The mission of Learning Technologies is to provide a teaching and learning infrastructure that meets modern needs for integrating technology across content areas. Drawing on expertise in both technology and pedagogy, the department seeks to create and support robust environments for learning, discovery, and engagement for faculty and students that are grounded in sound principles of learning and in a thorough knowledge of integrating technology for effectiveness and efficiency of effort.
Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI), formerly Faculty Development Institute (FDI), provides year-round opportunities for faculty to explore technology-enhanced active learning for the 21st century.
Virginia Tech is now using Google as its primary search engine, which can be specifically accessed at search.vt.edu. Some of the flexibility in maintaining the Virginia Tech site index was lost; however, the methods Google uses to return results and ranking are well worth it. Google rates relevancy based on how many sites are linked to your site. The more sites linking to your site, the higher up on the "hit list" your site will be. Metadata is still as important, Google uses the <meta name="description"> tag when building indexes and in result set listings.
You do have control over whether your entire site, individual pages or images are indexed, as well as whether your pages are cached or not. The following information details the methods for controlling what is displayed in the new Virginia Tech search.
See the Virginia Tech Online Services for Retirees and Alumni knowledge page.
The following is a compilation of useful resources for computer support personnel at Virginia Tech.
Graduating students should prepare for the continuance and discontinuance of services as indicated below. Alumni of Virginia Tech remain eligible for some online services.
See the 4Help - Computing Support service catalog page.