The Spring 2012 A Bite of Learning series has started off with a bang with two very well-attended presentations. The first was by Prof. David Vosburg from the HMC Chemistry department. Prof. Vosburg spoke about his experiments using an app called AirSketch on his iPad. AirSketch allows an instructor to bring PDF or JPEG files up on the iPad screen and annotate them. The iPad connects wirelessly to a laptop that then projects the annotated images in real time to a video projector. Over twenty faculty, students and staff attended and there was a lively discussion on how this technology could be used to enhance teaching and learning during class time.
The second presentation was by Prof. Char Miller, Director of the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College. Prof. Miller spoke on his use of Pomona’s Video47 service for streaming movies to his classes through Sakai. Personally, my favorite part of his presentation were his comments on why it’s important to use video in teaching. The attendees were very curious about the Video47 service and Prof. Miller demonstrated his use of the video streaming technology in one of his Sakai courses.
You can find the complete schedule of the Spring 2012 A Bite of Learning series on our web site at: http://www.hmc.edu/about1/administrativeoffices/cis1/edtech/a_bite_of_learning.html.