Join Us!

March 13, 2012, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., K-State Student Union Ballroom


Information Technology Services, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, the Division of Continuing Education, Information and Educational Technology, and the Student Governing Association are hosting a Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase.

The purpose of the event is to:

• showcase exemplary teaching talent on campus
• inspire faculty to use technology in innovative ways
• share best practices with university colleagues
• interact with technology vendors

Message from Ken Stafford, CIO

At the showcase, K-State faculty and staff will demonstrate how they use technology to enhance teaching and learning. Have you thought about using social media, videos, portfolios, special apps in your courses? Faculty will demonstrate how they use these technologies and many more. Mini-presentations will be given on:

  • Going Mobile: Developing mobile apps – Andy Bennett
  • Music and Technology in the Classroom - Cora Cooper
  • Advancing Public Knowledge of Traumatic Brain Injury: Creating Change in Kansas - Deb Sellers

Cytek, Steelcase, Office Works, Dell, Adobe, and others will be on hand to demonstrate their products. Put your name in the hat for drawings to be held for some great door prizes and more. Must be present to win.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Coffee, juice and muffins will be served on the 2nd Floor Concourse, outside the Grand Ballroom. The showcase begins at 10 a.m. A light lunch will be provided from 11-1. Come join us for an informative, fun-filled three and a half hours – stay as little or as long as your schedule permits.

Registration for the event will begin January 31.

See you there.

Tanya Beninga

K-State Pro is a course management system designed to deliver an interactive, web-based classroom to students and professionals. It is a simple, yet powerful, set of tools for managing resources in both the traditional classroom setting and in true web-based applications. K-State pro is modeled after K-State Online and offers many of the same features without the restrictions of working in a credit-based format and the flexibility to involve professionals not directly associated with the university.

iTAC is the answer to your technology needs at K-State. Services include:

  • equipment checkout
  • answers to computing questions
  • scanning documents
  • help with your online course
  • audio/video production
  • help with eid/password
  • and more

Join the iTAC staff for a tour of our most heavily used services, investigate some of our newest equipment in the checkout system, practice scanning a document, view our ticketing system and more.

Projecting into the future with technology use in education. Showing our services and what we do in the College of Education now and planned in the future. We will show at our booth; iPad use in the College, future plans for the iPads and Faculty in the classroom, and what our services are doing for the College in preparing for this plan.

Presenters:

Dennis Devenney,College of Education/Catalyst
Mary Hammel, College of Education/Catalyst
Matt Heinrich, College of Education/Catalyst
Rusty Earl, College of Education/Catalyst

I will be available to discuss the various ways I used Adobe Presenter to create an online course, Foundations of Homeland Security.

Cora Cooper Music

Combining teaching of violin, viola, chamber music and string techniques, expertise in violin pedagogy, research in music by women composers, and professional symphony experience, Cora Cooper transforms her musical passions into an engaging online course.  Developing “Women in Music” offered this professor interesting challenges in designing both the learning and assessments.  The result is an evolving use of audio-based tools, music resources, and e-learning technologies to enhance music education. Come prepared to listen and learn.

Teaching in a world of mobile everything (iPADs, smart phones, laptops, etc.) provides a new canvas for educators. Dr. Andy Bennett will present his use of html5 and iOS to develop mobile applications for teaching math. Professor and Q-Center Director in the Department of Mathematics, Bennett is the recipient of the 2012 Mathematical Association of American Kansas Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Debra M. Sellers School of Family Studies and Human Services

The TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge educational program increases Kansans’ understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the importance of community in enhancing the health of survivors and family members. Valuable and diverse partnerships across Kansas State University, with state agencies and organizations, and with community members support the creation of relevant, enlightening programmatic content. Distinctive educational methods include video vignettes of survivors from Kansas, corresponding reflective questions, and audience choice. These programmatic elements augment participant understanding through personalization of the effects of traumatic brain injury, application of content to real-life experiences, and support of self-discovery learning. Two methods of delivery provide effective options to learners as the program is available online and as a public offering through the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. The program is slated for state-wide implementation in August 2012.

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