Innovation in Teaching, Learning, and Research
The Office of Information Technology (OIT), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the College of Education and Human Development (CE+HD) co-hosted the first University-wide Academic Technology Showcase on April 4. The purpose of the showcase was to give the University of Minnesota community an opportunity to explore innovations in teaching, learning, and research with technology. The event had 75 exhibits representing more than 20 colleges and units across campus, and more than 325 attendees. We intend to post a video recap and photos from the event on the showcase website soon. Stay tuned!
Thanks to the steering and planning committee members: David Ernst, Sheila Hoover, Jen Mein, Sarah Knoblauch, Brad Cohen, Lauren Marsh, and KT Cragg.
Special thanks to volunteers: Vishakha Mathur, Rebecca Moss, Celina Byers, David Lindeman and the CEHD web design team of Susan Andre and Jeff Abuzzahab.
"Hello. I just wanted to tell you what a nice event the poster session was. I have been to tons of academic poster events and the organization was outstanding! Loved the map, fun food choices and coffee, inclusion of table and email reminders!
Janet L. Thomas, PhD, LP, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
"Brad, Lauren, KT, Jen, Sarah, Sheila, and David:
Thank you for your efforts in producing a great event yesterday: the Academic Technology Showcase. My colleague Sue Engelmann and I were remarking on how well organized the event was (down to the last detail) and the quality of the presenters. We really appreciated the one-on-one conversations at our exhibit and learned a great deal about other innovative academic technology efforts around the U of M."
Bob Rubinyi, Director, Distributed Education, Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost
"Congratulations on a wonderful event. Especially to KT, Sheila, and Sarah. You made everything look easy today, and I know it wasn't! What you did is important. You brought together people whose work deserves exposure, interaction, and recognition. And they had fun doing it!
So thank you so much!"
Dave Ernst, Director of Academic and Information Technology, CEHD
“What a great event! I had many people ask why this hasn't been done and will it happen again. If memory serves, Jen (Mein) is the one who inspired this occasion. Congratulations to all of you for pulling off a fantastic showcase event.”
Brad Cohen, Director of the Collaborative for Academic Technology Innovation, OIT
“Congrats on a very successful Academic Technology Showcase!!! Sounds like it was an exciting event. None of it would have been possible without the amazing trio KT, Sheila, and Sarah and everyone else who helped before and during the event. You all rock!”
Jen Mein, Associate Director, CLA-OIT
"KT, Sheila and Sarah,
I was able to be at the event for about an hour today. I saw so many great projects, had wonderful conversations with numerous colleagues and saw lots of smiling faces. It looked like all went so well! A huge thank you to the three of you for your incredible coordination and follow through on a great event!"
Susan Tade, Director of Communications, OIT