2008-Building Community with Technology

Welcome to the 2008 Educational Technology Conference Blog

Welcome to the proceedings blog of UMass Boston’s 2008 EdTech Conference. This year’s conference represents an enthusiastic collaboration among faculty, IT, and Healey Library staff. We hope that these proceedings will encourage continued dialogue about how we can work together to support learning with innovative technology tools.
Many thanks to the presenters who have graciously allowed us to capture their sessions electronically on this site. We invite you to post your comments and questions about any of the session proceedings on this blog as a way to continue the conversations that were started during the conference.

Anne Agee
Vice Provost for Information Technology
Apurva Mehta
Director of Educational Technology and Learning Commons


Presenters & Presentations

Providing Web-Enhanced Support for Student Learning through Online Tutoring


Presenters: Cynthia Jahn, Academic Support; Anthony Petruzzi, Writing Proficiency Office; Kathleen Polley, Nursing; Susan Mraz, Spanish, and Mary Simone, IT Media Center.

A presentation of the work of the on-line tutoring project offered through Academic Support, the Writing Proficiency Office, Nursing, and Spanish.

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Managing On-line Sources “Creating Your Own Circle of the Wise”

Presenters: Joanne Riley, Library; George Hart, Library; Lisa Gonzalves, Curriculum and Instruction

Faculty and library staff will offer an overview of the many possibilities now available for managing on-line sources for teaching and research and examples of how these are being used in courses.

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Gain Control: Managing On-line Sources with Google Reader, Wikispaces, and RSS Feeds

Instructors: Joanne Riley, Library; George Hart, Library

A hands-on session on using Google Reader, Wikispaces, and RSS feeds.

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Working with Blackboard Vista

Instructors: Ray Melcher and Robert Rissie; Instructional Support

A hands-on session in which faculty will be shown how to set up a course site in Blackboard Vista.

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Using Web2.0 Research Tools

Presenters: Jeremy Seiferth, Library; Eileen McMahon, IT

An overview of Web 2.0 tools that support faculty and student research.

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