Learn Tech center announces October as ‘Tech Month’

October is tech month as the Learning Technology Center is presenting a dynamic workshop series about a variety of campus technologies. The workshops have an instructional emphasis, but anyone from the campus community is welcome to attend. The workshops will be held in Room 1004 of the Instructional Services Building.

•  Oct. 5, 6, from 1 to 2 p.m., “Web conferencing” — BB Collaborate is a web conferencing tool that includes a shared whiteboard, audio and video chat, document sharing, and it works inside D2L. Prof. John Stoll will share his experiences with the tool, and technology experts Dan Schrickel and Leif Nelson will further explain usage and options;

•  Oct. 12, 1 to 2 p.m. (and repeated at 2), “Wanna use clickers in the spring?” — Learn Tech Manager Leif Nelson and Turning Technologies intern and Learn Tech student staffer Nathan Carlton will cover the A-Z of classroom clickers;

•  Oct. 13, 1 to 2 p.m. (and repeated at 2), “Wanna use ‘lecture capture’ in the spring?” — a discussion of “lecture capture” technology and the many options for faculty members interested in planning for its use, beginning with spring semester 2012;

•  Oct. 19, 2 to 3 p.m., and Oct. 20, 1 to 2 p.m., “There’s an app for that — iPads and tablets for instruction and productivity” — Technology trainer Pat Theyerl and Leif Nelson will discuss iPads and tablets. This workshop will demonstrate how-to’s and tips, interesting apps, as well as advice and strategies for using iPads and tablets for various educational tasks.

Sign up for these and other interesting technology workshops at https://www.uwgb.edu/Compserv/Workshops/ or just drop in (note, some workshops not listed above require prior registration as they are hands-on).

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