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Academic Technology

2017 Summer Faculty Workshops

Offered by the Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation

Monday - Wednesday, June 26 - 28, 9am - 4pm

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This three-day, interactive seminar, led by Katharine Heintz (Communication), Tracy Ruscetti (Biology) and Tim Urdan (Psychology) is designed for faculty interested in renovating, refreshing, or refashioning their course/s to integrate excellent teaching practices and effective use of technology. The seminar incorporates a backward design approach to course planning. We will discuss how to create clear and meaningful learning objectives, how to design assessments to determine whether students meet those learning objectives, and how to foster learning and engagement in your classroom.  As we focus on each of these issues, we will demonstrate and work with technological tools to support faculty work o​n​ assignments and activities, content delivery, student engagement, and evaluation of student learning. The seminar will provide ample time for faculty to apply new approaches to their own course materials. Participating faculty are encouraged to bring a syllabus or lesson plans for a specific course to work on during this workshop.

Stipend for this three-day seminar is $300.  Participants must attend all three days.

If you have questions, please contact Chris Bachen, Nancy CutlerEileen Elrod, or Tim Urdan

Offered twice by Instructional Technology team, Academic Technology  - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri

Wednesday - Friday, July 12 - 14, 9am - 4pm
OR
Wednesday - Friday, August 16 - 18, 9am - 4pm

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Studies have shown that students learn most when teachers present materials in more than one mode, including text, images, sound and video. If you want to illustrate course concepts in an engaging and dynamic way, the Instructional Technology team has some techniques and tools to lend a hand.

During this three-day hands-on workshop, participants will sample a variety of tools, including Camtasia, Piktochart infographics, GarageBand, Google G Suite, Zoom and Camino. Faculty will have the opportunity to create actual course content with close support from the Instructional Technology team.

Learning Goals

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to :

  • Spot opportunities in their courses for multimedia enhancements
  • Reflect on set of tools and their usefulness for a given learning objective
  • Identify and curate existing multimedia resources to illustrate key course concepts
  • Create multimodal course content to:
    • Summarize the course syllabus in a visual manner using infographics
    • Demonstrate technology use with screen capture videos
    • Provide video or audio feedback using Camino

Tools: Camtasia, YouTube, Google G Suite, Camino, GarageBand, Piktochart, and Zoom.

Bring to workshop:

  • Your smartphone (either iPhone or Android Phone)
  • Install Google Cardboard Camera app on your smartphone
  • Draft course syllabus for the upcoming term
  • Lecture presentation file (Powerpoint or Google Slides)
  • Media resources (image, music, or video file) for video activity

Stipend for this three-day seminar is $300.  Participants must attend all three days.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, Christina Ri or Nancy Cutler.

Offered twice by Instructional Technology team, Academic Technology - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri

Wednesday - Friday, July 19 - 21, 9am - 4pm
OR
Wednesday - Friday, August 23 - 25, 9am - 4pm

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Overview

Many SCU faculty are successfully engaging students by using multimedia assignments that give opportunities to express understanding through digital work. Using engaging but simple digital tools allows students to interact with course content in new ways, often promoting collaborative learning and broadening the audience for students’ ideas.

While students gain expertise in the tools with the support of the Instructional Technology Resource Specialists, faculty can focus on assignment development and assessment.

Learning Goals

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Create activities that uncover and assess student comprehension
  • Write a brief lesson plan with a detailed rubric for a multimedia project
  • Spot opportunities in their courses for multimedia projects
  • Spot opportunities in their courses for collaborative projects
  • Assess technology tools for potential use in their class, such as:
    • Promote active learning through reflection, collaboration and engagement using Discussion forums to increase participation, create a learning community, and assess student understanding
    • Promote collaborative learning to show academic writing and broaden the audience for students’ ideas using alternative online writing platforms
    • Camino assignments for students submitting media projects
    • G Suite for Education to support collaborative projects & share content
    • Digital Storytelling to deepen student connection to content, encourage student creativity, teach succinct writing, and connect students to real-life, relevant issues
    • ePortfolios to demonstrate student learning, displaying a variety of student artifacts, including rich text, images, audio, and video
    • Polling to understand varied ways that students can participate during class time to show understanding or increase engagement
    • Media resources available to students for use in their multimedia assignments.

Stipend for this three-day seminar is $300.  Participants must attend all three days.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, Christina Ri or Nancy Cutler.

Offered by Instructional Technology team, Academic Technology  - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri

This workshop meets in-person three Tuesdays.

August 15, 22, and 29, 9am - 4pm

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Overview

If you are looking to create engaging video content for your classes, this workshop is for you. Faculty will acquire the skills needed -- from writing scripts to publishing videos to the web -- to create polished video content for their Fall 2017 courses. There will be ample hands-on time and coaching from ITRS members in order to create either:

  • an introductory video that displays excitement for your course
  • a screen capture video that demonstrates a technical concept, or
  • a learning glass video to demonstrate a diagram or equation, define a concept, or annotate over an image.

Please come ready with an idea to build a video for your Fall 2017 courses!

Learning Goals

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Record, edit, and share their own videos
  • Find assistance, video software and hardware, and space on campus to create videos
  • Understand the basics of pre-production (scripts), production (microphones, green screen, lighting, camera operation), and post-production (editing, publishing, sharing) for complete video creation
  • Capture video with various equipment (Canon DSLR camera w/ lens, phone, laptop)
  • Publish and share files with proper privacy settings
  • Acquire copyright free content to use in videos

Stipend for this three-day seminar is $300.  Participants must attend all three days.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, Christina Ri or Nancy Cutler.

Offered by Instructinal Technology team, Academic Technology - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri

This workshop meets in person, and is offered as three distinct modules which can be taken all on the same day or split up throughout the summer.

Dates:

June:  Friday, 6/23; Thursday, 6/29

July:  Thursday, 7/6; Tuesday, 7/25; Friday, 7/28

August:  Thursday, 8/10; Monday, 8/21; Wednesday, 8/30; Thursday, 8/31

September:  Tuesday, 9/5; Wednesday, 9/6; and Module 1 only Monday - Friday, 9/11 - 9/15

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9:30-10:50 am - Module 1 (Beginner): Creating a Social Learning Space

  • Introduction
  • Personal Settings: Profile, picture, notification preferences (Global Setting)
    • Hands-on: Create your Camino Profile
  • Interface overview: Course vs. personal settings
  • Course Settings: Dates, Navigation, Publishing, More options
  • Conversations (email)
  • Announcements
  • Discussion Forums: using video tool and audio
    • Hands-on: Reply to Introductions Discussion Forum 
  • Settings: Import a course / content
  • Student view
  • Where to get help: online, face-to-face

11:00-12:30 pm - Assignments and Grading  

  • Modules basics: Add a file, organize, publish
  • Inserting from the links / files / images tabs
  • Syllabus: Add and edit
  • Basic home page setup (insert image and welcome text, short course intro)
  • Files - uploading, deleting vs. drag and drop
  • Pages / Rich Content Editor - remove formatting and links
    • Hands-on: Create a Welcome Page - image, welcome, heading, short course intro video 
  • Assignments- Graded and Non-graded, due dates, available from and until, Using Turnit-in, URL, restricting file types, etc.
  • Course Analytics and student analytics

12:30 - 1:30 - Break for lunch

1:30-3:00 pm - Power Users - Assessment & Teaching Presence (ADVANCED)

  • Assignment groups - Weight your graded assignment
  • Speedgrader
  • Gradebook, Mute an assignment, letter grade, percent, points, letter
  • Group projects (include SpeedGrader) and Group Discussion forums
    • Hands-on: Create a Group Set 
  • People: Add and delete students
  • Assignments with Peer Review
    • Hands-on: Complete an Assignment, add a Review 
  • Scheduler
  • Rubrics + outcomes button
    • Hands-on: Create a simple Rubric 
  • Quizzes / Surveys and analytics
    • Hands-on:
      • Complete a quiz 
      • Create a module and add a quiz 
      • Create an assignment for uploading a paper, graded with due date