Faculty Workshops

Educational Technology Workshops

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Our Educational Technology Workshops are designed to introduce faculty to core tools that support effective hybrid and online teaching. In each session, we’ll offer an overview of the affordances of each tool, and discuss how each might be used each to solve attendees’ pedagogical challenges.

 

Brightspace: Setting up Your Course

Brightspace, by Desire to Learn (D2L), is Georgia State University's learning management system. At this session, one of the CII's instructional designers will offer offer an overview of what's possible in Brightspace, and offer advice on how to design your course to maximize student engagement and ease of use.

VoiceThread: Encouraging Rich Online Interactions

VoiceThread is an easy-to-use, media-rich, online discussion tool available to all Georgia State University classes. Integrated into Brightspace, faculty and students can contribute ideas via text, audio, video, and annotations in ways that open up all sorts of possibilities in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. At this session, a CII instructional designer will present an overview of the tool and facilitate a discussion of possible classroom applications.

Collaborate and Skype: Hosting Online Classes and Meetings

At this session, we will discuss how to use Collaborate to host synchronous online classes, and how to use Skype/Lync to set up virtual office hours, online student work groups, virtual guest speakers.

Online Faculty Mini-Courses

classroom_banner-02-300x200-300x200Our online faculty mini-courses are two-week dives into different topics central to teaching online and hybrid classes. Courses are designed to be flexible and exploratory. Through interactions with peers and curated resources, faculty will share, develop, and receive feedback on ideas about course design in digital spaces. Participating in the course will also help faculty get a feel for what it’s like to be a student in hybrid and online classes, an invaluable perspective when designing and teaching online classes.

Here is how the online mini-courses work:

  • Courses will be hosted in Brightspace, and will use integrated tools we think are great.
  • Courses will be active for two weeks and will require a 30-minute to two-hour time commitment to get the most from them.
  • Activities are asynchronous, with optional synchronous meetings.

Creating a Welcoming Online Environment

This course will help both seasoned and not-so-seasoned online faculty create an easy-to-navigate virtual space. We will explore ways to encourage collegiality, openness, community building, and a sense of shared journey.

Please use the Eventbrite registration link on the Course Details Page to confirm your registration. Twenty-four hours before the course begins, you will receive an email with a link to access the course.

Virtual Collaboration and Communities

Do you like to promote rich conversations in your face-to-face class or have students engage in collaborative problem solving? Do you worry that taking your class online means sacrificing these fruitful interactions? Good news! It doesn’t have to. This course will help you design online collaborative and interactive learning experiences for students, focusing on both pedagogical and technical considerations.

Please use the Eventbrite registration link on the Course Details Page to confirm your registration. Twenty-four hours before the course begins, you will receive an email with a link to access the course.

Assessment: Evaluating and Encouraging Learning through Creative Assessment Design

Well-designed assessments can be used to evaluate, engage, and challenge your students in all sorts of ways. In this course, we’ll consider best practices in quizzing, formative and authentic assessment, problem-based learning, and other possibilities.

Please use the Eventbrite registration link on the Course Details Page to confirm your registration. Twenty-four hours before the course begins, you will receive an email with a link to access the course.

Creating Online Instructional Content

In this course, we'll discuss how to find, adapt, and create well-designed content that will engage students in online and hybrid courses. We'll outline fundamental design principles and suggest tools and techniques that we think will be most useful to you.

Please use the Eventbrite registration link on the Course Details Page to confirm your registration. Twenty-four hours before the course begins, you will receive an email with a link to access the course.

Hosting Class Sessions in a Virtual Environment

Virtual class sessions can be just as engaging as face-to-face classes. This course will provide tips, tricks, and best practices connected to hosting dynamic and productive virtual class environments.

Please use the Eventbrite registration link on the Course Details Page to confirm your registration. Twenty-four hours before the course begins, you will receive an email with a link to access the course.

Additional Technology Training

Georgia State faculty, staff, and students can enroll in a wide variety of technology training from the CII for free, as well as take advantage of lynda.com and Skillsoft (eTraining) online learning libraries.

Upcoming Events

Aug
10
Mon
1:00 pm Brightspace: Setting up Your Course @ Classroom South 401
Brightspace: Setting up Your Course @ Classroom South 401
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Brightspace, by Desire to Learn (D2L), is Georgia State University’s learning management system. At this session, one of the CII’s instructional designers will offer offer an overview of what’s possible in Brightspace, and offer advice… more »
Aug
11
Tue
9:00 am Brightspace: Setting up Your Course @ Classroom South 401
Brightspace: Setting up Your Course @ Classroom South 401
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Brightspace, by Desire to Learn (D2L), is Georgia State University’s learning management system. At this session, one of the CII’s instructional designers will offer offer an overview of what’s possible in Brightspace, and offer advice… more »
10:00 am Collaborate and Skype: Hosting O... @ Classroom South 401
Collaborate and Skype: Hosting O... @ Classroom South 401
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Brightspace, by Desire to Learn (D2L), is Georgia State University’s learning management system. At this session, one of the CII’s instructional designers will offer offer an overview of what’s possible in Brightspace, and offer advice… more »
11:00 am VoiceThread: Encouraging Rich On... @ Classroom South 401
VoiceThread: Encouraging Rich On... @ Classroom South 401
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
VoiceThread is an easy-to-use, media-rich, online discussion tool available to all Georgia State University classes. Integrated into Brightspace, faculty and students can contribute ideas via text, audio, video, and annotations in ways that open up… more »

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