Dr. Ballenger Recipient of Outstanding Distance Faculty Award

Dr. Julia Ballenger of the Educational Leadership Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce received an Outstanding Distance Faculty Award from NETnet this summer. A regular fixture at the Office of Academic Technology, she was nominated by our Instructional Designer, Dr. Petra Strassberg. Dr. Ballenger reflects a deep commitment to her students and working with colleagues to …

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Getting Connected in a Rural Reality…

Three monitors w/ City backdrop

A recent article from Texas Public Radio estimates there are nearly 2 million Texans who do not have access to broadband Internet. A majority of these live in rural areas, which have traditionally had less access to broadband services. This can potentially complicate efforts for some of our rural residents to participate in online courses …

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Testing The Augusta Hitech ADA Solution

Headquartered in Plano, TX, Augusta Hitech is a broadly-focused technology company which provides business solutions in numerous spaces including blockchain technology, IoT (Internet of Things), and Analytics to name just a few.  One of the company’s more pertinent offerings as regards the Office of Academic Technology is a turnkey ADA solution, an application which provides …

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Robots for any occasion


BBC recently reported on “Tengai” a new robot designed to conduct job interviews. It has a humanoid face and impartially asks a predetermined set of questions, recording the responses so that a job recruiter can later review the session. The unit has a built in camera and speaker. The face mimics human expression. The unit …

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Using a Screen Reader

Please, click on the link below to see a demonstration of a screen reader being used by a person with a visual impairment. The screen reader software demonstrated is JAWS (Job Access With Speech.) https://siteimprove.wistia.com/medias/ro6owm7sud

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