The Library Staff Development Committee will host “Emerging Technologies Redux: Augmented Reality, The Cloud and You, and Blackboard Collaborate” on Thursday, October 13, 9:30 a.m. – noon in room 1-470 Daley Library. The session includes presentations on three topics described below.
ITL staff – “Elluminate Live”
Access to e-Rooms (powered by Centra) is going away at UIC. E-Rooms was used for online meetings and workshops. Instead, UIC will switch to Elluminate Live which is managed through Blackboard. Elluminate is very similar to e-Rooms in many ways. Like e-Rooms, you can attend a workshop or meeting by clicking on a URL that has been provided. The real advantage to Elluminate is that we can create our own workshops and meeting rooms without having to submit requests in advance through ACCC. Live sessions can even be created just before you need them! The biggest catch is that a Blackboard course is required in order to create an Elluminate Live session. A Blackboard course has been created for the Library so we can do just that. A “workspace” called “Library Workspace for Online Workshop s& Meetings” has been created and all library staff (excluding student employees) have been enrolled.
James Conley – “Augmented Reality in the Library Environment”
James will discuss the field of “Augmented Reality,” describing its properties, its applications in our everyday lives, how libraries, archives and museums are using this technology already, and how it may shape our lives in the future. Much of this discussion will be conceptual in nature but James will provide real-world examples of its current permutations and some foreshadowing of future applications.
Kathy Kilian – “What Is The Cloud? – Cloud Computing”
You may have seen television commercials talking about the cloud, but what is the cloud? This session will briefly explain what it is, why you may be interested in using it, and a brief introduction to some popular cloud applications.
Contact Library Human Resources to register: email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (312) 996-7353.