Archive for October 24th, 2011

Audience Response Systems

The UVa Mobile Networking Community presents its first event of the school year.  Next Thursday 27 OCT, we will be hosting a forum on Audience Response Systems in Clemons Library 201 from 12:30 – 1:45.  Technologies presented at this event are used to engage students and audiences as well as enhance the educational experience through the implementation of mobile devices, social networking and networked feedback.  Our 4 presenters represent a rich cross-section of educational fields in technology, arts, humanities, and sciences and will discuss specific instances of how they are applying these types of technologies to the teaching and learning experience.

Panel Chair: Michael McPherson
VP and CIO with UVA’s Information Technology Services (ITS)
will provide an overview of the industry and currently available technology solutions for gathering information from audiences.

Panelist: Marianne Kubik
Drama Department
will discuss using a polling solution to engage audiences before a performance of “dark play or stories for boys.”

Panelist: Sonya Donaldson
English Department
will discuss exploring the use of social networking tools (Twitter, Gowalla, and others) to engage students in the classroom.

Panelist: Ed Murphy
Astronomy Department
will discuss using clickers in teaching science to non-science majors in large lecture sections, with an emphasis on using them to reveal and address common misconceptions.

Building on our forum series of the past two years, the Mobile Networking Community is concerned with providing the UVA community with information about how mobile technologies are affecting our professional and personal lives, whether you are simply interested in mobile technologies or can’t survive without them, own an iPhone, Android or whatever, and whether you love to use apps or develop code for them. This event is open to all and promises to continue to spark your interests in mobile technologies in your workflow.  So bring your curiosity, interests, questions and comments to Clemons next Thursday.
Light snacks provided as well.

Mapping Yourself with GPS and Google

Family Weekend GIS Workshop: Mapping Yourself with GPS and Google

Saturday, October 29
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Scholars’ Lab Common Room

Curious about GPS, Google mapping, and how you can be part of the fun? Join Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston of the U.Va. Scholars’ Lab for an introduction to the magic of GPS and Google mapping. You will leave with the tools to communicate with satellites 12,000 miles overhead, make your own maps, and selectively share your cartographic masterpieces with the world.

Introduction to NVivo

SLab and ITS Software Workshop: Introduction to NVivo

Wednesday, October 26
2:00 p.m.
Curry Library Innovation Commons

This workshop will explore principles and techniques of qualitative analysis using NVivo from QSR International. Instructor: Nancy Kechner.

Making Maps Online

GIS Workshop: Making Maps Online with GeoCommons

Tuesday, October 25
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

GeoCommons is a free online alternative to ArcGIS or Google Fusion Tables for mapping and analyzing your data. We’ll walk through the steps to upload data, make a map, and use the new GeoIQ analysis tools. If you prefer Mac or PC, Firefox, Chrome, or IE, you’ll learn to use new tools to make and share your maps with the world.

Molecular Motors and Nanomedicine

The UVa Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT) and the Nanomedicine Engineering Academic Society (NEAS) are co-hosting a presentation by Dr. William H. Guilford, from the Biomedical Engineering Department, about his research in Molecular Motors and Nanomedicine!!!!

Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

When: Wednesday October 26th

Time: 6:00 PM

Room: Physics 204


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