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Instructional Design

    Implementing Best Practices for Technology-Assisted Peer Reviews of Student Papers
    Instructor: Madeleine Wilcox, PhD
    Date: 10/3/2017
    Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Gutman Library, East Falls Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    This project examined whether technology-assisted peer review enhanced active learning and student performance in more traditional classroom settings. Using direct (student papers) and indirect (student surveys) forms of assessment, we found that technology-assisted peer review was an effective means to improve student performance on papers, relative to peer review using hardcopies. Our findings also point towards the beneficial effects of anonymous peer review and of providing students with appropriate incentives and motivation to undertake the review.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
    1) Use technology-assisted peer review in their classes
    2) Understand the challenges and rewards of using technological tools for student peer reviews

    Improving Assessment with ExamSoft
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 10/18/2017
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is not just a secure delivery solution – it has the potential to improve teaching and learning exponentially! This workshop, which focuses on the feedback and analysis features of ExamSoft, is essential for item writers, course faculty, and administration.

    Topics will include:

    1) Student Feedback reports
    2) Self-directed learning
    3) Early advising/remediation
    4) Item analysis
    5) Curricular goals and objectives


    Creating and Preparing Charts for Publication
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 2/13/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    Creating charts for publication is a snap with Microsoft Excel. The graphing and formatting of Excel make it a quick and easy solution for many types of data display. We’ll look at optimizing your format in Excel for easy placement into PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Participants should already possess the skills to work with data in Excel.

    During this workshop we will:
    • Create various types of graphs including: bar charts, x-y plots, scatter plots
    • Manipulate formatting to gain adequate resolution
    • Add a chart to MS PowerPoint for automatic updating
    • Copy and manipulate a chart in Photoshop that satisfies publishers’ requirements


    Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 3/6/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    This workshop will focus on the steps involved with manipulating digital images for teaching and publishing. Participants will be shown each step of the process—from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups.

    This workshop will review the following topics:
    • Differences in image requirement for print and display
    • Settings for adjusting image resolution
    • Cropping and resizing images
    • Manipulating color including modes and saturation
    • Applying labels to images
    • Saving images in different file formats

    Intermediate Photoshop Objectives
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 3/13/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    This workshop is a continuation of Photoshop Basics offering a more in-depth exploration of this application’s functions. Topics include: Automate functions, History Palette, Layers, layout and preparing images for use in MS Office applications. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups. It is highly advised that Participants have an understanding of Photoshop or have attended the Photoshop Basics workshop to attend this workshop.

    This workshop will review the following topics:
    • Using Automate functions to:
    Batch rename image files
    Create contact sheets
    Record and use Actions for repetitive tasks
    • Using the History palette to undo selective changes
    • Inserting guides and grids for layout
    • Utilizing layers


If you would like to request a Instructional Technology training session, please contact Kathy Day at 215-503-4991 or Kathleen.Day@jefferson.edu.


Adobe Acrobat Basics
Use Adobe Acrobat to create interactive teaching materials by assembling PowerPoint presentations, existing PDFs, web pages, photos and illustrations into a single Acrobat file.

Topics include:

  • converting to PDF
  • editing PDFs
  • adding interactivity including bookmarks, links, buttons and media clips


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Adobe Acrobat: Forms
Need an evaluation tool or a registration form? Learn to convert your MS Word document into a digital form that can be emailed or posted on the web.

In this workshop you will:

  • complete a form in MS Word
  • convert the form to an Adobe acrobat file
  • insert text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, select menus, list boxes
  • save and distribute the form
  • compile completed forms


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Creating and Preparing Charts for Publication
Creating charts for publication is a snap with Microsoft Excel. The graphing and formatting of Excel make it a quick and easy solution for many types of data display. We’ll look at optimizing your format in Excel for easy placement into PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Participants should already possess the skills to work with data in Excel.

During this workshop we will:

  • Create various types of graphs including: bar charts, x-y plots, scatter plots
  • Manipulate formatting to gain adequate resolution
  • Add a chart to MS PowerPoint for automatic updating
  • Copy and manipulate a chart in Photoshop that satisfies publishers’ requirements

By Request Only


Intermediate Photoshop Objectives
This workshop is a continuation of Photoshop Basics offering a more in-depth exploration of this application’s functions. Topics include: Automate functions, History Palette, Layers, layout and preparing images for use in MS Office applications. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups. It is highly advised that Participants have an understanding of Photoshop or have attended the Photoshop Basics workshop to attend this workshop.

This workshop will review the following topics:
• Using Automate functions to:
Batch rename image files
Create contact sheets
Record and use Actions for repetitive tasks
• Using the History palette to undo selective changes
• Inserting guides and grids for layout
• Utilizing layers

By Request Only


Photoshop
Want to create a digital image collection for teaching and publishing? This hands-on workshop covers each step of the process - from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. We'll use Adobe Photoshop on the Windows operating system.

Schedule It


Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
This workshop will focus on the steps involved with manipulating digital images for teaching and publishing. Participants will be shown each step of the process—from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups.

This workshop will review the following topics:
• Differences in image requirement for print and display
• Settings for adjusting image resolution
• Cropping and resizing images
• Manipulating color including modes and saturation
• Applying labels to images
• Saving images in different file formats

By Request Only