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New Castle, Del -Wilmington University’s Educational Technology Department hosted a series of all-day professional development workshops designed to develop the teaching and technology skills of their faculty members.
This year’s theme was the “Tech Invasion 2012” (based on the supposed Mayan predictions of the end of the world in 2012). Knowledge is power, and we want our faculty to be powerful and prepared for the impending invasion. The Tech Invasion took place from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 26 at the Wilson Graduate Center in New Castle. Over 50 people attended on the first day of the Tech Invasion and over 35 attended on the second day.
Participants included Wilmington University faculty and staff, as well as faculty from Ursuline Academy and Delaware Technical Community College. Eighteen sessions were held throughout the day on a variety of technology and teaching topics. One such workshop was “Galactic Game Based Learning,” a workshop designed to teach instructors how to make memorable learning opportunities by creating games, puzzles and trivia.
During this workshop, participants explored the pedagogy of game based learning and made actual games to play in the classroom using the SMARTBoard and various Web 2.0 tools. Another popular workshop was “Become a Prezi Probot,” which taught participants how to create a Prezi presentation and ways to apply their new Prezi skills in the classroom. For more information about this event and to view the full workshop descriptions, please visit the event web page at:
Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - New Castle, DE