Thursday, May 28, 2009

University Libraries’ Sixth Annual Faculty Technology Showcase a Success

The sixth annual Faculty Technology Showcase featured one-on-one demonstrations of blogs, video, and iClicker at Bracken Library. This annual event, hosted by the Technology Training Support Services unit, is an exciting and popular event for those who want to see how technology is used in the classroom.

The showcase took place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Bracken Library’s New Books/Bestsellers corner was temporarily transformed into an area for discussions and demonstrations so faculty could share with others the many ways they use technology in the classroom.

The event was well attended and informative. The following faculty provided sessions:

* Dr. Timothy C. Carter, Assistant Professor of Biology, demonstrated the use of iClicker Classroom Response System.

* Drs. Alice A. Spangler and Sue H. Whitaker from the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, with their research assistant Jamarcus L. Fanning, displayed a Community Outreach project that made use of blogs.

* Dr. Mathew J. Stuve, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, and Julie A. Biddle, an alum of the college, demonstrated the use of video in the student reflective process as a part of their development as educators. In absentia, Megan S. Noel contributed to the poster.

* Dr. Keith Kothman, Associate Professor of Music Composition and Music Technology, demonstrated how blogs are quick and easy tools which help one to stay organized and allow for posting of course materials. He also showed how he uses (a do-it-yourself social networking site) for collaborative class projects.


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