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NITLENational Institute for Technology & Liberal Education
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And the Texas Language Consortium is by no means the only group NITLE has helped this way.
We did a lot of work with the iPad when it came out, using it to teach stroke-based languages like Arabic and Chinese," explains Joey King, executive director of NITLE.
King noted that NITLE plans to track its members' efforts to develop learning opportunities via HD video conferencing, including their impact on achieving institutional goals and implications for academic programs.
One of the first NITLE members to take advantage of the partnership will be the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL), a network of higher education institutions focused on advancing innovations in student learning.
The partnership between CDW-G, LifeSize, and NITLE - and the interactive learning environment that HD provides - allows us to offer resources our member colleges would not normally be able to afford.
With the 137 institutions in its Network, NITLE works to enrich undergraduate education and strengthen the liberal arts tradition.
Hosting NITLE on Southwestern's campus in Central Texas places us front and center in the national conversation about technology and the future of liberal arts.
We're enthusiastic about the best-practices, real-world approach NITLE can take as part of the Southwestern community, deepening NITLE's connection to participating institutions and positioning it for even greater influence in undergraduate education.
We were genuinely interested when NITLE approached us about taking over its operations and relocating to our campus, but we really began to see the potential once we persuaded Joey King to step in as executive director.
The transition of NITLE to Southwestern has been an enormous effort, with involvement from a number of organizations, including The Mellon Foundation, Ithaka Harbors, and the university itself.
Once the ink was dry on the deal, King embarked on a "listening tour," meeting with as many NITLE participants as possible and getting feedback on group programs and services.