UF Interface

Interface 2016


Interface was designed to engage UF instructors in demonstrations, discussion, and peer networking focused on improving teaching and learning by deploying innovative pedagogy using new and emerging technologies.


Peer Network



Spring 2016 Interface: Tips, Tools, and Timesavers

Lessons learned by instructors combining active learning with technology

The Spring 2016 Interface will be an interactive event highlighting low- and high-technology learning tools. Faculty presenters will share experiences and time-saving tips from their use of technology in teaching to support active learning methods. Try out the tools others have used to transform the teaching and learning experience. Be inspired by your colleagues from different disciplines across campus!

Harrell Medical Education learning space

Harrell Medical Education learning space

“Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much just by sitting in class listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers."

--Chickering, Gamson, & Poulsen, 1987

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Thank you to our Silver sponsors: Sonic Foundry and ProctorU

Thank you to our Platinum sponsor: Adobe



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