Cal U Fusion
The Blending of Teaching, Learning and Technology
California University’s Cal U Fusion initiative uses the power of emerging media technology to enhance teaching, learning and campus life.
We know that 99% of current Cal U students have cell phones, and more than 70% use smart phones to send text messages, explore the Internet, access e-mail and download applications.
And we understand that professors and college students now use technology in much the same way that previous generations used chalkboards, pens and paper.
So you’ll find Cal U Fusion at work for every member of our campus community.
Teaching and Learning Center
- Faculty members learn to integrate technology into their classrooms efficiently and effectively at the Teaching and Learning Center. TLC director Dr. Joseph Zisk and instructional specialist C.J. DeJuliis offer face-to-face training and handy “how-to” videos that explain key activities step by step.
- Students attend classes in smart classrooms equipped with computers and state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. By the start of the 2012 academic year, every Cal U classroom will be a smart classroom.
- Mobile technology users with Apple iOS or Android devices can download free Cal U Fusion apps. Designed specifically for California University of Pennsylvania, they let you use a smartphone or tablet to stay connected with Cal U news, Vulcan sports and more.
- Students, faculty and staff use the Vulcan Information Portal for secure, one-click access to campus e-mail and other important information. Look for the VIP logo on the Cal U homepage.
Students, faculty, staff and Cal U visitors with Wi-Fi enabled devices have easy access to high-speed Internet service through Cal U’s campus-wide wireless network.
Wi-Fi service is available in all Cal U academic buildings and residence halls, and in the Natali Student Union, Manderino Library, the Convocation Center and all other facilities on the main and south campuses.
Coverage extends to outdoor areas including the Quad, Roadman Park, Adamson football stadium, the Phillipsburg soccer complex and even the campus parking lots.
Service also is available at Cal U’s Southpointe Center in Canonsburg, Pa.
The $2.1 million project, completed in December 2011, adds more than 900 wireless access points to Cal U’s previous wireless network, giving users increased capacity, broader coverage and faster service both indoors and outdoors.
Speaker Dr. Sugata Mitra
“Education is a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon.”
The Fusing of Technology with Learning and Life