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Academic Technologies Fair Shows Technology Advancements in Teaching

photo of Alternative Technologies Fair
The Alternative Technologies Fair was held March 22.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 11, 2019) — On Friday, March 22, the University of Kentucky's Academic Computing Committee (ACC) in collaboration with Teaching, Learning, and Academic Innovation (TLAI) and Information Technology Services (ITS) hosted the Academic Technologies Fair. Presenters from across the campus were on hand to show faculty the advancements in technologies available for teaching. Visitors to the fair spoke with presenters on topics ranging from Canvas tools, iClickers, Echo360, ExamSoft, PlayPosit, to Qualtrics and Microsoft OneDrive. The full agenda can be found here.

“As someone who has been a member of the Academic Computing Committee for several years, it was wonderful to see a tangible representation of our efforts in the Academic Technologies Fair,” said Joe Martin, faculty lecturer with Instructional Communication and Research and member of the ACC. “It was exciting and edifying to speak with staff and faculty from across the university about how I personally utilized technology in my teaching, and to also hear from others regarding the ways they had incorporated tech in their own workflows. While it was a blast being a presenter, I found myself wanting to drift off from my own table to learn about the other exciting technologies being discussed in the room! Overall, it was an event that really encapsulated what a university is all about: collegiality and the bringing together of ideas.”

Plans are to host an event again next year, watch for announcements here.

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