Tuesday, February 3, 2009

9th annual Technology Day held at UIS

The University of Illinois at Springfield will host its ninth annual Technology Day from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18. The focus of this year’s program is “EnviroTech: Educational Technologies that Advance Sustainability.”

The day features demonstrations, discussions, and poster and breakout sessions led by members of the UIS academic community that highlight a variety of topics designed to showcase interesting and innovative ways that the campus is using technology in education.

All activities will be held on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center at UIS and are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to attend some or all of the sessions.

Dr. Donald Spicer, associate vice chancellor for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Maryland, will deliver the keynote address at 11:30 a.m. in conference rooms C/D. Spicer’s topic is “IT’s Role in Campus Sustainability Efforts.”

Presentations and technology demonstrations will follow the keynote address and continue until 4:30 p.m. Topics include teaching and learning techniques, resources, services and other creative uses of technology.

UIS sponsors of the event include the Academic Technology Committee, Brookens Library, Information Technology Services, Office of Web Services and Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Prizes and light refreshments will be provided. Additional details and information for guests with special needs are available by contacting Tulio Llosa, director of Educational Technology at UIS, at 206-7755 or by going to www.uis.edu/technologyday.