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!)
- 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!
When it’s time to get work done, the right kind of space can make a real impact on your productivity. We want to know what you think makes a good study space – both for individual and group work. Where do you currently go to study? What works well, and what could be improved?
Penn Libraries, College House Computing and SAS Computing are hosting a series of focus groups for students so we can hear your opinions. Your input will help guide the development of new study spaces and improve existing facilities.
Please register by clicking on the link next to a session below. These sessions are designed for undergraduates and we plan to record audio of the discussions.
All sessions include the same content and refreshments will be provided. Please join us in the WIC Seminar Room, Weigle Information Commons, First floor, west side in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.
We are partnering with SAS Computing, the Provost’s Classrooms Committee, and the Center for Teaching and Learning to host a video conference with Dr. Robert Beichner about designing active learning spaces and methods in higher education. Dr. Beichner has designed the SCALE-UP model of learning, which focuses on collaborative student learning and instruction. The discussion will cover pedagogy, as well as some of the challenges of organizing the facilities, technology, and support structure to facilitate this type of integrated learning environment. This model of education has been used in many settings including his Biology course at the University of Minnesota:
The videoconference will take place this Friday, March 2 from 11 am to noon in the McNeil Building, Room 286-7. Register to attend the videoconference here.
WIC is pleased to announce our new self-service equipment loan software – WebCheckout – implemented in collaboration with SAS Computing.