Join the #100percentdigital Faculty-Staff Learning Community

#100percentdigital blog logoWondering how to get the most out of your new iPad? Ever compared apps with your friends or students? Follow Lifehacker or Profhacker?  Tired of all that paper piling up in your office?  If you answered yes to any of these questions (and even if you didn’t), Instructional Technology and the Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to join the #100percentdigital faculty-staff learning community, focused on digital workflow and practice.

To join, please fill out this short registration form.  We will get in touch with you shortly about how to join the web site and share with the community.

About the Community

 As our strategic plan charges us:

St. Edward’s University students and faculty will connect with their peers and interact with international experts through an increasingly global and digital classroom and will customize their own learning environments through the power of technology.

Over the course of one semester, the group will meet multiple times to share their successes and challenges in shifting to a more digital lifestyle.  Each meeting will center around one theme with members and guests invited to share their solutions and insights in this joint endeavor.  We’ll also use the #100percentdigital blog and twitter (follow the hashtag #100percentdigital) to share in between meetings. We’ve set meeting topics for the fall;  group members will define Spring 2015 topics.

Fall 2014 Meeting Schedule

We will meet four times across the semester on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 pm.   Locations will vary.  Refreshments will be provided.

September 10: Apps and Appetizers Mixer (FRC, Premont 110)

Lets start off the school year by sharing your favorite mobile apps. Bring your iPad, iPhone, Android phone or other mobile device and share which apps help you in your daily life. Discover apps for productivity, education and fun!

October 8: Digital Note Taking and Management (JBWS 180)

Conquer your full meeting schedule with digital approaches to taking and organizing your notes. Ditch the filing cabinet and no longer lose your list of next steps in a sea of paper.

November 12:  Collaborating with Documents and Sharing Files (JBWS 180)

Writing a joint report or presentation? Giving feedback on someone else’s work? Sharing a meeting agenda? Tired of passing multiple versions of documents back and forth via email? Explore how collaborative documents and file sharing help you work together more efficiently. What are the best tools and practices?

December 3: Saving, Sharing, and Annotating Online Articles & Web Pages (JBWS 180)

Want to share that great article with all of your colleagues or just find it again yourself? Don’t have time to read it now? Explore tools and approaches for keeping track of your online reading and having it ready when you have a minute to share or read.

 

About Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Frost Davis Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology Rebecca Frost Davis joined St. Edward’s in July 2013 as Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, where she provides leadership in the development of institutional vision with respect to the use of technology in pursuit of the university’s educational mission and collaborates with offices across campus to create and execute strategies to realize that vision. Instructional Technology helps faculty transform and adapt new digital methods in teaching and research to advance the essential learning outcomes of liberal education. Previously, Dr. Davis served as program officer for the humanities at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), where she also served as associate director of programs. Prior to her tenure at NITLE, she was the assistant director for instructional technology at the Associated Colleges of the South Technology Center and an assistant professor of classical studies at Rhodes College, Denison University, and Sewanee: The University of the South. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in classical studies and Russian from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Davis is also a fellow with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). As a NITLE Fellow, Dr. Davis will develop a literature review relevant to intercampus teaching, which will cover contextual issues such as team-teaching, teaching through videoconferencing, and collaboration; a survey of intercampus teaching at NITLE member institutions; and several case studies of intercampus teaching at liberal arts colleges, including interviews with faculty, students, support staff, and administrators. This work will be summarized in a final report or white paper to be published by NITLE. At Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, (http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/) Dr. Davis blogs about the changes wrought by new digital methods on scholarship, networking, and communication and how they are impacting the classroom. In her research, she explores the motivations and mechanisms for creating, integrating, and sustaining digital humanities within and across the undergraduate curriculum.
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