Intro to Wolfram's Computable Document Format (CDF)

Please join us for an afternoon presentation by Math professor David Clydesdale. Dave attended the AMATYC Conference last year with an Instructional Technology Committee mini-grant and looks forward to sharing details regarding a free software product that may be of interest to others:

DATE: Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2012

TIME: 3:30 – 4:15PM


TITLE: An Introduction to Wolfram’s Computable Document Format (CDF) Free Software Product

PRESENTER: David Clydesdale of the Harper Math Department

DESCRIPTION: Drop by the CII Lab (F124) on Thursday afternoon for a brief introduction/demonstration of the free Wolfram Computable Document Format (CDF) Software Product ( Wolfram’s CDF product enables easy creation and deployment of interactive documents that can be used in a variety of courses. Just bring your questions and your curiosity along to the session.

SPONSORED by: The Instructional Technology Committee

Registration/RSVP: Not required

IAECT 2012 Conference

The Illinois Association for Educational Communications and Technology (IAECT) 2012 conference will be October 26 at the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), Malcolm X College (MXC).  The theme is

“Emerging technologies and practices that enhance teaching and learning in the 21st Century”

This year’s featured keynote speaker is Dr. Ana Donaldson. She is the current AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) president. She retired in 2009 as an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology from the University of Northern Iowa. Besides her years of classroom and online experience; she is a published author, keynote speaker and international presenter. She co-authored with Rita-Marie Conrad: Engaging the Online Learner:  Activities for Creative Instruction (2004 & 2011) and the newly released Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction (2012).  Ana is also a past member of IAECT from her graduate student days at Northern Illinois University (NIU), where she is a graduate of the NIU ETRA doctoral program.

IAECT is celebrating almost sixty years of service this year. IAECT expects this conference to continue the open dialogue between educational technologists and instructional technology specialists across many areas of service. Conference threads will feature combined keynote speakers, poster sessions, student and practitioner presentations, and workshop presentations. This year’s conference will address the opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning in a world that is interconnected--culturally, demographically, economically, environmentally, electronically, etc.

The conference site is available at:

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