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DEADLINE EXTENDED TechFest 2017: Submit Your Proposal Today!

Share your favorite technologies with the UMBC Community

December 7, 2016 12:34 PM

Last year, the Instructional Technology team held UMBC’s first TechFest. TechFest is designed to bring together UMBC students, faculty, and staff to share their favorite technologies with the campus community through workshops and presentations.

The Instructional Technology Team cordially invites any interested groups and/or individuals to propose sessions for TechFest 2017 to demonstrate a favorite instructional technology tool, and share best practices. Last year, session topics included such as Google Calendar, Box, LinkedIn, Microsoft OneNote, and Blackboard.  

There are two types of sessions that will be offered at TechFest 2017:

  • Workshop Session (35 minutes)-Presenter(s) provide a brief overview of the instructional technology and offer information based on best practices and use. Participants are provided with at least three take aways implementing use of the technology.

  • Power Session (70 minutes)-Presenter(s) provide a more in-depth overview of the instructional technology and offer information based on best practices and use. In Power Sessions, participants are given the opportunity to explore the technology through "hands-on" activities.


Deadlines and Notifications

Proposals must be submitted no later than 5pm on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 by completing this Google Form.  Applicants will be notified about acceptances approximately two weeks after the submission deadline. Selection will be based on how well the proposal connects to the themes, goals, and overall contribution to TechFest.

Mark your calendars: TechFest 2017 will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017. More details are forthcoming. Sign up here to be notified when registration opens for this event.

For more information, please contact Holly Owens at holly3@umbc.edu or Collin Sullivan at csulli1@umbc.edu.


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