Spring 2013 Lunch-n-Learn Series for Faculty

All sessions take place from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Pickler Memorial Library 103 unless otherwise stated.
To register to attend any of these sessions, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.

A Faculty Perspective on MOOCs
Feb. 27
MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are getting a lot of attention in higher education these days. Will they change the landscape of higher ed in the future, or will they wind up being a lab experiment from which we can learn? Professor Shirley McKamie will share her personal experience from the perspective of a student in a MOOC to learn more about the experience of participating in one.

Providing Student Feedback
Mar. 6
This workshop will discuss the use of EyeJot to provide feedback to students in a more personal way. Participate hands-on and learn how to create feedback using text, voice and video to improve online communications.

Pickler Memorial Library’s Digital Library and E-Content
Mar. 20
The Truman State University Digital Library features digitized objects from the holdings of the Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections and University Archives. These include manuscripts, photographs, glass slides, vintage sheet music and other unique and rare items. Amanda Langendoerfer, head of Special Collections and Archives, along with Janet Romine, head of Public Services, will explain and demonstrate how to access these rare finds. Romine will also touch on the Library’s eBrary and Films on Demand that can be accessed and utilized as resources with students.

Blackboard Design
Mar. 27
Blackboard is a robust Course Management Tool that allows instructors to not only create and share content, but to design it in such a way that students are motivated and engaged with the content. This workshop will be helpful for instructors that already use Blackboard but would like to learn more about the use of special features such as Adaptive Release, Customization and Learning Modules.

Accessibility in the Classroom
April 3
Addressing the special needs of students with disabilities is important to their success. Vicky Wehner from Disability Services will discuss the importance of universal design and what options are available to help students with disabilities to improve their learning outcomes.
Advanced SMARTBoard Use
April 10
This session will demonstrate some of the more advanced features of the SMARTBoard. Learn how to work with these tools to create innovative and interactive activities in the classroom to increase successful learning outcomes and provide an engaging experience.

Fun, Free Tools for Use in Education
April 17
The final workshop in the series will focus on sharing additional free tools that can be used such as Prezi and StumbleUpon.
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