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September – October 2014

D2L: Getting Started

Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Desire2Learn is the University System of Georgia’s central learning management system. If you are interested in the kinds of things that D2L and associated tools can do for you, this introductory overview is just…

Creating Simulations with Captivate

Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Captivate is Adobe’s powerful eLearning content production tool. This workshops outlines the steps involved in creating software simulations that require interactivity, such as clicking or typing to advance slides, expose menus, or complete a…

Creating Online Conversation Spaces

Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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It’s true that online forums sometimes do less than encourage deep and respectful dialog. However, it would be a mistake to essentialize all online content as shallow and vapid. This seminar will offer techniques…

Virtualizing Your Office Hours

Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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It is important that students who are not able to be present physically in office hours are still able to get the help they need. This seminar will discuss how office hours might be…

Peer Review: Strategies and Tools

Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Thoughtfully integrating peer review strategies can give students the prompt and frequent feedback they need without creating mountains of work for faculty. Having students to review and comment on peers’ work also promotes metacognition…

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InDesign is Adobe’s powerful desktop publishing software. This workshop will begin to introduce how to use InDesign to create eBooks. Topics will include navigating the InDesign workspace, importing and formatting text, placing and anchoring…

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This three-part, hands-on series dives into the knowledge and skills that faculty need to begin constructing their own short films and documentaries. Technologies and techniques involved at every stage, from planning to post-production will…

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Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org) demonstrates how simple, sparsely produced educational videos can make big educational impacts. This workshop walks faculty through the steps involved in creating Khan Academy-style screen captures using Camtasia and drawing tablets.…

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Teaching a fully online course with a synchronous component? Want to hold virtual office hours or exam reviews? Interested in having virtual meetings or inviting a speaker to your class who lives out of…

The Lie of the “Digital Native”

Monday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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It’s simply not true that all students possess the skills they need to succeed in online settings simply by virtue of having been born after a certain date. This seminar discusses the kinds of…

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Well-designed online classes offer a variety of ways for students to interact with instructors and each other. This workshop offers an overview of the D2L-related tools available to facilitate rich and authentic online interactions.

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Adobe Captivate makes it possible to take existing video footage & presentation material and add choose-your-own-adventure-style engagement. Such interactivity allows instructors to not only record what they do in face-to-face classroom or on-the-job settings…

Setting Up Online Collaborative Work Spaces

Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Digital technologies enable all kinds of online collaborations among students, faculty, and researchers. This seminar will offer an overview how collaborative projects can be integrated into work at Georgia State, including a discussion of…

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Formerly “Teaching with iPads,” this tap-along seminar offers a chance to discuss ways to integrate mobile devices, apps, and services into your teaching and assessment.
Prerequisites: None

Hosting Virtual Guest Speakers

Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Travel can be expensive, inconvenient, and sometimes impossible. However, Georgia State faculty members have access to all sorts of digital tools that can help bring experts into the classroom virtually. This seminar offers an…

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Apple’s free iBooks Author tool offers an easy-to-use way to build and export media-rich, interactive eTextbooks for iOS or Mac OSX. This workshop will walk through the steps involved in choosing templates, adding text…

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This workshop picks up where Creating eBooks with InDesign 1: Getting Started left off, introducing a variety of additional topics related to adding media and interactivity to eBooks.
Prerequisites: eTextbooks with InDesign 1: Getting…

eLearning Content Construction Lab

Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Bring your own content to this open lab session. Instructional designers from the CII will be on hand to help faculty find and start using exactly the right tools and techniques to meet their…

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This three-part, hands-on series dives into the knowledge and skills that faculty need to begin constructing their own short films and documentaries. Technologies and techniques involved at every stage, from planning to post-production will…

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We at the CII encourage instructors to employ a variety of assessment types and to match assessments with pedagogical aims. Sometimes, a multiple-choice assessment is exactly the tool for the job. This seminar outlines…

D2L: Assessing Student Progress

Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Instructors exploring online course management solutions can choose from a variety of student assessment tools. This workshop explores ways to streamline the grading process and provide students useful and prompt feedback.
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How to Give a Great Lecture

Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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We’ve all been inspired by great lectures and lecturers, but putting a finger on what makes a lecture or lecturer great is sometimes difficult. This seminar will discuss the art and the science of…

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Adobe Presenter lets you start with your existing PowerPoints and end up with interactive, scenario-based eLearning content. This workshop will walk through the steps involved in importing slides, adding interactivity, and exporting.
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Panopto

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Panopto offers a very simple, user-friendly way to capture a PowerPoint lecture and post it online. This workshop walks through the steps involved in creating digital representations of online lectures.
Prerequisites: None

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Tableau helps students, faculty and staff understand very complex data through advanced visualizations that are easy to build. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations for reporting dashboards or research…

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This three-part, hands-on series dives into the knowledge and skills that faculty need to begin constructing their own short films and documentaries. Technologies and techniques involved at every stage, from planning to post-production will…

Virtualizing Your Office Hours

Monday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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It is important that students who are not able to be present physically in office hours are still able to get the help they need. This seminar will discuss how office hours might be…

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Being a successful scholar in today’s higher education landscape is less about inhabiting an ivory tower than it is engaging in vibrant networks of learning and scholarship. This seminar will offer a forum to…

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Digital media assignments (DMAs) include all sorts of technology-enabled projects such as video and audio shorts, websites, digital stories, comic books, eBooks, animations, digital art, animations, games, Khan Academy-style videos, and much, much more.…

Digital Humanities Series

Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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This series of seminars will discuss how teachers can approach their teaching and assessments in ways that encourage students to use digital tools and services to engage with course content, create media, and extend…

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