Tech Fair will introduce new teaching, learning tools for students, faculty

Wiggins Memorial Library and Academic Computing will host its first Teaching and Learning Technology Fair for Campbell faculty, staff and students from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the library. 

The event will be a showcase of the educational technology available to the Campbell community, focused on technology-enabled active learning and software and hardware tools available to students. Faculty who have successfully integrated technology into their teaching activities will share their stories and discuss a variety of topics. Guests will also be able to browse the tech tools available to Campbell instructors and learners. 

“This is our first time collaborating with the library for this event and we’re excited at the possibilities,” said Allan Winter, University academic computing coordinator. “We’ve modeled it after their very successful Academic Symposium, but shortened the presentations somewhat to accommodate busy schedules. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to see our technology being used in practical and useful ways.”

Faculty will also learn ways to use Blackboard with “Active Learning” strategies and see how their colleagues use free web-based design tools to create engaging course content or use virtual reality as a teaching tool. Students will learn about available resources for doing course work and keeping their academic careers on tracks. Presentations will include the Student Planning application, Blackboard tips and tricks, using 3D printers and more. 

Campbell Chief Information Officer Sherri Yerk-Zwickl will open the noon “Lunch and Learn” of informational lightning rounds.

Presentations will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday and continue until 4 p.m. At 4:30, there will be a Gallery Walk on the third floor with refreshments, poster sessions and Q&A opportunities.