Institute for the Digital Humanities @ University of Denver

I have been selected as one of 12 national fellows for the NEH funded Institute for the Digital Humanities @ University of Denver.

The University of Denver’s Institute for the Digital Humanities will offer scholars the opportunity to explore the benefits of incorporating interactive media into interdisciplinary collaboration and public dissemination of research. Fellows will be given training and mentoring in the use of digital tools for data analysis and presentation, social collaboration and authorship, and/or research production and dissemination in relation to projects of their own choosing. This is a non-residential fellowship program, although participation is required in two on-campus events at the beginning (June 2011) and end (September 2012) of the 18-month fellowship period, as well as in one video teleconference at the fellowship’s midpoint (December 2011).

Here is a link to my proposal for this Institute.

Presentación Octavo Congreso de Educación y Tecnología

Resumen de la presentación, titulada “Google Apps for Education @UPR: Transformando los Servicios al Usuario”

Dos de las compañías de mayor influencia en el mundo de la computación llevan varios años ofreciendo servicios integrados de aplicaciones Web a instituciones educativas: Google Apps for Education y Microsoft Live@edu. Estos servicios ofrecen cuentas de correo electrónico, calendarios, procesadores de palabras, hojas de cálculo, programas para presentaciones, creación de páginas Web, y mucho más– todo gratuitamente y reteniendo identidad insititucional. Muchas universidades han adoptado estos servicios, reduciendo los costos de proveer servicios localmente a sus poblaciones y ampliando la oferta de herramientas de productividad. La Universidad de Puerto Rico adoptó Google Apps for Education en el 2008, una movida con el potencial de tener un impacto profundo en las poblaciones universitarias y su productividad. Esta presentación mostrará algunos de los servicios de Google Apps for Education, discutiendo su potencial para mejorar la productividad en los trabajos de educadores, estudiantes y administradores.

La presentación se puede acceder mediante este enlace.

Acceda la página del Octavo Congreso de Educación y Tecnología.

Keynote Address at Western TESOL Conference

Presentation Title: Educational Technologies in 2010: How to Supercharge your Classes

Abstract:

The educational technologies available to us today have the potential to supercharge our classes by engaging our students more effectively in and out of class. This presentation will discuss the importance of having a course Web site and highlight three Web 2.0 technologies that can supercharge this resource: social networks, social bookmarking, and research tools. The presentation will also showcase a technology that has tremendous potential to help us engage our students in our classes: audience response systems (a.k.a. clickers). While these tools may seem to require additional effort and time to learn, implement, and manage, they actually help us make more efficient use of our preparation, grading, and class time. These technologies can free us to do research, assessment, and creatively reinvent our teaching methods to better reach our current student population.

Here’s a link to the presentation, including audience responses to questions with clickers.

The Music of Poetry Workshop

I offered this workshop on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:30 am in SH-104.

Description:

Listen to how the musicality of language is explored by poets and musicians in patterns of rhyme, rhythm, assonance, consonance, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Learn how to scan a poem to identify patterns of sound. This workshop will allow you to get more from your experience of listening to poetry and music.

Follow this link for the presentation slideshow. Enjoy!