Friday, March 30, 2012

Excellence in Teaching Conference TODAY

Today the Dick Smith Library hosts the educational sessions for the annual Excellence in Teaching Conference put on by the Center for Instructional Innovation (CII).  These sessions are open to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Sessions will be held from 9 AM to noon and from 1:45 to 4:10 PM, in both the Library's instructional classroom and the multipurpose room, both on the main floor.  Many sessions are only 15 or 30 minutes long; easy to squeeze into your busy day.

Some of the sessions include:
- Using Humor to Engage Student Learning
- Take a Sneak Peek at Blackboard Learn 9
Using Qualtrics for Online Data Collection
- Jing It! (free screen capture software)
- Panopto: A Tool for Online Courses

There will also be presentations by the R.E.A.L. Council and the Texas Social Media Research Institute, as well as a panel discussion on "Active Teaching Techniques Across the Disciplines," and a debate between Dr. Chris Guthrie and Dr. Charles Howard on "The Use of Technology in the Classroom."

More information about all of the sessions is here, and a printable agenda for the day is here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

simply stopping by to say hello