Educational Technology Opportunities for Summer 2017

Free Streaming Sessions at BbWorld, July 27, 2017

BbWorld (“Blackboard World”) is where great minds in education come together to exchange ideas, share best practices, and address today’s toughest educational challenges. Art will be attending the conference this year on behalf of Kendall College. However, YOU can join the conference online from the comfort of your home for a day of insightful best practices and professional development, coming to you LIVE from the event in New Orleans.

Don’t miss out on a chance to hear from thought leaders, colleagues, and Blackboard experts on topics like innovation in online learning, accessibility, student retention, and improving student success outcomes. Go to the BbWorld Web site at http://bbworld.com/bbworldlive/higher-education to view a list of sessions that will be streamed and to register for free today!

Interactive Display Boards

Faculty are continuing to explore the potential of using the interactive display boards in rooms 733, 734, and 735 to support active learning, specifically collaborative activities. Are you interested in learning more about the interactive display boards and have your course for the fall term be assigned to one of these classrooms? Reach out to the CTL for more information, a demonstration, or an opportunity to observe a class in which the instructor is using the display board with his or her students.

Venture into Virtual Reality – Hands On Session

Tuesday, August 22, Room 724
2:00 to 3:00 pm

Are you interested in learning about virtual reality (VR) and how it can be used to enhance your students’ learning? Educational technology gurus talk quite a bit about the potential of virtual reality, and there are universities and colleges doing some very interesting things with VR in a wide range of academic fields. If you are interested in talking with others about VR, exploring VR applications, and thinking about how we can incorporate VR in our courses at Kendall College, come join our conversation! We will have VR goggles for you to use. Just bring your smartphone and sense of curiosity! (You can read more about virtual reality at http://bit.ly/2mytllA.


Coming this fall!

EdTech Showcase

Date and Time TBD

All faculty are invited to participate in this online conference during which presenters will take 15 minutes each to share an educational technology tool they use in their course to enhance teaching and learning. They will provide a brief demonstration, share insights, and answer a few questions. You can attend as many sessions as you like live via Blackboard Collaborate, and you can volunteer to have “15 minutes of fame” sharing your favorite educational technology tool. All of the video recordings will be posted in the Teaching Toolbox after the conference. More information will be available soon!

Contact the CTL at ctl@kendall.edu if you are interested in sharing your favorite educational technology tool at the conference!