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Wednesday, March 14 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Capturing the Moment (and the White Board): Enhancing Whiteboard Use for Language Classes

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Arabic classes at Macalester are writing intensive. Handouts and even a textbook cannot take the place of improvisation when needed. New information that students need to retain can be written on the board, but transcribing it is time consuming. Wessam El-Meligi and Fritz Vandover collaborated to find and implement the eBeam Smartmarker for Arabic elementary and intermediate classes, helping strike the balance between preserving class time and spontaneously writing new material on the board. Fritz and Wessam would like to share their experience using this device and discuss its potential for other classes, especially writing intensive language classes.

Our presentation is available as a Google Slides presentation.


Wessam Elmeligi

Macalester College
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Fritz Vandover, Ph.D.

Educational Technologies Consultant, University of Minnesota
I am particularly interested in how faculty at other R1 public flagships are negotiating how to facilitate engagement in courses asynchronously and synchronously while also trying to balance the labor required to successfully carry out those two modalities.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
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