Faculty Technology Institute
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May 19 - 23, 2014
We hope you can join us in 2014 for a fun filled week dedicated to exploring technology you can use. Each year we hold over 40 technology workshops organized in four tracks. There’s no need to stick to a particular track. We encourage participants to mix and match workshops to create a schedule suited to their specific needs and interests.
We plan our schedule during the Spring term. In a typical year, about half our schedule is made up of sessions we repeat and update each year with the other half reserved for exploring the latest trends in educational technology and hot topics here at L&C. To get a sense of what to expect, our 2013 tracks and sessions are below. Morning workshops are restricted to faculty, and our afternoon sessions are open to the entire campus community.
Track 1 - Everyday Essentials
Workshops in this track are geared towards helping you get the most out of software you use regularly. In our Lab session we’ll be available for individual tutorials and to answer specific questions about backing up files, connecting from home and more.
- Options for Faculty Websites
- Get Started with Google Sites
- Moving to Google Sites
- Beyond the Presentation
- Quick Bytes – Online Tools (Class Lists, WebAdvisor, Calendar Appointment Slots)
- Share and Collaborate with Google Drive
- Google Forms for Educators
- Organization Tips & Tricks from Google Pros
- Quick Bytes - Office 2013 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Track 2 - Moodle
Moodle is still the easiest way to securely distribute course materials and add online interaction to your class. We have sessions for all levels and discuss the latest best practices in electronic learning.
- Staging Moodle for Student Progress
- Get Started with Moodle OR What’s New with Moodle
- Desiging in Moodle to Serve your Syllabus
- Quick Bytes - Manage Moodle (Groups, Scheduler, Gradebook)
- Put Your Quizzes Online
- Effective Discussion Forums
- Quick Bytes - Moodle Favorites (YouTube, VoiceThread, Flickr)
- Collecting Student Work in Moodle
Track 3 - Focus on Teaching
In this track we explore technology that directly impacts the classroom and how you teach. Come and discuss how we and our students create, share and interact with digital media and how we can using tech to extend the classroom, encourage active learning, foster student collaborations and more.
- Flipping the Classroom
- Social Media for Research and Collaboration
- Designing Curricula with Visual Media in Mind
- Quick Bytes – Student Engagement (Personal Response Systems, Social Media, Crowdsourcing)
- Tools for Student Collaborations
- Options for Video Conferencing
- Quick Bytes - Presentation Tools
- Video Conferencing Presentation Tips and Tricks
Track 4 - Cool Tools and Emerging Tech
In this track, get hands-on experience manipulating digital media and explore the latest tech trends such as tablets (iPads), digital games, 3D printing and more. There’s extra lab time in this track for you to work on digitization and video projects, get hands-on tutorials, or just have fun experimenting.
- iPad Tips & Tricks
- Instructional Videos: Find, Edit and Share
- Games and Gamification
- Quick Bytes – Images Online (Flickr/Picasa, Art Stor, Creative Commons)
- Digital Media Projects & Online Collections in Omeka
- Quick Bytes - The World of Tomorrow (3D Printing, Augmented Reality, Wearable Technology)
- Ereader Book Club
Questions? Have suggestions for our 2014 schedule? Contact Miranda Carney-Morris (503-768-7220)