Weekly Lunch-n-Learn Series Designed to Bring New Technology to Faculty

Lunch-n-Learn, a weekly lunchtime technology workshop designed for faculty to incorporate new technology in the classroom, begins Feb. 22. The Learning Technologies Team will sponsor sessions from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Pickler Memorial Library 103. To register to attend any or all of the sessions, visit eventmanager.truman.edu.

Session one will focus on Skype Feb. 22 and how it can be used in education to bring guest lecturers into the classroom and for online courses.

Session two, Feb. 29, will focus on the use of Panopto in online, blended and face-to-face classes. Discover how adding brief introductory videos can enhance learning and build trust with students online.

Session three, on March 14, will discuss the use of VoiceThread to take online discussions to a new level of interactivity.

Session four will focus on GoogleApps March 28. In particular, it will discuss the two GoogleApps used at Truman: Google Docs and Google Sites. Learn how wikis like Google Docs can be used to facilitate deeper learning. Spend time creating a website using Google Sites that can be shared with students.

Session five, April 4, will educate on a variety of free resources used to engage students, such as TED Lectures, Merlot, Connexions, Ning, MIT OpenCourseWare and more.

Session six will focus on Films on Demand April 11. Films on Demand is a service offered by the library with digital video selections that can enhance coursework.

Session seven, April 18, will discuss social media in the classroom. Learn more about how others are effectively using social media to create learning opportunities “where they live.”

Session eight will discuss fun and free tools for use in education April 25. It will focus on Prezi to amp up presentations, Digg and Delicious to keep websites organized and StumpleUpon to stay abreast on favorite topics.