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April 22nd, 2015

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Share and Collaborate with Google Docs
    Come see how easy it is to share and collaborate on docs, spreadsheets, and presentations using the Google Apps for Education suite of applications.

May 18th, 2015

  • Image preview 9:00am - 10:15am: Faculty Technology Institute Opening Session
    This opening talk will be given by our guest speaker Dr. Paul Anderson.
  • 10:30am - 10:45am: Data Science and the Undergraduate Curriculum
    The EdTech world today is chock full of “fluencies,” “competencies,” and “literacies.” Whatever you want to call them, we’re being challenged to think in new ways to incorporate these things into our syllabi, curriculum, assignments, and rubrics. (The blog gives a nice intro and overview.) In this workshop, we’ll dig into digital media literacy and what it means in your teaching practice. Come for the discussion, stay for the debate!
  • 10:30am - 11:45am: What Does Big Data Mean to Different Disciplines?

    An introduction to the commons themes and areas of active research and development for big data and data science. Session will provide an overview of key concepts for big data and an overview of the diverse data streams and sources available across disciplines, including big the life sciences (e.g., genomics, biomedical), earth sciences (e.g., spatial and geolocated data), social science, and the humanities.

  • 10:30am - 11:45am: Drones in Research and Instruction
    You’ve heard plenty about drones in the media, but what applications could a drone serve at Lewis & Clark?  The rise of small, cheap aerial technology provides a compelling case for using drones for anything from plant population surveys to observing first year students moving into residence halls. Bring your ideas, and take a turn flying a simulated drone!
  • 10:30am - 11:45am: Student and Academic Digital Scholarship Sites
    Initially launched by the ENVS Program, and now used for all Overseas programs, some CAS courses, and a variety of initiatives on campus, Lewis & Clark’s digital scholarship multisite ( offers opportunities for students and sponsoring academic programs to develop important web authoring and communication skills. Participants in this session will learn how to administer a DS site, including site settings and organization, theme and plugin management, page and post creation, and advanced uses.
  • 12:45pm - 2:00pm: Opportunities and Challenges of Data Science in the Liberal Arts

    An overview of data science and big data, including a discussion about how these emerging fields are influencing a variety of disciplines and how this relates to a liberal arts education. We’ll also look at the opportunities, challenges, and technology needed to incorporate big data and data science in the classroom.

  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm: Hadoop and the Cloud
    A hands on experience with Hadoop and the cloud.
  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm: Data Science and the Undergraduate Curriculum
    Bridging big data and data science in the undergraduate curriculum: a hands on experience for integrating big data and data science with biology.

May 19th, 2015

  • 9:00am - 10:15am: Instructional Video: Find, Edit, Share!
    Using video to enhance instruction has become ubiquitous.  However, acquiring the video you need can be be a frustrating minefield of copyright law and technological hoops. Luckily, getting that crucial clip has never been easier if you have the know-how.  In this session we’ll go over proven ways to obtain video, cut it, and sure methods for sharing.