LEARN Center Workshops 2008-2009

Podcasting at UW-Whitewater

Date

Monday, May 4, 2009

Time

12:00-1:00pm (lunch provided)

Location

University Center Room 275A

Many students consider podcasting a common communication method. Mobile devices such as the laptop computer, cell phone, iPod and mp3 player have revolutionized communication models. Now the challenge lies in updating higher education communication methods to match the requirements of the ever-changing student communication paradigms. Many schools are attempting to meet the new communication expectations of students with audio and video podcasting. Beginning in the fall semester of 2009, UWW instructors will have the ability to create podcasts using standard audio devices or Podcast Producer software. Students can view podcasts via iTunes U combined with an RSS feed that will automatically download podcast lectures to the student’s mobile device or computer.

Please stop by and see our presentation concerning the best practices for podcasting course material. All UWW faculty can podcast their courses with little effort. Faculty only need to turn on the microphone and start talking.

Presenters

Bob Boyle and Keith Mountin from Apple Corporation
Bob Schramm from UWW College of Business and Economics

Register By

Monday, April 27, 2009

To reserve a place, please contact the LEARN Center:
262.472.5242 or learn@uww.edu
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The workshop is listed under "Learn Center"



Online Instruction Best Practices:

How To Engage The Net Generation Using Instructional Technology

Date

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Time

12:00-1:00pm (lunch provided)

Location

University Center Room 259A

Net generation students are often bored in college and tend to tune out with the help of their laptop, cell phone, or iPod. So how can we re-engage students in learning? Web 2.0 and 3D virtual environments are often touted as potential solutions. But which is best to use and why? How techno savvy do you need to be to use these technologies? David Delgado and Karen Skibba from the Learning Technology Center will share strategies and showcase Second Life, blogs, wikis, YouTube, podcasting, and instant messaging. Join us to learn how your colleagues are using these technologies to engage their students.

Presenters

David Delgado, Karen Skibba

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

To reserve a place, please contact the LEARN Center:
262.472.5242 or learn@uww.edu
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The workshop is listed under "Learn Center"



College Lesson Study: Just Do It

Date

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Time

12:00-1:00pm

Location

University Center Room 259A

Lesson Study is a collaborative, unique and powerful process in which a small group of teachers jointly designs a single class lesson in order to document and assess its effect on student learning & thinking. In this workshop you will learn about lesson study and the opportunities to become involved in doing lesson study. There will be a brief introduction followed by presentations from two 2008 UW-W Lesson Study teams:

  • Modeling the Small Group Process in the required Basic Communication Course - Jeanine Fassl, Sue Wildermuth
  • Modeling the SARS Epidemic in a Pre-Calculus Course - Geetha Samaranayake, Fe Evangelista, Julie Letell

Presenter

Geetha Samaranayake

Register By

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

To reserve a place, please contact the LEARN Center:
262.472.5242 or learn@uww.edu
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The workshop is listed under "Learn Center"



Now You've Written it
What Next: Tips From Editors

Date

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Time

12:30-1:30pm (Lunch Will Be Included)

Location

University Center Room 261

Joseph Hogan and Rebecca Hogan, the editors of a scholarly journal, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, since 1988 and members of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, will talk about the editorial process from submission to publication. Learn what you can expect to happen after you have submitted your article. Hear what editors want. There will be a brief presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Presenter

Joseph Hogan and Rebecca Hogan

Register By

Friday, March 20, 2009

To reserve a place, please contact the LEARN Center:
262.472.5242 or learn@uww.edu
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The workshop is listed under "Learn Center"



Teaching Effectiveness: 'Hit The Mark' Without Saying A Word!

Date

Monday, February 23, 2009

Time

Noon-1:00pm (Lunch Will Be Included)

Location

University Center Room 261

Effective teachers are generally effective communicators. But did you know that many of our messages during a normal class period are communicated nonverbally? Students often learn a lot about us based on what we “don’t say.” Studies have found that appearance, eye contact, facial expression, gestures, touch, vocal behavior, and even use of space impact not only how an instructor is perceived, but how much students are able to learn and later recall. This LEARN Center offering explores what communication researchers have found regarding effective nonverbal communication in the classroom and gives practical suggestions to help you put their findings into practice.

Presenter

Barb Penington, Chair, Department of Communication and winner of the Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award

Register By

Monday, February 16, 2009

To reserve a place, please contact the LEARN Center:
262.472.5242 or learn@uww.edu
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The workshop is listed under "Learn Center"



Successful Course Design: Online or Hybrid

Date

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Time

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location

McGraw 127

What are the considerations when deciding whether to develop an online or hybrid course? How are these course formats structured differently? How is teaching transformed? What are the strengths and challenges? Answers to these questions and more will be discussed while learning how to develop successful fully online or hybrid (also known as blended) courses.

January 12: Best practices and lessons learned for designing and teaching online or hybrid courses will be shared by UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater instructors. Interactive sessions will provide opportunities to share concerns and gain specific strategies for planning online or hybrid courses.

January 13: The course design planning process for both online or hybrid courses will continue using the Quality Matters Rubric as an instructional design tool. Participants will learn strategies and participate in hands-on activities to learn how to use D2L and other technology to organize online course content; build learner engagement and community; and align course goals, activities, and assessments.

Prticipants are encouraged but not required to attend both days. Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided for both days.

Presenters

Tom Gillespie and Karen Skibba from the UW-W Learning Technology Center

Speakers on January 12 will include expert hybrid and online instructors from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater

Register By

December 12, 2008

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The workshop is listed under "Learn Center"

Motivation in the College Classroom

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
12:30-1:30pm (Box lunch provided)
UC 266
Facilitator: Greg Valde
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Deadline November 11, 2008

A frequent complaint among faculty and academic staff is the number of students who don’t seem very motivated to learn or do their work. In this workshop we will explore this issue, consider some different perspectives on the “motivation problem,” and discuss research-based principles of effective motivation.

There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and a chance to share both your concerns and your best ideas for addressing this eternal teaching issue.

Improving Online Assessment:
The effective use of quizzes & other assessments online

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
12:30-1:30pm (Box lunch provided)
UC 275B
Facilitators: Tom Gillespie, Karen Skibba, Roni Telfer
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Doing assessment online requires some different planning, organizing, and formatting than assessing in a face-to-face mode, but it can reap some valuable rewards, too. This workshop is designed to provide some useful insights into doing online assessment.

Come hear what panel of your peers has found to be effective means for developing and administering assessments online.

Ask questions and learn about valuable resources.

Designs For Learning
Strategies & Structures for Developing Disciplinary Thinking

Monday, August 25: 9AM - Noon & 1PM - 3PM
University Center, Room 259 (A & B)
Presenter: Sherry Linkon (Youngstown State University)
Continental Breakfast Will be Served at 8:30AM

This two-part workshop will explore ways to make the cognitive practices of your discipline (or interdisciplinary field) visible to and useable by students. Drawing on ideas about learning as a form of cognitive apprenticeship, the workshop emphasizes a model for teaching that can shape both specific assignments and the structure of the course.

The morning session will introduce three related teaching strategies: modeling, scaffolding, and coaching. We’ll apply these in discussing and designing course units and

In the afternoon, we’ll consider how this model might structure a whole course. Together, these sessions will suggest a different way of thinking about teaching and learning, and they will help you fine-tune your plans for your fall courses.

Making The Most of Google
Enhance Your Teaching and Research; Keep Your Research Tools at Your Fingertips

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30AM (University Center)
9:15AM - 10:30AM
University Center Room 262

Everybody knows Google, and everything about it, right? Recent advances and improvements in Google products offer opportunities to effectively and efficiently find information on the internet. This Googleology workshop features several cutting edge products that encourage a climate ripe for scholarship and research. Engage students in a familiar milieu, using technology to which they are accustomed.

By participating in this workshop, you'll learn to:

  1. Create your individual iGoogle homepage
  2. Craft and populate iGoogle with relevant Google Gadgets
  3. Personalize Google Scholar preferences to hybridize University Library resources and the free internet:
    1. Use Google Scholar as an interface to the University Library
    2. Interlibrary Loan Materials not available in our library
  4. Google Books to find books, book chapters and quotes relevant to your field
  5. Google U.S. Government Search to find local, state & federal government information and personalize your search page with relevant feeds

ORSP
Help With Research & Scholarship

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30AM (University Center)
9:15AM - 10:30AM
University Center Room 264
Presenter: Denise Ehlen (Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

This workshop will explain and explore the array of services and funding opportunities available to faculty and staff through the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. ORSP works with faculty and staff to provide assistance with research and scholarly activity. Goals of this workshop include:

  • Understand Office Research and Sponsored Programs Services
  • Comprehand the diversity of the grand funding community
  • Research and identify potential funding sources
  • Link grant seeking to research, teaching, and service

Bringing Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum
It's Not Just for Graduates Students Anymore!

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30AM (University Center)
10:45AM - Noon
University Center Room 262
Presenter: Julio Rivera (Chair, Department of Geography • Carthage College)

Research at the undergraduate level is commonly discussed and encouraged, but sometimes starting and sustaining this work with students can be daunting. One of the key building blocks is the integration of research and scholarship skills into the ordinary curriculum. This gives it a more practical and central role in developing the undergraduate researcher and the collaborative role of the faculty. This workshop will explore and discuss ideas for growing the undergraduate experience in research, scholarship and creative activity.

UW System Institute on Race &amp Ethnicity (IRE)
Grant Opportunities & Programs

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30AM (University Center)
10:45AM - Noon
University Center Room 264
Facilitators: Joyce F. Kirk (Executive Director) • Thomas V. Tonnesen (Assosciate Director UW System Institue on Race & Ethnicity)

For approximately three decades, the IRE and its predecessor organization have served the UW System as a catalyst for the further development of racial/ethnic studies across the various campuses. Over the years, many constituencies at UW-Whitewater have benefitted.

This presentation will focus on the funding opportunities that the IRE makes available to faculty, academic staff, and student organizations in such areas as research, curriculum development, campus activities, and reading seminar groups, all with the goal of supporting diversity and the understanding of racial/ethnic themes. Examples of successful proposals will be discussed, and the IRE’s website (www.uwm.edu/Dept/IRE) will be featured along with its rich resource, the Syllabi Bank.