Academic Technology

The Marist College Academic Technology group promotes and supports technology-enabled learning, with a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of people and a broad range of services:

  •  Collaboration and active learning

Through constant research and filtering, AT&e uncovers new technology coming down the pike, that may be applied to education. It is our job to delve into the possibilities of how it can be integrated into on-line, hybrid and face to face classes and then develop and teach these new processes to the faculty. We offer trainings in partnership with the Center for Teaching Excellence.

CTE Workshops

  •   Provide on location training with iTeam

The Office of Academic Technology & eLearning working in conjunction with the Marist College Help Desk joined to create iTeam (Innovative Technology Education Around Marist). The goal of iTeam is to assist faculty in their offices with short bursts of training, helping to maintain a basic understanding of iLearn, as well as encourage innovative use of iLearn’s more sophisticated course tools.

  •   Research the most innovative emerging technologies available in the fields of teaching and learning

Recently the Office of Academic Technology has received a Next Generation Learning Challenges grant of $250,000 to support the Open Academic Analytics initiative, (OAAI). This highly selective grant program, supported by EDUCAUSE and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is focused on leveraging learning technologies to improve college readiness and completion. Here is a recent interview with Josh Baron published in the December 2012 issue of Campus Technology magazine about the OAAI project: Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College

  • Marist College develops all on line courses for the campus and external partnerships using Sakai

 A number of strategic relationships with corporate and other non-profit institutions have engaged the Marist College Academic Technology group in exciting projects such as research on new communication tools, an extensive Digital Archive in collaboration with the FDR Library, and integration of distance learning with new digital library technology (IBM/Marist Joint Study). 

  • Academic Technology publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep the faculty abreast of news from our department and news bites from world of Academic Technology in general.

iLearn Upgrade - July 15, 2014

The Office of Academic Technology and eLearning, in close collaboration with the Research Computing department, have been preparing throughout the Spring and Summer semester for an upgrade to iLearn, moving us from the current version (2.9.0) to the newest version (2.9.4). The majority of the upgrade will occur overnight into Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 12:01 AM to 2 PM. During this time iLearn will be UNAVAILABLE.
There are several new features in the 2.9.4 version of iLearn that will benefit the Marist faculty, students and the Marist Community. Please review the iLearn Upgrade Document called "What's New in 2.9.4" and check out our What's New in iLearn highlight video.

What's New in 2.9.4?

We are pleased to share with you some of the writings and presentations that our staff has been busy producing in the past academic year:


Josh Baron
Senior Academic Technology Officer

Reba-Anna Lee
Associate Director of Academic Technology & eLearning

Rob Egan
Support Specialist of Academic Technology & eLearning

Dede Hourican
Support Specialist of Academic Technology & eLearning

Luisa Li
Instructional Designer of Academic Technology & eLearning

Sandeep Markondiah Jayaprakash
Learning Analytics Specialist

Nicole Maziarz
Services Coordinator of Academic Technology & eLearning