Teaching and Research Technology Showcase set for Thursday

From virtual spaces to entrepreneurial launch pads to turning lectures into video presentations, a wide range of information will be up for grabs Thursday at the second annual Teaching and Research Technology Showcase.

The free, interactive event is a collaboration between the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Information Technology Services. It’s an opportunity to learn from researchers, research assistants, graduate students, faculty members, teaching assistants, instructors, librarians and other teaching staff how they are using campus technology in their own teaching or research practice.

Digital poster presentations on topics such as online teaching and course evaluations, high-powered computing and 3D printing, will be on display in Market Hall, where coffee and snacks will also be available. New this year, the 15-minute workshops covering a wide variety of topics will take place simultaneously in the Schmon Tower classrooms 103 and 105 just outside of Market Hall.

Andy Morgan, ITS Director of Client Services says the addition of the short presentations will allow for more focused demonstrations where presenters can dive deeper into their projects, as well as an opportunity for group questions and discussion.

This year’s Workshop Topics:

ST 103

  • 9:30 a.m. Dan Lynch – Brock LINC in the Rankin Family Pavilion: Inspiring Innovators, Empowering Entrepreneurs
  • 10 a.m. Tabitha Lewis and Tim Ribaric – Brock Library Makerspace and Digital Scholarship Lab
  • 10:30 a.m. Philip M. Wilson – Kahoot! and Kinesiology: Tales from the ‘proverbial’ crypt…!
  • 11 a.m. Daniel McCarthy & Catherine Brigantino – Structure-from-motion photogrammetry: changing pixels to voxels to make digital terrain models and maps at all scales
  • 11:30 a.m. Cara Krezek – Using Microsoft Teams to increase Internal Communication

ST 105

  • 9:30 a.m. Colleen MacKinnon – Fake news, critical evaluation and O365: an online learning experience trifecta
  • 10 a.m. Elizabeth Yates, Colleen MacKinnon and Ian Gordon – Secrets of Searching: teaching information skills with Sakai quizzes
  • 10:30 a.m. Martin Danahay – Designing a 3D Pedagogical Space
  • 11 a.m. Natalee Caple – Turning the traditional lecture into short video presentations
  • 11:30 a.m. Evan Webb – Teaching Quantitative Analyses in an Online Class

To register for workshops, visit the Technology Showcase Sharepoint site or, for more information, contact edtech@brocku.ca

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