EVENT: Teach with Technology SPARC
. (Showcasing Projects in Arts, Research, and Coursework)
DATE: January 24, 2013
TIME: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Clemons Library – Third Floor – Robertson Media Center
Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the UVA Library,
this event will live up to its name by Showcasing Projects in Arts, Research, and Coursework here at UVA. Connect with the latest technologies and methods for exploring new forms of scholarship in course assignments, research, art, and outreach. Network with colleagues and constituents / faculty and students in an exhibition of effective technological experience. Presenters will be available for open-air discussion at individual stations in a meet-and-greet environment that encourages discourse and the exchange of ideas.
Spark your interests at the SPARC!
- snacks and refreshments provided -
Stay tuned as we’re still adding presenters!
|Brian Balogh and Lauren Moulds||Engaging Students with Media|
|Marva Barnett||Sharing Thoughts Through Technology|
|Bull, Haj-hariri, Malcolm, Bredder, Standish, Cohen||Implementing Next Gen Science Standards with Advanced Manufacturing Technologies|
|David Germano||Technologies to Facilitate Teaching and Research|
|Vahid Gholampour||Educational Applications for Smart Phones|
|Colleen Kelly||Enriching Traditional In-Class Activities|
|Jason Lawrence||Fast and Easy “3D Scanning” with Arqball Spin|
|Phyllis Leffler||Publishing Media-Rich Research|
|Alison Levine||Student Digital Media Projects in French|
|Earl Mark||Documentary Moviemaking and Virtual/Physical Media|
|Kimberly Brooks Mata||Exploring Media Production and Dance|
|John O′Brien and Brad Pasanek||Digital Text Authoring|
|Yitna Firdyiwek and Trisha Gordon||Easy Class Layout and Presentations
(eCLPS) in UVaCollab
|Lela Marshall||Recording your Course (Panopto)|
|Sharon Drumheller/Rob Viers||The immersive classroom,
|Winston Barham||Online Audio and Video “Reserves”|
|Eric Seidel||What’s new in mobile technologies|
|Meridith Wolnick and Todd Burks||Classroom in a Box|
|Arin Bennett||Immersive Viewing of Content|
|Marc Campbell||Viz-Lounge and High Density Display Wall|
|Kristy Haney and Judy Christian||3D Scanning Small Objects|
|Will Rourk||3D Scanning of Large Objects|
|Richard Nuckolls||3D Image Comparisons|
|Coartney and Crenshaw||Using Motion Capture to acquire human movement data|
Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor,
Chair, National Fellowship Program, Miller Center and Corcoron Department of History
The History course, Viewing America,1940 – 1980, is a decade long pedagogical and digital journey that provides a venue for students to explore history through a group project that culminates in a web site. From hand-coded websites with still images to WordPress, Drupal, and video, Balogh’s assignment CYOU (Create your own Unit) has grown and evolved with his teaching methods, course sizes, and available technology solutions. The students in the class vote on the best web site, and Balogh designs a lecture based upon the material presented in the winning site. Loren Moulds, former Graduate Assistant with Viewing America, will also be on hand to discuss experiences working with this course. Balogh’s current interests include digital timelines to show events in context as well as building networks for faculty to share best practices with integrating technology into the classroom experience.
Director, Teaching Resource Center
Professor of French
In her Fall USEM, “Interpreting Les Misérables,” Marva Barnett helped students appreciate the personal and social relevance of Hugo’s 150-year-old classic. The syllabus promises: “In our fast-paced digital world, thinking people still dedicate hours to reading novels, seeing plays, watching movies. Why? In this seminar, we’ll explore the multifaceted appeal of literature, theater, and film by plunging into one great novel: Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.” Through on-line and in-class discussions, students considered what the novel means to them, and why. They then expressed that meaning through five-minute digital stories that they created individually or with peers, with the help of the Digital Media Lab, celebrating their learning by sharing their stories. As Founding Director of the Teaching Resource Center (TRC), Marva also worked with Faculty Senate leaders to create the Fall 2012 Hybrid Challenge for Technology-Enhanced Courses and currently administers the program.
Center for Technology and Teacher Education
Glen Bull, Hossein Haj-hariri, Peter Malcolm, Eric Bredder, Nigel Standish, and Jake Cohen
Showcase Bonanza! The Curry School of Education, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Charlottesville City Schools, and the Albemarle County Public Schools are collectively developing the Commonwealth Engineering Design (CED) Academies. The goal of the planned CED Academies – two at the middle school and two at the high school level – is to implement the Next Generation Science Standards in the context of engineering design through advanced manufacturing technologies. In this session we will demonstrate use of manufacturing technologies such as computer-controlled die cutters and 3D printers used to implement middle school science projects.
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Germano will be showcasing examples from his courses, SHANTI, the UVa Tibet Center, and the Tibetan and Himalayan Library”, a major international initiative aimed at stimulating and publishing innovative research on the region. Germano is interested in promoting innovation in social sciences, humanities, and the arts at the University of Virginia.
PhD Student, Economics Department
Vahid will showcase an iPhone app that he designed to help students learn the basics of Micro Economics. The app was launched three months ago and students in ten countries use it for their studies. Feedback from students and faculty is very positive. They believe that visual demonstration of economic indicators through interactive graphs has a significant role in learning the topics.
Vahid hopes to extend this idea to other subjects and will be available to discuss with faculty and students the possibility of designing a product that uses smart phones for learning.
This semester, he will share his experience with engineering students in UVa who are interested in a career related to application development for smart phones.
Associate Professor of Drama
Director of the MFA Acting Program
As a challenge grant recipient for “Newly Hybrid Technology-Enhanced Courses,” Colleen Kelly will showcase examples from her Fall course. The extreme and fast-paced turn around for designing and delivering a technology-enriched course creates an opportunity for discussion on how hybrid courses’ impact on student and faculty learning, perceptions, motivation, and persistence.
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Co-founder of Arqball
Jason Lawrence will describe Arqball Spin, an innovative platform for fast and easy “3D scanning” using a smartphone. Arqball Spin should interest educators because it allows incorporating interactive 3D content into online learning materials and creates new opportunities for enriching the in-class learning experience.
Jason Lawrence is a computer scientist, educator, and entrepreneur who is passionate about improving education technology and extending the reach of interactive 3D graphics and computer vision. He pursues these goals both as co-founder of Arqball, a software start-up company located in Charlottesville, VA, and associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia.
Professor, Department of History
Director, Institute for Public History
Explorations in Black Leadership approaches its 10th year anniversary as a collection of video recorded interviews of black leaders in government, business, art, and education, and law conducted by Julian Bond. Leffler began this project when video delivery was in its infancy (pre YouTube), and she has experienced first-hand nearly every technology challenge one faces involving media management and building a media collection. Her current interests include how to span the gap in creating rich-media publications of scholarly work as well as identifying safe places for scholarly resources like this one to reside. She is also interested in ways to make video accessible to the broadest possible audience to be used for research and teaching.
Associate Professor, French
Alison Levine will showcase digital media projects such as short films and websites made by her and her students in a range of French courses including graduate and undergraduate film and civilization courses in the French department. She will also be on hand to talk about her approach to pedagogy that combines theory and practice in film and media studies. She hopes that through planning and executing various kinds of media projects, her students gain a better critical understanding of the media that surround them, as well as the practical expertise and advanced language skills they gain from engaging in project-based learning in French.
Kim Brooks Mata
Artistic Director of the Dance Minor
Mata will showcase examples from the course, Dance for Camera. Blending elements from multiple fields of study, students research the artistic process of incorporating dance and video to explore personal style and content. Students examine the parallels of dance choreography, sound, video, and the integration necessary to create multi-disciplinary art forms.
Associate Professor of Architecture
Chief Technology Officer of Architecture
Earl Mark and students will showcase productions from the Fall 2012 course, Digital Animation and Storytelling, an interdisciplinary course focused on visual and design arts. Contextualizing real or imagined environments, students explore human movement, time and space, the transformation of light and objects to virtually represent changing perspectives.
Professors of English
Thomas Jefferson’s *Notes on the State of Virginia* exists in many different “states,” as Jefferson continually edited and re-thought his work over the course of many years. This digital edition, prepared both as an application and an electronic book using Apple’s ebook authoring application, iBooks Author, brings together page images of two unique eighteenth century copies of Jefferson’s *Notes,* now housed at the Albert Small Special Collections Library at UVa, along with newly-edited reading text. Very much a work-in-progress, this electronic edition of Jefferson’s only full-length codex book is designed to demonstrate the promise of digital books for students and researchers.
“The Mobile Guy”
The mobile technologies market continues growing daily, and the applications keep getting better and more relevant to teaching and learning. Join the Library’s Eric Seidel to discuss what mobile technologies, tools, and resources might be useful additions to augment courses as well as research.
Digital Media Lab Manager
The immersive display a specialized tool to view models and simulations, and this type of content often intersects across multiple areas of interest, including computer-generated environments, spatial and architectural renderings, virtual worlds, and often, game development.
This AV system is a gateway to more advanced virtual environment technologies such as CAVEs (computer-assisted virtual environments) that surround the user.
Drivers wanted! For the best viewing experience, take a seat and experience the data.
Music Performance Librarian
Winston Barham, Music Performance Librarian, began working with traditional course reserves eight years ago and has been involved in a number of projects to bring audiovisual course support into the digital realm. He recently worked with music professor Joel Rubin to use SHANTI tools to build an interactive, reusable website for the audiovisually intensive “Roots Music in Multicultural America” courses taught annually at different levels. Over the years he has worked with numerous instructors from outside the Music Department who wish to make use of audiovisual materials in their classes in creative ways.
Educational Technology Specialist
Viz-Lounge and High Density Display Wall
This presentation space combines physical and visual elements to encourage collaboration and experimentation. Features include:
- Ability to present from the podium or the table
- Over 16 million pixels active pixels (more refined data–not just a large screen)
- Ability to span the desktop across the entire wall
- Microsoft Kinect
- Web camera to enable skyping and conferencing
3D Technology Assistant
With the acquisition of the ZScanner 700 3-D, a handheld scanner specifically designed for scanning small objects, the opportunity to acquire 3D images is more easily within our grasp. This technology uses lasers and dual cameras to scan and digitize 3D surfaces in real time. These models and images can be used in exhibits, research and incorporated into classroom instruction.
Faro Focus 3D Scanner
In our efforts to support 3D data technologies at the Digital Media Lab, we have recently acquired a FARO Focus 3D laser scanner. The Focus 3D is an industry standard scanner that will produce point cloud data suitable for generating useable 3D models.
The scanner shoots a laser beam out that bounces off of the surface of an object and then records these contact points as 3D data in its built-in computer. An integrated camera simultaneously captures color image data that is automatically mapped to the 3D point cloud that is produced.
Head, Digital Media Lab
Animazoo Motion Capture System
Motion capture is one of the exciting new capabilities now available at the library to advance new forms of scholarship.
The Animazoo 180-i motion capture system uses 17 inertial sensors, gyroscopes, and accelerometers for 6 Degrees of Freedom tracking of motion.
- real-time data capture visualization
- robust enough for multiple users and multiple purposes
- doesn’t require a specialized room or space for operation
- short setup time
- camera-less operation
- “one size fits all” suit design
- advanced magnetic compensation
- indoor/outdoor use
- provides 17 data points
- works with leading industry software
- access to both the raw and fused data allowing for simple and sophisticated uses of the data
Photographer Richard Nuckolls, Art History, Class of 2013, brings a unique perspective from various disciplines to a conversation about the potential impact of 3D media as it relates to new forms of scholarship. This demonstration walks through the process of creating stereo (3D) content. Viewing 3D content requires a special display and uses a combination of hardware and software to create the image.
Sharon Drumheller/Rob Viers
Academic Support and Classroom Management
University of Virginia
The Cisco Telepresence Classroom
Classrooms are constantly evolving: the University is committed to creating spaces to support teaching, learning, and online education. As part of a pilot project, UVA has installed a dedicated immersive classroom, Cisco Telepresence Room, to help bridge the physical location barriers between Virginia’s higher education schools. George Mason University, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, and University of Virginia are members of this pilot project to improve access to courses and resources across Virginia schools. The classroom is located on the third floor of Clemons, and classroom support staff Sharon Drumheller and Rob Viers will be on hand to discuss the technology and the space. Stop by during the open house to view the room and learn more about how it can be used for multi-site courses and workshops.
Academic Support and Classroom Management
Recording your course lectures is only a couple of clicks away using Panopto solution that exists within UVACollab. Panopto, an audio and video management system, makes it easy(ier) to record course lectures, put them online. Faculty can launch the recorder from within Collab, and students can view all sessions from within Collab as well.
To date, the intrepid early adopters have recorded over 250 sessions–some audio only and some audio/video. In the month of September, more than 700 people spent over 1,000 hours watching these 250 recordings.
First Year Librarian
Reference – Instruction – Outreach – Accessibility
In the fall of 2011, the Library broke new ground by using a mobile classroom in seminars and skills classes. Featuring 22 iPads, a Macbook Pro for syncing and management, a high-end powered storage cart and a sturdy rolling travel case, this instructional toolset provides the means to move beyond the classroom by incorporating new technologies, better utilizing space, and providing more accessible instruction. The mobile classroom is a model for streamlined, up-to-date teaching techniques and an even playing ground for student learning and exploration. This initiative does more than address exploding technology needs for student learning and rigid, in-demand classroom space, it anticipates them and encourages students and instructors to grow and transform the way they learn and teach.
Yitna Firdyiwek/Trisha Gordon
UVaCollab and Scholarly Technologies
Introducing: Easy Course Layout and Presentation System (eCLPS)
The introduction of the Activities course templates evolved from the iSyllabus functionality:
To drive student access to content and activities from one central page in a site.
The eCLPS capabilities in UVaCollab offer instructors maximum control over the design and layout of their course sites to enhance the learning experience for students. Yitna and Trisha will show you how!