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Trialling Sonocent: The Journey & Why It Worked For UNF
Thu 19 January 2017, 15:30 – 16:00 EST
Last Fall, the University of North Florida began a semester-long pilot of Sonocent software for note-taking support. Starting the pilot in August 2016, Ed now hopes to purchase additional licenses and begin rolling the software out more widely. But what happened in between times? In this session, Edward Zirkle, Educational Coordinator at the University of North Florida’s Disability Resource Center, will talk about why he decided to pilot Sonocent, how he did it, the support he received, and the results that prompted the university to widen access to the software.
The benefits of replacing note takers with Sonocent, from the perspectives of administration, learning independence, and academic outcomes
Advice on implementing Sonocent at your college
Presented by Edward Zirkle, Educational Coordinator, University of North Florida
Ed is a 17 year veteran from the US Army. Upon leaving the military in 2008, Ed pursued a Bachelor’s in Political Science at the University of North Florida. Ed has been the educational coordinator for the Disability Resource Center at the University of North Florida for 5 years. As an educational coordinator, Ed is always looking for new ways to improve services and help provide students with most up to date advancements in assistive technology. Ed believes, “If we provide students with great service and top notch assistive technologies, we are helping that student be more successful in the classroom and beyond.