Best Practices - UTC Learn 101
This workshop is designed to get you started using UTC Learn for your courses. By the end of the class, participants will be able to create a welcome message to students using the announcement tool, upload the course syllabus, create modules, accessing courses, manage course menu, add new menu item, remove menu item, Instructor Information/Office Hours, set up basic, and adjust settings to make the course available to students. Best practice in designing online class will be discussed briefly.
9/24/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Library 341 - Register
9/30/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Library 341 - Register
10/3/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Library 341 - Register
October Book Club: The Art Of Teaching
Wednesdays in October, we will meet to discuss “The Art of Teaching” by Jay Parini. This small volume is an autobiography of sorts, full of stories and tips gleaned from a lifetime love of learning. Jay Parini’s style is casual and honest, and will inspire you in your own growth as a teacher. Please register and plan to attend each session.
We will have a copy of the book for you before the first session, and ask only that you read the weekly chapters and then attend each session for discussion.
October 1, 8, 15, 12:30 – 1:30 PM - Location Hooper 200, Tower Conference Room - Register
Active Learning Strategies
Experience best practices and engagement strategies in this workshop designed to assist you in creating learning environments in the classroom that harness the intelligence and eagerness of today’s students.
9/24/14 - 1:30-2:30pm, Ocoee Room, UC - Register
Lecture Capture with MyMediasite
MyMediasite is a lecture-capture technology that allows instructors to deliver multimedia course content for online or face-to-face classes with video, audio and content. MyMediasite records lectures from your home or office computer and publishes them for on-demand viewing anytime. MyMediasite gives you the power to upload existing video to enable students to view it and manage your own content in one place.
10/29/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Hunter 401 - Register
Lunch and Learn: Flipped Fridays in September
Thinking about flipping your class but concerned you might flip yourself? This three-part series will introduce you to the flipped model, provide a panel discussion of instructors who have successfully flipped their classes, and offer resources to assist you in your efforts. This is a series of seminars, but anyone can attend feel free to attend one or all sessions.
Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Best Practices: 10/3/14 - 11:30am-1:00pm, Heritage Room, UC - Register
Online Classes with Adobe Connect
Adobe Connect is a software application designed for use with synchronous online classes that connects students and teachers in a virtual room. This program allows the sharing of audio, video and content (PowerPoint, Desktop, or collaborative whiteboard) of up to 100 users in each room. All you need to use Adobe Connect is a computer, webcam and an internet connection. This seminar will cover basic uses of Adobe Connect, an introduction to all the tools and features, an overview of the 3 levels of users, and a chance to participate in an Adobe Connect room, using your computer or a mobile device. Participants may wish to bring the computer or device that they plan on using Adobe Connect for, if possible.
10/23/14 - 8:30am-9:30am, Hunter 401 - Register
Using Skype for Online Meetings and Discussions
Skype is a software application that allows you to video chat with other Skype users all over the world using only your computer, a webcam and an internet connection. This free program can be used for business meetings, interviews, or even student/instructor conferences. The seminar will cover the basics of using Skype, expectations for using Skype, and some recommendations of best practices and equipment that can enable Skype to become a valuable tool. Participants may wish to bring the computer that they will be using Skype for, if possible. Other software options will be presented also.
10/21/14 - 3:30-4:30pm, Hunter 401 - Register