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Technology and Learning … What's New, What's Needed?

May 10-11, 2011
Bryant Conference Center
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The University of Alabama System is pleased to announce that its Fourth Annual UA System Scholars Institute, "Technology and Learning … What's New, What's Needed?" was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 – 11, 2011.  

This year's conference was hosted by The University of Alabama at the Bryant Conference Center.

The success of The UA System Scholars Institute is a testament to The University of Alabama System's dedication to utilizing instructional technology as a tool to augment the quality of education and facilitate effective learning.

Below are links to the individual sessions of The University of Alabama System, Scholars Institute.  This will allow you to view the session(s) that you may have missed.  Please note the navigation buttons on the screen, allowing you to enlarge, change the format, or click to a link about the speaker. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Welcome from The University of Alabama System


 Sight Unseen: Teaching and Learning in the Visual Realm

Opening Keynote Session


 Innovation Forum for Teaching in a Visual Realm


Discussion with Keynote Speakers, Susan Metros & Lev Gonick


Using a WIKI in Commercial French: Collaborative Learning and Real-World Simulations


Computer-Based Peer Review and Its Implications for the Future


A Critical Vision: Establishing Visual Literacy at UAB


Synchronous Online Teaching and Student Engagement (Wimba, teleconferencing, Skype)


iPads in the History Classroom


Reaching Outside the Classroom: Enhancing Student Learning by Modeling the Research Process with the Help of Information Technology


Recording Service: New media and Student Civic Engagement


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Building the Smart Connected City: A Platform Vision for the Future of Global Research Challenges, Academics, and Student Engagement

Keynote Session


Collaborating for Impact: An Interactive Session (Part 1)


Collaborating for Impact: An Interactive Session (Part 2)


Using Twitter for Teaching and Learning


Technology and Approaches to Address Cheating


The Learning Toolbox: Paper and Pencil, Laptop and Tegrity


Building a Community of Scholars through the Edifice Project


Prevention of Plagiarism in Multimedia and Text Assignments


TechLiteracy: A Look at How Technology Infusion Affects Literacy and the Acquisition of Knowledge through Reading


University of Alabama System Scholars Institute,Pre-Conference Seminar Series

Technology and Learning: Are you Ready to Use the Technology?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Allen Johnston PhD  Assistant Professor UAB School of Business

Beth Barstow  Assistant Professor UAB School of Health Professions

Betty Nelson PhD  Associate Professor UAB School of Education

Creating and Assessing Multimedia Assignments Tuesday, March 8, 2011, University of Alabama

Engagement: Adding Mobility to Your Classes Monday, April 11, 2011, University of Alabama at Huntsville