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Upcoming CTL Workshops

MONDAY, 11/20 TUESDAY, 11/21 WEDNESDAY, 11/22 THURSDAY, 11/23 FRIDAY, 11/24
11:00am High Impact Publishing
MONDAY, 11/27 TUESDAY, 11/28 WEDNESDAY, 11/29 THURSDAY, 11/30 FRIDAY, 12/1
1:00pm Creating & Maintaining a Sense of Community in Fully Online Learning Environments
9:30am Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
11:00am Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
1:00pm Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
2:30pm Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
9:00am Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals

TUESDAY, 11/21

    High Impact Publishing
    Instructors: Dan Kipnis, MSI; Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 11/21/2017
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Jefferon Alumni Hall M13A - East, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Academic publishing is undergoing a dramatic shift as journals become more specialized and the number of publishing outlets surge. Understanding the publishing world and its potential impact on one’s career can be confusing and mysterious. This workshop provides an introduction to academic publishing by exploring the metrics and tools used to determine “impact.” Facilitators will explore the concept of “high impact” publishing, discuss two tools for assessing a journals impact factor, and discuss the evolution of academic publishing, including predatory publishing practices and open access journals.

    Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
    • Discuss some of the metrics used for determining impact factor
    • Describe at least one tool for determining a journal’s impact factor
    • Identify future trends in academic publishing


TUESDAY, 11/28

    Creating & Maintaining a Sense of Community in Fully Online Learning Environments
    Instructor: Mary Gozza-Cohen, PhD
    Date: 11/28/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will focus on communication and community building in fully online learning environments. The perceived lack of student-student and student-instructor interactions remains a fear for instructors and students new to online teaching and learning. In this session, participants will learn some tips and tricks for creating and maintaining communication and building a sense of community in their courses. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework will be discussed as one method for understanding the value of Social Presence in this learning environment. Additionally, participants will hear from an instructor who made modifications to a course that proved beneficial for all.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Describe the perceived challenges of online courses and personal interactions
    • Describe methods for developing and fostering a sense of community and connection in a fully online course
    • Identify some readily available tools and strategies for facilitating student-student and student-instructor interactions in their current courses


WEDNESDAY, 11/29

    Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    This session will explore NearPod, an Audience Response System that allows you to easily upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and add activities slides (polls, quizzes, drawings). The presenter dashboard is web-based and no special software needs to be installed.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Collaborate is Blackboard’s virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. Learn how to share content, demo an application or collaborate in real-time. Faculty can also establish virtual breakout rooms for learners to engage in small groups.

    Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.

    Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 11/29/2017
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location: Scott 405
    (Register for this workshop)

    Blackboard Learn is the course management system of the entire Jefferson campus. Explore the basic tools used to build a course in Blackboard Learn. This session is recommended for all faculty and organizational leaders new to Blackboard.

THURSDAY, 11/30

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 11/30/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Created as a series, but designed as discrete workshops, this eight part series focuses improving communication and presentation skills. Each workshop will focus on a finite skill required for effective communication. Each workshop begins with a mini-lecture on a specific communication or public speaking skill and then guides participants through a series of activities designed to highlight the skill while also providing strategies for later use.

    These sessions are interactive and experiential. The only way to confront the fear of public speaking or to improve communication skills is to practice. These workshops provide opportunities for practice and attempt to alleviate anxiety around public speaking though the process of desensitization and laughter.

    Participants are invited to attend all of the sessions or select the workshop(s) of most interest in need.

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals

    Visuals matter. Designers understand the importance of aesthetics and how to use visual elements to set a tone or elicit a response. Communicators could benefit from borrowing a few design principles to improve the now ubiquitous PowerPoint (PPT) presentation, This workshop focuses on a handful of design principles that will elevate the look and feel of PPT presentations to make the message pop. Participants will apply the highlighted design principles to a selection of PPT slides to evaluate the good, bad, ugly and possible fixes.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss the importance of visually appealing materials that complement a presentation
    • Identify key design considerations in preparing visual materials
    • Identify common errors in PPT design