Please note the following Teaching and Learning Center events for February 2015. For more information about all Teaching and Learning Center events, please visit the Events Page.
Workshops To register for any workshops in Spring 2015, please visit the registration page.
February 2, 4, 10, 12, Library 106 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Using WordPress as a Framework for Building Courses In this session, faculty will learn about options, plugins and templates that are available to use WordPress to build courses. Examples by CSC faculty will be showcased.
February 16, 18, 24, 26, Library 106, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Sakai Tool Focus: Lesson Builder Lesson Builder is a tool that allows an instructor to organize resources, quizzes, tests, and media on a single page. You can have as many Lesson Builder pages in your site as you see fit. Each Lesson Builder page can be customized to suit the needs of the lesson by taking some of the tools available in Sakai and putting them onto a single page. You can add assignments, tests, resources, text, links, images, discussion forums and other pieces of media to a Lesson Builder page by using the Action Buttons at the top of the page. This session will focus on using your materials to build one or more lessons, so you might want to have access to a development Sakai site to develop materials.
To register for Spring 2015 Brown Bags, please visit the registration page.
February 6 2015 Noon – 1:00 in Library 111
Faculty Brown Bag: Discussion of Educause and New Horizon Reports In this session, faculty members will discuss findings from the Educause and New Horizon reports about use of technology, and about student expectations about where they will learn about the technology needed in their coursework.
February 13 2015 Noon – 1:00 in Library 111
Faculty Brown Bag: Inquiry-Based Learning Basics In this brown bag, faculty will discuss the benefits and challenges of inquiry-based teaching and learning, and strategies to support student learning.
February 20 2015 Noon – 1:00 in Library 111
Faculty Brown Bag: Blended Learning In this event, faculty members will discuss challenges and strategies in design and delivery of blended classes.
February 27 2015 Noon – 1:00 in Library 111
Faculty Brown Bag: Team Teaching In this event, faculty will discuss some of the challenges and benefits of team teaching, as well as strategies used by successful teams
Webinars to attend on your own computer Each webinar has a separate registration link.
Thursday Feb 5 2015 10:00 am – 11:00 am
WCET Google Hangout with Anya Kamenetz, Lead Education Blogger for NPR and author of The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be
The Test explores all sides of this problem—where these tests came from, their limitations and flaws, and ultimately what parents, teachers, and concerned citizens can do. It recounts the shocking history and tempestuous politics of testing and borrows strategies from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, and ancient philosophy to help children cope. It presents the stories of families, teachers, and schools maneuvering within and beyond the existing educational system, playing and winning the testing game. And it offers a glimpse into a future of better tests. With an expert’s depth, a writer’s flair, and a hacker’s creativity, Anya Kamenetz has written an essential book for any parent who has wondered: what do I do about all these tests?
Join WCET February 5 at 1 CDT for a Google Hangout on Air with Anya Kamenetz who keynoted the 2014 Annual Meeting to discuss the book. View the Hangout and participate in the conversation via Twitter, #WCETHangout
Wednesday Feb 4 11:00am – 12:30
ANI Sakai Office Hour – What’s New in Sakai 10
Register at: http://bit.ly/1tlT16j
Led by ANI functional experts, Office Hours are an opportunity to get answers to your questions about using the ANI Sakai CLE, with each session focusing on particular tools or practices. The topic for our next Office Hours will be What’s New in Sakai 10. For this special 1.5-hour session, we’ll focus on enhancements in our recent Sakai 10 release:
- Assignments (group submission)
- Site Editor (joinable groups)
- Forums (user rank)
- Tests & Quizzes (new settings UI)
- Resources (restoring deleted content)
- Delegated Access
You’ll be able to ask questions during the session, but we also encourage you to submit questions ahead of time to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This session will be held Wednesday, February 4, 10:00 am to 11:30 am PST / 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST.
After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar
February 17 Noon – 1:00 Teaching with Technology from Inside Higher Ed
The use of technology to deliver instruction is an idea whose time has come – though the extent of its use varies greatly. At some institutions, professors do little more than use learning management systems to record attendance and grades and to communicate with students. At the other end of the scale, millions of students study entirely online. For the great middle, though, professors are increasingly using their LMS and other technology tools to do things that don’t simply replace paperwork. They are bringing together students from across the country or around the world. They are “flipping the classroom” and using class time for group work or student presentations, rather than for lecture. They are using simulations, videos and an ever-growing list of tools. And they are doing so in courses that are entirely online, entirely in person and in hybrid formats. On February 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern, join Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and technology reporter Carl Straumsheim for a lively discussion on these issues in a free webinar. Before attending the webinar, we invite you to download our free booklet, Teaching with Technology, a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives, at www.insidehighered.com/booklets .
The Teaching with Technology booklet and webinar are made possible in part by the support of Blackboard. Your registration information will be shared with the company. Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webinars. Transcripts available upon request.
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