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November 2014 Newsletter

Please read below for upcoming events from the APDC and the Learning Technologies Team.

Upcoming APDC events: 

On Wednesday, October 22 at 11:30 am in the SUB Alumni Room, we will have an APDC Lunch.  Jeremy Byers, Truman's 2014 Educator of the Year, will present The Critical Link: Leveraging Faculty/Student Interaction in Retention and Academic Success.  Lunch will be provided.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday, October 17 through the following form: 10/22 Lunch RSVP.

On Monday, November 3 at 3:30pm in SUB 3202Dave Leaton from the Truman State University Writing Center will present a workshop on grading student writing, titled From Slog to Jog: Responding Effectively and Efficiently to Student Writing.  Refreshments will be served.  An RSVP is not required, but please complete the following form: Grading Writing RSVP if you would like to receive a reminder before the event.

On Tuesday, November 18 from 12-1pm in the SUB Conference Room, there will be an APDC Workshop on the topic of Writing Student Learning Outcomes.  Dana Vazzana from the APDC will lead the workshop, and faculty are encouraged to bring syllabi for specific courses in order to begin the process of composing or revising learning outcomes for these classes.  Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP: Learning Outcomes RSVP by Friday, October 31 if you plan to participate.

Remember that we will be watching the 20-minute Monday Morning Mentor video every Monday from 11:45-12:05 in the SUB Conference Room.  Bring your lunch and join us!  Beverages and cookies are provided.  Upcoming topics are as follows:

10/20:       What Does Copyright Ownership Mean to Me?
10/27:       Is There a Solution to Students Multitasking in Class?
11/3:         How Can I Enhance the Impact of Feedback in Online Classes?
11/10:       How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible?
11/17:       What is Storyboarding and How Can It Help You Flip Your Class?
11/24:       What Are Five Tips For Writing Effective Learning Outcomes?

Upcoming Events from the Learning Technologies Team:

On Wednesday, October 29th, at 12:30 pm in PML103 the Learning Technologies Team will cover the topic of Lecture Capture, specifically how to use Screencast-O-Matic. This session will include a discussion regarding screen recording for flipped or online classes, another resource for professors to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will be given resources and links to include this recorder within a class.


On Wednesday, November 12th, at 12:30 (PML103), the Learning Technologies Team will host a workshop on Flipped/SCALE-UP Classrooms. This session will include discussion regarding specific strategies that can be implemented for combining technology, group work, and discussion to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will be introduced to the options available on campus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUFud6MoHMo (Virginia Tech: SCALE-UP Classroom)

On Wednesday December 3rd, the Learning Technologies Team would like to invite you to swing by their office in PML205 sometime between 10am and 3pm for refreshments.  This is an opportunity for you to visit with the Learning Technologies Team about anything technology related you desire, and share ideas regarding future workshop topics.

On Dec. 9th, 10th, and 11th, the Learning Technologies Team will be hosting “Open Office Hours” for New Faculty in PML205.  Now that you have survived the semester, we have some things to share with you!  Please stop in for Apple Cider, and ask any questions you may have as you reflect on your semester and begin to think about the Spring!