The Academic Software Development team presented two digital poster sessions at the TEACHx’19 conference this week. TEACHx is presented by Northwestern Information Technology, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching.
Prof Terry Brancaccio, Bienen School of Music and Rodolfo Vieira presented a poster on The Singer Savvy App: A Fitbit for the Voice. Terry received an award from the Provost’s Fellowship for Digital Learning to develop the SingerSavvy app in collaboration with Northwestern IT Academic Software Development. The app uses known behaviors from health tracking apps and applies them to the domain of anyone that uses their voice professionally. The app was built using Amazon Web Services AppSync Serverless stack with Vue front-end.
Prof. Ragy Mikhaeel, Rodolfo Vieira, and Matthew Aron presented presented a digital poster on A Pedagogical Tool for the Teaching of Advanced Arabic Using Lightboard
Ragy was also an awardee of the Provost’s Fellowship for Digital Learning. Ragy partnered with our team for consultation on producing rich content using the lightboard studio, video production, and web publishing for the project.
“…an online educational tool in which Northwestern University students interact with my audio and video explanations while analyzing an annotated text of the Arabic Manuscripts from the West Africa Northwestern library collection, known as the Herskovits collection, and possibly some other manuscripts representing different Arabic scripts. For detailed information about the Herskovits collection, please read the article at http://libguides.northwestern.edu/arabic-manuscripts. The core of the collection of original manuscripts is from Northern Nigeria, and there are also items from Senegal (such as the Hukka alBukaa used in this project). The link provided above has a description of each sub-collection, as well as a “Historical Context” essay that could be helpful.” – Ragy Mikhaeel.
TEACHx is presented by Northwestern Information Technology, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching.