Each summer the TLT Center offers the Seton Hall community an opportunity to explore a wide variety of technology topics. Join us this summer for the TLTC’s Summer Technology Series which is scheduled on Wednesdays, starting May 29, running through July 24. Topics range from the use of technology to support teaching and learning, increasing productivity, and expanding your social media presence. Lunch will be provided.
Click It to Assess It! Efficient Integration of Assessment Into Your Course – May 29
Michael Vigorito, Director of University Assessment Center and Professor – Department of Psychology
In this workshop, participants will view a demonstration of the iClicker audience response system and will have an opportunity to use the iClicker app to experience first-hand how the tool works. In addition, we will discuss various levels of assessment, including university, program, course, and student, and how the iClicker system can facilitate these assessment initiatives. Dr. Paige Fisher from the Department of Psychology will be a guest speaker, sharing her experience using iClickers in her undergraduate psychology courses. Finally, data output options and other use case scenarios will be presented and discussed. Come learn how this tool and other strategies can support your own assessment goals! Register Here
Hybrid Course Fundamentals and Design – June 5
Renee M. Cicchino, Riad Twal
Hybrid courses carefully integrate online and face-to-face activities using the best aspects of both environments to meet the learning outcomes. Replacing seat time with online lectures and activities allows for more focused face-to-face interactions, not to mention freeing up classroom space. This workshop is designed to take faculty from course planning and design, to developing hybrid activities; using open educational resources to enhance lecture content and finally, using lecture capture software to create online lectures.
Effective Poster Design for Academic Conferences – June 12
Heidi Trotta, William Otskey, (Guest Speaker) Meryl Picard, PhD, MSW, OTR - Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Medical Sciences This workshop will cover academic poster design basics, handling charts and graphs, identifying a color scheme, working with templates, finding appropriate images and graphics, as well as before and after examples. A hands-on activity designing an actual poster in PowerPoint is included. Meryl Picard, from Graduate Medical Education, will share thoughts and experiences supporting student academic poster design for research. Register Here
There’s More to Learn with Blackboard – June 26
Learn how to create a more engaging and effective asynchronous environment by adding voice and lecture capture to your courses. These easy to use tools embedded in Blackboard allow instructors to create instant lectures and notes. Also learn about the many exciting new features and improvements that will be coming soon to Blackboard. Prepare for your Fall courses, and join us for this hands-on workshop.
Increasing Your Personal Productivity, Which Tools Can I Use? – July 10
Do you sometimes feel there’s got to be a better way? With Technology, there usually is. Whether it’s e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing or just handling all those files we accumulate. Join us for “Increasing Your Personal Productivity, Which Tools Can I Use” this summer and find technologies and practical ways to do things better.
Everything You Want to Know about Social Media on Campus – July 17
Mary Zedeck, Michael Hyland
This session will explore social media best practices to reach your target audience while aligning with the University’s strategy to create cohesive messaging to the larger community.
The Windows 8 Experience – July 24th
Riad Twal – Instructional Designer
Come and see Microsoft’s new OS, Windows 8! This session will cover the new environment, where you will have the opportunity to work with the operating system and learn about the new interface and features. We will discuss the key elements of Windows 8, including the new “Modern User Interface” (start screen), Modern Apps, Charms Bar, SkyDrive, and working with the traditional desktop. Additionally, tips, tricks, and keyboard shortcuts to get the most out of Windows 8 will be shared.
Win a Kindle Fire HD! – Attend a TLTC Summer Series Event to enter the raffle. Increase your chances by attending more than one event! Drawing will take place on July 24, 2013.