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USM’s Summer Series Open to K-16 Educators and Public

The University of Southern Maine’s Center for Technology Enhanced Learning is opening its Summer Speaker Series to the public. These faculty presentations are free and ideal for all K-16 educators. For more information about the series, call Amertah Perman at 780-5961, or visit

CTEL Summer Speaker Series

John Brodia, associate professor of psychology, will present “Grading of Essay Exams by Machines” on Tuesday, June 11, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Glickman Library. He will discuss the use of the “SAGrader Tool” computer software that automates grading of student essays, as well as similar software, some of which are free or available by subscription.

Leonard Shedletsky, professor of communication, will present, “The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking” on Wednesday, June 26, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Abromson Center. Shedletsky will talk about his successful and failed attempts at discussion, both in the classroom and online.

To RSVP, visit
CTEL Summer Speaker Series RSVP form

or call 780-4077.

The Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) supports the efforts of University of Southern Maine faculty, departments, and programs developing  online and blended programs and courses.