CITE stands for "The Center for Innovation in Technology," a collaborative workspace housed in Carroll College's Corette Library dedicated to exploring new ways to use technology to improve the delivery of education for 21st century students. The CITE is also a place where students and professors can come to learn new techniques and new technologies to incorporate into their academic pursuits. With two full-time academic technology specialists and three members of the Tech Saint program on staff, students and professors are able to take advantage of experienced mentors when undertaking a project that requires an unfamiliar technology. This allows them to produce high-quality digital projects without losing focus on the discipline-specific learning those projects are meant to support.
Dan Case is the Associate Director of Academic Technology at Carroll and the mind behind the Sandbox classroom. A Carroll graduate, Dan has a variety of experience in academics and technology. He is a certified Extron A/V Specialist, a regular presenter on "getting out from behind the desk" at national conferences, and an all-around nice guy.
Ryan Hazen is an instructional technologist with Carroll College. His responsibilities include adminstering the Carroll Moodle, supporting videoconferencing around campus, helping professors create recorded lectures and lessons, and supporting the Tech Saint program. Ryan has undergraduate degrees in English and Creative Writing from UNC-Chapel Hill and a masters degree in Education from MSU-Bozeman.
Myunghoon Kim (A.K.A. "Hoonie) is a Tech Saint that works in the CITE from 6pm-8pm Sunday through Thursday. Here is what he had to say for himself:
Hello everyone! My name is Myunghoon Kim or Hoonie. I am a senior from Olympia, Washington. I am a Chemistry major, but I have a background in computer technology since middle school. I joined the TechSaint team because I wanted to continue helping out students especially when it comes to learning where to find information through the web as well as writing awesome essays. One thing you may not know about me is that I am an adept gamer. I played video games for a long time and currently am playing League of Legends for almost three years. Another thing about me is that I played the trumpet for seven years. I took a haitus after I got my braces off, but I plan on getting back my skills in the near future. Last thing is that I was born right-handed but I grew up writing with my left hand. Although I am mostly left handed now, I still kept some of my right handed skills such as playing racquetball, eating, and other skills.
Robert Feeley (A.K.A. "Rob) is a Tech Saint that works in the CITE from 7pm-9pm Sunday through Thursday. Here is his personal Bio:
My name is Rob, and I am a Tech Saint here at Carroll College. I am majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS) while also going for a certificate in Project Management.
I applied to be a Tech Saint because I wanted to acquire some practical experience in my field of study, as well as help my peers when their technology acts up (computers are great when they work, but are a real bear when you have to fix them).
Hmm, three interesting facts about me... I am a certified SCUBA diver, and have been since I was 13 (after I got my certification, I dove off the boat into the Pacific down in Mexico; talk about some cold water). I am an avid PC gamer, having just built myself a custom gaming pc this last January (and I upgraded it in early August), and spend more time on it than I am comfortable admitting. The last interesting fact about me is that I am a recent Mac convert, but still think they are overpriced for the hardware/software.
Kara Osterback (A.K.A. "Buggy") is a Tech Saint that works in the CITE from 8pm-10pm Sunday through Thursday. Here is her personal Bio:
My name is Kara Osterback and I’m from Spokane. Washington. I am a double major in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. I came to Carroll because I loved how small the school is. Carroll definitely feels like a family. I became a Tech Saint because I wanted to help the students at Carroll know that there is always someone they can go to for technology help. I am on the Carroll golf team and I have been playing golf for eight years. I love almost every kind of animal, except for snakes. I am a sports buff. I love watching or playing sports.