What are Tech Talks?

Each month, the Office of Information Systems hosts a “Tech Talk” in 151 Taylor Education Building. All faculty, graduate students, and staff in the College of Education are welcome to attend.

Tech Talks are informal discussion sessions designed to explore ways of using technology in the classroom, in the workplace, and in research. The goal of these sessions is to facilitate group discussion and idea sharing.

In order to encourage discussion, meetings begin with a brief introduction by a featured faculty member or graduate student during which he or she will share a technology tip or tool with the rest of the group. The remainder of the Tech Talk is devoted to discussing either the featured resource or any other technological tool or innovation. Come ready to share ideas and discuss!

Information Systems will provide the space, resources, and refreshments for each meeting.


The first Tech Talk of the Fall 2016 semester is Friday, September 30th from 1-2 p.m. in 151 Taylor Education Building. At this meeting, we will determine the best days and times for future Tech Talks, with the goal of scheduling three each semester.

When possible, we will live stream these sessions and archive them on our college website.

Dates & Topics

Friday, September 30th
1-2 p.m.
151 Taylor Education Building
Featured Tech Talker: Dr. Margaret Rintamaa
Topic: Streaming video for live classroom observation and simultaneous back channel discussions.