Events & Lectures

April 10, 2014

Explore, learn and connect: UW TechConnect a success

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The one-day UW TechConnect conference on March 25 attracted 400 people to Odegaard Undergraduate Library & Learning Commons for informative talks and workshops including Flipping the Classroom, Office 365, IT Service Management, Tableau data visualization, and Enterprise Architecture strategy. Tweets reflected the enthusiasm: “Really neat to see all the incredible efforts and projects rolling out” and “A great forum for exchanging information and ideas.” The UW Computing Directors sponsored the event with UW-IT. Visit the TechConnect website for photos and stories, presentations, materials and more. 

April 8, 2014

Webinars on Agile/Lean Free to UW staff

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UW employees interested in learning more about Agile and Lean principles and how to deliver value sooner to meet business needs can register for upcoming Agile Fridays Webinars, a free training series sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Results Washington. UW-IT staff will present “Lean/Agile Basics and Essentials” on April 18, and “Lean/Agile Transition Case Study” on May 16. The Webinars are open to all state employees and held from 11:00 a.m. – noon.

March 3, 2014

UW TechConnect Conference: March 25

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Join colleagues for a one-day conference at UW Seattle on March 25, bringing together UW’s information technology community to explore, learn and connect. Find out more about the TechConnect Conference, including keynote speakers, talks, consulting labs and workshops. 

February 11, 2014

Tuesday: UW TechConnect Conference on March 25

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UW’s information technology community of students, faculty and staff are invited to come together to make new connections, share and learn from one another, address current challenges and explore future trends at a “TechConnect” conference on March 25. It takes place at UW Seattle from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Get details.

February 3, 2014

Enterprise Architecture Initiative: Uniting Business and Technology Strategies for UW

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A new University-wide Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative kicked-off in January to address the challenges of merging new technologies into the UW’s complex and dynamic environment. EA provides the structure and processes to ensure technology solutions are well-designed, cost-efficient and scalable, and meet UW strategic needs. UW-IT’s new Director of Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, Jim Phelps, will work with UW’s business and IT stakeholders to align business strategies and technology projects with each other and UW strategic directions. Get more information and see a three-minute video: “Why Enterprise Architecture?”

November 7, 2013

Watch the October 24th Ignite! Event — “Life Beyond the Textbook”

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Watch UW faculty and others discuss the state of electronic textbooks in an online video of the October 24th Ignite! event. Hear answers to such questions as: How are eTextbooks like duct tape? What does the future hold for digitizing faculty-generated material? What digital options is the University Book Store working on? What can be learned by reading a text "at a distance"? Watch the video (Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers recommended).

 

November 4, 2013

Free Technology Tools Workshops at UW Seattle: Register Today

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If you want to make a video, design a course website, or create a podcast, song, or graphic, UW-IT has help for you. Free technology workshops at UW Seattle for UW students, faculty, and staff cover a wide range of software, from powerful digital tools to learning management and recording systems. Visit the new Learning Technologies Workshops page in IT Connect to see upcoming offerings and register today. Space is limited.

October 28, 2013

UW Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation With Technology: Nominations Due Dec. 2

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Nominations are now open for the UW’s new “Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation With Technology” to honor outstanding faculty or teams who enhance student engagement and learning by innovatively incorporating technology into their teaching. Current tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and instructors from any UW campus are eligible; faculty who have already received a Distinguished Teaching Award are not. Submission deadline is Monday, December 2, by 5:00 p.m. Learn more and begin the nomination process. Send questions to dta@uw.edu

October 13, 2013

“Life Beyond the Textbook” Ignite! Event at UW Seattle—Oct. 24

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Learn about the state of digital texts at an Ignite! event on October 24, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in Odegaard Library, room 220. UW faculty and staff share how they have engaged students in new forms of reading, brought assignments to life, improved student outcomes, and built text and simulation systems from scratch. Ignite! sessions are fast-paced—presenters have exactly five minutes to share stories, ideas and strategies. The event begins with brief lessons learned from the recent UW-IT eTextbooks pilot. Learn more.