SJC to Hold First Technology-in-Education Conference for Faculty

PATCHOGUE AND BROOKLYN, NY – MAY 14, 2010 – The Faculty Resource Center and Office of the Provost in collaboration with the Office of Technology and Information Services at St. Joseph’s College will host the first SJC Technology-in-Education Conference for faculty members on both campuses. The Long Island conference will be held on Monday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in O’Connor Hall. The Brooklyn conference will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Tuohy Hall.

The conference is a combination of faculty-led lecture presentations and hands-on computer lab workshops, addressing the application of innovative technology in the classroom. Sessions have been arranged based on feedback from faculty in a recent survey. Topics include the following concepts and tools: blackboard, collaboration, communication, creativity, multimedia, presentation and writing.

“The conference will expose SJC faculty members to technology that can be used in their courses with students and in collaboration with their peers,” said Brian Wasson, technology training specialist for faculty and staff at SJC. “We hope to adapt the creation and delivery of course content to the technological world in which we live and work.”

Presentation and workshop topics include, but are not limited to, “Turnitin: It’s Not Just About Detecting Plagiarism,” “Social Bookmarking: The Web 2.0 Way to Get Organized,” “Writing and Collaboration Tools for the Digital World” and “Course Websites: Creating a Valuable Resource for Your Students.” Other workshops will exhibit programs that can enhance learning opportunities, such as digital storytelling, alternative presentation tools such as Yodio and Prezi and social bookmarking sites like Delicious and Diigo.

The conference, which is free and open to SJC faculty and administration only, requires advance registration. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information or to register, please visit: http://sjctechtimes.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/register-now-for-the-sjc-technology-in-education-conference/.


About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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