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Professional Development Opportunities, On Campus and Free – Digital TV Conversion, I-Stream and Talking Heads!

MCC Faculty, Staff and Administration are invited to the following Brown Bag Lunch Sessions sponsored by Educational Technology Services. No registration is required – just show up!

DIGITAL TV CONVERSION AND YOU. Is This The End of Western Civilization As We Know It?
Wednesday, October 22, Room 11-111, 12:00-12:50pm.

Please attend this Brown Bag Lunch Session for an update and understanding of the digital television broadcasting conversion that will be taking place on February 17, 2009. How will the end of analog broadcasting affect you? What are some simple solutions to continue watching TV? What are some misconceptions and realities? This will be a brief overview presented by Steve Weider of ETS Instructional Technologies to help TV viewers (that’s most of us!) understand the changes.

EXPLORING iSTREAM – The League’s Dynamic Database
Friday, October 24, Room 11-104, 12:00-12:50pm.

This ETS Brown Bag Lunch Session will familiarize you with iStream, the League for Innovation’s exciting professional development tool. Within iStream you have access to countless articles, books, keynote presentations from League Conferences, online streaming videos, etc. Peggy VanKirk, ETS Instructional Technologies, will give you some “tips and tricks” on how to get the most out of this comprehensive database of information. Come explore the wonderful world of iStream!

TALKING HEADS. Using Audio Files in Angel
Wednesday, October 29, Room 11-111, 12:00-12:50pm.

Audio responding is an easy way to interject a personal touch into the online environment. Using a simple digital recorder, learn how to easily augment this text based environment. Not only does adding audio address multiple learning styles, it also gives students an opportunity to “know” us in a more intimate way. Facilitated by Cathy Smith, Associate Professor of English.

Ellen Z. Gozik
ETS Instructional Technologies