Did You Miss the January Ignite! Event?
Nearly 100 people attended last week’s Ignite! event and were treated to five lively and engaging presentations on the latest news in teaching, learning, and research technologies at the UW. Did you miss it? No worries! We’ve posted video of each of the entertaining, informative presentations here. (See below for links to all six Ignite! presentations.)
Is there a tool or process you or a colleague use that you'd like us to present at an Ignite! event? Send your suggestions.
Cara Lane, Research Manager for Academic and Collaborative Technologies, kicked off the event with an overview of key findings from UW-IT's Triennial Surveys on Teaching, Learning, and Research Technologies. These surveys gather information from faculty members, researchers, teaching assistants, and students at UW-Seattle about how they use technology to do their work, what supports and obstacles they experience in using technology, and where they believe the UW should place its resources in the future.
The Ignite! presentations included:
- Eric Hougan, UW Canvas Support Team, with an overview of the Canvas learning management system.
- AJ Boydston, Chemistry, talking about how he uses Canvas to hold virtual office hours.
- Robin Kodner, Oceanography, on using SQLShare with students to analyze extremely large data sets.
- Mike Eisenberg, iSchool, on how back channel chat can keep students engaged in a large lecture class.
- Jason Smith, UW-IT Interactive Technologist, on how Tegrity simplifies lecture capture, increases class engagement and eases review of course material.
And don't forget: we want to hear what you'd like to see at upcoming Ignite! events. Let us know.