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2012.03.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Workshop to Focus on Using the Internet and Social Media to Teach Math

Omaha - The UNO Mathematics Department and the Haddix Initiative are presenting a workshop led by Maria Andersen on Friday, March 30. Andersen is the Learning Futurist for the LIFT ( Learning. Innovation. Futuring. Technology.) Institute and a math professor at Muskegon Community College (MCC). 

The workshop is divided into three sessions. 

Session 1: 402 Roskens Hall
* Future of higher education - 9 to 10:30 a.m.
* Social media and higher education - 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
* Lunch - 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
* Change the classroom, change the learning - 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Session 2: 402 Roskens Hall
* Using the Internet to spice up your math class - 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
* Wolfram Alpha workshop - 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Session 3: Thompson Alumni Center
* Playing games to learn math - 4 to 6 p.m.

Andersen writes the "Teaching with Tech" column for MAA Focus, is the director of the MCC Math & Technology Workshop, the author of Activities for Algebra, the past-president of MichMATYC and the professional development coordinator for AMATYC. Recently, she has been spending a lot of time building video games for learning algebra and musing about the future of higher education.

You can also find Andersen's blog at http://TeachingCollegeMath.com or Twitter account at @busynessgirl.

For more information, contact Margaret Mainelli at (402) 554.3430.

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