Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Joseph Regenstein Library
Please join us for our 4th Annual Faculty Technology Day, featuring faculty presentations, technology briefings, and a keynote by Randal Picker of the University of Chicago Law School. Feel free to pick and choose the sessions you'd like to attend, or join us for the day. Seating is limited, so please register for the sessions that interest you.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (TECHB@R)
Registration Desk: Open All Day
(TECHB@R — Reg 1st Floor)
Touch Your Technology
Unlocking a Billion Brains? UChicago Looks at Online Learning
Moderator: Paul Bergen, Senior Director for Academic Technologies
David Archer, Professor, Geophysical Sciences
Klara Jelinkova, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer
Allen Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics and the College
Proponents of the latest developments in online learning (massive open online courses, or MOOCs), are quite fervent. Earlier this month, New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Thomas Friedman commented, "Nothing has more potential to unlock a billion more brains to solve the world’s biggest problems” MOOCs. Anant Argarwal, the CEO of edX, the $60-million MOOC initiative emerging from Harvard and MIT, compares the emergence of MOOCs to the invention of the printing press. “We’re going to make a revolution. We’re looking to change the world,” Agarwal recently is quoted as saying to the Boston Globe.
Yet today's proponents of online learning sound a lot like their predecessors in 1999 or 2000, when, in the face of predictions that the end of "brick and mortar" institutions was drawing near, some of the country's most elite universities made substantial investments in online learning initiatives like Fathom, The Global Education Network (GEN), and AllLearn – all of which closed their doors within 5 years.
Do MOOCs have a future? What should the University of Chicago be doing in these areas? And what is the University already doing? How might those activities help us enhance our existing on-campus courses?
The Mediated Book: eBooks and the Digital Library
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School
Senior Fellow, The Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory
We are at the early stages of the transition from paper books to ebooks. That transition is an exercise in technological opportunities, law, institution building and social organization. In this talk, I look at how law interfaces with these developments and consider changes for both the book itself and our conception of the role of libraries.
Break Out Session 1
Online Learning at the University of Chicago: Forging a New Future
Jamie Stanesa, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Graham School; and Catherine Kenyon,
Head of Public Education and Outreach, Oriental Institute
Jamie Stanesa and Catherine Kenyon will share their organizations' visions for reaching students through online education. They will discuss how their programs got started, who their audiences are, and why online education is important for their constituents. Each speaker will show a brief demonstration of their online courses.
Copyright from Both Ends of the Stick: Creating and Consuming Copyrighted Materials
Elisabeth Long, Associate University Librarian for Digital Services
Faculty encounter copyright law both as creators with intellectual property rights in their own publications, and as consumers of copyrighted materials in their research and teaching. Learn the basics of copyright law including managing your rights in your own creations, using copyrighted materials, exercising fair use rights, and tools and resources that can help.
Break Out Session 2
Beyond Angry Birds: Developing Mobile Technologies for Teaching, Learning and Research
T. Andrew Binkowski,
Lecturer, Masters in Computer Science Program, Scientist, Center for Structural Genomics
of Infectious Diseases, Fellow, Computation Institute
Once the fascination of slingshotting birds has worn off, the use of mobile computing for educators and students becomes (almost) equally exciting. This talk will provide a high-level overview of the technical capabilities of mobile devices (i.e. what they can and can not do), provide insight into the overall process of developing applications (i.e. what you should and should not expect) and discuss methods for distributing applications (i.e. the App Store). The freedoms, constraints, and ironic limitations of teaching a class on mobile development using mobile technology will be discussed. In addition, a variety of faculty and student driven mobile applications being developed at the University will be showcased and future collaborative opportunities for faculty looking to incorporate mobile applications into their teaching and research will be presented.
Adobe Connect Pro: Extend Learning beyond the classroom
Jamie Cunningham, Instructional Technologist, IT Services
Linda Collins, PhDSenior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Statistics
Charles Fitzpatrick, Associate Director of Financial Advising, Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities
Adobe Connect is a virtual meeting platform that allows instructors to meet with students (and colleagues) online and outside of the traditional face-to-face setting. Adobe Connect is great for distance learning courses, review sessions with traditional students, online office hours, and even informational meetings for prospective students. See how some Instructors and TA’s are using this new web-based service to enhance and extend their teaching beyond the classroom.
& Dessert Reception
Poster Presentations include:
2013 UChicago Mobile App Challenge
Academic Technologies Software Consultants
Accessible Technology Roadmap
Chalk is Changing
Data Center Services
High Performance Computing and Big Data Processing at UChicago
IT Services Training
IT Services Support Services
Security: Do you know what's on your laptop?