“The community of people doing innovative things with tech at Penn is actually quite robust, and I felt like I was reintroduced to it in a really delightful way. We could probably do a better job maintaining that community all year long.”
As our photo album shows, our audience stayed active and engaged throughout a very long Friday. I welcome you to browse the recently-posted presenter slides and videos and share with colleagues. Highlighted tools include Twitter (with Alain Plante and Emily Steiner), the LightBoard (with Phil Gressman), wikis (with Joe Farrell), Panopto lecture recording (with Peter Fader) and a variety of apps and web resources. The playlist below includes 22 videos!
Save the date: The 2016 Symposium will take place on Friday, October 28!
We start the day with our faculty panel and lightning round presentations. After an informal lunch in the Weigle Information Commons, we offer discussion sessions and workshops. The day concludes with our undergraduate student panel and a reception.
Welcome back to another semester! Now, where were we? Ah yes, I think it was something about Topic Modelling, Text Wrangling, 3D Printing, or EDrawing? To help jog your memory (and ours) we’ve just uploaded all 18 of the Lightning Round presentations from this past spring. Have a look at the playlist below and get amped to keep the discussion moving at the upcoming Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium, taking place this year on Friday, October 30th!
Tomorrow, we expect over 220 people from all twelve schools at Penn to come together at our Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium. Our first one, in 2008, brought 48 people. Each year, the event has grown in popularity. It’s a rare opportunity to sit together, talk, and listen.
We will live-stream the faculty panel, the student panel and the lightning round. Videos will available later on the Penn Libraries YouTube Channel. We also plan to use Canvas in many ways throughout the symposium. Looking forward to a packed day!
Our guiding question is: How can technology empower our students, and us, as learners?
We will begin with a faculty panel featuring Jeffrey Babin, Marybeth Gasman, Jeffery Saven and Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw. Peter Decherney will facilitate our popular annual undergraduate student panel. (We welcome all students to share your thoughts on our survey!) After an informal lunch in the WIC Data Diner, we’ll explore workshop topics from hands-on Canvas to discussions on flipped-classroom teaching. We’ll wind up the day with a lightning round of two-minute talks.