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Session 2-SPARK

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Session 2-SPARK
Center Room

Using Digital Scholarship Tools to Spark Entrepreneurial Spirit in Incarcerated Individuals
Jessica M. Grosholz, Jessica Szempruch, Sarah Gentry, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Prisons and jails often lack the technology found in our current digital world. Society continues to prioritize technological innovations, yet those in confinement are exposed to few of these. Meanwhile, studies show that digital literacy improves one's chances of finding employment post-incarceration and reduces the likelihood of returning to confinement. Since 2016, we have taught a nearly technology-free Entrepreneurship program at a maximum-security Florida prison. The course is expanding to a local jail with a more progressive stance towards technology. We propose to enhance the course by integrating digital scholarship tools, allowing us to improve the efficiency of course delivery while preparing our students to be successful as they navigate employment opportunities post-release.

Danger Ahead? Avoiding the Pitfalls of Emerging Technologies. 
Dorothy Ogdon , Brooke Becker, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Librarians are uniquely positioned to help faculty, researchers and students make academically advantageous use of these emerging technologies by providing both the necessary connections and instruction for their campus communities. The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with an introduction to the technical, logistical, and instructional considerations related to implementing virtual and augmented reality tools as part of university curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level.

Saturday October 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Center Room

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