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

Nov 15, 2011

2011 Campus Donation to United Way

Aloha generous donors,

I was very proud to take $2798.00 to the United Way Campaign office from Kauai Community College.  We surpassed our 2010 donation!
Thank you all for your donations.
Posted by:
Peggy Lake

Remembering JFK Presentation by Dr. Bruce Getzan

November 22 is one of those "historical marker" days that many Americans know because they or their colleagues, friends, or family members can recall exactly where they were when they heard the news that shots had rung out in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Kennedy is said to have cried out, "Oh No," the President's limousine sped off to Parkland Hospital, where the youngest man ever elected to our country's highest office was pronounced dead.

Join Dr. Bruce Getzan for a presentation and discussion on Tuesday, November 22, from 12:00 noon to approximately 1:00 pm in the Office of Continuing Education and Training Building (OCET), Room 106C/D, for "Remembering JFK". Bruce has taught several classes focusing on the JFK Presidency, researched and taken students to the Kennedy Library in Boston, to the Kennedy birthplace in Brookline, MA, and to Arlington National Cemetery.

His most popular class was a travel program to Dallas on November 22, with a guided tour of the Sixth Floor Museum, the grassy knoll, and a tour with a former mayor of Dallas and CBS reporters of Lee Harvey Oswald's escape route and arrest location. His students interviewed fifteen eyewitnesses to the murder and the man who was handcuffed to Oswald when Jack Ruby shot the alleged assassin.

Bruce will review a number of the essential resources, recent publications, video clips and his work on Theodore White's notes of the "Camelot" interview with Jackie Kennedy.

You're invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Call 245-8318 if you would like to attend this free event.

Posted by: 
Jennifer Defuntorum