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Brownbag Lunch and Learn Series AY 17/18

Technology is always changing! Whether you're getting started in your academic career, are looking to fine tune a class, or you just love trying out new technologies and techniques, there is something here for you. We've put together twelve workshops around three themes:

 1: The Fundamentals

2: Promoting Student Engagement

3: Technology & Multimedia
In addition to the workshops  in this theme,  you can include a up to two workshops (total) from the other themes.

Faculty can attend any of these stand-alone workshops, or choose a theme and attend five or more workshops within that theme to earn a certificate.

The workshops are from noon to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays spaced throughout the academic year. If you can't attend the on-campus workshop, you may request a Zoom link to attend remotely.

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Included in theme #s

Date
Workshop
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Tues, Sept 12

Strategies for easy and effective feedback
Instructors already know that providing students with timely, meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and outcomes - but it's also time-consuming. In this session we'll show you the tools in Cougar Courses that can speed up this process, including audio feedback, drag and drop comments, and rubrics.

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  Y Y
Thurs, Sept 28

Graphics - Level 1
Find, grab, save, annotate, and cite images and screen captures. Make use of free resources and tools.

Y   Y
Tues, Oct 10 Innovative Presentation Tools
Tired of reviewing 30 or 40 PowerPoint presentations each semester? We'll share 3 great, free, online tools that you, and your students can use to create engaging,  professional-looking multi-media presentations: Powtoons, Adobe Spark, and Office Sway. 
Y Y  
Thurs, Oct 26 Team projects & Team-based Learning
Team Based Learning is a structured form of small group, collaborative learning that emphasizes student preparation out of class and application of knowledge in class. Learn how to implement it, and get advice from CSUSM instructors using TBL.
  Y Y
Tues, Nov 7 Y Y  
Tues, Nov 14 Peer Instruction & Student Response Systems
Encouraging students to be active participants in a large class can be especially challenging. Peer instruction is a research-based, interactive teaching technique developed by Harvard Professor Eric Mazur. In class, the instructor periodically poses prepared conceptual questions. Through a structured process that utilizes individual response devices and peer discussion, students build understanding.
Y Y Y
Thurs, Dec 7 Syllabus Makeover
Does your syllabus read more like a legal document than a course  introduction and a framework to guide student success?  It's usually the first thing students encounter in your class, so why not set a positive tone with a student-centered,  and aesthetically pleasing syllabus.
Y Y Y

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Date
Workshop
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Thurs 2/8 Expand your CC Toolbox
Learn about some of the lessor known activities/tools in Cougar Courses that support student collaboration and engagement.
  Y Y
Tues 2/27

Media Editing with Camtasia Studio
Go beyond the capabilities of the Mediasite Desktop Recorder with Camtasia Studio. Add Animations, insert media, hyperlinks, remove portions of a video and take advantage of their built-in video elements and effects.

Y Y  
Thurs 3/15 Graphics - Level 2
Basic graphics enhancements and editing in PowerPoint, adding  SmartArt, and using a series of your own images to create an animated GIF.
Y   Y
Tues 4/3 More Innovative Presentation Tools
Make a mini-lesson with EdPuzzle; design an infographic or poster with CANVA,  or create beautiful, interactive timelines with tiki-toki.
Y Y  
Thurs 4/19

CC Reports, Analytics & Statistics
What can CC tell you about your students and your course? In this session we will introduce you to reports, analytics graphs, blocks, and quiz and gradebook features that can help you track what is going on.

  Y Y
Tues 5/8 Create a Mini-lesson with Qualtrics
Embed an OER multimedia simulation into Qualtrics.  Build a lesson around it by incorporating a table of contents, scorable questions, feedback, and an email trigger.

     

Fall 2017 Registration

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