Spring 2013 Lunch-n-Learn Series Announced

Spring 2013 Lunch-n-Learn Series Announced

January 29, 2013

Lunch-n-Learn Series for Faculty

 Session 1 – GOOGLEAPPS FOR EDUCATION:  Feb. 6th, 2013 from 12:30pm to 1:20pm in PML103

This session will focus on two GoogleApps used here at Truman:  Google Docs and Google Sites.  Learn how wikis like Google Docs can be used in the classroom to facilitate deeper learning.  Spend time creating a free and easy website using Google Sites that you can share with your students to help them stay connected outside of the classroom.

 Session 2 – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MULTIMEDIA LAB: Feb. 13th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103 & PML204

Join Diane and Susan to learn more about the many features of the Multimedia Lab in the Library.  From Adobe Captivate and Photoshop to iMovie and GarageBand, the Multimedia Lab offers special software for use in education.  The workshop will begin in PML 103 with a brief presentation of available software, then the workshop will move up to PML 204 for a brief orientation of how the room is used.

Session 3 – A Faculty Perspective on MOOCs: Feb. 27th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103

MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) certainly are getting a lot of attention in higher education these days.  Will they change the landscape of higher ed in the future, or will they wind up being a lab experiment from which we can learn? Join us as Professor Shirley McKamie shares her personal experience from the perspective of a student in a MOOC to learn more about the experience of participating in one.

Session 4 – PROVIDING STUDENT FEEDBACK:  Mar. 6th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103

In this workshop, we will discuss the use of EyeJot to provide feedback to students in a more personal way.  Participate hands-on and learn how to create feedback using text, voice, and video to improve online communications.

Session 5 – PICKLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S DIGITAL LIBRARY AND E-CONTENT:  Mar. 20th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103

If you’ve never perused Pickler Memorial Library’s Digital Library, then you’re in for a treat!  The Truman State University Digital Library features digitized objects from the holdings of the Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections & University Archives. These include manuscripts, photographs, glass slides, vintage sheet music, and other unique and rare items.  Join us as Amanda Langendoerfer, Head of Special Collections & Archives along with Janet Romine, Head of Public Services join us to explain and demonstrate how to access these rare finds.  Janet will also touch on the Library’s eBrary and Films on Demand that you can access and utilize as resources with students.

 Session 6 –BLACKBOARD DESIGN:  Mar. 27th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103

Blackboard is a robust Course Management Tool that allows instructors to not only create and share content, but to design it in such a way that students are motivated and engaged with the content.  If you already use Blackboard, but would like to learn more about  the use of special features such as Adaptive Release, Customization, and Learning Modules, this workshop is for you!

Session 7 – ACCESSIBILITY IN THE CLASSROOM:  April 3rd, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103

Addressing the special needs of students with disabilities is important to their success.  Join Vicky Wehner, Disability Services, to discuss the importance of universal design and learn more about what options are available to help students with disabilities to improve their learning outcomes.

Session 8 – ADVANCED SMARTBOARD USE:  April 10th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103

In this session, we will demonstrate some of the more advanced features of the SMARTBoard.  Learn how to work with these tools to create innovative and interactive activities in the classroom to increase successful learning outcomes and provide an engaging experience.

 Session 9 – Fun, Free Tools for Use in Education:  April 17th, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm in PML103

The final workshop in our series will focus on sharing additional free tools that you can use to amp up presentations using Prezi, to stay abreast of your favorite topics using StumbleUpon, and much more.  Please join us for a fun-filled hour of sharing our favorite “freebies.”  We’d 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, please go to eventmanager.truman.edu to sign up today!