Penn State’s commitment to be a leader in the transformation of education among institutions of higher education requires an evaluation regarding the means by which faculty are provided with the technology and tools that enhance learning experiences for students, including improving access to such tools.
Introducing Courseware, a new online resource that simplifies the process for faculty to navigate through the list of authorized software and digital applications for use in course instruction.
All authorized courseware has gone through the courseware review process to assist in meeting University security, privacy, and accessibility policies.
Courseware is defined as any digital, educational application or software used by students or instructors for a Penn State class.
Faculty can easily perform a search to determine what software or applications are authorized for University-wide use, which ones need additional authorization, what is not currently authorized for use, and submit a request for authorization for a desired courseware not on the reviewed list.
“We made it easier for Penn State faculty, staff, instructional designers, and students to access cutting-edge software and learning applications that complies with University policies to greatly enhance the classroom experience,” said Michael Kubit, vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer.
“Courseware allows faculty to discover new learning tools that are continually being added for University-wide use,” said Nick Jones, executive vice present and provost.