Technology on Display Today at Innovation Hall Open House

Posted: October 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

The Information Technology Unit (ITU) hosts an open house today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to showcase the university’s newest building–the $14.5 million Innovation Hall. More than 30 displays and interactive exhibits will be featured throughout the building, highlighting many creative uses of technology at the university.

One highlight is the Technology Across the Curriculum’s program, Using Technology to Enhance Learning. The program offers a series of faculty presentations from disciplines such as English, math, and science on effective ways to use technology in the classroom. Information is also available on the Web Accessibility Initiative–a new program designed at George Mason to facilitate Americans with Disabilities Act compliance for web sites–and the University Libraries’ electronic services, special collections, and geographic information systems services.

Also, the Information Resource Center is holding a series of mini-workshops on new software applications and new web tools, while the Training in Office and Productivity Skills unit is showcasing Smartforce computer-based training,

On the fourth floor visitors will find the new GMU-TV studio, Mason Media Lab, and refreshments. The Mason Media Lab is promoting its new workforce development lab, with teams of students undertaking real-life production projects while developing workforce skills and experiencing project management, meeting deadlines, and working with clients.

Other units involved include the STAR Center, IT Security, and Electronic Publications. For more information, call (703) 993-3515.

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