First Digital Learning Day a Success
By Rita Dunn
Special to the Live Wire
Dummies and robots shared the library’s Fireside Commons last Tuesday as part of Manchester Community College’s Digital Learning Day. The gathering was part of the library’s observance of National Library Week, April 12-18, to show all the types of technology used at MCC, said Debbi Herman, director of the Library and Educational Technology.
“It was a great turnout for the first one,” she said.
Among the technology was the Respiratory Care department’s dummy it uses for student practice of various procedures. The dummy was hooked up to a monitor showing how a human would respond to various stimuli, illustrating the crucial use of technology in the medical field.
The robot, courtesy of the Business, Engineering and Technology division, was dancing and walking around while people asked the professor questions about its cutting edge programing.
Other departments and clubs were there also: ICE Radio spun some tunes, Computer Repair & Share answered questions, Computer Game Design showcased some of its artwork, and the Academic Support Center giving out information on tutoring.
The event was held by the library, Herman said, because historically libraries are where many people saw their first personal computers.