Fall 2010 TLT Scheduled Workshops

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  • Audience - WSU students, faculty, and staff
  • Summary - TLT offers a small group, hands-on workshops focused on university priorities and important initiatives. This article lists the title and a brief description of each of the workshops scheduled for fall 2010. Select the title of the workshop for more information.

Registration

Student Workshops

These workshops are held in Somsen 207e. Please bring your laptop, power cord, and network cord with you.

  • Adobe Photoshop 101 (PC, Tablet & Mac)
  • An Introduction to Apple iMovie (Mac)
  • Adobe Flash 101 (PC, Tablet & Mac)
  • Creating Simple Websites Using Adobe Dreamweaver (PC, Tablet & Mac). Want to build a website, but think it might be too complicated to do so? See how easy it is to create a basic web site in Dreamweaver. Bring your ideas and any pictures you would like to use with you. We will also go over creating a basic banner in Fireworks. Please have Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Fireworks installed on your laptop before you come to class. Bring your laptop and network cord with you.
  • Get to Know Your Tablet PC (Tablet)
  • An Overview of DeviantArt (PC, Tablet & Mac)
  • OneNote 101 (PC & Tablet)

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Faculty Workshops

  • Academic Applications of WordPress. WordPress is a Web-based blogging tool. WSU has a local WordPress service designed to help you explore various applications (e.g., blogs, journals, portfolios) in your own courses. In this introductory workshop, you will get your own WordPress site on our campus system, learn its basic features and functions, create and publish your first "post," and discuss potential academic applications of the tool.
  • Supporting Student Survey Research Projects. Qualtrics is a survey research tool that can be used to to create and distribute online surveys and polls using a Web browser. Qualtrics supports a wide range of question types and survey designs. This introductory workshop reviews data privacy policies and demonstrates how to use Qualtrics to support common academic applications, including student evaluations, class polls, and student research projects.
  • A New Look at Just-In-Time Teaching. Early just-in-time teaching (JiTT) involved polling students immediately before class meetings and adjusting lesson plans accordingly. Today, feedback can be gathered at any point during class using students' mobile devices. This introductory workshop reviews theory and research behind JiTT and demonstrates new JiTT methods, including the use of classroom polls and an instant messaging "backchannel."
  • Gathering and Enhancing Course-Related Resources Using Social Bookmarking. Saving interesting sites as personal "bookmarks" or "favorites" is common practice when surfing the Web. New social bookmarking tools allow groups to gather a shared set of links, annotations, and citations. This introductory workshop demonstrates several academic applications of two social bookmarking tools: Diigo and Zotero.
  • Finding and Sharing Open Educational Resources. It has never been easier to find free, high quality learning content and activities online and integrate them into your courses. This introductory workshops will review the history and current state of the open educational resource movement, visit some of the more popular open educational resource sites, and demonstrate how to integrate some of these resources into D2L courses.
  • Building a Learning Object Repository in D2L. A D2L Learning Object Repository (LOR) is a secure database that exists outside of any particular course. It allows instructors to make changes to one copy of a shared resource and to share a single copy of a resource with their colleagues for use across multiple courses. This intermediate-level workshop will demonstrate a LOR, present individual and collaborative applications, and address intellectual property issues.
  • Collaborative Learning in Large Classes. Engaging students in large-enrollment courses may be challenging, particularly when first moving from a smaller to a larger class size. Technology can facilitate this process by supporting and streamlining communication, feedback, and collaborative learning activities. This workshop will present a buffet of evidence-based ideas, tips and techniques for enhancing communication and collaboration in large classes effectively.
  • Adopting eBooks. Electronic versions of textbooks and primary source materials have become richer, more accessible, and easier to use, making them a viable and less expensive alternative to printed texts. This workshop will cover the steps involved in adopting ebooks in your courses, including how to address potential technical problems proactively and how to integrate publisher resources with D2L. The use of open ebooks and copyright issues will also be covered.
  • Teaching and Learning in the Cloud. Coming soon!
  • Creating Courseware Using SoftChalk LessonBuilder. Coming soon!
  • Introduction to Desire 2 Learn Grade Tool--Point Gradebook.This session is designed to introduce and provide hands-on experience setting up a point based gradebook on this powerful component of D2L.
  • Introduction to Desire 2 Learn Grade Tool--Weighted Gradebook. This session is specifically designed for faculty who wish to use a weighted gradebook and will cover all of the essential components of setting up, organizing, and actually grading assignments within this web based grade tool.
  • Keeping Ahead of the Information Tsunami with RSS Feeds. Using RSS feeds in conjunction with Google Reader to aggregate all our web-based information to one spot not only saves us time, but allows us to track and manage our professional and personal reading. In this session we cover how to setup your RSS feeds within Google Reader, manage your RSS feeds, and use this tool to track your professional reading and sharing of resources with colleagues.
  • Grading Made Easy: An Open Discussion. Our intention with this session is to probe the different grading method by looking to current research in this area and become familiar with the different tools we have to provide student feedback more effectively.
  • Introduction to Class Capture with Tegrity This workshop will introduce you to Tegrity Campus 2.0, a system for capturing, publishing online, and annotating live classroom activities. These annotated recordings can be a powerful learning tool for your students as they reflect on the information and experiences from previous class meetings. Knowing that the class activity is being captured can also help students be more reflective during class.

Staff Workshops*

  • An Introduction to Survey Research Using Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey research tool that can be used to create and distribute online surveys and polls using a Web browser. Qualtrics supports many question types and survey designs. In this introductory-level workshop, learn how to build and launch simple surveys, access descriptive results, and apply IRB and data privacy policies.
  • Constructing Good Survey Questions Using Qualtrics. Qualtrics makes it easy to distribute online surveys, but is your survey actually measuring what you need to know? How do you construct a good survey question? In this intermediate-level workshop, review basic concepts in measurement and question construction and learn how to detect and correct bad survey items and how to apply various Qualtrics question types effectively.
  • Mastering Qualtrics Survey Design Tools. While some surveys are short and simple, others are more complex. Respondents may need to skip to certain questions or blocks of questions based on their answers to other questions, for example. Using several fully-implemented, complex surveys as examples, this intermediate-level workshop demonstrates how to implement conditional paths and other survey design elements.
  • Distributing Qualtrics Surveys. Qualtrics offers a number of options for distributing surveys to respondents. Beyond simply making the survey open to anyone, you can restrict access to selected samples. In this intermediate workshop, you will learn the basics of survey sampling and how to use panels in Qualtrics to gather data from samples.
  • Analyzing Qualtrics Survey Data. Survey data can be reviewed from within Qualtrics using its powerful reporting features and can be exported to other data analysis tools such as SPSS. In this intermediate workshop, you will learn these skills as well as some basic descriptive and exploratory data analysis techniques.

*Note. Although these workshops are not focused on teaching and learning, some do apply to faculty scholarship and administrative work. Faculty are welcome to attend.

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