During August 2007

Solinet Workshop- Hurricane Disaster Preparedness

On Wednesday, August 29, members of the ZSR Disaster Committee gathered in the Tech Services Conference Room for a telecast workshop from Solinet. Hurricane Preparedness is something I’ve been interested in because North Carolina is in “Hurricane Alley”. Scott Adair, Leslie McCall, Mary Lib Slate and Craig Fansler attended the 2-hour session. The leader of... more

Lauren @ Students Don’t Fear the Wiki

Students Don’t Fear the Wiki: Encouraging Student Engagement and Responsible Student Scholarship Through Wikis Paula Patch and Bill Wisser From Paula Patch (one of the presenters from the last session) Discussion of what is Wikipedia, better for popular or timely topics, etc Most in the room discourage the use of Wikipedia in their courses by... more

Lauren @ Free and Hot

After much internal debate, I decided to attend “Free and Hot: Using Popular Web Resources to Teach Research Skills and Critical Thinking.” I wasn’t sure if I should go–we’re doing a lot of this anyway–but figured if there is anything new out there I should know it, so I joined Kaeley to watch our local... more

Lauren @ Opening Plenary

Today Kaeley, Elizabeth, and I are at Elon University for the fourth annual Teaching and Transformation conference. I think I’ve been to three of the four so far, and they get more interesting each year. We’re going to leave a little early to get back in time for the staff meeting, but I’m going to... more