Two ITS staff to present at Haverford Teaching with Technology Forum

Instructional Technology Services in IITS at Haverford College invites all Swarthmore College faculty and staff to attend the Teaching with Technology Forum. The event’s theme is Multimodal Teaching, Learning, and Literacy. Two Swarthmore College staff, Andrew Ruether and Alex Savoth, are on the program to talk about recent instructional technology successes. If you are able, please join us AND meet some of your Trico colleagues.  Teaching with Technology Forum Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 Location: KINSC Hilles 109 at Haverford College Time: 2:00 PM~4:00 PM Light Refreshments will be served. Registration not required. Program Presenters: Markus Baenziger (Associate Professor of Fine Arts) “Innovative 3D technology: Laser Cutter” Christina Freeman (Visiting Assistant … Continue reading Two ITS staff to present at Haverford Teaching with Technology Forum

Midday webinar: Perspectives on Learning Data in Liberal Arts

Through Swarthmore’s participation in the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning (LACOL), faculty and staff are invited to a 90-minute webinar/panel titled “Learning Data. What do we know? What do we want to know?” Swarthmore Associate Professor of Physics Catherine Crouch will be joined on the panel by speakers from Pomona, Williams, Haverford, and Carleton. About the Learning Data panel The focus of this online conversation is to set a broad frame for faculty perspectives on “learning data” as it is useful in guiding teaching and student success in the liberal arts. This area has rich possibilities for exploration and … Continue reading Midday webinar: Perspectives on Learning Data in Liberal Arts

What’s New in Classroom AV (Fall 2015)

The Media Services team in ITS has been busy making improvements to classrooms this summer. In addition to our usual upgrades to projectors and lectern computers, we’re announcing a few major new services that will be of interest to many of you. AirMedia wireless projection For years, we’ve dreamed of being able to project while moving around the classroom with a tablet or laptop. Finally, the technologies to make this possible are arriving. We’ve installed AirMedia devices in 19 classrooms around campus. Not only can instructors project, they also can allow students to project from their laptops and devices too. Wireless … Continue reading What’s New in Classroom AV (Fall 2015)

Introducing Zoom video conferencing

Over the past few years, Media Services has seen a boom in requests for support for web-based video and audio conferencing services (such as Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, and GoToMeeting.) While these tools are handy, we haven’t always been satisfied with their quality or ease of use. Starting immediately, all Swarthmore faculty, staff, and students have a basic Zoom account— just go to Sign in with your Swarthmore College username and password. You can use Zoom to have an audio or video chat with anybody else, but you can invite up to two dozen people into a meeting. The only limit to a … Continue reading Introducing Zoom video conferencing

Teaching with Technology Forum (hosted by Haverford College)

Our friends and colleagues at Haverford have invited anybody with an interest in educational technology to come to their annual Teaching with Technologies Forum. Date: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. Time: 11:00am~2:00pm Location: Stokes 102 Program 11:00-11:30 Using an iPad as a Teaching & Learning Tool Paul Farber, Writing Fellow Hiroyo Saito, Director of the Instructional Technology Services 11:30-12:00pm Google Glass Upma Singh, Instructional Technology Specialist, IITS Charles Woodard, Digital Media Specialist, IITS Sorelle Friedler, Assistant Professor of Computer Science 12:00-1:00pm Light Lunch & Demonstrations Instructional Technology Services, IITS 1:00-1:30 Zapotec Talking Dictionary Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Assistant Professor of Linguistics (Tri-Co), Alex Mannix (BMC ‘15) and … Continue reading Teaching with Technology Forum (hosted by Haverford College)

Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2014 SPEED program support

The Swarthmore College Libraries and ITS are pleased to announce the selections for this year’s Special Projects for Educational Exploration & Development (SPEED) program. Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals, from which nine were selected. Deb Bergstrand, Graphics, animation, and 3D-printed education resource (GA3DER) Michael Brown with Adam Neat, Physics pre-lab instructional videos Sibelan Forrester, Comparing translations of a Russian poem Milton Machuca, Seeing Latino Migration to the USA Thomas Morton, Digital Rome: visualizing ancient Roman urban design Josh Newby, Kathleen Howard, and Ginger Heck, Enhancing chemistry labs with digital video Lee Smithey, The Mural Mapping Project Amy Vollmer, Flipping … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2014 SPEED program support