Eckerd instructional technology collaborates with ITS department, collegiums and faculty to enhance, design or redesign courses by integrating cutting-edge technology. Specialists work closely with faculty to achieve a balance of research-informed teaching and instructional design practices. The goal is to improve student mastery and motivation both inside and outside the classroom. The faculty at Eckerd College uses a wide variety of hardware and software technologies to deliver the academic program. While there are a number of tools that might be considered standard and used college-wide, faculty are creatively discovering tools and contributing to an ever-expanding portfolio of special purpose instructional technologies.