Upcoming Academic Tech Opportunities

Posted February 26th, 2015 at 2:31 pm.

The following email was sent to faculty, students, and staff by Coordinator for Academic Technology Initiatives Jennifer Spohrer on Friday, Feb. 20.

March appears to be a big month for academic technology related opportunities. Scroll down for more information on:

  • Tech Talk: Getting Support for Digital Curricular Initiatives, Mar 9 (spring break!) at 12-1:30pm in Campus Center 200
  • March Academic Technology Events
  • NEH Summer Institute: Theory & Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites — App Deadline March 30

Tech Talk: Getting Support for Digital Curricular Initiatives, Mar 9 (Spring Break) at 12-1:30pm in Campus Center 200.

If you’ve been thinking about incorporating technology into your teaching, now’s the time!

Thanks to a three-year “Developing a Liberal Arts Curriculum for a Digital Age” grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, Bryn Mawr College can offer additional staff support and seed grant funding for digital curricular initiatives of all kinds. The initiative also supports the development or enhancement of courses that critically engage students in thinking about technology’s impact on societies, economies, cultures and knowledge production, regardless of whether digital technologies are incorporated into the class.

Projects funded in our first year have included: blending a course using online quizzing, flipping courses, shifting a course from a chronological to a spatial framework using Google Earth, and developing effective blogging and digital exhibit projects. (More information) Our academic technology staff and Mellon Digital Curricular Assistants have helped faculty research technological solutions to support their pedagogical goals, design successful technology-based assignments, and create documentation and provide training for both faculty and students.

Come see examples from previously funded projects, learn more about the technology and expertise resources available to you and brainstorm ideas for projects of your own.

All faculty, graduate students and staff are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided if you register by the Thursday in advance of the talk.

March Academic Technology Events …

For more information on these upcoming events, see the Academic Technology Events Calendar at http://brynmawr.libcal.com/academictechevents#!/month/2015/03 (also available on the front page of the Academic Technology at Bryn Mawr College guide (http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/bmc-academictech).

  • VoiceThread Webinar: Teaching Languages
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:00pm
  • Staff In-Service Day 2015
    Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00pm
    @ BMC
  • A Novel Method for Mapping Plot
    Monday, March 16, 2015, 4:00pm @ Temple Center for the Humanities
  • 7th Collaborative Online International Learning Conference
    March 19-20, 2015 @ SUNY in New York City
  • e-Learning Conference 3.0: Technology Use in Teaching and Learning
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ Drexel University

  • Tech Talk: Security Online
    Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00 @ BMC

NEH Summer Institute: Theory & Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites (Amherst, Jun 2015/UCLA, June 2016)

Deadline: Mar 30, 2015

Applications are currently being accepted for Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites.

This NEH Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities will take place over two consecutive summers. In 2015, participants will gather at UMass Amherst from June 22 – 28 to discuss key issues and challenges facing scholars working with 3D content with an emphasis on the end user experience, and define research questions that they will explore in the subsequent academic year. In 2016, participants will present their findings at a three-day symposium to be held at UCLA from June 20-23.

Submissions are encouraged from scholars with research or teaching projects that would benefit from advanced discussion of theoretical issues related to 3D content; in-service educators interested in pedagogical applications for 3D content across humanities disciplines
and grade levels; library, museum, and publishing professionals investigating or using 3D content in installations or born-digital publications; and technologists involved with interactive 3D computer graphics, educational games, or dissemination platforms.

Directors: Alyson A. Gill (UMass Amherst) & Lisa M. Snyder (UCLA)

Applications due: March 30, 2015

Applicants notified: April 13, 2015

Successful applicants receive a $1,375 stipend to defray expenses related to the 2015 Summer Institute at UMass Amherst, and an additional $1,000 to defray expenses related to the 2016 Symposium at UCLA.

Please visit advancedchallenges.com for details about the schedule, institute faculty, and the application process.

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