Workshops & Events

2016 Fall Institute for Online Course Development

Instructors: Shenghua Zha, Karina Kline-Gabel and Juhong Christie Liu

CIT invites you apply for the 2016 Fall Institute for Online Course Development. The institute, conducted by our staff with participating JMU faculty and in collaboration with different departments, provides an exciting opportunity for teachers to expand their knowledge and expertise to design, develop, and teach online courses. Faculty selected to participate in the institute receive a stipend, access to technology resources, and production support.

Please visit https://cit.jmu.edu/online_learning/institutes/2016fa_onlineinstitute for detailed description. 

Objectives

At the completion of the institute, faculty participants will be able to:

Provide an effective course overview and introduction for an online course.
State measurable course learning objectives.
Create an assessment plan that is aligned with the course objectives.
Integrate instructional materials and resources that support the course learning objectives.
Integrate learning components and communication strategies to engage learners.
Select multiple appropriate technologies that support online teaching and learning activities.
Demonstrate technology skills for developing and teaching an online course.
Provide information and links for student resources and services to support learning (library resources, technology tutorials, Canvas support, etc.).
Integrate course components that meet accessibility standards and diverse needs of learners.
Identify resources and services at JMU that support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of online courses.
Reflect and practice principles and best practices of online learning through discussion with fellow colleagues.

Dates and Location

Tuesdays

October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 10, 17

1:30-4:30pm in Rose 5308

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Statement of Support due by Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8dC4VZVd3oRqSfX

Statement of Support at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11xxL3NlqcxHmbAmOK2mwgNirXi1vuwzVGkvwjeUbtF4/edit

Contact

For any questions about this program please contact Shenghua Zha at zhasx@jmu.edu

Workshops & Events

Blended Learning Institute

Instructors: Juhong Christie Liu, Shenghua Zha, Karina Kline-Gabel, Matt Brigham

Description

A blended class is pedagogically designed to enhance face-to-face instruction and learning with online or outside classroom activities, and is taught in on-campus classrooms. Taking quality blended courses will equip students for day-to-day practice in their future careers through the experience of transitioning between technology-mediated communication and face-to-face problem solving. The 2016 Blended Learning Institute, programmed through the JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET), is a two-phase immersion program for faculty who want to learn about designing, developing and teaching a blended course.  At Phase I, participants will meet from 8:30-11:30am on six Wednesdays, 09/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 and 11/9 2016, in CIT, Rose Library 5308. Optionally, if a participant of Phase I decides to teach a blended course, she/he may participate in Phase II.

Stipends, supporting resources, and services are provided to assist and recognize faculty participants' commitment to innovations and professional development. For more details about the institute, please visit http://bit.ly/2016BLInstitute.

Faculty Presenters:

  • Andreas Broscheid, Associate Professor, Political Science, CFI Assistant Director
  • Chris Mayfield, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, 2014 Santos Innovation Award Recipient
  • Karina Kline-Gabel, FLLC Faculty, Faculty Associate with Innovation Services
  • Stephanie Stockwell, Assistant Professor, ISAT, CFI Faculty Associate

Institute Peer Mentoring Coordination:

  • Matt Brigham, Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty, SCOM, Faculty Associate with Innovation Services

Objectives:

At the conclusion of Phase I of the Institute, participants will be able to: 

Identify representative features of a blended course
Compose a blended class syllabus reflecting a clear and consistent schedule with corresponding face- to-face and online learning activities
Practice technological skills for developing and implementing a blended course
Select technologies for developing the online part of a blended course
Identify services and resources provided by CIT, libraries, and other JMU units that can be incorporated in blended teaching and learning
Identify information and resources that students need in face-to-face and online learning activities
Discuss copyright and fair use aspects of teaching and learning with digital technologies and online environments
Plan the development and implementation of a course that blends online components into face-to-face classroom activities

Dates:

Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 from 8:30am-11:30am in Rose Library 5308

For more information: http://bit.ly/2016BLInstitute

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbYpKAN06n1YHVH

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5pm, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Workshops & Events

Multimodal Composition as Storytelling

Instructors: Nicole Wilson, Elaine Kaye, Liz Thompson

A critical skill for students and faculty is to communicate effectively in a 21st century world. Understanding how to read and compose in a multimodal environment is one way to hone these communication skills. In this collaborative program, faculty will learn more about multimodal environments, experience multimodal reading and composing, and develop a multimodal composition assignment. 

Objectives

- Develop a mindful awareness of the experience of reading multimodal texts.
- Understand, recognize and apply design elements of multimodal composition.
- Understand, recognize and evaluate the relationship between modes, message & meaning.
- Create a multimodal composition assignment that models the principles of multimodal composition.

Dates and Location

Tuesdays

September 6, 13, 20, 27

2:00pm-4:00pm in Carrier Library 37

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 26, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXvJlNilf1HSaK9

Contact

For any questions about this program please contact Nicole Wilson at wilso2rn@jmu.edu or Elaine Kaye at robertef@jmu.edu.

Workshops & Events

Madison Fellowship for Digital Teaching and Learning

Instructors: Evan Friss, Elaine Kaye & Nicole Wilson

The Madison Fellowship for Digital Teaching and Learning will be a first of its kind initiative at JMU that encourages a sustaining commitment among faculty to teaching and learning with technology when doing so promises to enrich the educational experience. To learn more, go to sites.jmu.edu/maddyfellows

Dates and Location

Wednesdays

September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, & 16

2:30pm-4:30pm in Carrier Library

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 2, 2016.

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Dx2bgc2nbeVScJ

Contact

For any questions about this program please contact .

Evan Friss frissej@jmu.edu
Nicole Wilson wilso2rn@jmu.edu
Elaine Kaye robertef@jmu.edu

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