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Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning

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The College of Nursing is committed to providing quality information technology (IT) support for students, faculty and staff to facilitate success. For this reason, the college established the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning.

The office includes the Center for Academic Technologies and Educational Resources (CATER) and the Instructional Design Center (IDC), which partner to provide students, faculty and staff with a high level of accessible IT customer support, along with the resources necessary to develop innovative, technology-based learning and teaching solutions.

As a result, students have full access to services like the CATER Helpdesk, which provides IT and eLearning support and troubleshooting services for iPad devices and online platforms used by the college, along with professional development and information management resources, such as Linda.com and E*Value.

CATER and IDC provide additional IT and educational services:

  • Desktop and iPad support
  • Educational technology design and support
  • eLearning development and support
  • Network management (includes digital file storage, printers, user accounts and email)
  • Professional development resources
  • Video and photography services

About the Director

Matt Rota

Matthew Rota, PhD(c)
Director, Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning
Director, Center for Academic Technologies and Educational Resources (CATER)
513-558-3885
matthew.rota@uc.edu

Matt Rota serves as both the director of the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning and the Center for Academic Technologies and Educational Resources (CATER). He oversees the Instructional Design Center (IDC) and CATER.

Rota ensures the departments align with the college's vision: "Through creative leveraging of technology and inclusive excellence, the College of Nursing will lead the transformation of health care in partnership informed by the people we serve." This is accomplished by providing a community of practice supported by ongoing professional development and faculty partnership, as well as innovative pedagogical approaches – both online and face-to-face.

Before joining UC College of Nursing, Rota spent 20 years in the educational field, with 10 of those years in the corporate arena as an instructional designer, most recently for Trivantis, designing eLearning courses for Cincinnati Public Schools, Microsoft, P&G, Best Western, Novartis, and other fortune 500 companies. Before Trivantis, Rota served as the vice president of Altoria Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he oversaw the design, development and deployment of its eLearning-managed CMS, Paralearning.

From 2007-2009, Rota served as a board member of the United Way of Cincinnati. In addition, he served as the chair of the National Task Force for the United Way of America's Young Leader initiative from 2005-2008. In 2005, Rota received the Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40 award and was recognized as one of the top business leaders under 40 in Cincinnati.

Rota is currently completing his PhD in instructional design for online learning and also holds a Master of Education in C&I focusing on instructional design and adult learning strategies, a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in medieval history.