2021 Virtual Conference
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How to Create a Ghost Story Podcast
Learn about the origins and pedagogical aims of "The Ghost" retell family ghost stories project and how to create your own spooky podcasts.
Embrace Your Potential with LinkedIn Learning
Engage with the IS Training Team as they share how to grow your software, creative, and business skills utilizing LinkedIn Learning!
A Year of Video: Diving into the unknown and coming out on top
Let K. Monet Rich-Jalloh take you on her journey of process, failures and successes, and her deep dive into the work of video making and how you can do it too.
New Deac 101: Student Orientation as an Online Experience
Join us in this session as we walk through how we reimagined the orientation experience for over 1500 students in Canvas.
Introducing cloud computing to enhance the student experience: Amazon WorkSpaces & the Department of Engineering
Hear from Department of Engineering faculty, Wake Downtown staff, and Information Systems to learn about the partnership that took place and the possibilities of leveraging cloud virtualization to enhance teaching and learning.
Building Accessibility Through Dynamic and Digital Engagement
Remote work may have its pros and cons, but the growth of dynamic digital engagement has been a great “pro” to drive awareness of Wake’s accessibility efforts.
The Media 2020-2021
The Media discusses their organization, their resilience in regard to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the future of the organization on Wake Forest University’s campus.
Using Adobe tools with Canvas
Learn how to make the most out of Adobe’s Canvas integration to leverage storytelling tools such as Adobe Spark in your classes.
How to Cultivate a Digital Connection
This presentation will review technological tools useful for faculty and staff working remotely to meet student needs / creating better connections in a digital environment.
Hosting a Successful Virtual Awareness Campaign during the COVID-19 Pandemic
During a year when in-person events faded to distant memory and “pivot” became the most common workplace lingo, one question often loomed larger than others: “how do we continue to engage meaningfully with our students, faculty, and staff?” The Information Security (InfoSec) Team has always prioritized cybersecurity awareness among our Wake Forest Community, and wrestled with this very question as National Cybersecurity Month approached in 2020. In the article below, the InfoSec Team explains the variety of methods (and resulting outcomes) employed to successfully facilitate engagement, foster critical thinking, and provide learning takeaways for participants despite the challenges that a virtual environment presented.
The Student Technology Consultant Program
Learn more about how Technology Consultants incorporate different forms of media, including messages, imagery, and audio to enhance multimodal storytelling, digital literacy, and leadership.
The Student Kaltura Experience
Learn how to integrate Kaltura into your college experience as a student at Wake Forest University, through creating channels, adding to playlists, or even viewing professors’ recorded lectures.
Podcasting African Pasts
In this podcast, Nate Plageman (Department of History) sits down with Brianna Derr and Paul Whitener of Academic Technology to discuss how students in one of his classes, HST 105 'Africa in World History', produce podcasts as their capstone projects in lieu of a more conventional written research project.
Ideas for Virtual Poster Presentations
Students learned not only how to design a poster and give an elevator pitch summary of their research, but also how to record a screen capture video of themselves presenting their work.
Exploring the Ancient World Hands-On
Hear from Professor Amy Lather and Professor T. H. M. Gellar-Goad about their partnerships with Paul Whitener and the WakerSpace, from a Take & Make Challenge to 3D-printed replicas of ancient art!
WakerSpace and Wake First Year Students: A Collaborative Technology Project
Tune into this presentation to learn how how the Assistant Director of WakerSpace, Paul Whitener, and Professor of Counseling Sam Gladding, worked together to not only expose first year students to the technology of WakerSpace but actually taught them how to use it and employ it in their final projects in the First Year Seminar “Creativity in American Life.”
What’s this Kaltura thing?
Learn more about Kaltura, WFU's Video Management Platform, and how faculty are using it in the curriculum to enhance teaching and learning.
Humans of Wake Forest: Digital Storytelling in the First-Year Writing Seminar (and Beyond)
This presentation offers an overview of the learning goals, activities, and stories from students, faculty, and staff to begin the "Humans of Wake Forest" campaign which attempts to enrich campus community-building through storytelling.
High Performance Computing: Building Connections Across Campus
Learn how the High Performance Computing (HPC) team engages with faculty and students who leverage the computational power of the DEAC Cluster to enhance their research and teaching, and promote collaboration, creativity, technological advancement, and academic excellence!
Using Big Data Analysis to Guide Student-Facing Support
The Student Scorecard Dashboard is used to analyze student behavior and performance in the job/internship search, event attendance, and application process.
STEP Grant Recipient Stories
David Geary, Assistant professor of music, Anglea King, teaching professor in chemistry, and Nikki Elston, Assistant Teaching Professor in Counseling share their project ideas, process goals, outcomes, and why you should apply for the STEP Grant.
Technology Toolbag: Facilities Automation through Technology Integration
This presentation will provide an overview of facilities automation through technology integration, building automation systems(BAS), analytics, energy management, and utilities optimization.
Jamboard: Creative Use of Technology in and out of the Classroom
Join this session as Oana explains the experience and best practices for incorporating Jamboard in a class.
Hidden Town: A Digital Humanities Community Engagement Collaboration on the Repressed History of Local Slavery
Learn about the groundbreaking Hidden Town Project: an initiative to research the repressed history of the enslaved Africans and African Americans who lived in what we now call “Old Salem” and to make that research visible to the community.