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College of Arts & Sciences Hosts Tech Fair


technologyAfter a successful showing last spring, University of Kentucky professors and staff members are invited to the university's second Teaching and Technology Fair from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Lexmark Public Room, 209 Main Building.


The fair, sponsored by the College of Arts & SciencesDivision of Undergraduate Education and theCenter for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), is meant to be a one stop showplace for a variety of contemporary technologies that can be successfully employed in the traditional classroom.


This second fair is a bigger and better version of last May’s event.  "This is a fine opportunity to learn of some innovative things that can be — and are being — done throughout campus," said event organizer and A&S Associate Dean of Faculty Ted Schatzki. "We encourage everyone to visit the booths to learn about using contemporary technology in your classrooms."


"Faculty are constantly innovating, changing up how they teach, tweaking their assignments," added history professor and CELT director Kathi Kern. "The Technology Fair provides an introduction to a great set of tools already available on campus. Its a perfect opportunity to ignite teachers’ imaginations. People are going to walk away, saying 'cool, I want to try that!'"

Exhibits include the following:


·       "Creating Online Exhibits with open source web-publishing platform Omeka"

With access archivist Katie Henningsen and Associate Dean for Special Collections Deirdre Scaggs of UK Libraries


·       "Blackboard Tips and Tricks"

              With Blackboard coordinator Claire Carpenter


·       "Radio Call-In Shows"

With Agricultural Economics lecturer Roger Brown


·       "Google Docs and Utilities"

             With Director of Online Education Derek Eggers and the A&S Online Education team


·       "UK Libraries Electronic Resources"

With Carla Cantagallo, Miranda Hines, Jen Bartlet, Library Administration


·       "Better Power Point Presentations"

With CELT instructional consultant Kathryn Cunningham


·       "Beyond Power Point Visual Presentations"

With Chris Rice of UK's IT Enterprise Architecture Group


·       "Film, Images, Open Content Libraries and Repositorie"s

With Director of Online Education Derek Eggers and the A&S Online Education team


·       "Inverted Classroom"

With statistics Professor Bill Rayens


·       "New Media projects"

With history Professor and CELT Director Kathi Kern


·       "Using Laptops in Classes via Adobe Connect"

With Jason Helms, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media


·      "Connect Prof"

With Erskine Clinton of UK's Academic Technology Group


·       "Organizing Research Sources with research tool Zotero"

With CELT instructional consultant David Sacks


·       "ADA Compliance"

With Jacob Karnes and Susan Fogg of the Disability Resource Center


·       "Active-Learning Science with the iPad 2"

With physics Professor and Chair Mike Cavagnero