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Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) will support best practices in language pedagogy as well as the use and integration of technology in instruction and research in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

In order to fulfill this mission, the CITL will:

  • Provide leadership, support and guidance in the development of high quality traditional, online, and hybrid learning experiences 
  • Encourage and facilitate the use of innovative technology in the teaching of language, literature, and culture 
  • Provide expertise in media design, production and delivery
  • Manage the hardware/software resources that facilitate teaching and research
  • Collaborate with the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center and the College on programs, services and resources beneficial to the needs of instructional staff
  • Actively promote and support all SLLC events and programs
  • Enhance the department’s  revenue streams through the development of online summer,  and winter distance courses
  • Support the research and development of technology-based instructional materials
  • Reward and encourage innovative teaching and research 
  • Provide flexible, technology-rich physical and virtual spaces that support the activities mentioned above

These goals are will be accomplished through the following tasks:

  • Work with faculty and administrators to develop online/hybrid and distance courses
  • Keep abreast of innovations in teaching and learning
  • Develop and provide training based on the specific needs of the community
  • Provide professional development opportunities for faculty, TAs, and staff
  • Collaborate with faculty to seek grants which encourage the use of innovative technologies

Center Staff

Janel Brennan-Tillmann

Academic Technologist and Instructional Designer, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

1202A Jiménez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-6927

Facilities

General Purpose Technology Enhanced Classrooms In Jimenez Hall

For assistance with the classrooms in Jimenez hall, or to schedule a training session for use of the classrooms please contact DivIT Classroom Support

Classroom Technology Request

CITL does not schedule general purpose classrooms. Faculty should schedule their class through their department. All other scheduling for General Purpose Classrooms is handled through the Campus Scheduling Office (x4-8243).

CITL Collaborative Classroom

The CITL Collaborative Classroom (JMZ 1205) is a multimedia instructional facility equipped with 5 Cloud based collaborative workstations and one faculty workstation. Students can work in small groups at five 55 inch monitors connected to cloud based pcs or connect their own laptops to the monitor to share their work. The faculty workstation display can be projected onto a large overhead screen via ceiling projector. Laptop displays can also be displayed similarly when connected to the system via VGA cable(If you use a mac laptop it is likely that it does not have a VGA port. You will need the requisite adaptor for your machine. LMS is not responsible for providing adaptors) A VCR is also available for display from the ceiling projector.
As of February 2008 Non SLLC departments will be charged a fee to use the ATT lab. The ATT lab is funded and supported by the School of Languages Literatures and Cultures and the charges accrued by NON SLLC courses will go towards support and upkeep of the lab. For more information please visit the link below.

Click here to schedule time in the lab

FOOD AND DRINKS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN THIS ROOM. If you have a food or beverage item in the lab, we will immediately ask you to dispose of it or consume it outside the lab. 

The web browsers in the lab have the capability to view non-Roman characters, but we require prior notice before your scheduled class period to make the necessary configuration changes. The keyboards in the lab are set up as US International. 

Please ask our office for assistance if you require a different keyboard setting.