CSUN Faculty Celebrate ‘Teaching in the Digital Age’

Showcase_2014_croppedFaculty will demonstrate the latest technological strategies to engage students at California State University, Northridge’s annual Faculty Showcase, “Celebrating Teaching in the Digital Age,” on Monday, Oct. 27.

Eight faculty will present information or show short videos on how they have incorporated tools like tablets, eText, Moodle and lecture capture to enhance student learning.

“The goal of the showcase is to celebrate CSUN faculty who are embracing strategies to teach in the digital age — whether by redesigning their course for flipped, hybrid or online delivery, creating customized eTexts for their students, or teaching with tablets to engage students and facilitate active learning in the classroom,” said Deone Zell, senior director of Academic Technology. “This is in recognition that today’s tech-savvy students arrive on campus with mobile devices and expect to use them to access, read and learn from digital content that is engaging, interactive and multimedia based.”

The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library’s Ferman Presentation Room. Live presentations will be made by professors Cheryl van Buskirk (Biology), Rachel Friedman-Narr (Special Education), Anu Thakur (Family and Consumer Sciences) and Tom Spencer-Walters (Africana Studies). Short video presentations will be made by Aimie Kachingwe (Physical Therapy), Matthew D’Alessio (Geological Sciences), Jeanne Robertson (Biology) and David Blumenkrantz (Journalism).

The program will include a question-and-answer session and refreshments will be available.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contactftc@csun.edu.