Workshops

ETTA Check-in: The Art of Grading

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | UL 2115G | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

ETTA Check-ins are a series of sessions geared toward specific topics relevant to the classroom as well as bringing together TAs from across the campus. Each session starts with a short presentation on a topic of interest followed by time for discussion and trouble-shooting. In this session, we will discuss grading strategies and practices including logistics, grading tools, communication about grading and more. We will also look at ways to monitor – with or without grades – whether or not students are “getting it”.

Developing CEG Proposals

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Campus Center 306 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizers and Presenters: Terri Tarr and Pratibha Varma-Nelson

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | Campus Center 306 | 11:30 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizers and Presenters: Terri Tarr and Pratibha Varma-Nelson

This session is designed for faculty members who are interested in applying for a 2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) and have questions about developing the proposal or about the three tracks available - the General, Special Focus in Support of IU Online, and the Intergroup Dialogue Initiative tracks. Information about the CEG initiative, proposal guidelines, how to write the proposal, and each of the tracks will be provided along with time for discussion and questions.

The CEG initiative is designed to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the 2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 17, 2014. See the 2014 CEG Request for Proposals for more information.

Designing ePortfolios

Friday, November 22, 2013 | UL 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Amy Powell and Presenters: Lynn Ward, Mark Alexander

Most electronic portfolio platforms, including cloud-based public platforms, provide a selection of general templates to help users produce simple, attractive web sites with few or no programming skills. Some, including the Oncourse Presentations tool, provide an option to “build your own” site. In either case, those preparing ePortfolios can benefit from understanding elementary principles of good web design so that their work is legible, accessible, and simple to navigate. Even students who are technology-literate may need guidance about formats appropriate for different professional contexts. In this workshop, you’ll learn about core design principles to help students enhance the appearance of their ePortfolios. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, you will apply these principles to build your own visual theme in Oncourse Presentations. Presenters will be Lynn Ward, Principal Systems Analyst with UITS, and Mark Alexander, Instructional Technology Consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Learning and the IU Cloud

Students and Collaboration - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m. | Register» | Organizers and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Strategies for Online Courses - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m. | Register» | Organizers and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This is a two-part series about different cloud-based tools that IU provides, and how it can be used to support student learning, especially to promote student collaboration, class communication, and groupwork. Part one introduces the concept of cloud computing, the IUanyWare platform, and cloud-based storage tools such as Box@IU. This session will explore the more collaborative features of Box, IUanyWare and similar tools, and will emphasis their use in collaborative projects and creative approaches to teaching.  Part two will review the basics of cloud-based tools, the IUanyWare platform and cloud storage tools such as Box@IU.  Most of the time will be devoted to examining how these tools can be used to help students "create and collaborate" - to work together to produce and share resources.

Quality Matters - Applying the QM Rubric

Friday, December 6, 2013 | Campus Center 310 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Indiana University has subscribed to Quality Matters (QM) as a tool and process for the design, development, and ongoing review of online courses, especially those that are part of the IU Online initiative. The Applying the QM Workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

This workshop will introduce faculty and staff to the QM Rubric and Process, sharing best practices for online course design. The QM Rubric is a research-based set of standards that can be used during the course design process. The QM Process is a peer review process that eventually will review many IU Online courses, with the goal of achieving QM Recognition for mature online courses in the near future. Also, the APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Participants will have one hour for lunch, and are free to bring their own lunch or take advantage of the many options in the Campus Center or across the street at the Tower Dining Hall. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.

Digital Storytelling: A Hands-On Design and Application Workshop

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 2:30 .m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This session is designed for those interested in implementing digital stories in their program or course and want to learn effective strategies for creating and assessing digital stories in a hand’s-on setting. Participants will create their own digital story, and identify resources to help their students create them on their own. You will learn about what makes for a great digital story, free resources available, information about copyright and intellectual property, digital literacy information for your students, and develop a tool you can use to assess student products.

Part of the digital storytelling process is the creation of a script. While we will have a prepared script that you can use, we would encourage those of you that want to show your script to your students to prepare a draft of a script related to your assignment prior to the start of the session. Please choose a single topic, and type/write out a script that is no longer than 2-3 minutes in length when read aloud (approximately a half page single-spaced).

For this session, we can provide a PC laptop, and encourage you to use a PC. We will be using Microsoft Photo Story 3 and recommend you download (free) it ahead of time if you are bringing your own device. If you are a Mac user, you are still welcome to bring your own device. It is recommended that Mac users use iMovie. Be aware that the tools and process will vary between these two systems.

Watch the recording of the November 12 webinar Digital Storytelling: An Introduction to the Pedagogy. (Register for the event and a link to the recording will be mailed to you). 

Calls for Proposals

2014 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

Proposals Due Friday, November 22, 2013 | Click here»

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals for the 2014 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching, which will take place Friday, April 4th, 2014. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal, and encourage you to share this invitation and information with colleagues

In addition to our traditional call for proposals, this year we are offering a special call for proposals for an “Ignite” session.  Please note that you can submit no more than one traditional proposal and one “Ignite” proposal. Both the traditional call for proposals and the “Ignite” call for proposals can be viewed online.  For more information about the symposium visit http://ecmoore.iupui.edu.    

Proposals due Friday, November 22.

If you have any questions, please email thectl@iupui.edu or call 317.274.1300.

Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium 

Proposal Deadline Extended to Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | Click here»

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is accepting proposals for the 2014 Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium (ALT) which will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in University Library. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal, and we encourage you to share this invitation and information with your colleagues. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

The ALT Symposium brings the higher education community together to examine and showcase instructional technology strategies that impact learning across a variety of disciplines. The program will include 50-minute breakout sessions as well as a virtual keynote address by Kevin Warbach of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Possible formats include panel and roundtable discussions, lecture-discussion, interactive workshops and poster presentations. Proposals that include graduate students or involve student presenters are welcome.

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Call for Proposals Now Available

Proposals Due Friday, January 17, 2014 | Click here»

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) initiative is designed to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. CEG funds will be used to support projects in three tracks: General Track, Special Focus in Support of IU Online Track, and the Intergroup Dialogue Initiative Track. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the 2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 17, 2014.

The CEG initiative is designed to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the  2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals  for more information.

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phone: (317) 274-1300
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