May 11, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 17
'eTeaching' Day Is May 17
Internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant and educator Marc Prensky will give the keynote lecture at the University's annual eTeaching Day on May 17.
The event also will feature a showcase of faculty work marked by imaginative, innovative use of technology in research and teaching, as well as a series of hands-on workshops.
Prensky, the founder and CEO of Games2train and author of "Don't Bother Me, Mom - I'm Learning!": How Computer and Video Games Are Preparing Your Kids for 21st-Century Success - and How You Can Help!, will present "Engage Me or Enrage Me" during the luncheon from noon-1 p.m. in Devlin 008.
Following Prensky's talk, this year's Teaching with New Media Awards will be presented to honor faculty members for outstanding uses of technology to enhance learning.
The morning portion of the program will spotlight three faculty technology projects: "GenerationPulse" by Assoc. Prof. Belle Liang (LSOE), "Digital XUL" by Asst. Prof. Ernesto Livon-Grosman (Romance Languages) and the Center for Excellence in Home Care, with the center's director Adele Pike and Visiting Nurse Association of Boston administrator Elaine Gardner.
Eight workshops, covering subjects such as Podcasting, Dreamweaver and blogging, will be offered during the afternoon.
For more information, see www.bc.edu/eteaching.