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

Summer Internship Opportunity: Create with SPEED!

Apply for a SPEED internship by March 19th, 2014!

For the past two summers, ITS & the Libraries have been creating academic web and digital media projects through a program called Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development (SPEED). Because the needs of these projects will vary, the SPEED intern will have the opportunity to explore many aspects of the work done within the Academic Technology & Libraries. SPEED interns will be deeply involved in projects from start to finish, with the expectation that they will contribute substantially to the successful completion of projects. Work may include, but not be limited to: writing code in various languages (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Python) […]

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Michael Kappeler has new role in Academic Technology

Michael Kappeler, known around campus as ‘MK’, was promoted this summer to the position of academic technologist. MK has been with the College for nearly six years in expanding roles as a web developer/designer. For the last two years, his work has focused on academic projects and support. MK has already established his reputation as a go-to expert for faculty who need help with anything web-related, but he’s actually a renaissance man in ITS. His abilities as a programmer and teacher made him an ideal person to train and lead our Summer interns for the SEED program. His artistry spans … Continue reading Michael Kappeler has new role in Academic Technology

Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2013 Summer Education eProject Development (SEED) support

ITS and the libraries are pleased to announce the 2013 SEED projects. As they did in our inaugural year of 2012, Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals. Here are this year’s recipients of SEED support: Collaborative web repository for video clip collections Erik Cheever, Ben Berger, and Sunka Simon Creating accessible course materials for students with disabilities and learning differences Leslie Hempling E-Latin Texts William Turpin Human rights and atrocities library guide Krista Thomason Online chemistry readiness exam for first year students Kathleen Howard with General Chemistry Instructional Staff and Josh Newby Reading Involves … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2013 Summer Education eProject Development (SEED) support

Libraries and ITS solicit Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) proposals.

Do you have educational content, activities, or projects that you want to put online, but don’t have the time or know-how? The libraries and ITS invite all current employees (including faculty, instructional staff, and staff) to submit proposals for Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) support. SEED projects will receive dedicated support from software developers, librarians, academic technologists, and student interns for an eight-week period of project development in June and July 2013. With your SEED project team’s help, you can create a new digital object or resource that enhances your teaching or facilitates undergraduate research. Successful projects will have: a clear … Continue reading Libraries and ITS solicit Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) proposals.