HS 158 Sampler Digital Presentation Invite: Join Us on May 7th


by Frank Strona

We invite you to visit with us on Tuesday, May 7th from 3:00 – 5:45 and see engaged and creative students who have created innovative digital projects based on 21st Century Learning and new media tools.  We will be holding the Sampler at the MLK Library Room #225/229 on the SJSU campus.  Each semester the students in HS158 work on community hosted projects that create opportunities to improve the objectives of the organization.

This year we have again adopted the Prezi.com tool to replace the traditional powerpoint presentations style. New this semester, students will provide an archive version with audio of their presentations which can be sent out via shared links after the event.

Read more about HS158 on the Casa Blog: December 2013,  April 14, 2013, and visit our class About.Me page here for a short overview. We also have a “work in progress blog” at www.HealthCommTech.com.

More info coming soon.

Health Communication Sampler Celebration & Presentation Workshop 12/4/2012

by Frank Strona

It is with great pleasure that the class of SJSU’s Health Communication and Technology (aka HS158) invite you to attend the end of semester student project, Health Communication Sampler Celebration & Presentation Workshop on Tuesday December 4th, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:45 pm being held at our very own MLK Library in rooms 225/229.

During this much anticipated event, 12 students teams will present original material they developed using 21st century tools – including iPads, Tablets, social media technologies, digital and audio software – resulting in short digital media content. They will also introduce for the first time an entire cloud based series of presentations based on the Prezi.com platform.

The innovative projects shared during the Sampler, are developed in collaboration with the community-based partners and organizations that applied for our free partnership support over the summer as a way to promote and widen the health opportunities of the communities they serve locally in San Jose, in the larger Bay Area, as well as nationally. Each student group was asked to address various health-related issues, assess the impact the tools could achieve, and design, film and edit a custom digital project suitable for use by their host.

What is especially exciting is that the students enrolled in HS158 are not students who would have generally looked at technology and digital media as a routine response towards improving the health of communities. As Health Science undergraduates, participation in this course required the students to actively engage accessible and self-paced content, low-cost tools, and self-initiated learning above and beyond standard curriculums in an attempt to replicate the real-time work environment these young professionals will eventually find themselves in.

The annual event will take place on Tuesday December 4th, 2012 in rooms 225/229 of the Dr. MLK Jr. Library from 3:00pm to 5:45pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Student groups have dedicated an entire semester to creating a digital, interactive technology-based project or educational intervention and are excited to share this with the Health Science and Recreation family. We hope that you will join us and mingle with the students as they share their project results with the SJSU community, and many of the project Hosts who will also be in attendance.

Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding future health science professionals and join us to commend them on their valuable contributions to the SJSU campus and broader community.

Please RSVP by December 1st if you will attend so we can plan accordingly. Please contact Frank Strona at Frank.Strona@sjsu.edu for more information. You can also follow the class twitter feed at @HealthCommTech or follow hashtag #HS158.