Spring Break Programming at the CTL

Session 1 | Moving Your Course Online

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | University Library 1116 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: CTL Consultants

In this half-day workshop, participants will discover how to translate the best practices of face-to-face course design to create an effective and engaging online learning environment. In doing so, participants will become familiar with a variety of instructional technologies (e.g. online forums, assignments, tests, etc.) and how they support specific course objectives. The format will be highly interactive, experiential, and collaborative, while focusing on the participants’ unique course needs.

Session 2 | Web Content Delivery

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizers and Presenters: Amy Powell and Erich Bauer

Wondering how to deliver your course material online? In this workshop, explore various tools that make it easy to deliver content online. Participants will work hands-on with tools such as Oncourse Lessons, Modules, Adobe Presenter, and other content delivery methods.

Session 3 | Managing Communication in Online Courses

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

Communication is an important piece of online courses for facilitating student engagement, sense of community, and student achievement. Explore the key components and best practices of effective communication for instructor-student and student-student interactions in an online learning environment. Look in-depth at a variety of communication tools and walk away with ideas for using each in a strategic and structured way to increase engagement and communication in your online course.

Session 4 | Creating Online Learning Activities

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Learning activities can be delivered over the web to enhance, supplement and facilitate learning. In this hands-on session, explore online sites to find existing learning objects and learn about creating custom learning objects using tools such as Hot Potatoes and others.

Session 5 | Web Conferencing with Adobe Connect

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | University Library 1125M | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mark Alexander

Acquire the skills you need to facilitate an online class session in real-time using Adobe Connect. Gain hands-on experience creating polls, working with the chat pod, using video and audio components and other features. Prior to the workshop, attendees should request and an Adobe Connect account at http://collaboration.iu.edu.

Session 6 | Online Assessments

Friday, March 15, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

In this workshop, explore traditional and alternate online assessment approaches. Specifically, participants will work with rubrics; checklists; online tests and surveys; and online learning activities. Develop a rubric and/or checklists specifically tailored for your courses.

CTL Events

Effective Information Graphics Part 2

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | University Library 1125M | 2 -4 p.m.
Register» | Organizer & Presenter: Isaac Wilson

Part 2 of this series will have participants turning data sets into effective information graphics. Inkscape, a free vector graphics program, will serve as the primary software tool in this session. Attendees should have basic familiarity with graphic creation tools. During the workshop, participants will produce informational graphics for different purposes. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring a dataset for use during the series.

Web Design Basics for ePortfolios

Friday, March 1, 2013 | University Library 1130 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Mark Alexander | Presenter: Susan Kahn

Most electronic portfolio platforms provide a selection of general templates to help users produce simple, attractive web sites with few or no programming skills; some, including the IU Presentation Maker, 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 considered appropriate in professional contexts. Workshop participants will learn about core design principles to help their students enhance the final appearance of an academic or professional ePortfolio. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, participants will apply these principles while building their own visual theme in Presentation Maker. Presenters will include Mark Alexander, Instructional Technology Consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Lynn Ward, Principal Systems Analyst with UITS Instructional Technology Systems and Services.

PowerPoint Alternatives

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | University Library 1125M | 2 - 4 p.m.
Register» | Organizer & Presenter: Isaac Wilson

This workshop is an introduction to cloud-based presentation tools such as Prezi, Google Docs, and simple HTML. Participants will view examples, use the creation tools to make basic presentations, and investigate the benefits and limitations of using these alternatives. Attendees are encouraged to bring a PowerPoint file to work from.

First Wednesday Brown Bag: Managing Disruptive Behavior and Promoting Civility

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | University Library 1116 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer & Presenter: Lisa Contino

Have you experienced disruptive student conduct such as off topic chatter, unwarranted challenges to authority, or other uncivil behavior that interferes with the learning experience? Whether you are dealing with these challenges now or have in your past, we invite you to share your questions, insights, and experiences and work together to formulate strategies to promote civility. Bring your lunch. We’ll have coffee and popcorn.

This session is part of the First Wednesday Brown Bag Series, which is designed to provide faculty with a forum to discuss common teaching challenges and to consider constructive, evidence-based solutions to those challenges. Each facilitated session is focused on a particular topic and designed for faculty with all levels of experience.

Teaching@IUPUI: Course Design

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer & Presenter: Sarah Lang

Are you teaching a new course or substantially revising a course for next year? Many of the decisions affecting the success of a course take place well before the first day of class. This session will provide you with resources and strategies to start your design process. This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online workshop series, Teaching@IUPUI. Tailored for faculty new to IUPUI, each online workshop serves as a forum to learn new strategies and hone teaching practices. Grounded in current research, these workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies that can make instruction more effective and efficient as well as introduce participants to teaching and learning resources available on campus.

Partner Events

New Faculty Mid-Year Gathering

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Campus Center 405 | 4 - 6 p.m.

To start the new year off right, the IUPUI New Faculty Experience Planning Committee would like to invite you to a mid-year meeting to reconnect and follow-up on your progress. Please join us for an informal gathering on Wednesday, February 27th from 4 to 6 p.m. in Campus Center Room 405. Dr. Paydar will provide greetings and brief remarks. Light refreshments will be served.

If you were not able to attend the New Faculty Welcome this past August, please take this opportunity to introduce yourself and meet other new faculty and planning committee members. We would like to hear how you are getting along.

Teaching Online Using Adobe

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | PE 151 | 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Register»| Organizer: Mark Alexander | Presenter: Brian Krohn

This workshop is focused on an in-depth introduction to Adobe products that support student interaction, quizzing and feedback in an online course environment using Adobe Presenter, Captivate and the Adobe Connect Training module. Topics will include using self-assessment for immediate feedback, features of Captivate that encourage student interaction with the material, and using the Training module to track progress and gauge student success.

Hands on Adobe Captivate Training

Monday, March 11, 2013 | University Library 1130 | 12 - 3 p.m.
Register»| Organizer: Mark Alexander | Presenter: Brian Krohn

This hands-on training session will outline the steps to create and publish online course material using Adobe Captivate and Connect. Participants will to start with a powerpoint presentation and will work through the development and publishing process step-by-step. Participants are encouraged to bring a prepared powerpoint and to have and active Adobe Connect account. (see http://kb.iu.edu/data/atny.html for details).

Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Students

Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2013 | For more information»

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Camp is a week-long day camp (June 10-14, 2013, or June 24-28, 2013) that provides a unique opportunity for high-school students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology on the IUPUI campus. Nanotechnology concerns the control of matter in the nanometer scale: one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. This cutting-edge field is becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines. The camp fee ($295) covers all camp materials and supplies, and includes daily lunch and the cost of one IUPUI course credit. Need-based scholarships may be available; housing and transportation not available. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2013.

Participating high-school students will work with world-renowned faculty mentors to: Discover innovative technologies, gain hands-on laboratory experience, engage in research and learning activities and earn one college-credit hour.

Center for Teaching and Learning

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