Published March 27, 2015
I invite you to join your colleagues on April 1, 2015 for What Am I Doing in Your Classroom? Students Tell Their Tech Stories, a look at how students are integrating their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices into their educational lives.
This event is part of the Digital Challenges Series, sponsored by UB Information Technology and University Libraries, and co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation and Student Life.
There is a common assumption that mobile devices are simply distractions in class. This event will give students the opportunity to explain how mobile devices can instead contribute to academic success. Students are encouraged to sign up either on the Digital Challenges website or during the event to share their stories during an open mic.
UB associate professor Valerie Nesset will set the tone with her keynote address, Online or Out-of-line: Mobile Devices in the Classroom, focusing on the ways in which students are adopting and adapting technology to address their learning and research needs. Marc Kiviniemi, Assistant Professor in the UB Department of Community Health and Human Behavior, will offer his reflections following student speakers.
I encourage you to attend and register for this program at digitalchallenges.buffalo.edu. I look forward to seeing you there.
How do mobile devices benefit your learning or teaching experience? Please tell us in the comments below, even if you also plan on sharing during the April 1 event.
J. Brice Bible is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO) for UB. CIT is a service division at UB that provides enterprise technology leadership and guidance.