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March 24, 2008
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UMD PRESENTS
"TECHFEST 2008--A DECADE OF TECHNOLOGY"

HOW WE TEACH, LEARN, AND SHARE INFORMATION at UMD


The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will present "UMD Techfest 2008--A Decade of Technology" on Friday, March 28, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor). The public, and students of all ages, are cordially invited.

"Techfest 2008" is a special year, for it will showcase a decade of rapidly advancing technology at UMD.

Current (and some past) UMD faculty and staff will demonstrate the latest cutting-edge technologies along with some "then and now" presentations, comparing methods or processes from 1998 along with their present day equivalents.

Twenty-five booths will represent how many of the departments and disciplines at UMD use modern technology to teach, to learn, and to share information.

"Techfest 2008" presentations include:

Evolution of the Teaching of Histology Through Changing Technology
by the Departments of Anatomy, Microbiology and Pathology

Mac(s) Through the Years, by UMD ITSS

Emergency Preparedness Safety and Security at UMD
by IMD ITSS, UMD Police Department and other UMD Depts.

Assistive Technology--Then and Now, by UMD Disability Services and Resources

Eye Gaze Computers and other Technology for Individuals with Communication Disorders, by the UMD Department of Communication, Sciences, and Disorders

"Back in the Day" to SMART Boards, Moodle, Google docs, RSS, and LOL by the UMD Department of Education

UMD Library: "Your Information Destination--Where We've Come From and Where We are Now"

MSW Program On-Line Resources, by the Department of Social Work

Career Implications for Interview Stream and ePortfolio, by UMD Career Services

Mobile Vodcasting Cart, by the College of Liberal Arts

Adviser Email Connect, and Graduation Planner, by the UMD Knowledge Management Center

ePortfolio, by the UMD Knowledge Management Center

Grade Books Through the Years, by UMD ITSS

Media Technology Past & Present, by UMD ITSS,

Projects in the Geographic Information Sciences Lab

UMD Student Web Contest 2008 Winners

Wind Resource Mapping, by the UMD Center for Sustainable Community Development/Geographic Information

Certificate in Education Computing and Technology, by the UMD Department of Education

Teaching Keyboarding & Computer Applications to the K-8 Learner, by the UMD Department of Education

"Clean Snowmobile Challenge," by the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department and the UMD Clean Snowmobile Challenge Team

Technologies of the UMD Office of Financial Aid & Registrar

Desktop Security Update, by ITSS

Door Prizes:
1. iPod Nano
2. iPod Shuffle
3. Dell Laser Printer




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