Workshops & Events

X-Labs at Lakeview MakerSpace Sandbox

Instructors: Jamie Calcagno-Roach & Dave Stoops

Description

The Center for Instructional Technology is excited to partner with JMU X-Labs and 4VA to offer you a dynamic sandbox experience this fall.  The brand new X-Lab space at Lakeview Hall invites students and faculty from across the university as well community members the opportunity to generate, prototype, and test their ideas.  The purpose of the sandbox is to bring together JMU faculty from all disciplines to create a collaborative experience of learning and processing together.  The result will be the possibility to collaborate with other faculty to design an interdisciplinary maker course to be taught in the X-Lab at Lakeview!  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 sandbox, participants will be able to:

  • discover the MakerSpace tools available to learn the potential of teaching in this space.
  • collaborate with faculty from other disciplines to propose an interdisciplinary elective course to be taught in the X-Lab.
  • experiment with different ways to design and teach a making-based course.
  • design and present a plan to utilize the X-Lab space in your teaching.

Dates

Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6, 13 from 1pm - 3pm at Lakeview Hall

Applications are DUE by 5:00pm on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th.  Selected participants will be notified by September 11th.  

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8IWvToMLOhB6zAh

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Blended Learning Institute

Instructors: Christie Liu, Karina Kline-Gabel & Shenghua Zha

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 Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) 2015 Institute for Blended Learning 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 Fridays, 09/18, 09/25, 10/02, 10/09, 10/16, and 10/23, 2015, in CIT, Rose Library. Optionally, if a participant of Phase I decides to teach a blended course, she/he may participate in Phase II. For more details about the institute, please visit http://bit.ly/CIT15BL_Institute.

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. 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 from 8:30am-11:30am in Rose Library 5308

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 17, 2015, midnight. Those accepted into the Institute will be notified no later than Friday, August 28.

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AgVeGRG0p9lUI5

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Engaged Learning with Synchronicity

Instructors: Katrina Kline-Gabel, Christie Liu & Shenghua Zha

Description

Seamless and synchronous conferencing with audio and video enables “telepresence” of students, instructors, and facility in physically separated locations. Join us and practice collaborative teaching and learning with non-centralized educational resources and expertise. This immersive program explores several synchronous tools to scaffold teaching and learning activities in distributed locations. Devices and resources for setting up synchronous connection will be provided.

Dates

Oct. 12, 19 & Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 from 8:30am-11am in Rose Library 5308

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 1, 2015, midnight. Those accepted into the Institute will be notified no later than Tuesday, September 11.

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7ah2DH6vQKibR41

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Multimodal Composition and Assignment Design

Instructors: Nicole Wilson & Elaine Kaye

Description

“Students should be able to both read critically and write functionally, no matter what the medium.”  (William Kist quoted in http://www.ncte.org/governance/MultimodalLiteracies).
Explore the history, principles and practices that are embodied in this quote by participating in this program. 

Objectives

  • Discover and analyze the research surrounding the history and shifts of literacies that inform our current understanding of multimodal composition. 
  • 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

Oct. 21, 28 & Nov. 4, 11, 18 & Dec. 2 from 1pm-4pm in Carrier Library 37

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2015

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5iKpkVzfJPPo6yN

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Digital Storytelling For Content Creation

Instructor: Dave Stoops

Description

Discover how to create digital stories for use in the classroom, for professional development, or as scholarly content.

Objectives

  • Understand the purposes of digital storytelling in higher education
  • Identify representative features of a digital story.
  • Recognize parameters that define high-quality images, video, and audio
  • Create a digital story with captured images, video, and narration based on criteria provided by facilitators. 
  • Present your digital story

Dates

Sept. 16, 23, 30 & Oct. 7 from 9am-11am in Carrier Library 37

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 10 at 5PM. 

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

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The Art of the Digital Assignment

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

Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 & Oct. 7, 14 from 1pm - 4pm in Carrier Library 37

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 10, 2015

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01z0ToDlpsdAktf

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