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 |
High Impact Publishing
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.
Creating & Maintaining a Sense of Community in Fully Online Learning Environments
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.
Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
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
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)
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
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.
Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals
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.