Nov 16, 2011

ITAC Sponsored Professional Development Workshop

Do you find yourself wondering how you can better engage your students? According to a paper presented at the University of Wisconsin's 22nd. Annual Conference on Distance and Learning, "There is mounting evidence that today's traditional students--those born after 1982--have a different relationship with information and learning than do previous generations, as a result of their access to the Internet and computer-enabled technologies."

If this is true, what are the implications for higher education? Does this mean we need to alter our approaches? If so, do we have the expertise and know-how? Do we know what works? Do we understand technological trends? Do we know what tools are available?

Please join me on Monday (11/28) from 12-1:15PM in LRC128 to talk about it. Topics that will be covered:
  • An overview of technological trends and the impact on higher education.
  • Basic concepts: Delivery and Consumption of Information.
  • How to better utilize Google@UH services.
  • Ways to incorporate technology without the steep learning curve or high cost.
I don't claim to be an expert in technology, but I am a proponent and prolific user. Although I have a planned agenda for the workshop, I'd like to keep the discussion open and informal, so please come with questions, concerns, ideas, and experiences. Hopefully we'll all leave better informed!

Although I don't need an exact headcount, I would like to get a sense of how many people are planning to attend--to ensure adequate resources are available. Please let me know (via email) if you're planning to attend. All are welcomed--instructional and non.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Me ke aloha...

Posted by:
Jeffrey K Mexia
Assistant Professor of English

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