Faculty Technology Highlights - 2015

 

 

David Demsey

David Demsey, a Professor in the Music Department, spearheaded the effort to get his department's back catalog of jazz recordings online, hosted on the NJVid server. Working with IRT, he was able make these materials available to students who can use this material to study past recordings and performances for pedagogical reasons. This will serve to the benefit all students who are interested in jazz and music programs.

To learn more about how you and your students can make use of the NJVid Digital Media Repository, please contact Tom Nemeth at nemetht@wpunj.edu and/or at 973-720-2416.

 




David Demsey
 


Vishwa Bhat

Vishweshwara Bhat

Vishwa Bhat, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, also made some great use of multimedia recordings that will benefit not only students in the program but also the children they will go on to work with. Working wit IRT's Broadcast, Production, and Support team in our Pro Tools audio suite, he was able to create stimuli for testing of hearing impairments in children.   

 

   

 

Jamsheed Akrami

Also working with IRT's Broadcast, Production, and Support team was Jamsheed Akrami, a Professor in the Communication Department. With their assistance, he made use of our live interview room, in room 308 of Hobart Hall, to participate in a live television interview with Voice of America. To facilitate this, a live video connection was made between the interview room and Voice of America's television studios. 

For more about the services that BPS offers, please contact Patrick Ryan at ryanp@wpunj.edu and/or at 973-720-3326.

 


Jamsheed Akrami

 


Hilary Wilder  

Hilary Wilder

Another faculty member who worked with IRT's Broadcast, Production, and Support team is Hilary Wilder, a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies. Working with BPS, she helped students in Paterson participate in a virtual townhall discussion about education in Afghanistan and throughout the world. This allowed them to interact, synchronously, with students and other speakers and participants in remote locations.

For more about the services that BPS offers, please contact Patrick Ryan at ryanp@wpunj.edu and/or at 973-720-3326.

       

 

Christine Natale, Donna Potacco and Ge Zhang

Another exciting, and easy, way to make use of multimedia is to use Blackboard Collaborate, a tool that can be used both synchronously, in live sessions, and asynchronously, to create recordings that can later be viewed. As members of the Technology Across the Curriculum committee, Christine Natale, Clinic Manager of the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Donna Potacco, Director of the Science Enrichment Center, and Ge Zhang, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business, offered a great session to faculty members, demonstrating how easy it is to get started using Blackboard Collaborate.  

To learn more about Bb Collaborate and about other ways in which to enhance communication with your students and peers, please visit IRT's Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology in room 120k of the Cheng Library and/or call us at 973-720-2659.

 

Christine Natale Donna Potacco Ge Zhang





 

Ben Leibowitz  

Benjamin Leibowitz

Ben Leibowitz, an adjunct in the Psychology department, worked with multiple units within IRT in teaching his graduate course online for the first time. In addition to working with members of the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology to learn more about the pedagogical considerations of teaching online courses, he also worked with members of the Broadcast, Production, and Support team to create several videos for use in his class.

To learn more about how IRT can help you in similarly enhancing your courses, please visit us on the web at http://www.wpunj.edu/irt and/or call us at 973-720-2659 to schedule appointments with members of any of our teams: the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology (CTLT), Broadcast, Production, and Support (BPS), and/or Media Services.