Teaching with Technology Workshops
eLearning Lunch and Learn Series
Please join us for the Teaching with Technology – eLearning Lunch and Learn Series to share your ideas on teaching with technology.
Hosted by Dr. John Doerksen, Office of the Vice-Provost (Academic Programs & Students) [Registrar], and the Teaching Support Centre (TSC), the Teaching with Technology – eLearning Lunch and Learn Series focuses on the nexus between innovative uses of new and emerging technologies, and best practices in teaching and learning. These noon hour sessions (lunch will be provided) are intended to foster campus-wide collaboration, communication, and resource sharing about varied technology issues.
These lively forums will feature faculty and staff from across the disciplines sharing and discussing how they are successfully integrating technology into their curriculum. The Lunch and Learn series aims to foster a venue to share and learn from each other.
These learning opportunities will occur throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. For more information, please contact Kim Holland at: email@example.com
Fall 2013 Session Dates
Thursday, November 7, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Winter 2014 Session Dates
Friday, January 24, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thursday, February 27, 12:00pm to 1:00 pm
All sessions will be held in the University Community Centre (UCC) Room 147A/B. As lunch will be served, please register.
Instructional Skills Workshop Online (ISWO)
This workshop was developed to address the needs of Western’s faculty who teach online, and is designed to develop in practitioners increased competence, and confidence teaching in the online environment. This small enrolment, 26-30 hour workshop occurs entirely online in OWL over a 5-week period, where the participants experience the dual roles of both being an instructor and student in an online course. During the ISWO, feedback and personal refection activities provide opportunities for individuals to learn from this dual role model. The workshop involves asynchronous interactions between group members and the facilitator. The activities in this short course are intended to provide an authentic environment where faculty can learn, experiment, and practice skills related to facilitating and assessing online learning.
Past participants have said,
“I have to thank you for demonstrating how you can structure a course— since seeing the ISWO I've been able to re-organize my own course, and sub-divide modules into topics to prevent students from becoming inundated with too much confusing material on one page.”
“I am so glad I was able to participate in the ISWO. I felt that it was extremely insightful being in the position of online student as this, itself, gave me ideas for what to do/not do.”
For more details, please contact Kim Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Upcoming ISWO Workshops:
- October 28 to November 30, 2013
- February/March 2014
Teaching with Technology for New Faculty
This all day session will focus on using technology in your instruction and is designed for faculty who are new to teaching. Some of the topics covered will include:
- applying technology in the classroom with best practices in teaching
- using PowerPoint in lectures effectively
- how to 'deal with' students using technology in your class
- podcasting and wikis
- online and blended courses
- giving students a voice by incorporating technology
- using OWL (powered by Sakai) in your instruction
- answering your questions about technology in your teaching
- teaching with technology resources
- Instructional Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) and how they can assist you
Summer Teaching with Technology Institute
The complex interactions of the classroom brings instructors, students, and technology together to create a learning environment where creating knowledge and meaning is more relevant and difficult than ever before. The Summer Teaching with Technology Institute’s goal is to provide instructors with information, tools, and support options for learning about and using educational technology.
The focus of this institute is to highlight the essential knowledge and skills required for the integration of technology into either your face-to-face or online courses. Participants need not have any experience with instructional technologies to attend; you need only to have an interest in how technology can enhance your curriculum. The institute's emphasis will be using teaching technologies in your instruction to improve your students’ learning. Please consider joining fellow faculty members for an interesting and educational two days. This workshop is jointly hosted by the TSC and the ITRC.