Race cows with the Educational Technologists Fourm - Dec. 11
[Note: This UTELL is not the same as my U-TELL. Can it be that we came up with the same acronym for two different purposes? :) It's a nice acronym, don't you think?]
Dear members of the Educational Technologists Forum,
We hope you are able to attend the Educational Technologists Forum (ETF), Thursday, December 11, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 402 Walter Library. We encourage you to come at 3:00 for snacks and conversation with your fellow educational technologists. This time, the topic will be the educational potential of the Wii, an innovative gaming platform with a wireless controller that can better track movements in three dimensions. We will describe a few examples and give the audience the chance to experience Wii games. If you've never raced cows, you won't want to miss this one. Presenters are Kurtis Scaletta from the Digital Media Center and Chris Scruton from the Vice Provost's office for Distributed Education & Instructional Technology.
This will be last in our series of ETF activities. As leaders of the ETF, our goal was to give educational technologists across the University the opportunity to network and share their work. We feel that the ETF met both those goals, and we enjoyed some very successful meetings, but have now decided to merge the forum with University Technology Enhanced Learning Leaders (UTELL). Many of you are also UTELL participants, and we feel that the ETF and UTELL have largely the same goals. UTELL meetings are designed to help keep you informed about the latest in academic technologies at the U as well as provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, but there is ample time for networking and for sharing your own successes, tips and tricks with colleagues from across the University.
The next UTELL meeting is Tuesday, January 13th at 11:30 a.m. in 402 Walter Library. If you would like to participate and are not currently on the email list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list.
Although the ETF is now merged with UTELL, we will continue to explore ways to support educational technologists across the campus, and would like to continue creating opportunities for networking and professional development, so please feel free to contact us if you have other ideas on how we can do this.
Thank you for your interest and participation in the Educational Technologists Forum (ETF) over the past few years, and we hope to see you on December 11.
Co-Coordinator, Educational Technologists Forum/Digital Media Center, Office of Information Technology
Co-Coordinator, Educational Technologists Forum/College of Education and Human Development, Academic and Information Technology Services