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Center for Learning and Teaching

Fall 2014 Events

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Digital Fluency

September 12

Digital fluency is understanding the range of possibilities for a certain objective, knowing how to choose the appropriate solutions from a set of tools to best meet those objectives and understanding how to adapt to changing technology. This seminar will provide the opportunity to discuss what place digital fluency has in your teaching, your life, and the lives of your students.

Student Success Strategies

September 22

Unlike many other factors that predict achievement in higher education, an effective learning environment can be intentionally established and nurtured by instructors. This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the attributes of your courses that increase student success with colleagues.

  • Agenda
  • Results of the 3-2-1 Notecards - A Google document that anyone can comment on. The CLT included some links to several of the topics we discussed, such as icebreakers, web whiteboards, and just-in-time-teaching strategies. Feel free to add your comments to this document.
  • Promoting Student Involvement Chain Note - A scanned copy of the chain note that made its way around the room asking the question, "What are you doing to promote student involvement inside and outside of the classroom?"
  • Backchannel chat transcript - A PDF transcript of the chat we had about ways we provide support to our students inside and outside of the classroom.

Flipping Lite - Active Learning

October 10

Participants in this seminar will be introduced to the basic concepts of active learning and flipping the classroom; the latter of which emphasizes daily self-study and homework with focused in-class questioning and activity that applies the concepts worked on in self-study. These concepts continue to evolve today and, with educational technology innovations, educators can provide learners with engaging self-study activities and lessons while deepening the learner's knowledge through focused in-class activity and problem-solving. This seminar will provide participants with examples and tools that assist these pedagogies as well as a forum for discussion on how to apply them to learning and teaching.

Lee Sheldon - Multiplayer Classroom

October 17

Come hear how to use games and storytelling to captivate and teach students of all ages. Lee Sheldon is Associate Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Games and Simulation Arts & Sciences, Department of Communication & Media). He wrote The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game (2011) and has contributed to many other publications. Professor Sheldon will give an overview seminar and a hands-on workshop.

Collaboration Technologies from Cisco

October 24

Collaboration technologies can be used for peer tutoring, student collaboration groups, administrative purposes and more. Representatives from Cisco will be at the CLT to showcase the Classroom of the Future. Drop in any time during this "open house" to see the possibilities of the Cisco Connected Classroom, including video conferencing and web collaboration tools. At 12:45pm, Dr. Lance Ford will join from his classroom in Howe, Oklahoma. He will discuss and demonstrate the possibilities of the Connected Classroom and show how other Higher Education institutions are including technology in their classrooms to expand the boundaries of the learning environment, while exposing students to technologies and business applications they will use in the workplace upon graduation.

  • For more information contact Whit Sprague at (585) 281- 4806 or wsprague@cisco.com

Apple iBooks

October 31

Learn about the Apple Education ecosystem, including iBooks (an interactive textbook on iPad) and iTunesU (which includes online course management capabilities). Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to develop an iBook or create a course using iTunesU. Explore free tools and try out Apple products. Bring your own content for an iBook or iTunesU so Apple representatives can help you develop something you can actually use after the workshop.

Panopto Demo Day

November 10

Panopto is a video platform which can improve communications and share knowledge by recording lectures and lab demos, create a campus YouTube channel or webcast events, flip the classroom, and more. Come learn how it can help enrich teaching and learning in your courses.

Flipping Lite - Active Learning - Graduate Student Organization

November 14

Flipping Lite - Active Learning - Decker School of Nursing

November 17

Participants in this seminar will be introduced to the basic concepts of active learning and flipping the classroom; the latter of which emphasizes daily self-study and homework with focused in-class questioning and activity that applies the concepts worked on in self-study. These concepts continue to evolve today and, with educational technology innovations, educators can provide learners with engaging self-study activities and lessons while deepening the learner's knowledge through focused in-class activity and problem-solving. This seminar will provide participants with examples and tools that assist these pedagogies as well as a forum for discussion on how to apply them to learning and teaching.

Legalese of Higher Education

November 21

Can journal articles be shared in a Blackboard course? Are the videos that I share accessible to all my students? How do FERPA guidelines impact the use of social media in my teaching? The Center for Learning and Teaching invites you to join us on for a presentation on Inclusive Design, Copyright, and FERPA. Campus experts on these topics will provide brief overviews and facilitate active discussions on how these topics impact teaching and learning at Binghamton University.

Last Updated: 5/4/17