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Engaging Students through Technology: October 28

October 18, 2011, Volume 58, No. 08


Engaging Students through Technology 2011, a symposium for faculty and instructors will be held on Friday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is hosted by the Penn Libraries’ David B. Weigle Information Commons in conjunction with the School of Arts and Sciences. The 2011 symposium tackles two broad questions:

• How should I use technology, in my classroom and outside my classroom, to engage my students?

• How should I manage the technology (laptops, smart phones, tablets, etc.) that my students bring to my classroom?

The symposium includes a faculty panel, a student panel, lunch, discussion and hands-on sessions.

10 to 11 a.m.—Cohen Hall Room 402

A panel of Penn faculty, including Paul Heiney, Lisa Mitchell and Tamara Nopper (SAS) and Carolyn Cannuscio (Medicine), will describe how they engage students through strategic use of new technologies such as clickers, voiceover PowerPoint, photo documentary and virtual guest presenters.

11 a.m. to noon—Cohen Hall Room 402

Peter Decherney (SAS) will facilitate a panel of several undergraduate students who will share their perspectives on the two questions.

Noon-2:30 p.m.—Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Lunch with symposium presenters in the Weigle Information Commons followed by four concurrent sessions. Hands-on and discussion sessions will focus on assessment of technology projects, moving from ideas to reality, Prezi for presentations and iPads in the classroom (see the symposium website for details).

For more information and to register, visit wic.library.upenn.edu.

Registration is open for Penn faculty and instructors. Interested graduate students can email wic1@pobox.upenn.edu to be included on a space-available basis.

Almanac - October 18, 2011, Volume 58, No. 08