CITL INNOVATION SPACES
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Location:
151A Armory Building
505 E. Armory Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
(next to Einstein Bros. Bagels)

Open Hours (when class is in session):
Tuesday 10-4
Wednesday 10-4

Or by Appointment (contact below)

Contact:
Jamie Nelson
jamien@illinois.edu

Important Dates  

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Friday Apr 19, 2019
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Megan Rushing

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Details are listed, below.

Virtual Reality and 360° Cameras with HTC Vive, Oculus Go, phone-based viewers, flat screens, and GoPro Fusion – Friday, April 19th at 11am at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn the many ways to dive into the world of virtual reality. Get hands on action with HTC Vive, Oculus GO, and Virtual Reality through a smartphone.
  • Learn to capture 360 spherical images and videos. From this content, create your own virtual reality experiences. Participants, in groups, will record a 360° video which we then experience in an HTC Vive virtual reality headset.
  • Requirements: none
  • Register below:
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Friday Apr 19, 2019
Speaker:

Judith Pintar - iSchool

Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

Dexter is a free chatbot platform that uses the RiveScript, an easy to learn AI scripting language. It allows users to quickly create chatbots for multiple uses, including both web and hand-held interfaces as well as Alexa apps. In this presentation, you'll learn the basics of RiveScript, how to create an account in Dexter in which to develop and deploy a chatbot by the end of the session.

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:00 PM–5:30 PM Friday Apr 26, 2019
Location:

Business Instructional Facility, Deloitte Auditorium  515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign IL 61820

Description:

Competitive video gaming has become big business and is the fastest growing sport world-wide.  The purpose of this summit is to highlight educational and research opportunities around e-sports, and to explore opportunities for making e-sports a varsity sport on our campus. There will be research focused panels, discussion on the business of esports, and interactive displays.

 

Program

1:30 pm                      Welcome and Overview of Summit

1:45 pm                      Keynote Address:

2:15 pm                      The Student Perspective                    

3:00 pm                      The Faculty Perspective

3:45 pm                      Break

4:00 pm                      The Business of Esports                            

5:00 pm                      Varsity Esports

6:00 pm                      Concluding Remarks and Call to Action

 

Networking reception with interactive displays directly following

Business Instructional Facility Atrium

Website: Link
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning / GIES College of Business

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–5:30 PM Friday Apr 26, 2019
Location:

Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

Description:

The Illini Gadget Garage is a collaborative repair center that assists consumers with troubleshooting and minor repairs for personally-owned electronics and small appliances. Join us to learn how to fix your own devices during this free Pop-In Repair Clinic offered in CITL’s Innovation Studio (Armory 172).

 

Interested in scheduling an individual consult with Illini Gadget Garage staff, please email jwentwor@illinois.edu

Sponsor:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

TechHub

Join us at the TechHub for an introductory hands-on exploration of the latest technologies impacting teaching and learning including virtual reality, 3D printing, digital inking, 360 photography, gaming, and more! We are open to everyone - students, faculty, staff, and the public.

TechHub is an immersive and engaging environment housing a variety of technology exhibits that allow visitors to explore, learn, and share how innovative technologies can be used to transform formal and informal education.

Technology on Display

Space Features

  • 79" 4K display with wireless presentation and video conferencing
  • 106" Whiteboard
  • 12 person seating capacity
  • 2 Workstations
  • 2 Worktables

Course/Group Visits

TechHub tours (and programming) are available for courses, visiting scholars, student organizations, and public groups. Please contact us for more information about setting up a tour.

Events

Throughout the year the TechHub will highlight a variety of technologies with applications in education. In addition, a variety of other special events provide opportunities for attendees to learn more about new technologies with the potential to transform education. These events may include TED talks, technology exploration sessions, presentation feedback, gaming events, seasonal activities, partner information talks, and Pecha Kucha style engagements.

If you have a topic that you'd like to present to an open campus audience, please let us know, we'd be happy to discuss hosting you.

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