About

Mission

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is to support the University’s mission by enriching students’ educational experience with faculty members who effectively combine teaching, research, and creative works.  CETL helps create a campus culture that values and supports excellence in teaching, learning, research and the use of technology to advance learning.

Values

Southwestern Oklahoma State University enjoys an institutional culture that appreciates and respects the opportunities and solutions available through the use of innovative pedagogy and fosters a culture of excellence in teaching that promotes significant student learning and advances the mission of the University.  The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers an enhanced instructional experience with the use of technology that can improve learning and increase student success.

Vision

In support of the mission, vision and values of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers students access to quality instruction and support in online, blended, and web-enhanced environments to empower and transform the needs of state and regional learners.

Services

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides services to faculty of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in the areas of classroom technology, consultation, teacher and teaching resources, faculty development events, and scholarship both in person and virtually. Additionally, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides support to all Southwestern Oklahoma State University students in the use of educational technology in their ongoing education at SWOSU.  Distance education at SWOSU consists of online, webinar, blended, and self-paced courses

Consultation

Instructional Design Support: One-on-one consultation is available for enhancing all courses with instructional design and appropriate educational technology. Contact Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at 580.774.3149 or distance@swosu.edu.

Learning Object/Multimedia Production Support: Multimedia production can be done in the Multimedia Production Studio at the Al Harris Library on the Weatherford Campus. Contact the Multimedia Production Student for more information 580.774.7069.

One-on-one consultation and design support is available to enhance traditional as well as online coursework with multimedia learning objects (animations, audio, and video objects). Contact Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at 580.774.3149 or distance@swosu.edu.

Distance Education Software Application Support: One-on-one consultation and assistance for distance education software application support is available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Contact Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at 580.774.3149 or distance@swosu.edu.

Classroom Technology Support

  • ITV (mobile and stationary)
  • Zoom (Web video conferencing) classrooms
  • Upswing (on-line tutoring and writing lab support)
  • Voice Thread
  • Respondus LDB
  • Respondus Monitor
  • Respondus 4.0 (exam making)
  • Panopto
  • Turnitin
  • EPortfolio