Tech showcase to highlight teaching, research tools

An upcoming Teaching and Research Technology Showcase will feature advanced resources and tools now being supported and used at Brock.

The Brock community is invited to attend the free interactive event that will take place Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Market Hall. The showcase is a joint presentation by Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI).

“After holding separate teaching and research technology events in the past, we felt that partnering on one event would provide a full picture of the level of investment that the University is making in new technology and show how this support is dynamically changing the way we teach and conduct research,” says CPI’s Director Jill Grose.

Grose and Andy Morgan, ITS Director of Client Services, encouraged the Brock community to attend and see how the latest technology is being applied and how it’s shaping the intersection of discovery, scholarship and learning.

“Faculty, students and staff have a chance to see tools in action and the multipurpose application for technology. They can spend time discussing specific technologies with subject matter experts and those in our community who have incorporated the technologies into their teaching and research,” Morgan says. “We hope the demonstrations and conversations spark an interest in instructors and researchers to utilize and adapt the tools and resources we have available and to pursue new ideas to expand on those.”

Brock technology that will be showcased at the event includes:   

  • Library Makerspace 3D printer and virtual reality
  • Centre for Digital Humanities virtual reality
  • Teaching online with Sakai
  • Online formative feedback with Blue Pulse
  • Online course evaluations with eXplorance Blue
  • Clickers in the classroom
  • Office 365 for collaborative documents and surveys
  • CyberSecurity
  • Desktop virtualization
  • High-powered computing with Sharcnet

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