Faculty Round Table Series

Instructional Technology Group and Academic Technology

Faculty Round Table Series

http://brown.edu/go/facultyroundtable

 

Panelists will convene, with invited guests in the audience, to discuss current trends and topics about teaching with technology at Brown.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Topic: Wikipedia

Panelists: Steve Lubar, Su-Ching Lin, Edwin Quist, Stanford Tran
Date: Wednesday April 4, 2012
Time: 10:30-11:30
Location: CIT201 – the Educational Technology Center – 115 Waterman Street
Description: Panelists will discuss the potential for (and pitfalls of) using Wikipedia for research and research writing exercises.
Sponsored by: The Instructional Technology Group
Listen to the audio archive


Topic: Blogs

Panelists: Elizabeth Taylor, Kiri Miller, Michael H. Stewart
Date: Wednesday April 18, 2012
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: CIT201 – the Educational Technology Center – 115 Waterman Street
Description: Panelist
s will discuss uses of and planning for course blogs, class blogs, individual student blogs, individual faculty blogs, project blogs.

Sponsored by: Academic Technology



Topic: Devices in the Classroom: Engagement or Disruption

Panelists: TBD
Date: FALL 2012
Time: TBD
Location: CIT201 – the Educational Technology Center – 115 Waterman Street
Description: Panelists will discuss mobile technology and explore issues related to mobile devices and student engagement.
Sponsored by: Academic Technology

Academic Technology Showcase

AT Showcase

The Academic Technology Showcase celebrates instructors at Brown University who have used technology to enhance student learning outcomes. The showcase will consist of a few faculty presentations as well as a reception to recognize the 2011 Teaching with Technology Award winners.

What is Academic Technology?

Computing & Information Services Academic Technology: Supporting Faculty Innovations Through Technology

Academic Technology works in partnership with the University community to enhance teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. We deliver creative, responsive solutions to pedagogical and strategic needs in support of faculty, staff and students. Academic Technology bridges discipline-specific objectives and innovative technology-based solutions, while respecting and supporting diverse teaching needs.

September 28, 2012

12pm-5pm
ETC 201 (CIT, 115 Waterman St)
 
Tentative schedule:
  • 12:00-12:45 Faculty Lunch (please RSVP)
  • Canvas in ETC 201, Multimedia, Kinect, other AT Related Tech in ETC 205, 207, 209
  • 1:00-3:30 Teaching with Technology Award Presenters (introductions by Catherine Zabriskie)
    • 1:00 Thomas Serre (CLPS1520) Computational Vision – Course Design
      Student nomination quote: “The use of MATLAB was critical to this course – although Professor Serre was a very clear and competent lecturer, nothing beats learning by doing. … It’s one thing to learn about how skin detection can be carried out, but quite another to create a program capable of such behavior from scratch.  Thomas was always available to help students with less computer science background, and through his efforts I felt that the entire class came away from the course with valuable and first-hand knowledge of visual modeling systems.”
    • 1:45 Casey Dunn (BIOL0410) – Invertebrate Zoology – Multimedia
      Student nomination quote: “Technology was used in this class to illustrate an important message that often gets lost among scientists and science concentrators at Brown; science is for EVERYONE. You don’t need to know technical jargon or have taken BIOL0200, for example, to enjoy a fascinating story about how a nautilus swims, or how tardigrades can survive in outer space. And by making science more accessible through these animations, we can encourage more people to develop interests in the sciences.”
    • 2:30 Richard Bungiro (BIOL0530) – Principles of Immunology – Showcase Award
      Student nomination quote: “Dr. Bungiro took a very creative approach in his audio and visual displays. He used Photoshop to bring humor into an otherwise dry subject; he used his creativity to help us enjoy learning.“ 
    • 3:15 Madhumita Lahiri (ENGL1761W) – Modern South Asia: Literature and Theory – Communication & Collaboration
      Student nomination quote
      : “The most innovative facet of the digital platform was the interaction with other students in the class. My responses to other students comments, who either gleaned a different reading of a passage than I did, or else did the intellectual legwork to form connections, gave me both room to reflect on my hermeneutic schema and presuppositions, as well as the time to really think through comments that I would not have had the opportunity to digest in the faster paced discussion format of class.”
  • 3:45-5:00 – Wine and Cheese Reception (remarks by Catherine Zabriskie)
  • 4:00 Meera Viswanathan (COLT) – Teaching with iPads – Exemplary AT Project

Call for Presenters – AT Showcase

How has technology made a difference in the way you teach, interact with students, manage large enrollment classes, collect assignments or assess student learning? Share your innovation with fellow faculty! Selected presenters will be a part of the 2012 Academic Technology Showcase on May 3, 2012.