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Educational Technology Showcase

Educational Technology Showcase

The Educational Technology Showcase is an exciting new forum spotlighting the latest in higher education technology used for teaching and learning. USC faculty and other experts from around the region give presentations on how they are creatively using educational technology in and beyond their classrooms to improve student learning.

On Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Russell House, you'll have the opportunity to visit with industry partners who provide and support USC’s instructional technologies, hear about the latest technologies in the field during sponsor presentations and participate in hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.

We invite you to come and network with others interested in exploring educational technologies. There are no registration fees, and continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Register for EdTech Showcase 2019

Educational Technology Showcase 2018 Video of Presentations

Keynote Address: Embracing Innovation: Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies to Engage Learners

Daisyane Barreto, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Closing Remarks
Joan Gabel, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

A Fresh Look: Adding a Touch with VR into a Freshman Course
Renee Shaffer, Senior Instructional Designer, Division of Information Technology

Application for Managing and Storing Very Large Digital Files for Collaboration and Assessment in Blackboard
Robert Ogilvie, Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences
Roger H. Sawyer, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences, and Professor, Biological Sciences

Automated Assignment Grading for an Introductory Programming Class
John Gerdes, Associate Professor, Integrated Information Technology

Building Community and Interpersonal Skills with Technological Tools
Lara Ducate, Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Nina Moreno, Associate Professor Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Co-Development Support Model for Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Barnes & Noble LoudCloud, Gold Sponsor Presentation
Wayne Parkins, Vice President Business Development

Digital Storytelling - Back to the Future of Education
Michael Byrd, Director of General MPH, Arnold School of Public Health

Do My Students REALLY Understand me? Using Clickers for Formative Assessment
Francis Burns, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Math and Science, USC Salkehatchie

Educational Technology: Driving and Measuring Student Engagement while Lowering Student Costs
VitalSource, Silver Sponsor
Ross Craycraft, Director of Channels & Strategic Partnerships
Christine Cody, Institution Account Executive

How Different is Better with Lenovo Innovation
Lenovo, Gold Sponsor Presentation
Josh Burke, Account Executive for USC
Shane Pidgeon, Workstation and VR Specialist

Increasing Student Engagement with Top Hat
Brie Dunn, Associate Dean for Outcomes Assessment & Accreditation, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

Introducing Sony’s Classroom Collaboration and Active Learning Solution: Vision Exchange
Sony, Silver Sponsor
Mike Tada, Product Marketing Manager, Education Segment

Leveraging Office 365 for Collegiates and Beyond
Charity Nix, Manager of Knowledge and Digital Strategy, Division of Information Technology

Making the Transition from Accommodations to an Inclusive Learning Environment
Blackboard, Inc., Gold Sponsor Presentation
Scott Ready, Director, Customer Relations

MYMA Calculus: A Comprehensive e-Textbook and Online Homework System
Douglas Meade, Associate Professor, Mathematics

Polycom: Enabling Collaboration in the Classroom
Polycom, Gold Sponsor Presentation
Keri Robertson, Education Account Manager

Simple and Focused: Creating Online Critical Thinking Exercises with Blackboard’s Testing Tool
Alicia Ribar, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Nursing
Vera Polyakova-Norwood, Director of Online Learning, College of Nursing

Top Hat Open Educational Resources (OER)
Top Hat, Silver Sponsor
Ali Jawanshir, Consultant & Adam Johnston

Using an Augmented Reality Sandbox to Teach Spatial Topics in Earth System Science and Beyond
Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Raymond Torres, Professor, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Jeff Jefferson, IT Specialist Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences 

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