April 30, 2012

New classroom technology to be showcased at MSE Library

Winners of the 2011–12 Technology Fellows competition will demonstrate their innovations from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, on Q-Level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Homewood. All the winning faculty-student teams will be available to demonstrate how they used their $5,000 mini-grants to enhance undergraduate instruction. Projects cover a wide range of disciplines from the Krieger and Whiting schools and Peabody Institute.

This year’s initiatives include a breast cancer image library, an online course version of Italian Elements I and II, a resource for public health students that provides hands-on experience with spatial analysis tools, an online tutorial for MATLAB (a software package used by biomedical engineering students), a Java-based e-library for natural language processing and a computer music studio walkthrough and tutorial.

All faculty who attend will receive a 2GB flash drive, and students will receive gift certificates for Cafe Q.

Now in its 11th year, the Technology Fellows program was created by the Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources to assist Johns Hopkins faculty in the development of digital course resources. Funded by the Office of the President and the Smart Family Foundation, the program awards $5,000 grants to faculty/student teams for projects that integrate technology into instructional programs. CER technology experts and librarians collaborate with the teams on projects that encourage active learning, facilitate access to course materials and enhance pedagogy.

For more information, contact Cheryl Wagner at cwagner@jhu.edu or 410-516-7181, or go to cer.jhu.edu.