Provost Barbara Saperstone and Robin Pachtman

Tech Open House: Staff and Faculty Visit the Zoo, Too

Provost Barbara Saperstone and Robin Pachtman
Provost Barbara Saperstone discusses e-book readers with Robin Pachtman.

Robin Pachtman moved the “petting zoo” on February 7 from the Annandale Library to the Faculty and Staff Resource Center (FSRC).

Dubbed a Technology Open House, the event gave staff and faculty the opportunity to see the same “pets” available to their students in the Library as well as clickers, tabletop projectors and iPads available for them to borrow in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

FSRC Manager Hector Revollo and Instructional Technologist Chase Baity were present to discuss the services and technologies the FSRC offers, including software training, assistance with Blackboard, and use of PCs, printers, scanners, and card readers.

“We want the faculty and staff to know that the FSRC and CETL are here to provide support for them,” Revollo said. “We can help them develop classroom instructional materials, presentations, on-line courses, hybrid courses and websites.”

In addition to eight workstations outfitted with scanners, printers, memory card readers and CD/DVD burners, FSRC offers professional development classes in Microsoft Office, Blackboard and desktop publishing applications in a separate classroom utilizing a Smartboard interactive whiteboard.

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