SJC to Hold Fifth Annual Technology-in-Education Conference

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MAY 14, 2013 – The Faculty Resource Center, dean’s office and Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Office of Technology and Information Services at St. Joseph’s College, will host the fifth annual SJC Technology-in-Education Conference for faculty members on both campuses. The conference will be held on Monday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in O’Connor Hall on the College’s Long Island Campus.

This year’s keynote address, “Teaching as Architecture: Education in the Age of MOOCs,” will be given by Dr. Stephen Volk, professor of history, chair of Latin American studies and director of The Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Dr. Volk received the American Historical Association's Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award in 2003 and was named a 2011 U.S. Professor of the Year, Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor, by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

This year’s 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. Presentation and workshop topics include, but are not limited to, “User-Friendly Apps for Education and Mobile Learning,” “Digital Teaching and Learning: How to Develop a Hybrid Course,” “Lecture Capture System Demonstration” and “Inclusive Course Design for Students with Disabilities.” Other workshops will exhibit programs that can enhance learning opportunities, such as Panopto, Lore, Learnist, Foliji and Prezi.

Free and open to SJC faculty and administration only, advance registration is required to attend this conference. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information or to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/cl7qp4x.

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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