The Faculty Engagement group at DoIt Academic Technology is offering several opportunities to gain new insight and techniques for integrating technology with the face-to-face student experience through blended learning. The following opportunities are available:
The weekly one-hour labs provide inspiration and practical tips for using new technology in the classroom, and time to experiment with the guidance of experts and faculty colleagues. Held Fridays at 8:45am in room 120 of the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Drive), spring topics focus on Canvas.
-WisCEL instructor Janet Branchaw is presenting at the Active Teaching Lab on April 17 on how to use Google tools for collaboration in Canvas
- Active Teaching Lab: Discussions in Canvas, April 21
- Active Teaching Lab: SpeedGrader Feedback in Canvas, April 28
Sessions in this series provide instructors with easily implemented teaching approaches that encourage active dialogue between instructors and students to facilitate deeper learning. Participants will learn interactive techniques that can help determine comprehension of course content, identify gaps and misconceptions early, and facilitate approaches that can move students to higher level learning.
Looking for self-paced resources about how to convert a course to blended learning? Check out the Blended Learning Toolkit to find step-by-step guides, connect with colleagues in your school or college with blended learning experience, and learn what to consider when integrating face-to-face and online activities.
We hope you join us and your colleagues as we explore smarter, better ways to engage our students in an active, forward-thinking Wisconsin Experience.
(Posted April, 2017)
The final session in this series, Creating and Sustaining High-Demand 131 Programs, takes place on March 31 at Union South. EI’s Brown Bag session aims to help instructors create and sustain high-demand programs for non-traditional audiences. Register here.
Showcase 2017 takes place on April 5 at Union South. The keynote speaker for this year is Laurent Heller, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. Attend to learn more about best practices and collaborate with others who have the desire to improve learning at UW-Madsion.
The 2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium occurs on May 17 at Union South. Faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students interested in collaborating about improving the learning experience at UW-Madison should attend.