Incorporating Technology into Instruction

The diversity of teaching technologies for online education offer exciting new opportunities for instructors and online students. The following topics introduce you to several types of online technologies and provide summaries of recent literature and further information.  Whether you are just beginning to incorporate technologies into your teaching or you are a seasoned practitioner interested in learning more about the newest tools, OID has staff and programs to assist you.

Getting Started with OID Technologies


OID provides video and/or audio webcasting for undergraduate courses.  With 3 lecture halls fully equipped for video streaming, 37 classrooms equipped for audio podcasting and the availability of portable equipment, OID can meet your needs in a variety of ways. Please visit the BruinCast webpage for further details.

Personal Response Systems

Classroom Clickers, also known as Personal Response Systems (PRS), Classroom Response Systems (CRS) or Student Response Systems (SRS), are used by faculty across campus to faciliate real-time interaction in the classrom. Currently there are two brands used on campus: EInstruction/Interwrite and, to a lesser extent, Turning Technologies.

Digitized Online Media

Making visual media available online through digitizing is one of the most popular teaching resources on the UCLA campus. The videos you have placed on reserve can also be available for students to view directly from their course website, depending upon license agreements and copyright allowances. To request digitizing services, please call the Instructional Media Collections & Services office at  (310) 825-0755 or visit the IMCS Digital Content FAQ for useage and other information.

UCLA Common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CCLE)

The UCLA Common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CCLE) supports instruction and research with a common digital environment for faculty, students and staff. Based on the open source course management system Moodle, the CCLE is the product of a collaborative group of schools, divisions, campus departments and central units. For more information about the CCLE project at UCLA please visit the CCLE Information Site.

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