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Learning Technologies Showcase features local, national experts in education

The 2007 Learning Technologies Showcase will be held Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Tate Student Center. It includes faculty presentations on lecture-enhancing technology, interactive instruction, stereo visualization and more.

The showcase is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and Enterprise Information Technology Services. These two campus units have been partners in learning for many years, working together to bring WebCT, Element K, Wimba Live Classroom and other learning technologies to the forefront of the educational experience.

“There’s no more engaging way to find out how our colleagues are using learning technologies here and now,” said Nelson Hilton, CTL director. “The showcase annually makes the best case for digital pedagogy at UGA.”

This year’s UGA presenters are all recipients of grants from the Learning Technologies Grants Program, which enhances teaching and learning at the university through the innovative use of media and information technology. This program supports explorations of new technology and is administered by the university’s Committee for Academic and Instructional Technologies.

This year’s showcase also features a keynote speaker, Dan Schmit, author and instructional technology specialist with the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska. Schmit will discuss  “Creative Learning Spaces in a Digital World” in Georgia Hall A of the Tate Student Center at 12:30 p.m. His talk will be preceded by a luncheon, attended by several technology vendors supporting the 2007 LTS.

No registration is required for the showcase or the keynote luncheon; however, seating for the luncheon is limited and attendees will be seated on a first-come basis.