Technology & Science
September 17th, 2009
Tulane University will host it’s 2nd Annual TU Tech Day on Sept. 25th, 2009 at the Lavin-Bernick Center, from 10am-3pm. Open to students, staff, and the general public, the university wants to show the connection between academics and technology. Students across the country are becoming accustom to technology being apart of their academic career when it comes to staying connected in their personal life and their studies.
Technology Around Tulane
Students and faculty at Tulane utilize a service called myTulane built off the Blackboard course management system that allows them to share documents, manage courses, and create a customized homepage similar to iGoogle. The homepage even allows students to show event announcement or messages from student organizations that they may be involved in. Members of the Tulane community and the public use the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, ranked among the top 120 research libraries in North America, to browse though massive amounts digital collections for research purposes. According to Paul St-Pierre, Reference Librarian of Science for Howard-Tilton, the use of online databases coupled with digital media have turned the web into a place where students can have easy access to scholarly information. Tulane also has a strategic plan for greener IT utilizing videoconferencing tools, performing ewaste recycling coupled with other initiatives.
Tech Day Events
Mike Griffith, Program Chair for TU Tech Day says “Technology works in the background and sometimes we don’t see how it affect our everyday lives. TU Tech Day bring the actions of our tech division into the spotlight and shows our initiatives to the Tulane community and to the public.” Kick starting at 10AM, Tech Day will consist of technology speakers touching on topics such as Technology & Mobility in Education to iLife and Digital Media. Later on the afternoon, Alan Levine, VP of the New Media Consortium will give a keynote on Being There in the Real Time Web. The day will also be highlighted by fun with ongoing guitar hero/dance dance revolution competitions, an Apple demo room with Apple employees showing participants techniques using Final Cut Pro. Participants can also follow along with the days events by using the mobile version of the TU Tech Day website from their cellphone.
Also see http://twitter.com/TU_TechPedagogy for more info
6823 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans
10AM – 3PM
Free/Register On Website
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