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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Friday, March 29

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Cheal photoCatheryn Cheal, Associate Vice President of Academic Technology at San Jose State University, will speak about "The Future of Academic Technology: Acquisition and Re-organization."

Academic Technology organizations often developed out of very physical Audio-Visual units, which traditionally acquired and loaned out equipment and media for classrooms. Technology for teaching, however, has evolved from an emphasis on physical hardware to cloud-based software; i. e., from film projectors to learning management systems. Yet many structural aspects of AT units remain from the 1980s and earlier. This keynote will explore the history and relationship between the structure of AT and its services, how future demands of the university will necessitate organizational changes in AT, and what types of acquisitions will become crucial to the teaching, learning, and research missions of higher education.


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The meeting will be held in the Library (Building 35).


Driving directions to Cal Poly can be found at


Take the Grand Avenue exit and go to the Visitors information Booth (Bldg. 134) to get a parking permits, which costs $4.00. (Chancellor's Office employees may use their permits, but Cal Poly does not accept CSU campus permits.) After leaving the Booth, stay on Grand Ave. and then turn right on N. Perimeter Rd. Turn right again on University Dr. and turn left into Lot H2.

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