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Teaching with Technology Fair

The Fourth Annual Teaching with Technology Fair will be held on April 19, Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at NS 245 and NS 229. The Tech Fair launches the SEED Grant Call for Proposals. The fair is an opportunity to hear from our faculty who received a tech tool last year from the SEED Grant how they used the tool and share lessons learned. It is also an opportunity for faculty to “play with” some of these tools to determine which ones they would like to apply for.

SEED (Software and Equipment for Engagement and Discovery) Grants are provided to faculty members annually. Decisions on who gets funded are made by a review committee composed of faculty from several departments and staff from the Center for Distance Education (CDE), the University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET) and Instructional Media Services (IMS). As the name of the grant implies, reviewers seek proposals that provide a clear rationale on how the use of a particular hardware and/or software will enhance one’s teaching, promote student engagement and discovery, facilitate optimal learning and grow the number of courses where technology integration is key to instruction.

The day’s events are divided into three types of sessions:

A. Faculty Showcase : from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at NS 245
Faculty who received tech tools will present on how they used the tool and what they learned.

B. Time to Play : from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at NS 229
CDE, UCET and IMS staff will be on hand to show attendees how certain tech tools for this year’s SEED Grant are used. This is an opportunity to figure out which tool to select from the technology list. Attendees could also explore other tech tools not on the list.

C. Tech Tool Pods : from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm. At NS 245 and NS 229
Faculty who received similar tech tools will be grouped together and will provide hands-on demonstration of their tools.

For more information about the Tech Fair and SEED Grant application form, visit http://www.iusb.edu/distance-learning/seed_grant.php

The SEED Grant is funded by the Center for Distance Education. Tech tools provided are for face-to-face and/or online teaching and learning. For example, several of our faculty received iPads which they used to teach in their classrooms, in labs or online.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.


Friday April 19, 2013 09:00 AM
Friday April 19, 2013 02:45 PM
NS 229 and NS 245
Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop
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