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October – December 2014

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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.…

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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

How to Give a Great Lecture

Thursday 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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D2L: Getting Started

Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 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…

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. This mentoring session, led by two graduate students with a substantive amount of classroom experience teaching English 3130/Business Writing, will explore options for course design including…

Screen Captures with Camtasia

Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Faculty interested in creating voiceover PowerPoints, software or process demonstrations, or otherwise capturing what happens on screen will be happy to discover in this click-along workshop how simple the process can be. Workshop topics…

Virtualizing Your Office Hours

Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 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…

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. The presenters will introduce key points from Ken Bain’s work and address the following three items: developing key concepts of learning, addressing expectations of the students,…

eTextbooks with InDesign 1: Getting Started

Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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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…

Creating Simulations with Captivate

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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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…

Building eTexts in D2L

Wednesday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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This workshop will discuss what D2L, the University’s easy-to-use learning management system, can and can’t do for faculty who want to (re)construct textbooks or course resources as eTexts. Tips and tricks for uploading and…

Helping Your Students Visualize Data

Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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The ability to organize and make sense of data and present findings is a crucial digital age skill, necessary for many students to not only understand and process difficult concepts but also develop the…

Creating Online Conversation Spaces

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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…

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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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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Understanding how well students are understanding content is a crucial part of the ongoing, formative assessments necessary to gauge what teachers should say or do next in the classroom. This seminar offers suggestions and…

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. The presenter will share some assignments that help engage interest in MLA and APA citation styles. A sample of such techniques include: MLA Olympics, fun quizzes,…

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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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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…

Creating Interactive Media with Captivate

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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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…

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Facilitating and encouraging learning in online settings often requires faculty to rethink ways that they teach in more traditional, in-person, face-to-face settings. This seminar offers a forum to discuss the some techniques and resources…

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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…

D2L: Assessing Student Progress

Monday 9:30 am - 10:30 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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Panopto

Monday 3:00 pm - 4:00 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

Hosting Virtual Guest Speakers

Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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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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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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.…

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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…

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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