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Upcoming Events for Faculty

I wanted to spotlight three events of interest to Penn faculty and graduate students:

On Monday, April 11, Jamie Marie Estrada and I will hold a half-hour online discussion on the Philosophy of Social Media. (Register!)

On Wednesday, April 13, our panel on Library Resources for Faculty organized in collaboration with PASEF and ASEF-PSOM includes Will Noel, Dot Porter, Rebecca Stuhr, David Toccafondi, Sarah Wipperman and myself. Topics include liaison services, rare books, learning spaces, online persona and iPad apps. (Register!)

On Tuesday, April 26, our Engaging Students Through Technology Lightning Round 2016 is co-sponsored by camra, the Center for Teaching and Learning , the Graduate Student Center,  the Penn Language Center, the Price Lab for Digital Humanities,  SAS Computing and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center (VPUL) (Register!)

Speakers include:

  • Stefanie Alfonso on interactive e-guides
  • Etienne Benson on Using Processing in Humanities Classes
  • Rick Berman on WordPress for City Design
  • Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia on Project-Based Differentiation Via Canvas
  • Caroline Connolly on Poll Everywhere for In Class Polling
  • Delphine Dahan on Using LockDown Browser
  • Julie Davis on WordPress for Prints
  • Amy Durham on In-class Quizzes and Games
  • Andi Johnson on NVivo
  • Ethan Mollick on Looking Glass
  • Kris Rabberman on Voice Thread
  • Ana Reyes on Immersive Terf
  • Arjun Shankar on film and multimodal pedagogy
  • Catherine Turner on Topic Modelling Tool
  • Ben Wiggins on TimelineJS

Join us this April as we celebrate WIC’s 10th Birthday all month!

Engaging Students Symposium – what fun!

Our Engaging Students Through Technology symposium last Friday included several exciting moments! About 75 people from 11 schools at Penn came together for the symposium. Carton Rogers started the morning by urging us to keep pace with new technologies in order to avoid the fate of silent film actors who became obsolete when movies-with-sound gained popularity. Then came a lively faculty panel. Al Filreis challenged the audience to “bite a towel” to resist the temptation to start lecturing in class. Peter Struck offered a powerful analogy: in-person teaching = performing in a stage play vs. online teaching (on Coursera) = acting on a TV show. Connie Scanga explained how she helps nursing students pay attention to test results without forgetting the human aspects of patient care. Shannon Lundeen shared the viral Gangnam Style video (almost 600 million hits) and the Axe and Dove mashup created by her students. The faculty panel Q&A included a lively debate between Al and Peter on the continuing relevance of lectures during class meetings. Continue reading Engaging Students Symposium – what fun!