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UM Holds Tech Fair on Campus September 22

More than two dozen campus technologies will be on display at the Tech Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the University Center Atrium at The University of Montana.

During the event students, faculty and staff can visit with technology support staff at tables, and a series of short presentations will be offered throughout the day.

Student-focused information will include a new online academic planning tool, UMConnect student e-mail, technology support in residence halls and technology services provided by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library and other academic and student service departments. The Bookstore at UM will feature vendors Adobe, Apple and Dell.

Faculty members can learn about classroom presentation technologies, media development and the transition to a new learning management system. They also can sign up for a UM Professional Development Series course, "Designing and Managing Online Discussions," to be held in conjunction with the fair. The course covers creating questions that foster conversation, providing a sense of instructor presence in the facilitation of discussions and employing time-saving strategies to the management of discussions.

Fair participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including an Apple iPad and iPod Touch, Dell netbook, Kindle, smart pens, software packages, two tickets to the UM President's Box for the Oct. 23 Northern Arizona football game and more.

For more information, visit the Tech Fair website at