Faculty Workshop Series for Spring 2014 Announced

The Learning Technologies Team is pleased to announce a spring semester lineup of workshops for faculty focused on a variety of teaching with technology topics. All sessions will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Pickler Memorial Library 103 unless otherwise stated.

Feb. 5
Innovations in Classroom Technology
Feel free to bring lunch and learn more about the hottest topics in educational technology. Keep up with the latest applications and approaches to interactive teaching and learning by joining the Learning Technologies Team as they discuss blogs, wikis, podcasts, streaming video, widgets and more.

Feb. 19
Improving Analytical and Discussion Skills with Group Work
This session will include discussion regarding specific strategies that can be implemented for combining technology, group work and discussion to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will learn hands-on how to use the Blackboard Discussion Board tool to increase the quality of student participation and to facilitate peer interaction.

March 5
Captivating Your Audience with Cost-Effective Lecture Capture and Screencasting Tools
Creating successful screencasts requires knowledge of the whole screencasting workflow, from planning, through production, to delivery. This is a hands-on session, which will offer plenty of practical exercises and resources. If you want to know how to capture a voice-over narration, enhance your screen and highlight important elements, this workshop is for you.

March 19
How to Become a Transformed Twitter Teacher in a Flash!
Twitter is becoming an integral part of many digital lives and personal and professional learning networks. This introductory course explains how to use Twitter as an educational tool for professional development purposes. Demonstration of how to sign up, send and read Twitter updates (also called ‘Tweets’), and build your own PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) of friends will be showcased.

April 2
Constructing Effective Assignments, Problem Sets & Exam Questions
This session highlights ways in which exams, problem sets and homework assignments can be designed to best support student learning and understanding. In this hands-on workshop, participants will spend time creating effective problem sets and questions using the Blackboard Tests and Pools functions for a class of their choosing.

April 16
Analog to Digital-How to Transform your Materials into 21st Century Learning Objects (VHS to DVD)
At the end of 2014, all VHS players will be removed from the classroom. Do you have course materials still on VHS that you just can’t bear to part with? If so, this workshop is for you. Join the Learning Technologies Team for a hands-on tutorial on how to transform your analog VHS recordings into a digital format, and learn about potential issues with copyright you may need to consider before making the switch.
April 30
Conducting Effective Online Meetings
Would you like to facilitate web-conferences with colleagues, group meetings with students or hold office hours online? Are you interested in the many options available to facilitate web-based, real-time collaborative experiences? In this workshop, the Learning Technologies Team discusses web conferencing options, how to set up a meeting space, the meeting space layout and the many options available. Specifically explore Zoom and Big Blue Button. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to set up the meeting space with Zoom and Big Blue Button, facilitate an online meeting and take away a few best practices concerning online real-time collaboration.  

To view a list of future workshop topics and dates, visit apd.truman.edu/home/upcoming-events.
Previous Next