THE SHOWCASE TEAM

Eric Kunnen


 

Eric Kunnen - Associate Director of eLearning and Emerging Technologies

Department: Information Technology
Office: 010 Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons
Phone: (616) 331-9171
Email: kunnene@gvsu.edu
Web: http://about.me/ekunnen/

B.S., Grand Valley State University
M.A., Grand Valley State University

Eric has a passion for, works to lead, support, and coordinate effective uses of technology in education.  He is on mission to advance teaching and learning through the integration of emerging and innovative instructional technologies.

How long have you worked in the showcase? Since August 2013

What are two of your favorite technologies in the showcase and why?

  • Double Robotics: This was the first technology we purchased in the showcase and because of that, it's still my favorite.  I also see potential with this technology as the ultimate telepresence tool.  Finally, it's basically a Segway for your iPad, and what isn't cool about a Segway?
  • HTC Vive: I'm not a gamer, but I do see the potential of virtual and augmented reality in education.  This technology has a lot of exciting uses in medical simulations, laboratory work, architecture, art, and so much more. Google Cardboard get's an honorable mention in the VR space also.

Sam Krepel

Sam Krepel

Emerging Technology Specialist - Team Lead

Major/Minor: Communication Studies/Hospitality and Tourism Management

Year in School: Senior

How long have you worked in the showcase? Since January 2017

What are two of your favorite technologies in the showcase and why?

  • 3D printing: I think it’s amazing that technology has become so advanced that we’re able to print anything that we can think of. Being able to have this technology available for GVSU students and faculty is remarkable.
  • Aurora Nanoleaf Tiles: I love these tiles because they are LED ambient light, and they can be customized in dozens of ways. Since you get to decide what pattern to arrange them in and what color you want them to be, they can provide a very relaxing environment.

Carson Kunnen

Carson Kunnen

Emerging Technology Specialist

Major/Minor: Advertising and Public Relations, Marketing
Year in school: Junior

How long you've worked at the showcase: August 2017

What are your two favorite technologies in the showcase and why?

  • 3D Printing: I like 3D printing because any GVSU Student, Faculty, and Staff can come in and print almost anything for free.  I have printed various decorations for my dorm, and fun little trinkets.
  • Snap Spectacles: I enjoy this technology because I am an avid Snapchat user, and I like the ability to record videos hands-free.

Michael Gould

Michael Gould

Emerging Technology Specialist

Major/Minor: Information Science
Year in school: Senior

How long you've worked at the showcase: August 2017

What are your two favorite technologies in the showcase and why?

  • 3D Printing: Having endless supply of ideas, I love to fill up my desk with things that I like.  With the 3D printer I have been able to print off my favorite characters from TV shows and video games. There's always something on my list to print.
  • HTC Vive: I love to see the world and experience new things.  What better way to see it all while staying on campus?  With the Vive I can see so many things and go on adventures where no one else has gone!


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