USD Technology Showcase Maps the Way to the Future

USD Technology Showcase Maps the Way to the Future

A mock classroom complete with interactive whiteboards, projection cameras, touch screens and other equipment will show how technology is transforming education at the University of San Diego’s 11th Annual Technology Showcase on Friday, Feb. 5. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. in the University Center Forums.

“This is an exciting opportunity for professors to better understand and familiarize themselves with the technology they will be seeing in their classrooms in the next few years and how it can promote student learning and achievement,” said Shahra Meshkaty, senior director of Academic Technology Services at the University of San Diego.

“A Roadmap to Transforming the Classroom” is the theme of the 2016 showcase. From noon to 1 p.m., Chad Kainz, Blackboard Inc.’s principal strategist, will discuss “The Complete Package: Teaching, Learning, and the Student Experience,” looking at how technology is at the center of students’ daily lives and expectations for academic success.

From 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a variety of faculty and vendor demonstrations, including the Double 2, an iPad attached to a mobile stand that can be navigated remotely for improved teleconferencing. Other demonstrations include the University of San Diego’s new High Performance Computer Project for research, and one on how faculty are introducing multimedia projects to students, providing new creative outlets and collaborative experiences for small groups.

Exhibitors this year include Adobe, Absolute, Apple, Aruba, Blackboard, BKM, Dell, DropBox, HARMAN, HP, IBM Watson, Lenovo, Sharp Business Systems, Southland Technology and WolfVision.

Go to the Information Technology Services website for more information and to register for this event.

— Liz Harman

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