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There are so many technology resources available to students and faculty – but are we using them as effectively as we could be? This session will review some of the existing technologies we already have integrated here at Inver Hills, and ways that they can improve the many different aspects of the learning process.
Social media is a powerful tool that can connect, educate, entertain, and fuel ideas and movements. It can also lead to mental health problems, expanding extremism, mindless use, and other challenges. Students in HLTH 1154 (Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation) will help facilitate this conversation. This session will include clips from The Social Dilemma along with conversation about challenges and opportunities for mindful and healthy use of technology, for individuals and society.
Predicting the future is hard, at least for those of us without crystal balls. Inventing the future, however, is something we can all do, if not directly, then by sharing our ideas about what we want from the future. In this session, we’ll do a little inventing of the future of teaching and technology. By reflecting on recent educational technology trends and understanding the teaching and learning principles that are at play in all educational contexts, we’ll point the way to the future of digital learning and digital pedagogy that we want to see.
Join Dr. Bruff and Martin Springborg for a follow-up discussion of the ideas presented in the keynote Leading Lines: inventing the Future of Higher Education.
Have you ever wished doing research was easier, more useful, and maybe even more fun? If so, this is the session for you! Emily will present on the free and open-source research tool Zotero, and how she has put it to use both inside and outside the classroom. Vairo will present on how using Inver's tech resources have opened up new opportunities, as well as how blogging has helped him learn more effectively. Nate will present on Obsidian, a note-taking and knowledge management app, and how it can be leveraged for life-long learning.
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Zoom has played a huge role in our teaching and learning over the last two years. Join faculty Kathryn Klopfleisch, Steven Hartlaub, Scott Sandok, and student Emma Kirby for a facilitated conversation about Zoom’s impact – good and bad. Share your thoughts and experiences.
In this talk, we will cover what exactly blockchains are, how they work at a high level, and the benefits and drawbacks of using them. We will then discuss how blockchain technology is currently being used for education. Perhaps most importantly, we will discuss the future of blockchain technology and education - how distributed ledgers, trustless transactions, and immutable history can be used both for education and how this may change teaching and the educational industry going forward.
Women and underrepresented minorities can help fill the ever-growing demand for engineers in the United States. Quality teaching methods, an understanding of the cognitive aspects of learning, and faculty addressing biases help ensure student success in engineering majors. Accordingly, the community college engineering pathway can help fill the national need for engineers. The goal of this research study was to describe the experience of students who choose the community college pathway toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
It has become normal to sign away one's digital rights in exchange for using their services for free. The problem with this is we don’t know where our data is going and if this can be used against us. In this presentation we will investigate of what rights we are signing away, where that data goes, and some ways on how to protect oneself from these problems.