You Are Invited to the

Drew Faculty Seminar
2012-13

The Third of Three Events on the Theme
Scholarly Openings

Monday, April 29, 2013
4:00p.m. Refreshments
4:30 p.m. Presentations and Conversation
Founders Room, Mead Hall

Topic:

TECHNOLOGY AT THE NEXUS OF TEACHING & RESEARCH

Presenters:

Kate M. Ott, Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Theological School

Technology is most often referred to as a tool for teaching. However, in a recent bi-locational, virtual class, students and teachers experienced technology as “meaning maker” which transformed pedagogical style, power relationships, and the overall learning experience. She will reflect on the various technologies used and how she understands them to contribute to the shaping of the class community.

John D. Muccigrosso, Associate Professor of Classics, CLA

Linked Open Data is an approach to the creation of digital resources that emphasizes connections between diverse information on the basis of published and stable web addresses (URIs) that identify common concepts and individual items. The Linked Ancient World Data Institutes intellectual scope is the Ancient Mediterranean and Ancient Near East, two fields in which a large and increasing number of digital resources is available, with rich coverage of the archaeology, literature and history of these regions.

Guy Dobson, Integrated Systems Librarian, University Library

Come and meet Waltera prototype library catalog that Dobson is developing  that will transform searching. Some of the user-friendly benefits include:
  • One simple facet lets you limit your search based on what it is (books, videos, etc).
  • The option to search by keyword, title, author, subject, or any combination, all at once.
  • And simple wildcard searching (theology* will find both theology and theological).

Dobson says, “With Walter, the sky’s the limit!”