Roundtable Descriptons

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

                                                                                                                                                         
Academic Integrity

In this seminar, we will discuss some of    the tools and strategies than can be employed to help curtail, detect, and prove academic integrity violations.  We will discuss tools originality evaluations tools such as Turnitin.com will also explore strategies to prevent cheating altogether. Geared toward instructors of online and traditional classes alike, this seminar will give participants the opportunity to share and learn in a group setting.


 
Active Learning

Active learning can be defined as a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content. In this seminar, participants will have an opportunity to discuss the following: Why should a faculty member choose to teach in this environment? What are the benefits of using this learning environment? With this changed learning environment, what classroom teaching strategies you can use? Additionally, some ways you can incorporate the active learning strategies that can be used in your regular classroom will be discussed.


 
Converting a Course to the Online Environment

The Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology will pair instructors with an instructional technologist who will serve as a mentor to faculty through the process of transitioning a course from the traditional to the online medium. Over the course of a semester the faculty/mentor pair will explore some of the pedagogical and technological challenges involved in transitioning from teaching in a traditional classroom environment to online. Together they will explore some of the strategies that have employed in making similar transitions. Faculty will learn both the tools employed in online learning but the skills needed to use them successfully.


Course Design

A well-designed course will optimize student learning and engagement for conceptual mastery. By reviewing a course design model, the participants will get a big picture of a process of making a complete course design.  In this seminar, participants will find ways to organize your course around clearly defined goals and learning opportunities.

Pedagogy, Academic Support, Classroom Support

Effective Online Discussions

Participants of this discussion will learn how to create more engaging and interactive online experiences in traditional and online courses. Topics will include the integration of multimedia (including student-created audio and video) and the use of social media tools.


Flipping a Class

A flipped class keeps student learning at the center of teaching.  Like the best classes have always done, this approach supports instructors playing their most important role of guiding their students to deeper thinking and higher levels of application.  In this seminar, participants will explore the pros and cons of using flipped Classes method in various disciplines, along with strategies for doing so. Guidelines and tips for preparing flipped classes will be discussed.


Motivating Online Learners

Motivation is sustained by support and feedback.  In this session we’ll discuss both the importance of feedback and some strategies for deploying it in the online environment.


New Faculty Tech Orientation

A survival guide designed to help faculty will learn how to successfully navigate tools including banner, blackboard, voicemail and email. Best of all, new faculty will learn what help resources are at their disposal! This seminar is based on information provided by units including Information Technology, Instruction and Research Technology, the Cheng Library and the Help Desk.

 
Web Conferencing   

Learn to use the Collaborate web conferencing software for teaching, meetings, interviews and so much more.  Web conferencing is an important tool for hybrid and online instructors, but instructors in traditional settings can use the tool for online office hours. Participants will learn how to use the software as well the tools needed to become highly effective moderators. Skills taught will include sharing desktop content with students, incorporating webpages, PowerPoint as well as both audio and text-based discussion features. Like any new tool, pedagogy can get lost among all the tools, but this session features the teaching rich functions of Collaborate.