Learning Technologies Announces Fall 2014 Lunch-n-Learn Series

The Learning Technologies Team is pleased to announce a Fall 2014 Semester lineup of workshops for faculty focused on a variety of teaching with technology topics.  These workshops will primarily take place every other Wednesday throughout the Semester at 12:30pm, with an occasional workshop occurring at a different time. Please see the schedule below for a full list of topics, dates, and times!  The LTT Team will also be joining Dana Vazzana for her Magna Series Monday Morning Mentor Program. These sessions offer brief 20 minute presentations from faculty all over the United States on a wide variety of topics.  Feel free to bring your lunch and join us!  There’s plenty of time to watch and still have time for lunch and good conversation.  We are also glad to schedule an individual consult following following any topic of special interest.  Thank you, Dana, and the APD committee for sponsoring this lecture series!

PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO THE MANY EVENTS SCHEDULED ON CAMPUS TODAY, THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE!   The first scheduled workshop held by the Learning Technologies Team will be on Wednesday, September 17th on lynda.com, at 12:30 in the Multimedia Lab – Picture with text - please note: this will be rescheduled!PML204.   lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members such as Truman State University receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. You are free to join us in the Multimedia Lab for a brief demonstration on the power of lynda.com, then we strongly encourage you to attend Constitution Day festivities, including the guest speaker at 1:30!

On Tuesday, September 23 at 1:00 pm in SUB Georgian Room A, we will be watching the Magna Online Seminar Getting Started With Classroom Assessment Techniques with Dana Vazzana.  This is an interactive online seminar that we will be watching live on the large screen. You can read more about the seminar and its content here: Classroom Assessment Techniques seminar. A late lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday, September 19 via the following form: RSVP form.

On Wednesday, October 1st, at 12:30 (PML103), the Learning Technologies Team will host a workshop on Assessment Techniques you can Employ in Blackboard.  Following the Magna Presentation, are you considering your assessment strategies?  If so, you might find this workshop particularly helpful.  We will be demonstrating ways in which exams and problem sets can be designed to best support student learning and understanding.  In this workshop, participants learn more about creating effective problem sets and questions using the Blackboard Tests and Pools functions for a class of their choosing.

On Thursday, October 2nd, at 3:30pm (PML103), the Learning Technologies Team will host a workshop designed specifically for New Faculty on Lecture Capture. This session will include a discussion regarding lecture capture for both face to face and online classes –  another resource for professors to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will be given resources and links to several lecture capture options, including Panopto and Screencast-O-Matic.

On Tuesday, October 14th at 10:30 am in VH1304, the Learning Technologies Team will hold a special session on Google Drive. Whether it’s collaborative group projects or just an easy way to store or share your projects with others, Google Drive has you covered!  Learn more about using Google Docs, Presentations, and Calendars – all features found in Google Drive that can enhance your personal and professional life!

On Wednesday, October 15th, at 12:30 pm via Zoom Cloud Meeting, we’ll take a look at Zoom, an awesome platform that combines cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings and mobile collaboration.  Feel free to sit at your desk, eat your lunch and join the Learning Technologies Team to learn more about one of the hottest topics in educational technology.  To join the meeting via computer, please go to: https://zoom.us/j/803727492

To join by phone only: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll  Meeting ID: 803 727 492   A video tutorial regarding Zoom:

On Wednesday, October 29th, at 12:30 pm in PML103 the Learning Technologies Team will cover the topic of Lecture Capture, specifically how to use Screencast-O-Matic. This session will include a discussion regarding screen recording for flipped or online classes, another resource for professors to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will be given resources and links to include this recorder within a class.


On Wednesday, November 12th, at 12:30 (PML103), the Learning Technologies Team will host a workshop on Flipped/SCALE-UP Classrooms. This session will include discussion regarding specific strategies that can be implemented for combining technology, group work, and discussion to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will be introduced to the options available on campus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUFud6MoHMo (Virginia Tech: SCALE-UP Classroom)

On Wednesday December 3rd, the Learning Technologies Team would like to invite you to swing by their office in PML205 sometime between 10am and 3pm for refreshments.  This is an opportunity for you to visit with the Learning Technologies Team about anything technology related you desire, and share ideas regarding future workshop topics.

On Dec. 9th, 10th, and 11th, the Learning Technologies Team will be hosting “Open Office Hours” for New Faculty in PML205.  Now that you have survived the semester, we have some things to share with you!  Please stop in for Apple Cider, and ask any questions you may have as you reflect on your semester and begin to think about the Spring!