Sakai for Newbies and New Features in Sakai
You have been hearing from Bryant about the changes in Sakai, which have to do with the way that Sakai appears (skinning) rather than the actual functionality. Hopefully you are finding the new interface easy to work with and use. We’ll be focusing on Sakai in the next few weeks, in several sessions that are designed to help new faculty members learn the basics of Sakai, and all faculty learn more about new Sakai options and features. The first of these sessions is Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Are you developing on online or blended class for the first time? Are you new to using Sakai for course development? If so, you will find this workshop useful. We’ll review the basic course tools in Sakai, show some ways in which faculty members have set up their courses in Sakai, and share some basic course design techniques and templates. This will happen in the first hour or the workshop. Approximately halfway through, we’ll switch gears and focus on the new look and feel of Sakai, as well as changes that have occurred in the last few updates. People who are more familiar with Sakai will have the opportunity to learn about the new look and feel of Sakai, and will be able to learn a few new tricks based on changes in the Sakai toolset.
Wednesday Aug 6 9:00 to – 11:00, Wednesday Aug 13 1:30 – 3:00, Wednesday Aug 20 9:00 – 11:00
Bring your course materials on a flash drive if you want to begin working on your course.
Location: Library 106 (Computer Lab)
To register for one of these sessions, please visit http://academic.csc.edu/tlc/event_signups/sakai_for_newbies.php
New Media Consortium Event Wednesday Aug 6 2014
Chadron State College is an institutional member of New Media Consortium, an international community of experts in educational technology. An online event is also on Wednesday.
For the NMC On the Horizon > Rethinking the Roles of Educators event this Wednesday, August 6th, we’re exploring an emerging Horizon Project trend. Education professionals are increasingly expected to be adept at a variety of technology-based and other approaches for content delivery, learner support, and assessment. Emerging approaches to learning call for them to act as guides and mentors. As this trend gathers steam, many institutions are reimagining the primary responsibilities of educators, librarians, and museum staff. Hear perspectives from a panel of thought leaders on how this theme is materializing across different learning sectors and how it can be successfully addressed.
Join the NMC and our panel of experts on Wednesday, August 6th at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am ET (check for local time). This one-hour session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcasted live on YouTube. Participation is free for all attendees.
For more details and to register for the event, please visit http://www.nmc.org/events/horizon-rethinking-roles-educators
The Teaching and Learning Center is also busy planning events and resources for new faculty, including a one day kickoff on August 14. Regular meetings throughout the academic year are also being planned.