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Tea Time Tech Talks for faculty at the Terrapin Learning Commons

Tea Time Tech Talks are informal conversations about pedagogical challenges in teaching in a technologically-enhanced learning environment, co-hosted by the Division of Information and the University of Maryland Libraries. Each talk is mentored by a knowledgeable faculty member or librarian, but the conversation is free flowing and intended to raise as many questions as might be answered.

All sessions are located in McKeldin 2109 (Terrapin Learning Commons) from 3-4pm on Thursdays

Light refreshments will be served and no registration is required.

  • 9/19: Facilitated by Robin Dasler, Engineering Librarian

“Tablets and Learning Analytics: Harnessing Ubiquious Data for Education”

The facilitator will raise such questions as: How can deriving information from student-centered “Big Data” help (or hinder) in tailoring education?  How can we harness the “learning anywhere” power of tablets for reaching learning assessment goals?  What are the privacy concerns inherent in the world of ubiquitous mobile learning? When do we know too much about our students’ learning behaviors. 

  • 9/26: Facilitated by Scott P. Roberts, Psychology Department and Ronald A. Yaros, Philip Merrill School of Journalism

”Mobile Devices in the Classroom:  BYOD (Bring Your Own Device or Your Own Distraction)?”

The facilitators represent a range of views on the topic.  Dr. Roberts, along with his colleague Dr. Ryan Curtis, has collected and analyzed performance and behavior data from hundreds of students that supports other studies that indicate digital devices can have a negative impact on learning. Dr. Yaros is a university innovator in the successful integration of mobile devices and technologies in his teaching. The conversation should be lively!