Instructional Spaces & Technologies
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Milind Basole

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Lisette Chapa

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Rich Furr

Kate LaBore

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Important Dates  

Time:
2:00 PM Monday Nov 26, 2018
Speaker:

Curt Donelson

Location:

Armory Room 172

Description:

A hands-on exploration of the development process to create a simple Alexa skill and how to deploy to a device. We will build the skill together in the Alexa Development Console and use an Amazon Echo Dot to deploy it. We'll also discuss a current pilot with the Residence Halls that involves custom-made Amazon Alexa Skills here on campus.

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Tuesday Nov 27, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces is hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Details are listed, below.

Virtual Reality with HTC Vive, Oculus Go, phone-based viewers, and flat screens – Tuesday, November 27th at 10am at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn the many ways to dive into the world of virtual reality. Get hands on action with HTC Vive, Oculus GO, and Virtual Reality through a smartphone.
  • Requirements: none
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:30 PM Thursday Nov 29, 2018
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations. We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

About Instructional Spaces & Technologies
The Instructional Spaces & Technologies group offers programs and services aimed at developing transformative learning experiences across all instructional modalities. Whether you teach in online, face-to-face, or blended instructional spaces, our staff can assist you in adopting the latest technologies and evidence-based practices that best support and enhance teaching and learning.

Flexible Classrooms

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. 

Armory Innovation Spaces

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) developed three innovative spaces designed around undergraduate student engagement and transdisciplinary problem solving. These new spaces opened in Fall 2017 complimenting existing flexible and collaborative learning spaces in the Armory. Read more about the Armory Innovation Spaces here.

Teaching Technologies

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

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.