Date: April 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 402 Walter Library
As mobile devices become lighter and more affordable and wireless access continues to expand on campus and around the globe, people are keeping their mobiles as constant companions. Mobiles store vast amounts of data and give us instant access to news, information, entertainment, and social interaction. Some innovators at the University of Minnesota are already putting mobiles to use, while others are imagining new ways mobiles can enable teaching and learning, and improve the day-to-day college experience.
Join the conversation
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Academic Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) welcome you to attend our next pecha kucha-style event on the topic "Mobiles." Pecha kucha (pronounced "peh-CHAK-cha") presentations are narrated slideshows that are concise, engaging, and entertaining. This time, we'll hear about
- iPads by Austin Stair Calhoun, College of Education and Human Development
- QR Codes in Libraries by Megan Kocher and Charles Heinz, University Libraries
- Cell Phones, Social Dynamics, Participatory Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Bernadette Longo, College of Liberal Arts
- Using Augmented Reality for Identifying Plants by Eric Watkins and Tom Michaels, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)
About the Program
Members of the University community are continually confronted with emerging technologies and trends in the use of technology in teaching, learning, and research. Given the nature of our work, we must engage thoughtfully with technologies and the opportunities and issues they present. The 20 by 20 presentations on emerging technologies are meant to provide a few good ideas and inspire the audience to learn more from each other and on their own. Through the use of this innovative presentation format, we hope to gain attention and start conversations. The pecha kucha format requires thoughtful media selection and explaining concepts through narrative and metaphor. It can help both presenters and the audience to rethink their use of Powerpoint in presentations.
Please join us Tuesday, April 12, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in 402 Walter Library, or participate via webcast. A recording of the presentations will be published on the 20 x 20 web page and on iTunes U shortly after the event.