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Spring 2009 TLC Weekly Workshop Schedule
The TLC is offering lunchtime Instructional Workshops throughout the semester. This first month we are concentrating on Basic Skills that will help you make the most of instructional technology in your classes. As always, we are available for one-on-one help, both by appointment or just walk-in. The TLC is open during Library hours. Heather Cleary is available 9am - 5pm Monday through Fridays. Kathleen Forrest is available Monday through Thursday 10:30am through 7pm and Fridays 9am - 5pm.
Although you may simply drop it, it's helpful if you sign-up via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are on Thursdays, 11:15am - 12:15pm, in the TLC.
|January 29||Blogs||Heather Cleary|
|February 5||e-Portfolios||Heather Cleary|
|February 12||Doing Grades in O-Space||Kathleen Forrest|
|February 26||e-Portfolios||Heather Cleary|
|April 9||Teaching the Millennials||Jean-Marie Venturini|
|April 16||e-Portfolios||Heather Cleary|
|April 23||Doing Grades in O-Space||Kathleen Forrest|
|April 30||Wrap It Up!||Kathleen Forrest|
|May 7||Wrap It Up!||Kathleen Forrest|
List of Available Workshops
These workshops may be offered throughout the year, but are easily available by request.
Basic Database Searching: Introduction to the various online resources purchased by the Otis Library and to the methods for finding needles among the haystack of the billions of pages of data. Discussion of strategies for faculty to use in teaching students to do appropriate research for courses.
Basic Podcasting using GarageBand: Introduction to basic Podcasting using GarageBand. Make an audio-only Podcast or Enhanced Podcast with still images as well as audio. Use these demos for basic skills or lessons that students can review at any time anywhere. Use Podcasts for students that need to reinforce learning by different delivery methods. Upload your Podcasts to iTunes U for class assignments.
Doing Grades in O-Space: Tips on how to use the Gradebook in O-Space. Learn how to set up your Grade Settings and enter Grades correctly. Let O-Space do the work figuring out the Final Grades. End of the semester, print out a copy of the entire class and the Final Grades, and turn it in to your Department.
e-Portfolios: General introduction to our e-Portfolio system accessible as part of our Learning Management System O-Space. Faculty, students, and staff may create e-Portfolios for a variety of uses. They may be used as part of a class that requires posting art work for review. Portfolios can also be used by graduating seniors to direct potential galleries or employers to a site showing their work.
Introduction to PowerPoint: If you have been too timid to play around with PowerPoint, now is your opportunity to become BOLD! Create PowerPoint lectures for class. Upload PowerPoint study guides to O-Space. Make presentations to your peers. Learn the fundamentals of this very versatile software. Impress your friends. Be Bold! Introduction to the basics of creating a classroom PowerPoint presentation.
O-Space: General Introduction to our Otis Learning Management System, using the interface, and what O-Space can do for you. Confirm your classes are listed and students are enrolled; learn to upload your Syllabus, set up your attendance records. Create a variety of “Topics” including Announcements, Assignments, Handouts, Resources, and Discussions. Set up grading records. Upload various file formats.
OtisDID: General introduction to our Otis Digital Image Database (OtisDID) to create slideshows for your classes. Learn how to sign in, search the databases, and select images to create a presentation. Then practice with the presentation viewer. Organize your slideshows. Upload your personal images to supplement ours. Create canned searches. Burn your slideshow to a CD. Export your images into PowerPoint.
Refresher on Otis email: All faculty, students, and staff are now required to use Otis email for school business. As part of the Introduction to the new Otis Website, get a refresher on how to check your webmail.
Scanning Slides, Photos, & Prints and Capturing Your Own Photos to Use: Optional but useful skills are also covered with these two workshops. Learn how to scan a variety of image formats as well as capture your photos from your own camera. Once you have your images, learn Photoshop basics on how to save them to use for your own class or project.
Second Life: What do you get when you cross The Matrix with MySpace? Come find out about the wonders of Second Life, a virtual world that Otis College is investigating for use in Art and Arts Education. In this overview, we will watch a brief PowerPoint presentation, and visit EduIsland, the new home of the Otis College Gallery and virtual classroom. We can also help you create your own Avatar so that you can explore on your own, or for the more timid, attend Otis explorations that are held in-world most Fridays.
Start Pages: The Personalized Portal: You can take all your links with you as you travel and use various computers. The workshop will show some of the benefits of having access to your entire web content from one place using free web tools. Or make a page for your students to use of important resources for your class. Hands-On Workshop.
Teaching Tips: Pedagogical theories abound on the subject of teaching the Net Generation or the Millennials. We are offering two workshops, which should elicit discussion with your peers. The subjects covered will be concerned with teaching the Millennials and Seven Principles for Good Practices in Undergraduate Education.
Tips on How to Engage the Millennial Student!: In this workshop we will discuss some strategies that can be employed to greater increase student engagement within the classroom. We will engage in activities that will allow us to reflect on teaching pedagogy as well as identify current trends, characteristics, and the general differences of the millennial generation that can be utilized as positives for more effective communication of course content.