Armory Room 172
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.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa
TechHub - Armory Room 151A
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)
Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)
Armory building, room 428
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.
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.