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UIS Technology Day will focus on Building iCommunity

February 15, 2008

Contact: Tulio Llosa, 217/206-7755, tllos1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will host its eighth annual Technology Day from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27. The focus of this year's program is "Building iCommunity: Toolsets for Today."

The day features demonstrations, discussions, and poster and breakout sessions led by members of the UIS academic community and highlighting a variety of topics designed to showcase interesting and innovative ways that the campus is using technology in education.

All activities will be held on the lower level concourse area of the Public Affairs Center at UIS and are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to attend some or all of the sessions.

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Ann Peterson Bishop

Ann Peterson Bishop, associate professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the U of I at Urbana-Champaign and co-director of the Community Informatics Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at noon in conference room C-D. Her topic will be "Building iCommunity: Technology Meets Civic Engagement." UIUC's Community Informatics Initiative works with people to develop information and communication technologies to achieve their goals and fosters collaborations across communities. Bishop will discuss using technology in innovative ways.

Following the keynote address, from 1:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., nearly 30 presentations will examine topics ranging from e-waste recycling and adaptive technology to career services, managing e-documents, and using social networking for online learning.

UIS sponsors of the event include the Academic Technology Committee, Brookens Library, Information Technology Services, the Office of Web Services, and the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Additional details and information for guests with special needs are available by contacting Tulio Llosa, director of Educational Technology at UIS, at 206-7755 or by going to www.uis.edu/technologyday.

 

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The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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