The University of Maine has launched an effort to coordinate support for faculty members and graduate students who wish to:
- learn about,
- experiment with,
- adopt, and
new approaches to teaching and learning.
UMaine’s new Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) includes learning design studios staffed with instructional designers and outfitted with video and audio production facilities. We also have resources for developing animations, graphics, and for experimenting with new technologies.
CITL currently develops and delivers a series of workshops, programs and trainings for faculty and graduate students. Our focus is in areas relating to research and innovation in teaching and learning, including the use of new technologies in support of teaching.
In collaboration with the UMaine Library, CITL supports faculty and academic departments wishing to replace expensive textbooks with free or open source alternatives.
CITL is also creating and managing a Hacker Space for students and faculty to explore new technologies in areas ranging from the Internet of Things, robotics, drones, and 3D printing, among others.