Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants in Support of IU Online

Request for Proposals

The IU Office of Online Education will fund Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants(SF-CEG) in Support of IU Online. The purpose of the grant initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to develop online courses or programs designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. A particular priority is for proposals emphasizing graduate and professional level offerings. Proposal submission deadline is April 12, 2013. Click here for the guidelines and application.

Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposal Development Brown Bag

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Campus Center 305 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Stephen Hundley and Pratibha Varma-Nelson

This session is designed to assist faculty who are interested in applying for a Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grant (SF-CEG) in Support of IU Online and have questions about developing the proposal. Information about the Special Focus CEG initiative, the special focus priorities for online graduate/professional offerings, proposal guidelines, and how to write the proposal will be provided. Several aspects of the proposal development process will be covered - including identifying an online concern or opportunity and crafting it into a problem statement, understanding what is currently being done and has been done to solve the problem, designing an intervention, clearly identifying expected outcomes, and articulating how the outcomes will be measured.

Spring Break Online Teaching Series

IUPUI Faculty: are you staying in town over spring break? If so, consider attending our Online Teaching series. We will offer workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that week (March 12-14). See listings below for more information. Be sure to register soon as seats are limited. Please register for each session you plan to attend.

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

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.

Hands on Adobe Captivate Training

Monday, March 11, 2013 | UL 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)

Incorporating Clickers into the Classroom

Monday, March 18, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Erich Bauer, Jennifer Beasley, Amy Powell | Presenter: Jennifer Beasley, Amy Powell, Andy Gavrin, Mark Kesling

Do you want to engage all your students, increase participation, provide or receive instant student feedback? Have you considered using clickers in your course? In this workshop participants will discuss clickers as a tool that may facilitate and gain critical feedback about student learning. Hear the perspectives of IUPUI faculty members Andy Gavrin and Mark Kesling and how they currently incorporate clickers into their teaching. Learn what resources are available at your IU campus to assist you.

PeerMark and Peer Review

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | UL 1125M | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizers and Presenters: Sarah Lang and Lauren Easterling

An introduction to the PeerMark tool – part of the turnitin suite – and to using peer review activities in course activities. Topics discussed include: introduction to Peermark, how and when to create meaningful peer review activities, and how to best use PeerMark in these activities.

Mid-Semester Associate Faculty Forum

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | UL 1125 | 5:15 - 8 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Jennifer Beasley | Presenters: CTL Consultants

Join us for our first Mid-semester Associate Faculty Forum! We welcome faculty with part-time appointments to join us for an evening of discovery, reflection, and learning. The evening’s interactive sessions will cover a variety of teaching topics, and you will find something new, exciting, and useful. The evening will begin with a discussion on evidence based teaching. Individual session topics will include: engaging students in the classroom, facilitating discussions, and library resources at IUPUI.

Partner Event

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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phone: (317) 274-1300
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