What is the Educational Technology Review Center?
What is the ETRC?The Educational Technology Review Center was established by the ETSU Clemmer College to expand the use of technology in the classrooms of East Tennessee.
The staff of the ETRC identifies, acquires, evaluates, and assists in the implementation of educational technology of all types. They also provide technology assistance for projects undertaken by students, faculty and staff. By doing so, the ETRC provides support for the program of curricular change that moves the College forward.
Can I use a computer in the lab?You are welcome to use a Mac or PC, you can even print, scan, or make copies if you have money on your ETSU account. Lab equipment is for undergraduate and graduate students and staff only.
Lab computers come equipped with Minitab MathLab software, SPSS data statistical software, The Adobe Suite of programs including Illustrator, Premier Pro, and Photoshop, and the Microsoft Office Suite of programs.
Is this where I can rent a video camera?The ETRC loans video cameras to Clemmer College students, faculty and staff for educational projects only, at no charge. You are responsible for replacing equipment that is lost, damaged or stolen during the time that you have it signed out.
My professor wants our assignment on CD/DVD. Can you do that?Video files can be burned onto dics as the files to be played on a computer, or set up to play in a standard DVD player as well as a computer. Please check with your professor so you know which version they need and bring a blank disc to the lab if you would like us to convert the files.
What do I do if I need to record a book or podcast?We have our very own soundbooth where you can record your work in a soundproof setting, microphone included. If you are recording a podcast or story, please remember to bring your own CD or flash drive to save the audio/project files.
To make an appointment, please e-mail Papworth@etsu.edu or call 423-439-7128. If something happens and you are not going to be able to make it to the lab, please let us know in advance so we can list that time as available.
Getting ready for the EdTPA and need video help?The EdTPA is now a requirement for all Education Majors seeking to teach after their Residency program requirements have been fulfilled. During you Residency, you will be instructed by your supervisor to come to our office, check out camera equipment, and record one or more of your sessions teaching. While you can use your own camera, we strongly recommend against this as many camcorders and phones do not properly encode video files for upload to Pearson's website.
Once you've made your video(s), we have staff ready to help show you how to cut and trim your videos and compress them as needed in preparation for upload day!
Looking to learn?We have a wealth of books, magazines, and videos from notable Education authors as well as resources on learning about web design, programming, technology security, and more, available to read in the lab.