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CTELT • Learning Technologies • Workshops • Workshop Descriptions
Facilitating Group Work and Cooperation in the Classroom With: Social Media (Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Research has shown students learn more when they build a social community and are engaged with their learning environment. This one hour session will explore and explain how social media tools can be used in any learning space (on-campus, online or blended) to increase community, engagement and learning.
Teaching and Learning with Smart Phones, iPads and other mobile technologies.
The definition of a learning space has left the confines of a four-walled room. In this session you will gain an introduction for using some of the latest mobile technologies for both on-campus and online instruction. Feel free to bring your smartphone, iTouch, etc.
Encouraging Active Learning With: Articulate Presenter, Adobe Connect Pro and Other Technologies
Paraphrasing L. Dee Fink, active learning creates a dialogue with self and with others. This one hour session will explore how presentation and online collaboration technologies facilitate these learning dialogues in on campus, blended and online learning spaces.
Integrating Easy/Free Tools and Content to Engage Students
It is not hard to create Microsoft Office Word or PowerPoint presentations, but it is not easy to create content that is effective and engaging. This workshop will introduce and demonstrate a set of FREE tools to spice up presentations. With a 60-minute investment of your time, you will be able to transform your content into a simple, clear and effective presentation that engages your audience. After completion of this workshop, the participants should be able to:
· explain the importance of content creation in learner engagement
· locate free tool resources to create effective presentations
· explain educational benefits and drawbacks of the tools
· apply the tools to different instructional contexts
Integrate Easy/Free Tools and Interaction/Community to Engage Students
Interaction is one of the essential elements in teaching and learning in both classroom environment and virtual environment. It is especially important to decrease the psychological distance in online teaching and learning. This workshop will introduce a number of ideas and tools to enhance interaction, an essential element in teaching and learning. With a 60-minute investment of your time, you will walk away with ideas and resources to engage your students in learning. After completion of this workshop, the participants should be able to
· explain the importance of interaction in teaching and learning
· locate free tool resources to enhance interaction and build a community
Digital Storytelling: Engage Students with Creative Activities
Digital storytelling is a modern way of telling stories or presenting information by weaving images, music, narration or voice together. This workshop will introduce three simple ways with free tools to create digital stories. With a 60-minute investment of your time, you will be able to create appealing course elements or develop learning activities that engage your students with their own creative juice. After completion of this workshop, the participants should be able to
· define digital storytelling
· list ideas for creative learning activities with digital storytelling
· locate free tool resources to create digital stories
Activity-Based Design in Online learning
Have you ever looked for activity ideas to engage your students in online learning? If you are, this session might be a good one for you. This workshop will introduce and discuss a variety of activity ideas in online teaching and learning, which will focus on three kinds of presences: social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. Some peer sharing and discussion time will be also provided. After completion of the workshop, the participants will be able to
· explain three presences in online teaching
· apply some activity ideas to engage students
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