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Academic Technology Design Team - Our Impact

Because our work is central to improving teaching with technologies, we measure and share the impact of our work. Based on our understanding of the situation, the stakeholders involved, the technologies, and the types of learning we employ, we collect and analyze data about the impact our proposed design, technology evaluation, or consultation. We reach out to stakeholders (students, faculty members, administration, and staff). Sometimes our impact can’t be fully measured immediately, so we may plan for longer-term assessment.

Our goal is to track and share correlations between our work with our clients and a predetermined learning outcome. We aim to be transparent and share our failures and lessons learned as well as our successes, so that anyone can learn from them.

Our impact can be seen through impacts and outcomes, external publications, invited talks, conference presentations and testimonials.

Aggregate Impacts and Outcomes

We provide academic technology units with robust information on campus needs, relevant technology landscapes, and evaluations of tool fit with user requirements.

We make recommendations and suggest best practices for faculty in important teaching and learning areas.

We helped improve the campus’ understanding of undergraduate student experiences.

Improved understanding of faculty teaching experiences

Improved accessibility of course content and academic technologies used in teaching and learning

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Computer Science (CSCI)
  • Pathway to Space
  • PlayPosit

Facilitated the conversion of academic courses and campus initiatives from face-to-face to hybrid and/or online in order to scale and enhance learning experiences

  • Pathway to Space
  • New Student Welcome Experience
  • International Student Orientation
  • COEN 1500
  • School of Education’s online Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations and Special Education
  • EMEN 5500
  • MOOCs

Piloted and evaluated technology tools resulting in the creation of new service offerings and improvements in current offerings

  • Observation Protocol for Learning Environments (OPLE)
  • Closed Captioning
  • ePortfolio Evaluation
  • PlayPosit Pilot
  • Kubi Pilot
  • Classroom Capture User Engagement (CCUE)

External Publications, Invited Talks and Conference Presentations

These publications and presentations demonstrate the value of our work among the community of educational technology professionals.

  • Courtney Fell, Bradley Grabham, “Boldly Going: A Look Inside The CU Space Show.” Educause Poster Session, November 2018
  • Cheung, D., Dykeman, T., & Fell, C. (2018, June). Using Telepresence Robots to Support Students Facing Adversity. Educause Review. Retrieved from
  • Cheung, D. (2016, March/April). Optimizing Student Learning with Online Formative Feedback. Educause Review, 51(2). Retrieved from
  • Gammon, M. & Ritter, Shannon. Preconference workshop “Principles and Practices: Building an Effective Social Media Toolkit”. 2013
Diversity & Inclusion Summit
  • Joy K. Adams, Bradley Grabham. "Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Inclusive Instruction," Fall 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit
  • Joy K. Adams, Bradley Grabham. “Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching.” Spring 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit
  • Joy K. Adams. “Universal Design for Learning: A Paradigm for Inclusive Education”. Fall 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit
Graduate Teacher Program Fall Intensive
Other presentations (2015 and older)
  • Cheung, D., Fell, C. (2015, August). How to Get Your Learning Management System to Work for You and Your Students. Presentation conducted at the 18th Annual Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
  • Cheung, D., Mooz, W. (2014, August). Promote Student Learning with Formative Assessment Using Google Forms and Sheets. Presentation conducted at the 17th Annual Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
  • Bradley Grabham, Duncan McBogg.“Zoom: Web Conferencing, Online Rooms, Classroom Meetings and More!” Presentation, Colorado Learning & Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference, Boulder, CO, August 2014
  • Bradley Grabham. “Teaching with Google Apps and Desire2Learn.”, Presentation, Graduate Teacher Program Fall Intensive, February 2014, November 2013
  • Bradley Grabham. “Getting to Know Desire2Learn.” Presentation, Graduate Teacher Program, January 2014, September 2013
  • Bradley Grabham. “Going Google!” Presentation, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, Technology Enhanced Learning, October 2013
  • Bradley Grabham. “Making Learning Visible: e-Portfolio’s in Higher Education.” Graduate Teacher Program, October 2013
  • Bradley Grabham. “Google Apps: Forms and Spreadsheets.” Presentation, Google in Education Rocky Mountain Summit, August 2013
  • Bradley Grabham. “Google Apps: A Presentation on Google Presentations.” Presentation, Google in Education Rocky Mountain Summit, August 2013
  • Gammon, M & McGranahan, C. Theory Through Application: A Study in the Use of Social Media for Teaching. May 2015. Journal of Faculty Development.
  • Osnes, B & Gammon, M. Striking The Match: A Web-based Performance to Illuminate Issues of Sustainability and Ignite Positive Social Change. June 2013. Sustainability: The Journal of Record.


Watch Professor Sam Flaxman talk about ATDT's efforts implementing Universal Design in course design for EBIO 1210.