Past Programs & Resources

Digital Pedagogy Series, Fall 2015

Session 1:
Introduction to iMovie: Simple Filmmaking Assignments

Presenter: Rachel Hall-Clifford, Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Public Health
Date/Time: Thursday, September 17th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Where: Educational Technology Center, McCain Library, G-43

Simple film editing programs are readily available on computers and tablets, and students can develop sophisticated small film projects with guidance and coaching. In this faculty-led workshop, you’ll be introduced to iMovie and, within a few minutes, you’ll learn to create a short digital film project that includes images, sound, and text. Dr. Hall-Clifford will also share ideas for incorporating film projects into courses, including a series of assignments that culminate in a completed film.

Session 2: Pinterest: Popular Social Media Tool for Curating Content

Presenter: Robin Morris, Assistant Professor of History
Date/Time: Thursday, October 15th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Where: Educational Technology Center, McCain Library, G-43

If you ever ask yourself questions like "Where's that website I was going to use in my class?” or wish that Google was more helpful in locating the perfect article to demonstrate a particular skill, you’ll appreciate the curating website Pinterest. In this workshop, Dr. Morris demonstrates how to create an online file cabinet so that you can easily locate and access informational websites you’ve collected and discusses how she has used the site for her classes.

Session 3: Digital Dialogues: In-class Conversations with Chat Tools

Presenter: Toby Emert, Associate Professor of Education
Date/Time: Thursday, November 19th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Where: Educational Technology Center, McCain Library, G-43

Moodle features a chat tool that invites all students in a course to participate in class discussions. The tool also allows professors to record an online discussion for archiving and evaluation. In this faculty-led workshop, you’ll learn how to set up a Moodle chat room and practice using the tool by engaging in a digital dialogue with colleagues.