CTL Events

Oncourse and Turnitin

Wednesday, February 8 | online via Adobe Connect | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register » | Presenters: Mark Alexander and Jennifer Beasley

Did you know that “Turn it in” is now available for you to use through Oncourse? Join us for an interactive online workshop that will include strategies to help prevent plagiarism before it happens in your class. One strategy discussed will be the use of “Turn It In” as a teaching tool for encouraging academic integrity. We will also go over the mechanics of using “Turn It In” and the program’s integration within Oncourse. Specifically during the session you will learn how to link “Turn It In” to one of your course assignments, discuss how to filter and review the reports, and techniques for communicating about issues of plagiarism with your students.

This online workshop will be held in an Adobe Connect meeting room. The meeting room's address will be sent to workshop registrants a day or two before the workshop. To participate in the online workshop, you will need a high speed internet connection and a computer with working speakers. You are encouraged to use at least a 1024x768 monitor screen resolution.

eText Brownbag

Thursday, February 9 | online via Adobe Connect | 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Register » | Presenters: Tom Janke and Brian Krohn

This brownbag session will explore the eText and Courseload initiative at IUPUI. Veteran eText Professor Brian Krohn will share his experiences and strategies for using eTexts in his course.

This online workshop will be held in an Adobe Connect meeting room. The meeting room's address will be sent to workshop registrants a day or two before the workshop. To participate in the online workshop, you will need a high speed internet connection and a computer with working speakers. You are encouraged to use at least a 1024x768 monitor screen resolution.

Designing an ePortfolio

Friday, February 10 | UL 1130 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Register » | Presenters: Mark Alexander and Debra Runshe

An electronic portfolio is typically a collection of evidence assembled to demonstrate someone’s knowledge, skills, and abilities—a record of learning and experience. ePortfolios can also be used for self-expression and sharing with others. Workshop participants will explore methods of collecting, selecting, and sharing artifacts and will learn some basic web design principles to enhance the final appearance of an ePortfolio.

Oncourse: Tests and Surveys

Friday, February 10 | online via Adobe Connect | 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Lorie Shuck

Discover how to deliver rich online assessments with the new Oncourse Testing tool. Participants will learn how to create question pools, import questions in bulk from text documents, import tests from the old Oncourse test tool, reduce the risk of academic dishonesty and more using the new Tests & Surveys tool.

This online workshop will be held in an Adobe Connect meeting room. The meeting room's address will be sent to workshop registrants a day or two before the workshop. To participate in the online workshop, you will need a high speed internet connection and a computer with working speakers. You are encouraged to use at least a 1024x768 monitor screen resolution.

Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence

Friday, March 2 | Campus Center 450 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » | EC Moore Website»

The 2012 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence is scheduled for Friday, March 2 from 8:30am-4pm at the IUPUI Campus Center. The Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence is one of IUPUI's oldest public events, dating from the years of IUPUI's inception. Named in honor of Edward C. Moore, former dean of the faculties, the symposium brings the higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning.

This year’s keynote speaker is Michael Wesch, Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars and associate professor of cultural anthropology, Kansas State University. Wesch, dubbed "the explainer" by Wired magazine, is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic.
He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities. His keynote titled “The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever” will explore how in an age where technology presents us with a variety of opportunity for connection, creativity, collaboration and knowledge creation but in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, turned out and alienated, faculty can inspire students to harness and leverage the possibility around us.

Bob Bringle, Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies and executive director Center for Service and Learning will provide this year’s plenary presentation. Bringle, recipient of the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, will present his views on how service learning, along with other powerful pedagogies, can improve instruction.

To register visit www.ctl.iupui.edu or contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 317-274-1300.

The symposium is co-sponsored by:

Center for Teaching and Learning
IUSM Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Center for Service and Learning
Office of Academic Affairs
Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching
Gateway to Graduation Program
Preparing Future Faculty Program

CTL Partner Events

Integrating Video Reflection - A Four Part Series

Reflection is an integral part of experiential and service learning pedagogies; however, too often instructors limit their use of reflection to traditional methods (i.e. journaling, directed writings, minute papers, etc). The purpose of this workshop series is to illustrate the value in video-based reflection as an alternative mode to structure reflection, engage a wider variety of learners, as well as, foster the development of reflective practice and documentation of student learning. [more….]

Part 1: Structuring Reflection Assignments Using Video - A Conceptual Introduction
Friday, February 10 | BS 2010 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Common practice with regard to reflection relies heavily on written methods (various forms of journaling, directed writings, minute papers, etc). In this session, participants will consider the value of doing video-based reflections as an alternate mode of reflection. Participants will explore the best practices of using video to illustrate and document powerful experiences. As part of this session, we'll also provide an overview of upcoming sessions in the series.

Part 2: Get Ready: Camera Operations, Audio, and Composition Friday, February 24 | UL 1130 - 9 | 11:00 a.m.

In this session, we will demonstrate digital video recording devices, how to work with audio files, and how to think about and approach composition (visual and scripting) and give faculty an opportunity to practice recording their own content.

Part 3: Video Editing for Beginners
Friday, March 9 | UL 1125 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Session participants will use the video they created and be guided through the video editing process using the most basic tools as well as programs for more advanced users. Once created, we will provide options for long term storage of the videos as well as how to make them accessible to others. Participants will come away with a video they published to be used as a model for their course and at the Civic Engagement Showcase on April 24 th, 2012 if they choose to share.

Part 4: Video Showcase and Assessing Oral Reflection
Friday, April 13 | BS 2010 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Participants will be invited to share the video they created as a result of their participation in the series of workshops. Then, we will help participants develop an assessment strategy to assess the student learning as evidenced in the videos, which is tied to course objectives. Facilitators will guide participants through a series of questions to help participants integrate video reflection in their course including guidance and develop a realistic timeline for completion to integrate into a syllabus.

BiCCHEC Community-Based Pilot Research Grants for Students

Submission deadline February 15th, 5:00 pm.

The objective of the BiCCHEC community-based pilot research grant for students is to foster and encourage collaborations between IUPUI researchers and community partners and to promote projects that have the potential to develop into larger externally funded research programs or generate scholarly products. Proposed projects must have participation by one (or more) student and a community partner. IUPUI (including IUSM, IUSD and IUSON) graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

See competition guidelines to review detailed criteria: http://www.iusd.iupui.edu/BICCHEC_Site/Student_Projects.aspx

Questions? Contact BiCCHEC’ s program manager. Email: majricha@iupui.edu or call: (317) 274-5431

Faculty and Staff: Take Workshops Free this Spring

For the spring 2012 semester, you can register for UITS IT Training workshops at no charge, thanks to a pilot program designed to assess faculty and staff interest in free workshops.

The spring workshop schedule is now online. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible (popular workshops fill quickly) at: http://ittraining.iu.edu

Need a specially scheduled workshop for your department or faculty/staff group of 10 or more? Would you like to have us teach IT skills to your students, so you can concentrate on the bigger picture?
Request sessions at no charge: http://ittraining.iu.edu/request

Note: The multi-day UITS EdCert courses will still be fee-based.

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training office at IUPUI.
Email: ittraining@iupui.edu or call: (317) 274-7383M

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: (317) 274-1300
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