Workshops & Events

Introduction to JMU Scholarly Commons

  • Instructor: Laura Drake Davis and Genya O'Gara
  • Duration: 120min.
  • Description

    Are you wondering where to deposit your scholarly and creative work? Wondering how to meet requirements for access and transparency for your data as required by grant funders? Want to learn how to share your scholarly output effectively, in one centralized location, with the JMU community and beyond? Attend this workshop and learn about JMU Scholarly Commons (http://commons.lib.jmu.edu), a new hosting and publishing service provided by Libraries and Educational Technologies.

    Objectives

    At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the services offered through JMU Scholarly Commons
    • Explain how JMU Scholarly Commons is being utilized across campus
    • Create a personal account within SelectedWorks
    • Upcoming Sessions
      6/2/2014
      Carrier Library Room 37
      9:00AM
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      Canvas Best Practices for Migration - I Exported Out of Blackboard, Now What?

      • Duration: 180min.
      • Description

        Re-organizing content in Canvas that was imported from Blackboard can be confusing. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to import your own content from Blackboard into Canvas, analyze how Canvas translates the content from Blackboard, and discover best practices for organizing content for learners to easily access.

        Objectives

        At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

        • Import content to Canvas from a Blackboard Export Zip File
        • Locate where your content went in Canvas
        • Review best practices for organizing your content in Canvas
        • Upcoming Sessions
          5/6/2014
          Carrier Library Room 37
          1:00PM
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          5/8/2014
          Carrier Library Room 37
          1:00PM
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          5/14/2014
          Carrier Library Room 37
          9:00AM
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          5/29/2014
          Carrier Library Room 37
          9:00AM
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          Social Media in Higher Ed

          • Instructor: Elaine Roberts Kaye
          • Duration: 60min.
          • Description

            In this three part series participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the realities of using social media as a teaching and learning tool. The series focuses on current use of social media in higher ed, student perceptions and use, learning theory related to the use of social media, and the logistics of using these tools. The final 2 hour session will provide participants with time to review social media tools and then work in break-out groups to develop an assignment using social media grounded in sound pedagogy and a plan for implementing these tools.

            Objectives

            Session 1: Connectivity in Education: The big picture of social media in higher education (1 hr)

            • Define social media as an educational tool
            • Recognize the uses of social media in higher education based on current research
            • Explore student use and perceptions of social media as a teaching and learning tool
            • Discuss ideas of digital citizenship and online identity

            Session 2: The Real World of Social Media: Challenges, issues and other important details about social media in higher ed. (1 hr)
            • Recognize logistical challenges of using social media in the classroom
            • Explore the implications of challenges such as privacy, school policy and legality issues
            • Discuss expectations and creation of boundaries for social media
            • Identify on and off campus tools and resources to help navigate these challenges

            Session 3: Your Turn: Best practices just for you! (2 hr)
            • Examine concepts and theory related to creating social media practices in the classroom
            • Outline a plan for potential use of social media including learning goals
            • Review available social media tools
            • Collaborate with others who have similar interests to develop a draft of a social media assignment
            • Upcoming Sessions
              6/4/2014
              Carrier Library Room 37
              1:00PM
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              Please note that this is a mulit-session workshop. The sessions are:

              • 6/4/2014 1:00PM
              • 6/11/2014 1:00PM
              • 6/18/2014 1:00PM

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