Participants will see demonstrations of online instructors infusing their personalities into their courses using web 2.0 products and moving beyond traditional text-based interaction. Many of the teachers using these skills are getting better results from their students, improving retention, and getting much better feedback from students about their learning experiences.
Today's classroom environment and the world we live in are quickly changing. Additionally, pressure is on teachers to adapt yet they have so much to cover and so little time in which to do it. Still, change is inevitable if we want to prepare students for their futures and not our past. Given the right opportunities & right technologies, teachers can transform the learning environment, motivate students to learn, and ultimately, raise student achievement in a tight time frame.
Auralization allows designers to listen to their space before it is built.Through a combination of 3D computer modeling and audio signal processing, an aural rendering or "Auralization" of a space can be created to show what the space will sound like during a presentation and/or lecture.
In this session, a panel of senior IT leaders from the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, Sage Colleges and Lord Fairfax Community College will detail the success of delivering IT support services 24 hours per day to users in distributed locations, as well as the qualitative benefits of leveraging remote support technology. They’ll share lessons learned and provide anecdotal advice on maintaining an effective campus IT department under tight budgetary constraints.
As a social and cultural phenomenon, social media—a term that includes the full range of social platforms, services, and technologies from Facebook to YouTube—is transforming nearly every aspect of digital communication, from web site design and content creation to search. But is it the silver bullet it’s been made out to be? This presentation will locate social media’s position within an integrated marketing strategy, where it will and won’t work, how it should impact budgets and resources, and the true value it ultimately brings to an integrated campaign.
The competition for students among colleges and universities is more intense and critical than ever in 2010. Learn the latest approaches and ideas about student retention strategies that work today, and will work tomorrow.
The presentation will focus on emerging technologies that support collaboration at a research university by creating a scorecard that will be issued twice a year. The scorecard will review the top social networking and collaboration tools offered by the top higher education vendors. Additionally, the scorecard will highlight the top collaboration applications being offered to support user communities at research universities.
How does an institution develop and implement an integrated marketing plan when new channels are developing faster than you can say Foursquare? Do we need to be "everywhere" or focus our efforts on just a few channels hoping for greater engagement? How do we engage students? How do we engage parents?
This session will discuss the DO's and Don'ts of implementing Smart Classrooms. This session will also tell you how we saw what others were doing and incorporated the best of the some and made our smart classrooms better. You will leave with the building blocks to distinguish between a "need" and a "wish" for a Smart Classroom. Some lessons learned will also be discussed and what we saw as what works and what doesn't.