Armory Building, room 428
The College Teaching Effectiveness Network (CTEN) invites all interested parties to join us for our last pedagogy talk of the semester. Dr. Jose Vazquez, Director of the LAS Teaching Academy, will be presenting on technology and student engagement. Along with a focus on using specific technology (i>clickers), we'll discuss technology and pedagogy more broadly afterwards. Join us for this exciting guest and the subsequent pedagogy discussion. A short (optional) business meeting will follow. The talk is at 3:30 on Thursday, April 27th in Armory Room 428. Please contact Donovan Bisbee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)
Interested in how virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are poised to impact education? Please join us for an Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) webinar as we learn more and share our own campus experiences.
Title: Virtual and Augmented Reality: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning
Description: Originally a fantasy of science fiction, virtual and augmented reality are quickly entering the education landscape. This webinar will review recent and upcoming developments in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality as well as industry trends we believe will shape the future of immersive learning. VR, AR, and mixed reality are creating compelling learning experiences across the curriculum from STEM to digital humanities and medical education. Experiments suggest this is only the beginning—VR could become a social platform that will transform how we communicate, create, and collaborate. VR paired with AI engines would make personalized learning ubiquitous. As these devices and platforms enter our lives, how do we address the challenges of adoption and the design of immersive experiences that foster student engagement and creativity? We will identify devices, content examples, emerging practices, and strategies to help you kick-start your own VR and AR projects.
Deana McDonagh will share how she brings experiential learning into the classroom to encourage learning by doing. She will also share student project work that embodies this approach. Experiencing the experience of another enables students to design real solutions, for real people within real contexts. The session will be informative, enjoyable and a little hands-on for those who wish to experience being drunk or concussed without any long term effects.
We know that active teaching methods result in better retention and increased satisfaction among students in all disciplines, but recent changes in flexible classroom design are becoming an important part of that dynamic on this campus. From designing new classroom spaces, to designing new courses, our staff is helping to reimagine teaching and learning on this campus—one classroom at a time. Learn more about flexible classrooms.
New technologies offer many options to structure precisely how you and your students communicate. They can give your students greater voice, help you know what your students know, make class time more engaging, increase time-on-task, and provide new ways to present concepts that were previously impossible. The Instructional Spaces & Technology group seeks to raise the awareness and thoughtful use of technologies in the service of teaching and learning across campus. Learn more about teaching with technology.
eText delivers textbooks and other classroom materials with multimedia, notes, and assignments embedded directly in context. Instructors can add original or existing materials easily, and students can save 40-75% versus traditional books. Anyone with a University of Illinois netID and an up-to-date web browser can access eText content from any computer or mobile device, regardless of their visual abilities. Learn more about eText.