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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

NEW WAYS OF TEACHING. NEW WAYS OF LEARNING.

DISCOVER iFLEX CLASSROOMS

iFLEX stands for Illinois Flexible Learning EXperience, a new kind of classroom with reconfigurable furniture, multiple writing surfaces, and enhanced technologies. iFLEX classrooms are in high demand by faculty whose courses and teaching methods emphasize collaborative learning activities and a heavy reliance on digital media and audio-visual technologies. More information:  

SUPPORT FOR TEACHING IN FLEXIBLE CLASSROOMS

CITL staff has years of experience supporting good teaching practices in all classroom settings. Our workshops, faculty forums, digital resources, and lunch-hour learning sessions can help you make the most of your iFLEX teaching experience. Learn how to manage collaborative activities, use newer classroom technologies, and create fun and engaging experiences for your students. We’ll even come to your classroom to help you try something new! Check the Calendar or click on Learn More to request a one-to-one consultation or customized workshop for your department.

DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS & FACULTY COHORTS

CITL offers short presentations highlighting research on flexible classrooms, and leads faculty cohorts through visioning and course redesign sessions in preparation for teaching in flexible classrooms. Click on Learn More to request a department presentation on iFLEX, or a customized series for your faculty.

ASSISTANCE WITH CLASSROOM RENOVATION PROJECTS

CITL serves as a liaison between department leaders, campus units, and designers to assist with classroom renovations for department and general assignment classrooms. Our extensive expertise helps departments successfully navigate the classroom design process to ensure that faculty needs are considered, and best teaching practices are supported throughout the project.