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NORASIST Presents

GeoTagging

Mace W. Mentch, Ph.D.
Assessment Specialist in Instructional Technology and Academic Computing
for Case Western Reserve University

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Kent State University
Room 332 Library
(Detailed directions are provided below)

About the Presenter

Currently, Mace is the Assessment Specialist in Instructional Technology and Academic Computing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is responsible for the design and implementation of an array of assessment, research, and evaluation projects with emphasis on documenting learning effects and evaluating the effectiveness of emerging, innovative, and existing technologies. Mace holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology/ Educational Psychology, a Master of Public Administration in Health Care Administration, a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing. Mace has over twenty years experience in health care where he served primarily as a speech-language pathologist using computer technology to provide rehabilitative services to persons with severe physical and cognitive disabilities. In this capacity, he was head of the Technology Resource Center at Health Hill Hospital, now the Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital in Cleveland. At the same facility, Mace served as Coordinator of the Pediatric Brain Injury program and, administratively, as the Director of Quality Resources. Mace has had other responsibilities in the quality and performance arena as well, most recently as the Director of Performance Improvement and Organizational Learning at Beechbrook, a social service residential facility for children in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Mace also served as the Manager of Educational Technology Services at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. In addition to working in Information Technology there, he also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in communication disorders and educational technology. Mace has presented at numerous conferences throughout the country on teaching and learning with technology, emerging technologies, and assessment of academic technologies.
Presentation Description

GeoTagging involves placing location information on photos. The ability to geotag photos has become increasingly easier, using free or inexpensive tools. This session will introduce geotagging photographs for teaching, learning, research, and fun. Demonstration of devices that can be carried in your pocket, GiSTEQ Phototrackr and Trails, and their integration with Google Maps, Google Earth, and Flickr will be provided. Examples of using the technology in a research application and for display of walking routes and points of interest will be included.

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See also: www.nmc.org/preso/6615

6 p.m.              Pre-paid Dinner from Franklin Square Deli; Networking
6:30 p.m.         NORASIST Annual Business Meeting
7-8:30 p.m.     GeoTagging presentation by Mace Mentch (free)

Sponsored by the Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
The presentation was also broadcast in Columbus at the State Library of Ohio Board Room, 274 E. First Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201, Ph: 614-644-7061. Please RSVP by October 23 for attendance at this location, to Patricia Furney at pfurney@columbuslibrary.org



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