Over this past weekend, I spent Friday – mid Sunday at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning in Greensboro. The experience was rewarding; I enjoyed meeting others in the field, and learning what other local institutions are working on. I look forward to trying out some new ideas on teaching and learning, particularly with technology, on our campus in the near future. Additionally, I presented on Location-Based Applications on Saturday evening.
Highlights of the conference included several sessions: using video lecture capture systems, integrating Google Apps and Maps to support experiential learning, and a video-based project a faculty member conducted in her classroom. And, for me, giving my first conference presentation!
I recorded my presentation with Flip video to see how I actually sound when I present, and then edited in the supporting media to create a video. It is most “interactive” around 6:06 and 17:30. If anyone ever wants to learn how to do this, I’d be happy to show you!
Gretchen Edwards presents “Location-Based Applications: Creating a Community Beyond the Map” at the 2011 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in Greensboro, North Carolina.