Lunch-n-Learn Fall 2012 Series Announced!

Lunch-n-Learn Fall 2012 Series Announced!

October 8, 2012

Lunch-N-Learn Series Information

Session 1
Welcome Session – ECAR Data and Truman Students

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Oct. 10
Violette Hall Room 1400
ECAR is a national survey which looks at student preferences related to learning and technology. This year is the first time Truman students have participated in the survey. The national results and the results from Truman students will provide a great background for this semester’s Lunch-n-Learn series.

Session 2
Blogs and Wikis and Google Apps Oh My!

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Oct. 17
Pickler Memorial Library 103
This session will discuss how blogs, wikis and related technologies can be used to foster collaboration in higher education. Learn how to work with these tools for group use or interactive projects in the on-ground, hybrid or online classroom.

Session 3
Social Bookmarking and Online Resource Management

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Pickler Memorial Library 103
Social bookmarking has helped teachers and students work together to create libraries of organized online resources. Learn more about social bookmarking websites and online resource management tools, and how using these sites can help organize, cite links and research sources.  

Session 4
Video Discussions and Feedback

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Oct. 31
Pickler Memorial Library 103
This workshop will discuss the use of VoiceThread, a program used to take online discussions to a new level of interactivity, and EyeJot, software that provides feedback to students in a more personal way. Participate hands-on and learn how to create discussions and feedback using text, voice and video to improve online communications.

Session 5
Gesture-based Learning

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Nov. 7
Pickler Memorial Library 103
This session will focus on a predicted trend coming in the near future to higher education: gesture-based learning. Ever wonder how gesture-based learning might be applicable in the classroom? Join the discussion about the possibilities of implementing Microsoft’s Kinect and Apple’s Leap Motion into the curriculum.  

Session 6
Open Learning Content

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Nov. 14
Pickler Memorial Library 103
Have you been looking for copyright-free resources to enhance your curriculum? Learn about a variety of free resources available to engage students, such as TED Lectures, Merlot, Connexions, Ning, MIT OpenCourseWare eBooks and more.

Session 7
Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Nov. 28
Pickler Memorial Library 103
Augmented reality, the layering of virtual information over actual locations, is becoming increasingly popular as a way to enhance one’s current perception of reality with digital information. Experience these realities firsthand.  

Session 8
ebrary and Films on Demand

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dec. 5
Pickler Memorial Library 103
This session includes a discussion about resources available at Truman’s own Pickler Memorial Library, including ebrary – full-text access to more than 70,000 electronic books in all academic subject areas, and Films on Demand – a multi-disciplinary collection of streaming videos available for use in Blackboard. Spend time perusing the available resources and learn how to add these resources to a Blackboard course shell.

Session 9
Fun, Free Tools for Use in Education

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dec. 12
Pickler Memorial Library 103
The final workshop in the series will focus on sharing additional free tools available. Amp up presentations using Prezi, stay abreast on favorite topics using StumbleUpon and much more. Join us for a fun-filled hour of sharing our favorite “freebies.” We would like to have your participation in this final session. Please share with us your ideas, or plan to take the floor for a few minutes to share your favorite “teacher technology.”

To register to attend any of these sessions, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.