The Instructional Technology and Training group
invites you to attend the
Spring 2012 Teaching with Technology Forum.
Schedule Updated to Include President-Elect Dan Weiss Live Stream
|9:30 am – 9:40 am||
A light breakfast will be provided.
|9:40 am – 10:00 am||
Capturing the Classroom Experience in Digital Format: The Panopto Lecture Capture System with Sympodium Technology
Presenter: Fran Blase, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Haverford College
Repetition. Sometimes you have to hear things a few times until you get it—especially when you are talking about complicated concepts. With the help of a few tools that record her voice along with her lecture notes, students in Prof. Blase’s Organic Chemistry course can keep reviewing their in-class material until they finally get it.
If you attended our December Technology Forum, you saw Fran Blase talk about her first experience using Panopto Lecture Capture system to achieve this goal. This spring she refined the process by using a SMART Technologies’ Sympodium™, an interactive pen display that improved her ability to capture text on the board. During her talk, Prof. Blase will discuss how this new way of teaching has affected her classroom and impacted her students.
|10:05 am – 10:25 am||
Digital Storytelling Pilot Project
Presenter: Corey Chao, Instructional Technology and Training Specialist, Haverford College
Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component. Such digital stories can be anything from a series of narrated slides to a highly produced movie. This Spring, the Tri-co Digital Humanities initiative funded a pilot digital storytelling workshop at Haverford with the goal of adapting this medium for campus centers and coursework.
Participating students met for two sessions: one, led by Philadelphia artist and storyteller Jamie Shilling, focused on drafting narratives and working within a visual medium; the other taught the relevant software and walked participants through the conversion of their written storyboards to digital stories.
Join us as Chao showcases stories created in the pilot workshop, details the production process, and describes several new collaborations in the Tri-co that are pushing the form of “digital storytelling” in new directions.
|10:30 am – 10:50 am||
Re: Envisioning Citation
Presenters: Hema Surendranathan ‘14, Bryn Mawr College; Mirella Deocadiz ‘14, Bryn Mawr College
This presentation will posit an alternative citation method for scholarly discourse borne from conversation on digital platforms. They will consider how citation can build and support an academy of collaboration, particularly on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
|10:50 am – 11:30 am||
Live Video Stream — Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss has been appointed 14th president of Haverford College. Our program has been revised to allow you to meet Dan Weiss at 11am in Founders Great Hall or watch via a live video stream in Stokes Auditorium.
|11:30 am – 12:00 pm||
Re-envisioning Diasporas Through a Globally Connected Classroom
Presenters: Sunka Simon, Associate Professor of German, Film and Media Studies, Swarthmore College; Carina Yervasi, Associate Professor of French and Black Studies, Swarthmore College
Looking to give your students a new perspective? Want to help them understand different cultures? Would you like to see how students in other parts of the world might view the same course materials as your students?
If so, don’t miss this talk by Swarthmore faculty members Sunka Simon, associate professor of German and film and media studies, and Carina Yervasi, associate professor of French. They collaborated with Professor Mikelle Antoine of Ashesi University, located near Accra, Ghana, to co-teach the course Re-envisioning Diasporas.
Prof. Simon and Prof. Yervasi at Swarthmore will showcase the planning, implementation and student production of one weekly segment of their collaborative international course. The presentation will highlight the organizational stage of collaboration, the technological tools involved and crucial to their course content, and their interdisciplinary pedagogical methodology. Followed by Q&A.
Daily Gazette: http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2012/02/10/new-class-re-envisions-diaspora-the-classroom/
|12:00 pm – 12:30 am||
Skeptical Users in a Digitally-Rich Classroom
Presenters: Katherine Rowe, Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College; Jen Rajchel, Digital Initiatives Intern, Bryn Mawr College
Katherine Rowe, Director of Tri-Co Digital Humanities and Professor of English, along with Jen Rajchel, Digital Initiatives Intern, will present two tech-driven transformations of a traditional humanities classroom, Rowe’s spring Global Shakespeare’s class. They will discuss the trajectory of the class as students moved from resistant to sophisticated, skeptical users of new media. They will give examples of the types of questions and discussions that propelled students from technology consumers to tempered users and creators. Two technical initiatives enabled this transformation:
Skeptical User I
Skeptical User II
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