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Instructional Design and Technology Roundtables for fall 2011, spring 2012

The Instructional Design and Technology Roundtable (IDTR) kicks off its fall series with “Tech Tools that Make Life Easy” at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.mThursday, Sept. 15,  212 K-State Student Union. Join us as we discuss and share tech tools that make our lives easier. We will be looking at software, apps, smartphones, and other devices that help us connect, be productive, or just have fun. Don’t hesitate to bring your own favorites, and don’t worry if you don’t have any yet!

RSVP to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (catl@k-state.edu, 785-532-7828). Coffee, tea, and water will be available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Mark your calendars for these other sessions in the IDTR series:

  • The Maturing of Cloud Computing
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.mThursday, Oct. 13, 212 K-State Student Union
    Join Eric Dover as he takes a look at the current state of cloud computing and examines tools that use the power of the cloud to enhance collaboration and the learning environment. We will look briefly at the definition of cloud computing and explore how it has grown into a new class of connected computing that’s transforming the way we work together, play together, and communicate with each other. Also included: Some of the current hot tools that best harness the power of the cloud and how they may assist in teaching, communication, and information sharing.
  • iPad for Beginners
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.mTuesday, Nov. 15212 K-State Student Union
    Curious about what iPads can do for you? Do you already have an iPad and don’t think you are getting as much out of it as you should? If you’re looking for answers to iPad questions, come learn tips and tricks from those in the know, as we gather together some of the more avid iPad users on campus.
  • Creating Your First Mobile App
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.mThursday, Feb. 16, 2012, 212 K-State Student Union
    Want to join the mobile app craze? Ever wondered if there’s some way to pull smartphones into your teaching in a meaningful way? Join Ben Ward as he guides us through a tour of mobile apps, how to build them, and how to teach with them. Don’t worry, no programming required!
  • Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    This annual event inspires faculty to use technology in innovative ways, share best practices with university colleagues, and interact with technology vendors. Time, location, and event details will be announced in spring semester.