Workshops & Events

Retreat for Online and Blended Course Design

Dates and Time

May 18, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 29, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Location

Rose Library Room 5308

Description

A customized retreat to design a course for blended or fully online delivery. Let’s set aside a few hours per day every other day in May to design an online or blended course. Guides about best practices, design consultation, skill training, and resources will be provided. The outcome includes a course framework online with instruction and learning activities for the first 3 weeks of a class and a companion syllabus.

Objectives

  • Identify best practice in teaching a course with online components
  • Compose a class syllabus reflecting a clear and consistent schedule with learning activities specifying related online components
  • Practice technological skills for developing and implementing the course with online component
  • Select technologies for developing the online part of the course
  • Identify services and resources provided by CIT, libraries, and other JMU units that can be incorporated in this course
  • Identify information and resources that students need to engage in learning
  • Discuss copyright and fair use aspects of teaching and learning with digital technologies and online environments
  • Create the course structure with the first 3 weeks of instruction and learning activities online
Preview of Application Questions
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 10.
Selected participants will be notified by April 24.
Apply at: 
http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eEclbbSOBqFXBZP
Print Support Form and get the signature: Due at 5PM, May 15, 2015.

 

Questions? Please contact: 
Juhong Christie Liu, PhD,
Instructional Technologist for Blended Learning
Liujc@jmu.edu
540-568-2381

Shenghua Zha, PhD,
Instructional Technologist for Distance Learning
zhasx@jmu.edu
540.568.4852

Workshops & Events

Teaching Unleashed Sandbox: Free your teaching from the podium

Description

Would you like to explore ways to use mobile devices in your classroom and not be tied to the podium? Join us for the Teaching Unleashed Sandbox where selected participants will learn different ways to present multimedia materials to create an interactive learning environment. This will be an exploratory project in which selected faculty and CIT will work and learn together, generate ideas and reflect on discoveries.

Objectives

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

  • Develop an understanding of the best practices of projecting from mobile devices
  • Explore various uses for mobile devices in teaching and learning
  • Practice projecting from a mobile device in a classroom
  • Discover how to utilize a mobile device as an electronic whiteboard
  • Create and present an interactive activity utilizing a mobile device in a classroom

Dates

May 18 - 21 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in the EPIC Center

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 3rd at 5PM.  Selected participants will be notified by April 10th.

Apply at http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7OLeuwebN5lOTmR

Workshops & Events

Getting Ready for Teaching Online

Instructors: Karina Kline-Gabel, Faculty of Foreign Languages Department, CIT Faculty Associate; Juhong Christie Liu, CIT

Have you taught an online course before and are wondering about the updates for teaching
online? Have you thought about transforming your blended course to a complete
online course? Have you been the primary contact for student technology questions
when you taught online courses? If so, this 2-hour workshop is for you.

This faculty development event will present and discuss updated best practices, updated
pedagogy, and technology strategies for teaching online, as well as orienting
student success in learning online. Time will be structured for peers to
exchange ideas and experiences, and explore how your students are oriented and
supported. Lunch or breakfast will be provided for the afternoon or morning
session.

Objectives

  • Obtain updates about best practice of online education
  • Identify what students need to learn well in online courses
  • Evaluate the support and information for student success orientation

Dates

Thursday, April 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm in Carrier Library 37
OR
Wednesday, April 8, 9:00am-11:00am in Rose library 5308

Registration

Register by Monday, March 23 at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6VkG3hGTBdFVJvD

Workshops & Events

Digital Storytelling For Teaching and Learning

Instructors: Nicole Wilson & Dave Stoops

Description

This immersive series will explore the theoretical and technological underpinnings necessary to implement digital stories as a teaching tool and to facilitate digital storytelling as assignments for students.  Participants will create their own digital story and a lesson plan for a digital storytelling assignment.

Objectives

  • Understand the History of Storytelling
  • Identify representative features of a digital story
  • Apply a theoretical framework for the purpose of digital storytelling in teaching and learning
  • Describe best practices for a digital storytelling assignment
  • Construct a rubric for the digital storytelling assignment

Dates:

June 1,2,3,4, and 8 from 12pm-4pm in Carrier Library 37

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 1st. 

Apply at http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eo1KaniPNZ3oxdb

Workshops & Events

The Art of the Digital Assignment Immersive Series

Instructors: Nicole Wilson & Elaine Kaye

Description

explore. experience. engage: The evolving classroom.  In this six week immersive series, instructional faculty will explore research, experience digital activities, and engage with their peers and the global digital community.

Objectives

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

  • Develop an understanding of the history, theories and principles related to Digital Assignments
  • Discover the evolving role of students as content creators
  • Identify and employ credible resources to stay abreast of emerging and evolving trends in the field and continue to build a supportive network
  • Construct an integrated and comprehensive assessment plan for the created digital assignment
  • Design and present a digital assignment grounded in a theoretical framework and principles presented throughout this immersive program

Dates

May 11-15, 2015 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm in Carrier Library 37

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 3 at 5PM.  Selected participants will be notified by April 17.

Apply at http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eJRkDTpcWkEqRfv

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