Academic Technologies at Babson

What Is Academic Technology?

Babson faculty are creators, innovators, and leaders, and Babson’s Academic Technologies were built to support and enhance these skills. We provide the structure, tools, and expertise to bring our faculty’s knowledge to all students, in a way that’s approachable and as close to pedagogically perfect as possible. Working with the larger ITSD team, we seek out, test, pilot, and—in some cases—design innovative solutions that integrate technologies in state-of-the-art learning environments.

What Is the Academic Technology Innovation Center?

The Academic Technology Innovation Center (ATI Center) is one of the forward-facing groups within Babson’s greater IT department. The ATIC team is dedicated to enriching Babson’s academic ecosystem and promoting innovative pedagogy through effective use of technology to enhance the student experience.

The ATI Center’s team of technologists, instructional designers, and UX experts assist faculty with both curricular and scholarly pursuits, offering services in course design, content creation, integrating innovative approaches, and piloting and implementing new technologies, as well as assisting faculty with their research.

The Academic Technology Innovation Center stands ready to help make the design and delivery of any course dynamic, engaging, and current, whether it is blended, hybrid, online, or face-to-face.

Technology Tools at Babson

The ATI Center team specializes in understanding our technology tools and working with you to apply them to your course. Some of the tools we use include:

  • Canvas LMS
  • Webex
  • TurnItIn
  • Qualtrics
  • Canvas Studio
  • Slido
  • FlipGrid
  • Voicethread
  • Panopto
  • Respondus Lockdown
  • inSpace
  • Miro
  • Brainshark
  • Microsoft 365
  • Browser and Monitor

In addition to the enterprise-level tools above, the ATI Center manages the Innovation Pipeline, a process that allows for a continuous, open review and pilot program for new tools and technologies, to determine how they might impact innovation and pedagogical needs within the curriculum.