Technology keeps changing, and so does the way it’s used in education. If you want to find out what UVA is doing to stay in front of technological change, come to the annual “Teaching with Technology Summit: Next Generation Teaching and Learning” on Tuesday, October 4. The keynote and breakout session will be from 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in Newcomb Hall, and the Poster Sessions are from 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. in the Robertson Media Center on the third floor of Clemons Library, where two of the Library’s own will be on hand to talk with the public and answer questions.
Digital Humanities Developer Ammon Shepherd of the Scholars’ Lab will talk about the Lab’s Makerspace where virtual meets physical in 3D scanners, and where the act of transforming 3D images into tangible artifacts can transform and challenge assumptions. The Scholars’ Lab specializes in applications and research questions in the humanities and arts, and expert staff and student technologists are always available to help faculty and student researchers turn dreams into reality in interesting and unexpected ways.
Library Web Designer & Developer Starrie Williamson will be at the Poster Sessions to spread word about her Google Developer Group (GDG). Williamson, with co-organizers, Lead Engineer for Web & Mobile Development Doug Chestnut; Google developer Jonathan Garbee; and WillowTree Apps’ Jossay Jocabo, will use a Google Developers’ curriculum called “Codelabs” to host a series of educational sessions at UVA’s OpenGrounds, where they will be teaching and learning the latest in Google technologies. On October 25 the GDG will also host a DevFest track at the edUi Conference for web professionals in higher learning, museums, and libraries. Williamson will likely have Google visualization technologies Glass and Cardboard for people to try out in the Poster Sessions.
Come feed your mind with information, and you appetite with coffee and desserts, compliments of Information Technology Services!