Workshop Series Fall 2010
The following workshops were offered in Fall 2010:
ePortfolio: Evangeline Stefanakis, 9/20
ePortfolios create a comprehensive assessment system in higher education institutions to document the products and process of learning over time. Boston University has implemented an ePortfolio assessment for learning model using Digication so that students can post a collection of course, internship and project work, along with reflections on learning. This workshop for BU faculty introduces participants to the concepts, design and development of ePortfolio for linking curriculum, assessment and instruction in any learning environment.
Engaging Students: Janelle Heineke, 10/6
Students learn best when they are actively engaged with the material they’re learning, but engaging students can be challenging. This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss a variety of methods of actively engaging students in the classroom, from simple classroom exercises to new interactive technologies.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Faculty: Kee Chan, 10/13
Faculty members are involved with many new, exciting activities in the academic world. We are striving to balance the demands of teaching responsibilities and the desire to inspire students’ learning, while establishing our research program and publishing scholarly work. This workshop will introduce faculty to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the application to teaching new courses and conducting research. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their own academic experiences in professional development.
Turning Technologies – Clickers: Elizabeth McConnell & Domenic Screnci, 10/20
Turning Technologies was selected by Boston University as the preferred vendor for student response systems (clickers). Join Elizabeth McConnell, from Turning Technologies, to learn benefits of using this technology in the classroom, best practices, and how to get started.
Adobe Connect Pro: Duane Lefevre, 10/28
Adobe Connect is a software/service that allows you to conduct virtual classes. You can present PowerPoint slides, conduct discussions via voice and chat, bring guest speakers into the classroom virtually and take polls to be sure students remain engaged. It is technology like this that our students will be using to manage in their increasingly global careers. The technology gives the faculty greater flexibility and gives the students a valuable experience.
Teaching and Learning Across Cultures: Irene Maksymjuk, 11/2
The multi-cultural classroom presents opportunities as well as challenges. This workshop will present several (mostly academic) scenarios for discussion, review the range of factors possibly at play, and touch briefly on some recent cross-cultural research findings.
Echo 360: Bill King & Domenic Screnci, 11/8
Create learning on-demand with the EchoSystem. It’s the industry-leading platform that automatically, affordably, and reliably captures class lectures and converts them into podcasts, video, rich media, and more for anytime, anywhere playback.
Its built-in automation and integration capabilities make EchoSystem easily scalable from one room to the entire campus. Create new possibilities, expand curriculum, and enable students to learn as they live—online, in contact, and on demand. Come with questions!