Calling all Technology Buffs! It is time for a meeting of the bits & bytes and binary brains! Join us on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for a hands-on tour at the University Center of Greenville's SimHub Immersive Technology Center for:
Avatars & Action
Simulation & Synthesis
Single-dimension to multi-dimensional
Technology Training at its best!
SimHub ® is an initiative of the University Center of Greenville (UCG). This immersive technology center is a place where faculty and students can interact with immersive technologies of the 21st century to research and develop their teaching and learning functions. SimHub includes technologies for virtual worlds, augmented reality, simulation, and serious gaming. Its purpose is to not only keep pace with current technology, but also to share the cost of exposure to these technologies.
As a result, this helps UCG faculty to become digital learners, so that they can better serve the generation of digital natives that are our future students.
One of the ways that SimHub is making a difference is by providing yearly mini-grants to start tech-based projects and providing tech-support to fulfill projects. This mini-grant program is open to all SimHub® Partners and clients and other Greenville County businesses and public agencies.
For more information, go to www.simhub.org
Lynne McGuirt, Interim Director of the SimHub Immersive Technology Center, will take us on a hands-on tour of the technology and training support tools and their possibilities! She will be presenting the Teach-live Classroom Management Training, The Virtual Factory, and The Second-Life Nursing Simulator.
Evening facilitator - Greg Leiby, VP of Technology, Upstate SC ASTD
Special Guest - Walt McFarland, the chair-elect of the 2013 ASTD National Board of Directors will be attending this meeting. He is in town this week visiting with Fluor University, a recipient of the ASTD BEST Award this year. Beth Jackson, president of Fluor University, who will be attending along with other members of her team, will introduce him to our group.