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Communications faculty participate in BEA conference

Six School of Communications faculty members led a panel discussion about the use of the iPad in the classroom April 10 at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas.

Six Communications faculty presented at BEA in Las Vegas. They are (l-r): Gerald Gibson, Randy Piland, Tom Nelson, Don Grady, Staci Saltz and Ray Johnson.

The panel discussion, called “Elon University puts the “I” in iPad, featured associate dean Don Grady, associate professor Tom Nelson, assistant professors Gerald Gibson and Ray Johnson, senior lecturer Randy Piland and lecturer Staci Saltz.

The panel discussed the great iPad experiment the School of Communications undertook at the beginning of the academic year, when the school provided its faculty with the Apple table. Panelists answered the question: With nearly a school year’s perspective, how has it changed the teaching environment in the School of Communications?

The panelists talked in detail about how they view and use the iPad to enhance the teaching process.

Nelson was also one of five people accepted to present their research in progress April 11 at BEA. His presentation was called “Seeing Color in Red, White and Blue.” It’s about the photographic coverage given to black soldiers in Stars and Stripes during the Allied invasion of Italy from 1943-1944.

Colin Donohue,
4/14/2011 4:03 PM