Workshops & Events

Summer Retreat for Online and Blended Course Design

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

Teaching a class with online components is becoming a rising trend. Whether you are interested in designing a fully online class or a course that blends both online and face-to-face modes of learning, this retreat is for you. The retreat will provide guides and references about best practices, through faculty presentations, samples, research evidences, technology trainings, and design consultation.

Pre-requisite:

A course that is or will be in the JMU class catagolue that the faculty applicant teaches

Objectives

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

Dates and Location

May 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27

9am-12:00noon in Rose 5308

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5nViGidSQ5icW9L

Contact

For any questions about this program please contact Juhong Christie Liu at liujc@jmu.edu or Shenghua Zha at zhasx@jmu.edu

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Animation Sandbox

Instructors: Jamie Calcagno-Roach, Dave Stoops, Diane Wilcox, Tom Wilcox, Lynn Tomlinson, Ashley Caudill, Lynn Eaton & MALA GA’s

Did Lynn Tomlinson’s presentation at this years Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference spark your interest in using animation for teaching and learning?  Do you want to learn more about how you can create and use animated content to help explain course topics?  Join us for the animation sandbox to explore how you can incorporate animation in your courses.  

Please bring your own device.

Objectives

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

  • EXPLORE the purpose of using animated content in your courses.  
  • CREATE animated content by utilizing different materials including clay, paint, cut out paper, etc.
  • LEARN: how to capture animations digitally using cameras, tablets and apps on SMARTphones. 

Dates and Location

Mondays, Jan 25 & Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

1-3:00pm in Lakeview Hall

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eyrHxHZera7aRAV

Contact

For any questions about this program please contact Jamie Calcagno-Roach at calcagjm@jmu.edu or Dave Stoops at stoopsed@jmu.edu.

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2016 Institute for Summer Online Course Development

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

CIT invites you apply for the 2016 CIT Institute for Summer Online Course Development. Two cohorts will be offered at this institute. The Thursday Cohort will meet face-to-face and online on Thursdays between January 28 and March 3 from 1:30-4:30pm. The Friday Cohort will meet face-to-face and online on Fridays between January 29 and March 4 from 8:30-11:30 am. All JMU teaching faculty are invited to apply for participation in one of the two cohorts.

Please visit https://cit.jmu.edu/online_learning/institutes/online_institute_sp16  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

Thursday Cohort:

Jan 28 & Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 & Mar 3

1:30-4:30pm in Rose 5308

 

Friday Cohort:

Jan 29 & Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar 4

8:30-11:30am in Rose 5308

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Statement of Support due by Friday, December 4, 2015

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7UPoQpOozDOWXGt

Statement of Support at: https://cit.jmu.edu/assets_upload/statement_of_support_CIT2016OnlineLearningInstitute.pdf

Contact

For any questions about this program please contact Juhong Christie Liu at liujc@jmu.edu or Shenghua Zha at zhasx@jmu.edu

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Smartphones+Online Learning=?

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

According to the results of 2014 JMU Student Technology Trends Survey, students' use of smartphones for school, work or recreation increased an average of 10% in the past year. Bring your own smartphones and join us in this 2016 CIT Program: Smartphones + Online Learning = ?. In this program, we will explore opportunities together to enhance, enrich, and extend online learning* with the use of smartphones. In addition, faculty participants will work with selected students to design and implement an online learning activity using smartphones.

Note: * You do not need to teach a fully online course in order to participate in this program. You are eligible if a significant amount of your students’ activities occur online for the single learning activity you design during the program.

Objectives

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

  • Identify appropriate use of smartphones in online learning
  • Understand students' perception in using smartphones in online learning
  • Design a learning activity that uses smartphones

Dates and Location

Mondays, Mar 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4, 11, 25

1:30-4:00pm in Rose 5308

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5pm

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0liFvf6tsjbF0UZ    

Accepted applicants will be notified before Spring Break of 2016.

Contact

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

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Digital Storytelling For Content Creation

Instructor: Dave Stoops

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 and Location

Fridays, Jan 22, 29 & Feb 12, 19 & Mar 4*

9am-12:00noon in Carrier 37

*Final Showcase will be held on this date

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, Januay 11, 2016

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2mYqF18536rvJLn

Contact

For any questions about this program please contact Dave Stoops at stoopsed@jmu.edu

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The Art of the Digital Assignment

Instructors: Nicole Wilson & Elaine Kaye

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 and Location

Tuesdays, Jan 26 & Feb 2, 9*, 16, 23 & Mar 1, 15*, 22

1:30-4:30pm in Rose 5211

*Individual consultations will take place on these days

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 15, 2016

Apply at: http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6x0unHEpOjtlpSB

Contact

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

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