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Deadline Extended

Deadline Extended: E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

Proposals now due Wednesday, December 11, 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.    

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.


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.

Learning and the IU Cloud, Part 2

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 the second of two explorations of what the different cloud-based tools that IU provides are, and how they can be used to support teaching and learning, especially in online and hybrid courses.. 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.

Digital Storytelling: A Hands-On Design and Application Workshop

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.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

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. 

Travel Grants for Former CEG Recipients 

Applications Due Friday, January 24, 2014 | Click here»

The purpose of the Travel Grants for Former CEG Recipients is to provide past recipients of Curriculum Enhancement Grants (CEG) with additional funds to support travel to either further disseminate results of the original CEG project beyond what was supported on the original grant or to support dissemination of work that is an extension of the original project.

All past CEG principal investigators or co-principal investigators who have completed their CEG projects are eligible to apply, but awards will be limited to $1,000 per project. CEG Travel Grants will be competitive. Grant funds will be awarded when the recipient has provided documentation that the presentation has been accepted and the recipient has registered for the meeting. Recipients will be expected to submit a report after their travel is complete. 

Partner Events

CourseNetworking Orientation and Tour of New Facility

Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, December 4, 5, 6, 2013 | CyberLab in the new SELB (EL) Building, Suite 101 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | RSVP with name, number of people, and date» 

Faculty are invited to the CourseNetworking (CN) orientation and a tour of the new CyberLab facilities in the SELB (EL) building. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the CyberLab. Participants will learn how to use the CN as an easy to use compliment to Oncourse. If you have any questions, please call Alice Zhao at (317) 274-5710.

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