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Showcasing technology for teachers

Providing insights into high-tech teaching bells and whistles, TCC held its first Teaching with Technology Showcase on Feb. 4 for faculty and staff. The well-attended event included a variety of hands-on demonstrations of tools to enhance student learning at TCC.

Photos by: Nikko Knapp-Castillo

Bill Harlow, instructional technologist, demonstrated on-site Blackboard support and gave tips for using this technology to communicate with students.


Jody Strausser, assistant professor of modeling and simulation, gave a hands-on presentation of mod-sim software and its dramatic graphics.

Art professor Rhonda Kessling shared her secrets for success when using video and multimedia resources in her online art courses.

Tom Lee, coordinator of multimedia development, shared details about Camtasia and WebEx, software that allows faculty to synchronize voice and media in presentations and webcasts.

Audio-visual services representatives Tim Jacox (left) and Steve Cushing provided details about the Audience Response System which enables faculty to poll students live on topics of interest. They also demonstrated 3-D television and provided information about TCC’s new studio, located at the Green District Administration Building, and its availability for faculty use to record presentations and online demonstrations.

Linda Harris, coordinator of Disabilities Services, showed faculty how to use cutting-edge tools to serve disabled students.

Librarian Bethany Wright gave tips on incorporating e-readers and e-books as new earth-friendly ways to get information using technology.