College of Education & Human Services
Back to the Beginning... Tech Fest - April 30, 2014
Tech Fest 2014
Mark your calendars and join WIU's College of Education and Human Services' for the 15th Annual Tech Fest on Wednesday, April 30 - 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in Horrabin Hall. The Tech Fest format has changed. The day will now include a variety of breakout sessions and a keynote presentation. Tech Fest is sponsored by Citizens Bank and Western Illinois University's College of Education and Human Services. Attend for a chance to win an Apple iPad!
Breakout Sessions - 11am - 12pm
- Using iPad for Teaching and Learning, Apple, Inc. | Horrabin Hall 59
- Integrating Technology into the Classroom at Western Illinois University | Horrabin Hall 78
Global Education and Technology: Mentor and Novice Teachers Connecting with Classrooms Around the World
in WIU Education Field Work Panel | Horrabin Hall 104
- The New iTunesU | Horrabin Hall 83
- Adobe | Horrabin Hall 111
- Macomb Food Co-Op | Horrabin Hall 3
Keynote Presentation - 12-1pm
"Why Mobility Matters" - Apple Inc. | Horrabin Hall 1
Mobile pedagogy represents a fundamental shift in content access and the role of the traditional classroom. This is not about technology fads or the latest gadgets. This is about facing the challenges and maximizing the possibilities of a connected classroom. In addition to exploring the dynamics of a mobility-based education paradigm, we will examine the practical implementation strategies, hardware, and support necessary to improve learning opportunity. This session will cover three areas:
- WHY - Why do education institutions need to explore mobility theory?
- WHAT - What does a mobility rich environment look like?
- HOW - How are schools around the world doing this?
Technology Showcase - 11am-1pm
Wellness Wednesday - Featuring wellness apps | Outside of COEHS Dean's Office - Horrabin Hall 117
uTech Computer Store – John Louden Displaying the latest in computer and tablet technology
COEHS Instructional Development Services – Allie Muur, Graduate Assistant – How Can Instructional Development Services Assist You? – Allie will share information about equipment checkout options, one-on-one and small group technology training, multimedia workstations and many more ways that we can assist you with technology use at WIU!
uTech Support Center – Bev Baker – Getting Help at WIU Featuring Western’s KB and Chat with a Support Center Technician - Bev will share information about services provided to WIU students, faculty and staff through the uTech Support Center located in Stipes Hall 126. Specifically, she will feature Western’s Knowledgebase, http://www.wiu.edu/kb and Chat with a Support Center Technician services.
uTech Desktop and Hardware Services – Matthew Clark - Matthew will demonstrate some of the latest Dell Hardware systems including the Latitude e7440 Ultrabook, Venue Pro 11 Tablet, and the Optiplex 9010 all in one computer. He will also be providing an iTALC classroom monitoring software demonstration.
uTech Classroom Support Services – Doug Menke and Nannette Lawrence - Doug and Nannette will demonstrate some of uTech’s latest technology implementations including AdobeConnect web conferencing, Polycom Real Presence and an Epson Interactive Projector.
CITR – Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research
- The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research can assist you with your Western Online questions as well as Faculty Electronic Resources provided by CITR.
Adobe – Ryan Dietz – Check back for more information
- Greg Patterson – Technology Lock Demo
Using iPad for Teaching and Learning, Apple, Inc. (Horrabin Hall 59)
Integrating Technology into the Classroom at Western Illinois University: 11:00a.m. -12:00p.m. (Horrabin Hall 78)
Global Education and Technology: Mentor and Novice Teachers Connecting with Classrooms Around the World in WIU Education Field Work Panel – Terry Smith (HH104 IMM Lab)
The New iTunesU, Chad Dennis – CITR: 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. – (HH83)
In this presentation you will see how to create an iTunesU course using the iTunes U Course Manager page. There will be a demonstration of how to add an outline, audio, video, and PDF files. You will see how to share your course with students or with the public as well as how the course is viewed using an iOS device.