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About

The CTRL Tech Talk Series offers opportunities to learn about technology that can be incorporated into your teaching and scholarship. The series, which are 75 minutes long, are designed to be responsive to the needs of faculty: topics can be submitted by as early as two weeks in advance, and the event can be scheduled anytime that best meets the needs of the faculty. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. If you have ideas or topics for this series, please send them to ctrl@american.edu.

Spring 2019

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Smartphones in Your Scholarship and Teaching

Smartphones are a powerful tool for engaging students in our classroom and increasing the impact of our scholarship. However, to ensure the effective use of this technology, users should have a baseline knowledge of key principles of photo-, audio-, and videography, essential apps and accessories, and modes of dissemination.

If you are curious about using your smartphones for scholarship or in the classroom, come join Larry Engel, a CTRL Faculty Fellow, for a Tech Talk Series!

Dates and topics are as follows:

Part 1 – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

12:55 PM – 2:10 PM (CTRL Collaboratory – Hurst 202):

At this Tech Talk, topics include how to capture better photos, sounds and videos; essential apps and accessories; basic editing; and dissemination

Part 2 – Wednesday, March 6, 2019

12:55 PM – 2:10 PM (CTRL Collaboratory – Hurst 202):

At this Tech Talk, topics include assigning multimedia projects and grading rubrics.

Fall 2018 Sessions

Smartphones in your scholarship and teaching

Smartphones are a powerful tool for engaging students in our classroom and increasing the impact of our scholarship. However, to ensure the effective use of this technology, users should have a baseline knowledge of key principles of photo-, audio-, and videography, essential apps and accessories, and modes of dissemination.

If you are curious about using your smartphones for scholarship or in the classroom, come join Larry Engel, a CTRL Faculty Fellow, for a Tech Talk Series!

Dates and topics are as follows (a light lunch will be provided):

Part 1 – November 1, 2018

11:20 AM – 12:35 PM (Hurst 202):
How to capture better photos, sounds and videos; essential apps and accessories; basic editing; dissemination.

Part 2 – November 15, 2018

11:20 AM– 12:35 PM (Hurst 202):
Assigning multimedia projects and grading rubrics.

Special Offer: If you attend one of the sessions, you can enter a drawing for an advanced weekend workshop on mobile technology to be held at Airlie, courtesy of CTRL and the University Finance & Budget Resource Center.