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What is the relationship between Vincentian Values and Technology?

Fr. Ed Udovic joined us on Friday 10/31 and shared his thinking and experience on the relationships between technology and Vincentian values. He delivered! 

He began by giving us an overview of how he uses technology in his teaching (Explore; digital photo essays) and his research (17th-centry religious history; European digitized archives and databases). He noted some values — perseverance, honesty, self-discipline, hard work, approachability, personalism — and talked about them in terms of Vincentian pragmatism, or closing the gap between idealism and realism.  Interesting connections to self-regulated learning:

It was pretty compelling. 

Looking ahead to the Winter Quarter, 2015:

Here’s the tentative line-up:

  • Friday, January 16th: Teaching Portfolios: Focus on multimodal work? Online teaching & learning?
  • Friday, January 30th: The Multimodal Essay; locating the genre on the multimodal spectrum — print, digital, material — and asking if it’s an ideal fit. How to assign it, support it, and assess it.
  • Friday February 6th: Reviewing and practicing some models and methods that foster real, genuine, meaningful interaction and engagement in online courses, focusing on discussion forums and peer review work. We’ll be doing some of this session online, in a DWRD-D2L forum — — email me for access.

There’s still room on the WQ calendar  if you have any requests, recommendations, or suggestions for WQ sessions, please let me know.  In the past — just so you can see the context and scope — we’ve had sessions and workshops based on readings/discussions, software training, assignment design, assessment, and strategies for teaching in computer classrooms.

Thanks for reading!