TTU to host fourth annual Technology Day on Feb. 9

Local educators interested in learning how to enhance their teaching with the use of technological tools can explore that opportunity at Tennessee Tech University’s fourth annual Technology Day, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

“Technology Day is a way of helping to spread the application of technology in order to enhance learning opportunities,” said Stacey Crook, an event organizer. “It’s a way of encouraging faculty and other local educators to become more interested in the interaction of technology and learning, because technology is a tool that can enhance both the teaching and learning experiences.”

The theme of this year’s event, sponsored by the university’s Institute for Technological Scholarship, is “Intersections of Learning and Technology,” and it will feature hour-long workshops contained within five different topical tracks.

Those tracks include academics, digital content, tablet computing, software demonstrations and e-learning day.

The e-learning day track is the only one in which participants are committed to attend for the full day. It is aimed specifically for campus trainers, instructional design or faculty development specialists, and seating for it is limited.

All other track workshops can be mixed and matched according to each participant’s interest. Some workshop topics include reducing workload, making home movies on the tablet PC, podcasting and more.

A featured highlight of Technology Day will be a luncheon keynote address by Roger Hanley, vice president of academic strategies at Elluminte Inc., a company that provides the synchronous virtual classroom used by TTU.

The luncheon fee is $10, but workshop sessions are open to anyone at no cost. There is no sign-up deadline.

For more information, a full workshop schedule and online registration, visit the event web site at www.tntech.edu/institute.

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