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Time:
12:30 PM–3:30 PM Monday Apr 3, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Interested in offering an online course but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build lecture videos or how to assess your online students? Need some help with the basic tools of Moodle or Compass?

 

CITL’s Create Your Own Online Course Workshop is designed to help you identify what is involved in creating an online course, help you get started, and provide resources for getting additional help.

 

The format of this workshop is flexible to your needs and availability. The entire workshop runs Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, April 3, 4, and 6, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM each day. The workshop will be held in 428 Armory.

 

The workshop is comprised of 15 sessions, most of which are 30 minutes long. You are welcome to come to as many or as few as you would like. Sign-up for all three afternoons of the workshop (12 hours in total) in order to have an intensive experience, covering all of the bases. Alternatively, you can also pick and choose which topics are of interest to you and attend just for those sessions.

 

12:30pm - 1pm:  Tips from a Veteran Online Faculty

 

1pm - 1:30pm:    Keeping the End in Mind: Designing Your Online Course

 

1:30pm-2pm:      Organizing Your Course Content & Establishing a Weekly Pattern

 

2pm - 2:15pm:    Break

 

2:15pm-3pm:      Crafting Your Syllabus & Learning Objectives

 

3pm - 3:30pm:    Assessing Students Online

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Monday Apr 3, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Whether as a first-time Teaching Assistant or a seasoned veteran, most teachers eventually face the dreaded mountain of papers.  In the frenzy of grading, meaningful (and concise) evaluation and feedback can seem impossible, but don't give up hope. Come to this workshop for an overview of practices for evaluating student writing as well as a discussion of rubrics, forms of feedback, and strategies for speeding up the grading process.

This is a TA-to-TA workshops, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:30 PM–3:30 PM Tuesday Apr 4, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Interested in offering an online course but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build lecture videos or how to assess your online students? Need some help with the basic tools of Moodle or Compass?

 

CITL’s Create Your Own Online Course Workshop is designed to help you identify what is involved in creating an online course, help you get started, and provide resources for getting additional help.

 

The format of this workshop is flexible to your needs and availability. The entire workshop runs Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, April 3, 4, and 6, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM each day. The workshop will be held in 428 Armory.

 

The workshop is comprised of 15 sessions, most of which are 30 minutes long. You are welcome to come to as many or as few as you would like. Sign-up for all three afternoons of the workshop (12 hours in total) in order to have an intensive experience, covering all of the bases. Alternatively, you can also pick and choose which topics are of interest to you and attend just for those sessions.

 

12:30pm - 12:45pm:  Media and Your Online Course: When to Use Video and Why

 

12:45pm - 1:15pm:    Creating Video Using Campus Tools

 

1:15pm - 1:45pm:      Best Practices in Video Creation

 

1:45pm - 2pm:           Break

 

2pm - 2:30pm:           Getting Content to Your Students: Distributing Video Using Campus Services

 

2:30pm - 3pm:           Can I Use This?  Copyright & Your Online Course

 

3:pm - 3:30pm:          Teaching All Your Students: Accessibility & Your Online Course

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wednesday Apr 5, 2017
Location:

428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Digication is an online platform for creating and sharing online Portfolios. It provides tools for academic evaluation and assessment as well as a full continuum of permissions settings for complete control over privacy and sharing. It is designed to promote reflective learning practices and the presentation of the artifacts of learning (documents, images and videos).  An ePortfolio tool can be a valuable tool for enhancing both teaching and learning effectiveness. Kate and Cheelan will demonstrate and discuss the creation and assessment of student eportfolios (for learning) and hypothesize future application of an ePortfolio for faculty reflection and documentation (for teaching). This will be an informal session with discussions, examples, faculty video and student voices.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:30 PM–3:30 PM Thursday Apr 6, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Interested in offering an online course but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build lecture videos or how to assess your online students? Need some help with the basic tools of Moodle or Compass?

 

CITL’s Create Your Own Online Course Workshop is designed to help you identify what is involved in creating an online course, help you get started, and provide resources for getting additional help.

 

The format of this workshop is flexible to your needs and availability. The entire workshop runs Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, April 3, 4, and 6, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM each day. The workshop will be held in 428 Armory.

 

The workshop is comprised of 15 sessions, most of which are 30 minutes long. You are welcome to come to as many or as few as you would like. Sign-up for all three afternoons of the workshop (12 hours in total) in order to have an intensive experience, covering all of the bases. Alternatively, you can also pick and choose which topics are of interest to you and attend just for those sessions.

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm:  Compass and Moodle Tutorial

 

1:45pm - 2:15pm:    Your Role in Effective Online Discussions

 

2:15pm - 2:30pm:    Break

 

2:30pm - 3pm:         Fostering Online Student-to-Student Interactions

 

3pm - 3:30pm:         Strategies for Live Sessions

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

PEDAGOGY + TECHNOLOGY + FLEXIBLE CLASSROOMS

CITL staff has years of experience combining good teaching practices and effective technologies in all classroom settings, but newer flexible classrooms being developed on this campus offer more opportunities for creating collaborative, learner-centered experiences for your students. Let’s get started!

iFLEX Classrooms

iFLEX stands for Illinois Flexible Learning EXperience, a new kind of classroom with reconfigurable furniture, multiple writing surfaces, and enhanced technologies. iFLEX classrooms are in high demand by faculty whose courses and teaching methods emphasize student-centered, collaborative learning activities and a heavy reliance on digital media and audio-visual technologies. Additional information:  

Preparing to Teach in iFLEX Classrooms

Good teaching is good teaching, but preparing to teach in an iFLEX classroom takes some planning. CITL staff will work with you before and during your class to get the most out of your iFLEX teaching experience. Learn how to increase collaborative activities, use digital tools and technologies in the classroom, and create fun and engaging experiences for your students. We’ll even come to your classroom to help you try something new! Click on Learn More, below, to request a customized training for your team.

Reimagining the Classroom: Continuing Conversations 

The Reimagining the Classroom Symposium is a regular event organized by faculty and staff from across this campus. Its mission is to promote transformative learning experiences for our students by exploring the relationships between classroom spaces, teaching pedagogies, and emerging technologies. Close to 200 people attended the 2016 Symposium which featured keynote speakers and roundtable discussions. We’re asking everyone to continue the conversation through informal discussion circles, webinars, campus tours, and other information-sharing activities.

Click on Learn More, below, to share your interest, ideas, and questions. New discussion groups and campus-wide activities are forming all the time. There has never been a more important time to consider the current and future state of our university classrooms. Join us as we reimagine the classrooms of today, and tomorrow.

Is your department involved in a classroom renovation project?

CITL offers dual support services: helping colleges and departments better understand the classroom design process, and working with faculty cohorts to successfully transition to their new classroom spaces.

As a liaison between facilities services, designers, and department leaders, CITL helps navigate project meetings about effective classroom features and teaching with newer technologies. As a faculty advocate, CITL works with small cohorts leading faculty through visioning sessions, current research on flexible classrooms, and course redesign so they are prepared to teach in the new classrooms from Day One. Click on Learn More, below, to request a consultation about new classroom renovation projects.