Call for Proposals: New Approaches to Teaching and Learning 2018

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New Approaches to Teaching and Learning 2018

New Approaches to Teaching and Learning Conference

Date: January 19th, 2018
Location: Charlton College of Business Learning Pavilion Concurrent Sessions: 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

We invite proposals for faculty sessions showcasing innovative and creative teaching and learning strategies. Each 50-minute faculty session will occur concurrently during the morning portion of the conference. The goal of these sessions is to share effective teaching and learning practices so that attendees can gain concrete ideas to integrate into their own teaching.

Proposals could include, but are not limited to, any of the following topics:

  • Best practices and strategies for active or “Flipped” learning
  • Effective collaborative and/or Team-Based Learning techniques
  • Creative assessment strategies
  • Effective implementations of web-based collaboration tools
  • Student multimedia projects
  • Innovative use of technologies (video, lecture capture, OER, WordPress, VoiceThread, in-class polling)
  • Online or Blended teaching strategies
  • Project-based learning
  • Building community in classes/programs
  • Community-based projects or service learning
  • Teaching and learning specific to STEM fields

Deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be made by November 6, 2018.

Submit your presentation proposal using the form at: https://umassdartmouth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0fAtFPl2RtnHtuB

Further information about this event is available at: http://instructionaldev.umassd.edu/tl-conference/

New Approaches to Teaching and Learning 2018 is sponsored by the Academic Director of Online Education, Office of Faculty Development, Instructional Development, Provost’s office, and University Extension.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (9/25 – 10/13)

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On Wednesday our fall semester offering of the Blended Learning: Finding the Mix online workshop begins. In blended classes, a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by internet-based online learning. During this two-week long fully online workshop, you will explore how one unit of your face-to-face course could be redesigned and delivered in a blended format.

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us for our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop next Friday to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

REEF Polling allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the instructor can display the results data immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Attend our Polling with iClicker Cloud workshop on Wednesday, October 11th to learn more about this in-class engagement tool. 

Blended Learning: Finding the Mix
Wednesday, September 27th – Tuesday, October 10th
Fully online through myCourses
Register

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Friday, October 6th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Polling with iClicker Cloud
Wednesday, October 11th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (4/10 – 4/21)

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VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us on Thursday at our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

Next Friday we are offering a workshop on an online meeting tool built into myCourses called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can use Collaborate to meet with students in a Skype-like online meeting space where you can use audio/video to talk and present documents, presentations, and show what you are doing on your computer screen. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, optional review sessions, and one-on-one meetings with students.

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, April 13th
11:00am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Friday, April 21st
2pm – 3pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (3/27 – 4/7)

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Have you ever considered moving some of your face-to-face lectures and tutorials online? Come learn how it can be done at our Recording with Techsmith Relay workshop on Friday. Techsmith Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content you open on your computer. During this workshop, we will walk you through the process of installing the software, recording a presentation, and sharing that recording with students. All you will need to participate in this workshop is your laptop.

Next week on Monday morning, we are offering a “Getting Started in myCourses” workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept assignment submissions, incorporate multimedia from popular websites like YouTube, and more!

Recording with Techsmith Relay
Thursday, March 30th
1pm – 2pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Getting Started with myCourses
Monday, April 3rd
11am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (2/27 – 3/10)

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Thursday morning we are offering a workshop on an online meeting tool built into myCourses called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can use Collaborate to meet with students in a Skype-like online meeting space where you can use audio/video to talk and present documents, presentations, and show what you are doing on your computer screen. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, optional review sessions, and one-on-one meetings with students.

Next week on Tuesday morning we are offering a “Getting Started in myCourses” workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept assignment submissions, incorporate multimedia from popular websites like YouTube, and more!

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Thursday, March 2nd
11am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Getting Started with myCourses
Tuesday, March 7th
11am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (2/13 – 2/24)

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Wednesday at Noon we are offering a workshop on an online meeting tool built into myCourses called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can use Collaborate to meet with students in a Skype-like online meeting space where you can use audio/video to talk and present documents, presentations, and show what you are doing on your computer screen. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, optional review sessions, and one-on-one meetings with students.

Next Wednesday our spring offering of the Blended Learning: Finding the Mix workshop online begins. In blended classes, a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by internet-based online learning. During this two-week long fully online workshop, you will explore how one unit of your face-to-face course could be redesigned and delivered in a blended format.

REEF Polling allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with on the fly multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the results can be shown immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Those student responses are also simultaneously recorded in the REEF grade book. Attend our Polling with REEF workshop next week on Friday afternoon to learn more about how you could use REEF in your classroom.

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Wednesday, February 15th
Noon – 1pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Blended Learning: Finding the Mix
Wednesday, February 22nd – Tuesday, March 7th
Fully online through myCourses

Polling with REEF
Friday, February 24th
2pm – 3pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

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collab_imageA new, simplified version of Blackboard Collaborate is now available to faculty who use myCourses. This updated version of Blackboard Collaborate offers crisp, hi-definition audio/video and launches meetings right in your web browser without the need for updating java or installing a launcher program. The user interface has also been modernized to be more intuitive to navigate.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is currently available by request only to any faculty member using myCourses. Beginning spring 2016, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will be automatically enabled in all myCourses sites. Read more

This Week in ID – 10/26 – 11/2

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VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us next week on Monday at our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

On Tuesday morning we are offering a Getting Started in myCourses workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept assignment submissions, incorporate multimedia from popular websites like YouTube, and more!

Our Online Teaching and Learning Strategies course that starts on Wednesday, November 2nd provides an introduction to the current research and best practices for online teaching and learning. Participants will work both independently and collaboratively with peers to design and organize a unit of online learning to be built in a myCourses site. This fully-online four week course is designed to support the UMass Dartmouth Quality Online Course Review Rubric.

Getting Started in myCourses
Monday, October 31st
11:00am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Tuesday, November 1st
11:00am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Online Teaching and Learning Strategies
Wednesday, November 2nd – Tuesday, November 29th
Fully online through myCourses

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

This Week in ID – 10/6 to 10/14

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VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us at tomorrow’s Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

REEF Polling allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the instructor can display the results data immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Attend our Polling with REEF workshop next week on Wednesday afternoon to learn more about this in-class engagement tool.

Facilitating group work as an instructor can be challenging, but the benefits of student collaboration is undeniable. We invite instructors to join us at our “Where Group Work Meets Technology” workshop next week on Thursday afternoon to discuss some strategies and technologies that can be used to aid in the facilitation of group work.

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Friday, October 7th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 226

Polling with REEF
Wednesday, October 12th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 225

Where Group Work Meets Technology
Thursday, October 13th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 128

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

This Week in ID – 9/21 to 9/28

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Hello and welcome back faculty!

The Instructional Development team is happy to share our Fall 2016 faculty workshop offerings. This semester we are offering two new workshops – Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread and the recently updated Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Our first VoiceThread workshop is this week and you can catch one of our Collaborate Ultra workshops later this semester in October or November. Keep reading below to find out what else we have on the schedule in the next several days.

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us at tomorrow’s Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

Have you ever considered moving some of your face-to-face lectures online? Come learn how it can be done at next Monday’s Recording with Techsmith Relay workshop. Techsmith Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content you can open on your computer screen. During this workshop we will walk you through the process of installing the software, recording a presentation, and sharing that recording in myCourses. All you will need to participate in this workshop is your laptop.

Next Wednesday our Blended Learning: Finding the Mix online workshop begins. In blended classes a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning. This fully online two-week workshop provides a comprehensive look at how a unit of face-to-face instruction could be delivered in the blended format.

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, September 22nd
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 226

Recording with Techsmith Relay
Monday, September 26th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 226

Blended Learning: Finding the Mix
Wednesday, September 28th – Tuesday, October 11th
Online via myCourses

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.