SDV Instructors Partner with LTR to Promote the NOVA Soars App

SDV Instructors Partner With LTR to Promote the NOVA Soars App

Starting in spring of 2017 and expanding to more classes in the summer and fall, the Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) division began working with instructors of the SDV 100: College Success Skills class to promote student use of NOVA Soars, a mobile app that makes a game out of learning NOVA’s academic support services. The app was conceived by current LTR division members Sarah … Continue reading SDV Instructors Partner With LTR to Promote the NOVA Soars App

Your Student Success Conference at the MEC

Your Student Success Conference at the MEC

Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) and Student Services planned and held Your Student Success Conference on October 17. The conference was sponsored by the Medical Education Campus’ (MEC) Achieving the Dream team. The purpose of the conference was to help students to not only start strong but to stay and finish strong by reminding them about tools and resources available to them while attending NOVA. The departments that participated included … Continue reading Your Student Success Conference at the MEC

LTR Professional Development Day: Keepin’ It REAL

LTR Professional Development Day: Keepin’ It REAL

Learning and Technology Resource (LTR) Professional Development Day was held March 9. Members from all the campuses LTR Division gathered at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training of the Woodbridge Campus for an opportunity to share, learn and grow from each other’s expertise and experience. The theme was “Keepin’ It REAL: Reflect, Energize, Achieve and Lead.” A multi-campus committee planned the event and … Continue reading LTR Professional Development Day: Keepin’ It REAL

Woodbridge Opens New Assistive Technology Testing Room

Woodbridge Opens New Assistive Technology Testing Room

The Woodbridge Campus is offering a newly designed assistive technology testing lab to accommodate disabled students in need of adequate testing facilities. The fully-equipped lab will be used as a resource to ensure academic success for students with visual, hearing and mobility impairments. An official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. Last year, Woodbridge Learning and Technology Resources Dean … Continue reading Woodbridge Opens New Assistive Technology Testing Room

LTR New NOVA SOARS App Encourages Engagement and Retention

The Learning Technology and Resources (LTR) Division has created a student success smartphone application to orient new students to the Annandale Campus. The NOVA SOARS app leverages the appeal of game achievement and rewards to lead students toward activities with a proven record of supporting college success. By turning these activities into an interactive game, the app provides a guided tool for students to effectively … Continue reading LTR New NOVA SOARS App Encourages Engagement and Retention

YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

Knowing about available resources and assistance points are key to our students’ success. This year, all campuses across the College collaborated together and hosted a YOUR Student Success Conference aimed at helping students start and stay strong throughout the semester. Learning and Technology Resources (LTR), Student Services, Student Life and NOVA Police were some of the units that provided informational sessions for students on academic … Continue reading YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

NOVA Alum Highlight IT Academic Connections at Alexandria

NOVA Alum Highlight IT Academic Connections at Alexandria

The Alexandria Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) – Open Computer Lab (OCL) in partnership with IT faculty, hosted a “Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel” on October 15. Four NOVA alumni who also worked with the OCL at some point, shared their academic experiences, career exploration opportunities and provided advice on networking opportunities. Close to 70 students, faculty and staff members participated. The students represented various … Continue reading NOVA Alum Highlight IT Academic Connections at Alexandria

LTR Ignites at Cross-Campus Day

LTR Ignites at Cross-Campus Day

The Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) Division held a Cross-Campus Professional Development Day at the Alexandria Campus on June 4. The event included engaging Ignite presentations, multiple collaboration opportunities, and a chance for all of the LTR members to network and foster lasting relationships. Cross-Campus Day started with a welcome from Acting President Mel Schiavelli, who noted that we need to continue collaborating towards becoming “one … Continue reading LTR Ignites at Cross-Campus Day

TILT Center Officially Open for Business

TILT Center Officially Open for Business

The Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT), formerly Instructional Support and Development, unveiled its new active learning space with a ribbon cutting ceremony March 26. TILT is part of the Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) Division. Located on the Alexandria Campus in Bisdorf AA337 and AA343, the new area features a multimedia creative studio complete with green screen capabilities. Students, faculty members and support … Continue reading TILT Center Officially Open for Business

Alexandria Campus Remembers September 11

Alexandria Campus Remembers September 11

Alexandria Campus faculty, staff and students stopped for a moment of silence in memory of those lost on September 11, 2001. The event was sponsored by the Alexandria Student Government Association, and Learning and Technology Resources (LTR). “Many of our students were in elementary school in 2001, but they remember. They wanted to do something in memory of those lives sacrificed and to the many who still … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Remembers September 11

Alexandria Campus LTR Makes the Grade for Student Success

Alexandria Campus LTR Makes the Grade for Student Success

In the first of many events to come, the Alexandria Campus Learning and Technology Resource Division (LTR) headed by Dean Frances Villagran-Glover hosted the “Study ’Tech’niques” workshop May 1. This come-as-you-are event saw nearly 100 students dropping by to learn about cool apps for studying from Instructional Support and Development, procedures from the Testing Center, databases from the Library and services from the Open Computer … Continue reading Alexandria Campus LTR Makes the Grade for Student Success

LTR- Where Long-Term Relationships Happen

Who is LTR? In the October 7 Intercom, Dean of Learning and Technology Resources (formerly ESS) Carol Sinwell described LTR as divisions that serve all the students in the College. The LTRs contain critical service units such as Libraries, Testing Centers and Open Computer Labs. Additionally, some campus LTRs also provide tutorial services, technology services, media centers and Faculty Resource Centers. Each campus LTR division … Continue reading LTR- Where Long-Term Relationships Happen