Abstracts for InfoFair 2007

Morning Presentation

Distance Education Up Close -- Panel Discussion

Panelists will discuss the state of online courses at the University of Utah. Presenters have expertise in instructional design and distance education technologies. Topics to be covered include content delivery, course management systems (WebCT), copyright, and video for the Web. The panel wants to familiarize University faculty with the issues, opportunities, challenges, techno-logies and assistance that is available to them on campus.

Panel moderator is Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D.; panelists include Erik D. Hjorten (Continuing Education), Scott Narus (Bioinformatics), Lynda Oderda (College of Pharmacy), Marge Pett (College of Nursing) and Alison Regan (TACC).

The Value of Values: How Libraries Can Flourish in the 21st Century

Presenter: Sarah C. Michalak, Associate Provost for Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Some values and concepts that shape the current information landscape, for example, the ability of the commons to create better software, are complimentary with traditional library values, such as freedom of access or service excellence. But there are also traditional concepts and attitudes that could interfere with the library's ability to prosper and serve well in each new information era. Which of our traditional ideals will aid us as we strive to meet the information needs of each new generation of users and which do we retain at the peril of our library's future?

Eccles Library Posters on Display

Afternoon Presentations

Compare and Contrast: Acrobat Connect Professional and Marratech

Hang Wong offers a comparison between two major Web collaboration software packages offered by the University of Utah: Acrobat Connect Professional (formerly known as Breeze) and Marratech. This will be a quick overview of how each package approaches online Web conferencing for the attendees.

Presenter: Hang Wong

Teleburn in action

Teleburn in action; Jeffrey R. Saffle, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Director, Burn Center

Telemedicine in Acute Burn Care

The University of Utah's Burn Center sees emergency and follow-up burn patients in Montana and Idaho via telehealth. The Burn Center's unique videconferencing system will be on display and used for a live demonstration to Montana.

Presenters: Jeff Shucker and Lou Theurer.

Open House: Becoming Familiar with Distance Education Technology in HSEB

The Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building has two classrooms with distance education capabilities. Come to HSEB 5100C for an informal overview of the various technologies available to faculty in order to teach from a distance.

Facilitators: Hang Wong and Systems staff.