Engaging Web 2.0 Resources and Technologies for Active e-Learning, e-Mentorship, and Collaboration: A CTL Mini-Seminar/Workshop Series
This mini-seminar will revisit the notion of social learning via Web 2.0 resources and introduce a number of online resources and technology tools that enhance teaching and learning and can be used in various courses across the disciplines in both traditional and hybrid settings. Tools discussed in the seminar will include the wiki-based Piazza Q&A platform, the Educreations App, Slack and its integration with GoogleDocs/Dropbox, Blackboard Collaborate, Digication’s Conversations, Screencast-O-Matic, and Livescribe Smartpen. We will highlight best experiences, explore platform features, and discover new opportunities with these technologies, providing tips for their effective usage.
Concise and practical in nature, the mini-seminar will address the two key themes CTL’s 2015-2016 seminars are pursuing: Digital Learning and the new Core Competencies (particularly Inquiry and Problem Solving/IPS competency with Digital Communication ability). The seminar will also explore virtual Peer-Mentoring/Guidance and strategies for utilizing a virtual meeting place to build opportunities for e-mentorship rooted in peer-based learning among classmates. Presenters will include colleagues from across academic departments who will share their e-learning knowledge and experience with the goal of improving learning in all teaching modes, from face-to-face to hybrid to fully online. Emphasis will be placed on building both student-student and student-faculty online interactions.
Faculty and staff, full and part-time, are invited to participate in this professional development mini-seminar co-led by Natalia Mosina (MEC) and Jade Davis (CTL).
You will get the most of this mini-seminar if you register for all three meetings (see the dates below), but if you cannot make it to all of them, then you are welcome to register for the sessions that fit your schedule.
Tuesday, March 15, 3:15 – 5:45pm (focused on Slack and its integration with GoogleDocs/Dropbox, Blackboard Collaborate, and Media Lab Services for Media related projects);