foot on the Blacksburg campus.
The executive director of the new unit will have a seat on the Provost’s Academic Affairs Council. A national search for the executive director began Aug. 1. Three finalists have been selected for campus interviews from an outstanding pool of applicants. The finalists, times for open seminars, and links to curriculum vitae and feedback surveys are available from the Spotlight article on www.it.vt.edu/organization/TLOS (university login required). Seminars are open to the university community and will be available via WebEx.
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The mission of Virginia Tech's Information Technology organization (IT) is to serve the university community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia by applying and integrating information resources to:
- Enhance and support instruction, teaching and learning;
- Participate in, support and enhance research;
- Foster outreach, develop partnerships with communities and promote the capabilities of advanced networking and communications;
- Provide, secure, and maintain systems allowing the university to accomplish its missions.
Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors »
The Current Annual Activities Report describes the organization’s accomplishments for the 2011-2012 year.
The computing.vt.edu website provides information on IT services.