In this IGNITE-funded video, Eric Anctil, education, offers suggestions for choosing educational technology options from among the gazillions now on offer. Rather than discuss specific tools and apps, he offers guidelines that are portable across disciplines, all firmly rooted in teaching and learning priorities.
Get a taste of the future at the first Thirst Friday of the year! All staff and faculty are warmly welcomed to the Garaventa Center, Franz 330, on September 20 from 4-6 p.m. to mingle with campus neighbors and enjoy great food, conversation and libations…and to try an Oculus virtual reality headset, courtesy of unapologetic technerd Eric Anctil, education. Extra credit for bringing along someone new to UP: first dibs on the headsets!
For more information, contact Karen Eifler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The master of arts in higher education and student affairs (MA HESA) program offers a professional pathway to advance your career goals as an effective administrator, educator, and leader in higher education. With a rolling admissions process, students can begin in fall, winter, or summer terms. Read more on our program page.
All are welcome to join education professor Eric Anctil for an information session on Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m., in Franz Hall room 452 (Siegfried Conference Room). Register to attend online. Faculty or staff who know of friends or colleagues who might be interested in the program are asked to consider sharing this information with them.
For more information please contact Emily Bonney, School of Education, at email@example.com.
If robot companions and virtual doctors sound spooky to you, come and explore these likely scenarios at the next UPCrossroads discussion series on Friday, February 15, at 3 p.m., in the Digital Lab. Eric Anctil, education, will lead an interactive discussion on what the future holds for us and what we can do about it. Bring your fear, curiosity, excitement, and concern. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
UPCrossroads, now in its third season, takes a look at what’s happening at the intersection of technology, society, and teaching. The event is sponsored by Academic Technology Services and Innovation in collaboration with the Clark Library and the Digital Lab.
UPCrossroads continues with a new conversation on “Design Ethicism,” led by Eric Anctil, education. The roundtable discussion series focuses on the theme of “Ethics X Technology” for the 2017-2018 season. Join us on Tuesday, November 14, at 3 p.m., in the Digital Lab for this engaging and provocative dialogue. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
For more information on the UPCrossroads speaker series, go to this link.
A new speaker series titled “UP Crossroads: Conversations at the Intersection of Teaching and Emerging Technology” debuts on Thursday, September 15, Eric Anctil, education. An entertaining and lively speaker, Anctil will engage the audience with a forward look at likely scenarios as robots, virtual reality, and cultural shifts collide to form a new terrain for learners. The conversation takes place at 3 p.m. in the Parberry Room on the second floor of the Clark Library. Light refreshments will be served.
The series continues on October 6 with a conversation on “Accessibility and Teaching Frameworks for Inclusion” led by Melanie Gangle, accessible education services. Dates for the spring semester series of conversations will be announced soon. Sponsored by Academic Technology Services in collaboration with the Clark Library Digital Lab.
For more information contact Maria Erb, academic technology services, at 8841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland will present Digital Identity Week, a series of events designed to help raise the awareness of students, faculty, and staff when it comes to their digital identities, from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, according to Eric Anctil, education.
For more information, visit the Digital Identity Week homepage and follow the events on Twitter (@digitalidup; #digitalidentityUP).
Academic technology services will offer new professional development opportunities this fall, according to Maria Erb, information services. A faculty speaker series, “Managing Technology in the Classroom,” will debut on Tuesday, October 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Clark Library classroom with guest speaker Eric Anctil, education. His talk, “When Technology Invades the College Classroom and Threatens Everything,” will address the challenges of teaching with technology, not as a pedagogical tool, but as a tool for distraction and transportation to a new social environment. All are invited to attend.
Academic technology services will also present a curation workshop, in collaboration with the Clark Library, on Wednesday, November 5, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Clark Library classroom. Heidi Senior, library, will share best practices around finding pictures and music licensed for reuse or in the public domain to support the creation of multimedia projects. Participants are invited to bring their lunches. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Robert W. Franz Chair in Entrepreneurship and Executive Director Robin Anderson has announced the creation of the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. The center, named for long-time benefactors Elsie Franz Finley and regent Robert W. Franz, is an expansion of the award-winning Center for Entrepreneurship. The center’s directors are Pete Rooks, director for leadership; Peter Rachor, director for entrepreneurship; and Eric Anctil, director for innovation.
The Leadership program will focus on the concepts of ethical leadership and inviting others to join together in addressing vital needs and goals within the program’s relationships and communities. The Entrepreneurship program combines experiential-learning opportunities with a values-based education that emphasizes integrity, opportunity recognition, risk-taking and hard work. The Innovation program will provide co-and extra-curricular experiences that equip students with the skills to make their ideas reality. For more information e-mail email@example.com or go to http://www.up.edu/cfe/.
All University of Portland students in all major programs are invited to explore their big ideas at the Discover Innovation@UP Workshop, sponsored by the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, on Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Lunch will be provided. To register go to http://tinyurl.com/m4lzzfm. For more information contact Eric Anctil, Franz Center, at 7690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.