WVNet Summer 2021 Newsletter

Find out more about what is happening at WVNet. Projects, events, milestones, career opportunities and department updates.

WVU provides “TLC” for faculty and graduate students

West Virginia University’s Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) provides teaching support and resources for faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Their team uses an evidence-based approach that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and innovation. WVU’s TLC works with campus partners to assist instructors in enhancing their teaching, both on campus and online, to deepen student learning.  Since 2013, the WVU TLC has increased its spectrum of services to include consultations, workshops, on-demand resources, and annual events on a variety of topics aimed at empowering instructors.  Specifically, the WVU TLC offers course design/delivery services, classroom technology support, video/infographic assistance, and teaching practices peer…

WV Statewide Technology Conference July 12-14, 2021

The WVSTC is back! WVNET, along with our K-12 and Higher Education partners, would like to announce the return of the West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference in a virtual format on July 12-14, 2021. Keynote speakers include digital learning consultant Dr. Alec Couros as well as author and professor Dr. John Spencer. The Call for Proposals and Early Bird registration are currently open. For more information, please visit the conference website at wvstc.com.

WVNET 2020 Accomplishments

2020 was a year unlike any other before, with the COVID-19 pandemic presenting many new challenges for WVNET and our customers. WVNET management and staff expertly managed the challenges head on. The year consisted of some restructuring, staff retirements and some employees moving on to a new opportunity. But we still finished the year with six new employees joining the WVNET team, along with several employee promotions and advancements. On top of that, WVNET celebrated 45 years of service this year. Kids Connect: With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing K-12 schools to immediately shift to remote learning, the absence of reliable,…

Customer Spotlight: New River Community & Technical College

New River’s IT Response to the Pandemic Like many colleges and universities, since March 2020, New River Community and Technical College has been working and delivering services remotely.  This sudden change required us to quickly identify services not yet available to students and remote workers so we could modify these services to make them available for remote users.  While this sounds simple enough, it required a good deal of effort to modify several services while we were also working remotely and continuing to meet the daily demands of IT support.  When in-house modifications weren’t possible, we had to quickly purchase…

Customer Spotlight: WVROCKS

The Fall 2020 semester marks West Virginia’s Remote Online Collaborative Knowledge System (WVROCKS) ninth year of service to institutions of higher education in the State. The WVROCKS portal delivers quality online courses to Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) and Board of Governor’s (BOG) degree students from eight different institutions: Bluefield State College, Concord University, Fairmont State University, Marshall University, Shepherd University, BridgeValley Community & Technical College, Southern Community & Technical College, and West Virginia Northern Community & Technical College. Their winning formula of accelerated, affordable, and accessible courses covering a range of subjects from the humanities to mathematics and sciences…