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Technology Day Archive

Technology Day 2020

In partnership with the Learning Center, the Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology invited Saint Xavier University faculty to attend the Ninth Annual Technology Day: Learning During a Pandemic on August 17, 2020.

On this Technology Day, topics focused on Learning During a Pandemic - exploring the possibility of remote learning and teaching. Sessions were conducted by the Instructional Design Team, the Information Technology Department, the SXU Library Department, and guest faculty.

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2019 Technology Day

In partnership with the Learning Center, the Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology invited Saint Xavier University faculty to attend the Eighth Annual Technology Day: Educator and Learner on August 19, 2019.

On this Technology Day, we honored the University core value by presenting topics that address the educator's dual role as a Learner for Life. Sessions were conducted by the Instructional Design Team, the Information Technology Department, the SXU Library Department, and guest faculty.

Breakout Sessions

The day included three tracks designed to bring instructors together to discuss ways in which we can expand our pedagogies and technology toolkit.

  • Pedagogical Innovation for face-to-face, online and hybrid classes
  • Making the Most of your Learning Management System
  • The Library and Information Handling
  • Tools for Online Teaching
  • OER Tech Tool Workshops

2018 Technology Day

Saint Xavier University hosted its Seventh Annual Technology Day: Re-imagining the Learning Space on August 20, 2018.

This Technology Day focused on re-imagining the learning space -- a concept that is derived from CIDAT's original mission. Sessions were conducted by the Instructional Design Team, the Information Technology Department, the SXU Library Department, and guest faculty.

Special Guest Dr. James M. MacLaren, Provost

Welcome Remarks

Dr. James MacLaren kicked off Technology Day 2018 with a message during the Welcome Breakfast held at 8:30 a.m. in the Butler Reception Room L-203.

Breakout Sessions

The day included three tracks designed to bring individuals from across institutions together to discuss the learning space.

  • Pedagogical Innovation for face-to-face, online and hybrid classes
  • Exploring the Possibilities of Canvas
  • The Library and Information Handling
  • Tools for Online Teaching
  • Software Workshops
  • Conversations with Online Instructors

2016 Technology Day

Saint Xavier University hosted its Fifth Annual Technology Day on August 15, 2016.

Keynote Speaker

José Antonio Bowen, President of Goucher College

Address title: "Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning"

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. Technology has fundamentally changed our relationship to knowledge and this increases the value of critical thinking, but we need to redesign our courses to deliver this value. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class. By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.

Tracks

The day includes breakout sessions designed to bring individuals from across institutions together to discuss innovation.

  • Technology Trends
  • Pedagogical Innovations
  • Library and Support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Online
  • Hybrid
  • Mobile Devices
  • Canvas