Educational Technology

Center for Learning Innovation

Center for Learning Innovation- Central Region, provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. The center is the home of Central's Media Innovation Labs:

  • The CLI Faculty Lab (SJAC room 339)
  • The Virtual Reality Lab & Studio (JBW 215)
  • The Learnign Glass Studio (SJAC 339)- To reserve it go to
  • And the Media Innovation Recording Studio (THT1 room 109)

To reserve any of these rooms go to-

For more information contact or 713.718.6272

Important Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I reserve the Learning Glass Studio? 
    The Learning Glass Studio is located in the San Jacinto building room 339. Room Reservation form>
    To help faculty build on the comfort of presenting ideas visually on a board, the Center for Learning Innovation introduces The Learning Glass Studio to HCC. THe LG is connected to Eagle Online and recordings are saved directly to My Media in EO. 
  • How do I get a key for the Teaching Stations (MTS)?
    To get an MTS key, please contact your department chair or his/ her secretary for key checkout. 
    Video on using MTS Teaching Stations

  • How do I get an Eagle Online DE or Hybrid course?
    An application form and the Course approval form must be completed and approved through DE before an instructor can teach a DE course. For these forms and more see “Getting Approved to Teach DE” @

    Approval to teach a Hybrid (50% on campus and 50% off) or a Web-enhanced course(s) goes through the Department Chairs. Eagle Online 2 online training is @

  • What is and how do I get an account? is an online learning resource that HCC faculty and staff can use to learn software, latest classroom technology, instructional design, business skills, and much more. contains over 2,300 video tutorials on a vast amount of topics.

    To get an account complete the online form @

  • What is Edutube and how do I get an account?
    Edutube is HCC’s own version of YouTube. It provides a facility for uploading a variety of media formats quickly and easily. However, in addition, it offers private space for faculty to store media not for public consumption in order to link to it from their Eagle Online courses or Learning Web page.

    Faculty can login using their HCC email credentials @

  • Can I delete my previous semester syllabus when I upload the new one to the Learning Web?
    No. State law ( House Bill 2504) requires each syllabus to be up on the Learning Web for two years.

    Faculty should archive previous semester syllabus and upload a new one every semester. See Archive Syllabus in a Course tutorial

  • What is Artstor and how do I get an account?
    Artstor is an online resource of 1.8 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

    Faculty must be on campus to create an account at Artstor. Create your account @
    Once you register from campus then you can access the database off campus.

    To gain Instructors Privileges which gives you the ability to create your own collections, email



Center for Learnign Innovation


Director College Educational Technology


Ruben Duran

Sr. Web & Media Developer




Faculty Mentor

Audrey Crawford

Faculty Mentor



Mentor CIC Hours





12pm - 3:00pm

11am - 3:00pm

 10:30am - 12:00pm



Open Labs & Hours








Central Campus
9AM-5:30PM 9AM-5:30PM 9AM-5:30PM 9AM-5:30PM 9AM-2PM Closed
South Campus
9AM-9PM 9AM-9PM 9AM-9PM 9AM-9PM Closed 9AM-4PM


Projects & Presentations

Digital Storytelling @ HCC

Digital Storytelling methodology of participatory media was created in 1992 and has taught hundreds of workshops around the world with a  variety of communities and organizations.  Our  unique  digital  storytelling  workshop  model  integrates  creative  writing,  oral  history,  and  participatory  media  production  to  assist  people  with  little  to  no  prior  video-making  experience  in  producing  short  digital  videos,  or  “digital  stories.”  The ultimate goal is to increase institutional capacity for teaching high-quality blended courses and to orchestrate the coordination of institutional resources between faculty and students.    We’ll also highlight the technologies in place to support faculty in implementing  Digital  Storytelling in their instructional offering—  HCC  Edutube, and WeVideo for group collaboration,  captions,  and video assignments.

Download the 2015 Faculty Conference presentation titled Digital Storytelling @ HCC— 2015 Faculty Conference 


A remarkable three days in the Curriculum Innovation Center with HCC's first Digital Storytelling workshop led by Joe Lambert and Mary Ann McNair of the Center for Digital Storytelling. Eight faculty members were joined by media specialists to produce first-person narratives and understand the future of digital storytelling in the general curriculum. 


Kaltura Connect 2013 and 2014

HCC presentation at Kaltura Connect 2014 in New York City.
Lessons Learned from Cross Campus Video Deployment
Presented by Ruben Duran

HCC presentation at Kaltura Connect 2013 in New York City.
Cross-Campus Video Deployment, Now And in The Future
Presented by Charlotte Hamilton, Ruben Duran, Jordan Carswell.

Video has become an important tool for professors in the classroom and students have better resources than ever before to help them learn to their fullest potential. Learn how Houston Community College implemented a cross-campus media solution using Kaltura to make video an integral part of instruction. At HCC, faculty can easily record lectures, give video assignments and engage students in story telling using video. New technology that is now being implemented keep students focused on learning, enable collaboration and help students stay on track.


Developing Multi-Disciplinary Documentaries: Telling Your Story

The New Media Consortium Conference (NMC) was held June 15-18, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. HCC Central was awarded the People's Choice and Judges Choice Awards for their interactive instructional presentation "Developing Multi-Disciplinary Documentaries: Telling Your Story". The presentation showcased the documentary Colores del Carnaval Dominicano, a Carnaval costume, and mask.

Presented by Charlotte Hamilton, Donna Pinnick, and Ruben Duran.

Curriculum Innovation Center 


HCC featured among elites in ARTstor

ARTstor, the largest educational online image database, announced the availability of a new collection documenting the Dominican Republic carnival. Rubén Durán, of Central's Curriculum Innovation Center, photographed his native culture while Central Fine Arts Division's Donna Pinnick supplied the searchable keywords and data of the 550-image collection that was posted for browsing last week. The collection is an extension of the work they did on the educational film, "Colores del CArnaval Dominicano" that premiered in 2011.

"We wanted the film to be available to professors and students through WorldCat and we wanted to support the film with searchable images for extended study and our alliance with ARTstor made that possible," said Pinnick.

Durán added, "We knew HCC was the only community college to submit a collection but we didn't know we would be among such prominent institutions. It's really impressive to see Houston Community College alongside The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Library of Congress Image Collection, not to mention, the Guggenheim, Getty, Cornell, Yale and Princeton."

Look for Houston Community College in the ARTstot list of collections > ARtstor Collections