Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium 2008

Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, 9 am to 1 pm


Our 2008 symposium attracted about 50 participants. We explored teaching with new media through faculty insights, hands-on exploration of four technologies and an overview of new media trends.

We held four hands-on sessions: A faculty member presented for 20 minutes about how he or she integrated this new media into a Penn course, and how new media enhanced student learning. Student work samples were shared. Participants explored technology hands-on and discussed integration ideas for 40 minutes. Detailed scripts were provided for hands-on exploration.

9:30 to 10:30 am - Session 1 (pick one)

Mashup Movies - iMovie
Presenter: Jacqui Sadashige, Critical Writing Program
Vitale Digital Media Lab

Creating Web Resources - PennTags
Presenter: Peter Decherney, English and Cinema Studies
Class of 1968 Seminar Room

10:45 to 11:45 am: Session 2 (pick one)

Visual Literacy & Posters - PhotoShop & PowerPoint
Presenter: Andrew Lamas, Urban Studies
Class of 1968 Seminar Room

Comic Books and Graphics - Comic Life
Presenter: Louise Krasniewicz, Penn Museum
Vitale Digital Media Lab

11:45 am to 1 pm: Luncheon Speaker: Pat Aufderheide
Stretching the limits: New Media and Today's Undergraduate Student

Patricia Aufderheide is a professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and the director of the Center for Social Media there. She is the author of, among others, Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2007), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and of Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press, 1999). She has been a Fulbright and John Simon Guggenheim fellow and has served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival among others.
Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd Floor

Open to Penn faculty, instructors and graduate students.