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UIS “Tech Day” will examine Teaching in the Digital Domain
April 7, 2006
SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will host its annual Technology Day on Friday, April 14. The focus of this year’s program is “Teaching in the Digital Domain: UIS Moving Beyond the Boundaries.” All activities will be held on the second floor of University Hall on the UIS campus and are free and open to the public.
The half-day symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a keynote address by Margaret Maag, assistant professor of nursing at the University of San Francisco, in UHB room 2034. Maag’s presentation, “M-Learning Technology: Mobile and Multimedia Modalities for All Learners,” will address such topics as the mobile-learning revolution, m-learning for all ages, how mobile devices affect use of information sharing, and bridging the digital divide.
For those who cannot attend in person, Maag’s presentation will be available via live webcast at the time of the event, and afterward for on-demand viewing, by going to www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html.
Following the keynote address, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., some 20 presentations and poster sessions by UIS faculty and staff will focus on interesting and innovative ways that the campus community is using technology for teaching and scholarship. Topics range from podcasting and digital art to adaptive technology, career services, and online tutoring.
UIS sponsors of the event are the Academic Technology Committee, Brookens Library, Information Technology Services, and the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning.For more information, contact Albert Whittenberg, associate director of Information Technology Services, by phone at 206-6550 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://edtech.uis.edu/edtech/techday2006/ for a complete agenda.
|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 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, 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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