Posted: 11/02/17

Learning Technologies Week at TAMIU Continues


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Learning Technologies Week looks at the future classroom now.  

Classrooms of the past may have communicated via chalkboards, but today’s classrooms embrace technology to power teaching and establish learning.  

Learning Technologies Week, Nov. 6 - 10 at Texas A&M International University, focuses on generating greater awareness and appreciation for using technologies in the classroom.  The program highlights emerging technologies, video conferencing and the best practices in face-to-face, online and blended learning, in addition to bold uses of social and online media.

Dr. Patricia Abrego, TAMIU director of Academic Technology, said the week-long event, now in its ninth year, targets TAMIU faculty as both audience and presenters. Students are also able to participate in special sessions and a week-long mobile student scavenger hunt.

“Through a combination of face-to-face presentations by TAMIU faculty, instructional designers and webinars, we are able to highlight current learning technologies that have the greatest impact on learning and teaching.  As users, our faculty provide perspectives on how technology is best utilized --  and the measurable impacts delivered,” Dr. Abrego explained.

TAMIU faculty can attend any of 21 sessions scheduled throughout the week. Students are also invited to attend a special session on marketing and another session dedicated to the history of JFK's assassination as shared by an Air Force veteran.

Among topics being presented: “Using Softchalk, an Interactive Library Guide, to Introduce Library and Research Skills,”  “Create, Curate and Consume Via YouTube,” “Online Interactive Student Engagement,” “Facebook and Connect:  Using Technology to Get Out of the Classroom Overseas,” “An Overview of the Texas Data Repository and the TAMIU Dataverse,” “Learning On Your Own: Challenges of the Online Classroom,” and “New York State of Mind: Using the NY Times’ Site License for Online Learning,” among others.

For additional information, contact Dr. Abrego at 956.326.2792, email elearning@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 259.

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