Category: Innovation

Testing The Augusta Hitech ADA Solution

Headquartered in Plano, TX, Augusta Hitech is a broadly-focused technology company which provides business solutions in numerous spaces including blockchain technology, IoT (Internet of Things), and Analytics to name just a few.  One of the company’s more pertinent offerings as regards the Office of Academic Technology is a turnkey ADA solution, an application which provides …

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Robots for any occasion

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BBC recently reported on “Tengai” a new robot designed to conduct job interviews. It has a humanoid face and impartially asks a predetermined set of questions, recording the responses so that a job recruiter can later review the session. The unit has a built in camera and speaker. The face mimics human expression. The unit …

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Spring Beta: Nerves

Fresh spring leaves

The start of term is always a nerve-wracking time for me. For one thing, it’s definitely the busiest time of year here in Academic Technology – we’re flooded with requests for course shells, resets, instructor changes, and student enrollments. Plus, this is often the time of year when I’m gearing up to teach another semester …

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Tweeting Responses: A Failed Experiment

As a writing instructor, I am constantly working to try and get my classes to synthesize information and communicate it out as succinctly as possible. It’s one of the main parts of my job, to be honest. That’s why, when I first came up with the idea of “tweeting responses,” I thought maybe social media …

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Transforming a Course to Studio Mode: Strategies for Creating a Student-Centered Active Learning Environment

2015-16 Faculty Fellow Dr. Robynne M. Lock presents Transforming a Course to Studio Mode: Strategies for Creating a Student-Centered Active Learning Environment. Dr. Lock will give a brief overview of the implementation of studio mode in physics and the ongoing efforts in the program. This will include the reporting of data showing its success. The remainder of the workshop will be participant-centered and focus on how what has worked in physics can be adapted for other departments. Date: April 20, 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.Location: CFEI Conference Room, Gee Library Suite 173

Dr. Robynne Lock will be presenting her 2015-2016 Faculty Fellowship project and continued research focusing on Studio Mode in Physics. Join us at the CFEI Conference Room (Gee Library Suite 173) on April 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to learn more about her work and how it can be adapted in other …

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