Latest in computer technology showcased at conference


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (October 12, 2012) — The annual IT N2 (Information Technology in Two Days Conference and Exhibition) was held Wednesday and Thursday at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University. Fred Judkins, Tuskegee’s chief information officer, said the conference seeks to highlight emerging technologies as well as share higher education trends.

The event featured information on higher education-focused technology, but also showcased cyber security info, social media and software. Judkins said the conference was also an opportunity for the students to see what type of technology will be coming to the classroom and give feedback.

“We try to bring more information to the students, faculty and staff on what we’re doing to make sure that technology is being infused in the classroom as opposed to just buying a laptop and expecting someone to know how to use it,” he said. “We want to make sure that they use it to the best of their ability.”

Vivian Carter, interim chair of the Psychology and Sociology Department, gave a presentation on one of the latest potential tools that could help Tuskegee’s faculty and students in the future. She said electronic portfolios or E-portfolios can help track a student’s progress, catalog their work and even identify problem areas so interventions can be made earlier. Later, E-portfolios can help students build their professional profiles.

“You should not have a resume, but an electronic portfolio that highlights all of your experience. You can incorporate all kinds of media into that portfolio and really showcase who you are and what you’re capable of,” Carter said.

The conference featured information on higher education-focused technology, but had information on cyber security, learning tools and software as well.

© 2012 Tuskegee University

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