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PrezTech Challenge

The Committee on Libraries and Educational Technology (COLET) is pleased to announce PrezTech Challenge. PrezTech Challenge encourages W&J faculty to enhance student learning by using library and educational technology.

What is the PrezTech Challenge?

PrezTech Challenge

 

The Committee on Libraries and Educational Technology (COLET) is pleased to announce PrezTech Challenge for the Spring, 2019 Semester.

PrezTech Challenge encourages W&J faculty to enhance student learning by using library and educational technology in innovative ways. Are you tired of assigning papers and blue book exams and looking for a new project that will engage your students? Perhaps you already have a class project but you think it could be more effective and engaging. PrezTech Challenge is an opportunity for you to develop or enhance a project that will engage your students while achieving your courses’ learning outcomes.

Participants in the PrezTech Challenge will be given the opportunity to meaningfully incorporate technology or information literacy into a course by providing both the incentives and support to:

  • incorporate some form of educational technology into your course such as podcasting, digital stories, GIS mapping, digital exhibits, etc.
  • integrate information literacy skills such as finding and evaluating information, examining how information is disseminated in a field or exploring economic, social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information into your classes.

Here’s how it works:

  • PrezTech is open to 10 W&J faculty-led teams. The team will consist of the faculty member, their students, and the collaborating IT/librarian staff member(s).
  • Each faculty member will receive $100 in recognition of the time commitment required to develop, implement, and assess a new project that uses educational technology and/or information literacy.
  • Faculty should consult with Ben Stoviak, Instructional Technologist, and/or a librarian to design and implement library and educational technology in a manner that helps your students achieve the learning outcomes for your course.
  • At the end of the semester, faculty and students will present their project in one of the new technology-enhanced rooms of the remodeled U. Grant Miller Library, during a reception provided by the Office of Information and Technology Services.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students will have the opportunity to vote on the most innovative and effective use of library and educational technology in a W&J course, and the winning faculty team leader will receive an additional $500.
  • The winning team, which includes the faculty member, students, and collaborating Instructional Technologist/Librarian will also receive a dinner with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and President Knapp (pending availability).
  • All final projects will be archived on-line. This will facilitate the sharing of pedagogical ideas and the ability of W&J Communications and Marketing to celebrate the results to a larger audience.

 

To participate in the PrezTech Challenge, email Ronalee Ciocco (rciocco@washjeff.edu) the following information by Jan 15th, 2019.

  1.  Title of Project
  2. Course involved
  3. A brief description of what you want to do (500 words or less).

If you have any questions please contact CoLET via Jamie March at (jmarch@washjeff.edu)