An alumnus has donated a generous gift to the university to support, promote and advocate for faculty and students’ access and use of instructional technologies in teaching, learning, research and innovation.
To that end, Fordham IT and the Library are in the process of creating two Learning & Innovative Technology Environments – LITE (one at Rose Hill and the other at Lincoln Center), which would aggregate and enhance the university’s Library and Academic Technology resources to more effectively and efficiently serve the university, as well as enhance the existing synergies between Fordham IT and the Library, in the interest of Fordham’s academic mission.
In this model, Library services, IT support, instructional technology consultation, newly envisioned state-of-the-art innovation, collaborative spaces, and production facilities will be organized together in a modern environment.
The approach and aesthetic of these spaces would be modeled after the open-style Apple Stores archetype, where, services could include (but not be limited to):
- Integrated technology support center, which includes but not limited to: –Genius Bar, day to day IT support, training, information desk, etc.;
- Maker Space: Technology facilities for producing materials for classes and research, which could include 3D printers for modeling in science, arts and architecture; multimedia production hardware and software, and other technologies as may be required and requested by academic departments;
- Workshops on coding and producing computer application and simulation in various academic disciplines;
- Technology and best practices training and consulting with IT professionals and academic peers – similar to Apple Stores’ Genius Bars, etc.
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