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September – October 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.…

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. This workshop is coordinated by Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. This mentoring session will focus on how to share assignments digitally as well as…

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. This session will be about setting up D2L for assessment and how to use it as a tool to interact with students. D2L can serve as…

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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Electronic publishing offers a way to deliver highly customizable and interactive content to students in variety of affordable formats. This seminar outlines the evolving nature of the e-publishing landscape, highlighting possibilities, resources, and the…

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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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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…

Building eTexts in D2L

Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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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…

Design Thinking and the Classroom

Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The CII offers design consultation services, but what does that mean? This seminar attempts to pull together ideas about how design thinking can change the way you approach your teaching and assessments.
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This workshop is delivered in partnership with Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. While it is nice to use paper and books in and outside the classroom, with the advancement of technology and the internet, there are a lot…

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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…

D2L: Getting Started

Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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…

Screen Captures with Camtasia

Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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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…

Beyond the Lecture

Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Even if you consistently deliver great lectures, lectures are not always the best way to promote deep student engagement with course content or collaboration among peers. This series of seminars offers a forum to…

Helping Your Students Visualize Data

Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 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

Monday 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…

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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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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…

Panopto

Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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

Online Learning: Resources and Practices

Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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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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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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.…

Beyond the Lecture

Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Even if you consistently deliver great lectures, lectures are not always the best way to promote deep student engagement with course content or collaboration among peers. This series of seminars offers a forum to…

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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…

eLearning Content Construction Lab

Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 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…

Hosting Virtual Guest Speakers

Monday 1:30 pm - 2:30 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…

Peer Review: Strategies and Tools

Monday 3:00 pm - 4:00 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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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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New media technologies are reshaping how people interact and learn in and out of schools. In this talk, Rich Halverson will discuss how technologies such as social media, digital media production communities, fantasy sports,…

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Lower Division Studies, in the English Department. Aside from offering a couple of assignment ideas that include the production of students’ own podcasts, the session presents recommendations about particular podcasts that instructors can…

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