- The UWM Learning Technology Center hosted its second annual UWM Digital Futures Unconference on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Hefter Center. The event was held to bring together individuals from the UWM community, such as teachers, researchers, technology developers, advocates, support units, students, and business partners, to share information, brainstorm ideas, develop agendas, and build collaborations to assist the campus in developing the capacity to share our pedagogical practices, investigate emerging technologies, and better provide evidence of impact on student outcomes.
For more information about the Unconference, visit: http://www.unconference.uwm.edu/.
- UWM's Digital Future Campus Summit was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Watch the webcast of the March 13th Campus Summit:
The Summit included an update on the Digital Future initiative, featuring posters and a panel session of Digital Future grant recipients, updates on the Emerging Educational Initiatives group and the Flex Option redesign process, and a 'What's Next' panel.
- On Thursday, February 28, 2013, Patrick Schmitz, a UC-Berkeley semantic services architect who supports humanities and museum collections digital research and collections, visited UWM. He made two presentations:
- PRESENTATION: "Working Smarter: Leveraging Enterprise IT Models and ECM as a Platform to Deliver Reusable, Sustainable Services"
TIME: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m
LOCATION: Lubar S250
- PRESENTATION: "Sharing the Love: Expanding Research IT to Support Social Sciences and the Humanities"
TIME: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
LOCATION: Curtin Hall 175
- A special Digital Future meeting of the Academic Deans Council was held on December 4, from 2:30 - 5:15 p.m. in Curtin 175. The session featured the presentation "The Promise and Perils of Innovation: Competitive Challenges to the Traditional Higher Education Model" by Matthew R. Pellish, Director of Strategic Research at the Education Advisory Board (they are based in Washington DC). The presentation featured, among other topics, MOOC initiatives around the country as well as similar digital initiatives.
The Digital Past, Digital Future - The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee brown bag was held on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Provost Johannes Britz moderated this panel presentation by Amanda Seligman, History, and Ching-Tzu Chien, University Relations. The discussion focused on how the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee project team bridged the worlds of academia and web development in developing a public history website.
See the creators of the new Encyclopedia Milwaukee website discuss the process of creating this important local resource.
- Session notes & details from the September 21, 2012 Digital Future Unconference. See also the keynote address.
- September 27, 2011 Digital Future Campus Summit
- April 8, 2011 Presentation by Fred Siff to the ITPC
- February 24, 2011 Digital Future Campus Lecture with Michael Wesch
- October 9, 2010 Digital Future Kickoff