Friday, January 29, 2010

2010 UIS Technology Day focuses on social technologies

WHAT: The University of Illinois at Springfield will host its tenth annual Technology Day to showcase the innovative ways that faculty, staff and students are using technology in education. The theme for this year’s event is “What Are You Learning Now? Teaching with Social Technologies.”

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Public Affairs Center (PAC), lower level, on the UIS campus

DETAILS: Participants will have opportunities for networking and for exchanging knowledge and expertise related to technology and education. All activities are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to attend some or all of the sessions, and prizes and refreshments will also be available.

Kyle Bowen will be the keynote speaker for Technology Day 2010, and his presentation will start the event. Bowen is the director of informatics at Purdue University and recently led the development of Hotseat, a new social networking-powered tool that enables students to collaborate via Twitter or Facebook both inside and outside of the classroom.

K-12 educators may receive 3 CPDUs for attending Technology Day. Teachers interested in obtaining CPDU credit for participation should email Mae Noll at prior to February 5.

UIS sponsors of the event include the Academic Technology Committee, Brookens Library, Information Technology Services, the Office of Web Services, and the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service.

For more information, contact Tulio Llosa, director of educational technology in the office of Information Technology Services, at 217/206-7755 or

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