2016-2017 Programs

Announcing The Centers for Teaching and Learning, Digital and Visual Literacy, and Educational Technology's "Digital Pedagogy Series" Fall 2016

Faculty members are invited to attend a series of workshops designed to demonstrate a range of tech tools that are readily available and can be integrated into your courses or research. Each workshop includes a demonstration and the opportunity to use the tools being demonstrated. Space is limited to 10. If you wish to participate in any of the workshops described below, please reserve your place by contacting Simone Robinson (srrobinson@agnesscott.edu / x5517).

Digital Pedagogy Series, Fall 2016

Session 1: What is Storify Good For?

Presenter: Jim Diedrick, Professor of English
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 20, 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Where: Center for Teaching and Learning, McCain Library, G-13

Storify is a curation tool that allows students to take web-based resources, such as news articles, tweets, sound bites, YouTube videos, and images and easily drop and drag them into a Storify story. In this session you will learn how Jim Diedrick, professor of English, uses Storify with Twitter in his writing classes to extend the reach and relevance of student essays and journalistic writing. Students can also use Storify to further their exploration of research topics and other class-related assignments.

Session 2: Reimagining Your Domain Space as a Pedagogical Tool: An Online Literary Journal Project

Presenter: Alan Grostephan, Assistant Professor of English
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Teaching and Learning, McCain Library, G-13

This workshop is geared towards faculty members who have already created their own domain sites and would like to learn more about using them as a tool for teaching and learning. Alan Grostephan, assistant professor of English, uses his domain site to host an online literary journal for his creative writing classes. Grostephan uses the journal to expose students to new modalities of communication that provide critical real-world connection and collaboration. Time will be set aside afterwards for those interested in brainstorming about assignment ideas or needing a refresher on adding content to their domain sites.

Session 3: Making Your Mark with Zotero

Presenter: Casey Long, User Education Librarian
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Teaching and Learning, McCain Library, G-13

Zotero is one of those tools all researchers should have in their pocket to start building their own collection of research citations specific to their field of interest. Imagine never having to hunt down a citation you used before again! From the collection, researchers can quickly create bibliographies of selected resources in any citation style or insert citations directly into a document. Plus it will store screenshots of websites and PDF copies of articles for offline viewing. In this session, Casey Long will demonstrate features that will be helpful to faculty as researchers and as teachers. Existing users are invited to share information.

Faculty Book Club, Fall 2016

This semester there are three book clubs reading Sara Ahmed's On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. The book clubs meet on the following dates: 9/28, 9/29, 10/5, 10/12, 10/13, 10/19, 10/20, 10/26, 10/27, 11/2, 11/3, 11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/17, 11/30, and will meet together as a group on December 1.

Team Based Learning, Fall 2016

Throughout the semester the CTL will host workshops and meetings to support faculty using team based learning. There were two workshops in August, and one in September. Dates of additional workshops are to be announced.

Universal Design, Fall 2016

In collaboration with the Department for Accessible Education, a workshop on Universal Design is planned for October. Date and time are to be announced.

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