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Online Development Opportunities

The Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors workshops and other events to provide Boise State instructors with opportunities to reinforce best-practices in teaching, learn from colleagues, and reflect upon the choices we make as teachers. Online workshops allow the Center for Teaching and Learning to meet the diverse needs of faculty.

“I really found this short but very focused instruction useful–something I could learn from but complete in a short amount of time. The feedback was very useful.”

SPRING 2017 ONLINE OFFERINGS

Identifying and Preventing Plagiarism (Self-Directed Version) ONLINE 01/22/17 thru 05/05/17

  • Available from 01/22/2017 through the Spring 2017 semester
  • Facilitated by Kevin Wilson, IDEA Shop, and Teresa Focarile, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Register for Identifying and Preventing Plagiarism (Self-Directed Version)
  • This online workshop identifies some of the reasons why students plagiarize or otherwise engage in academic dishonesty, provides examples of technologies that either enable plagiarism or help to prevent it, illustrates strategies and techniques for identifying plagiarism, and provides strategies for creating “plagiarism-proof” assignments and assessments. In addition, the workshop offers an overview of Boise State policies and procedures associated with academic integrity. This is a self-directed, facilitated workshop, which means that you can proceed through it at your own pace with the assistance of facilitators from the IDEA Shop and the Center for Teaching and Learning. You may register for the workshop and begin at any time during Spring 2017 semester.

Incorporating Video in Blended and Online Courses to Increase Social Presence and Student Learning (ONLINE 02/13/17 thru 02/19/17)

  • Available from 02/13/2017 through 02/19/2017
  • Facilitated by Patrick Lowenthal and Teresa Focarile
  • Register for Incorporating Video in Blended and Online Courses
  • In this online workshop, learners will explore various ways that video can be used to improve social presence and student learning in online and blended courses. For instance, learners will be introduced to video announcements, video feedback, and video screencasts / lectures, and live meetings. The workshop will start off with a live synchronous web meeting in Google Hangout. The learners will then spend time learning about different uses of video over the week in Blackboard in an asynchronous format (i.e., working at time that is convenient for them). After learning about different uses of video, learner’s will create and/or integrate a new use of video into one of his/her own blended or online courses. The workshop will end with a live synchronous wrap up meeting in Google Hangout. Learner’s should expect to spend 1.5 – 2 hours on this workshop.

Is Flipping the Classroom Right for Me? (ONLINE 03/12/17 thru 03/19/17)

  • Available from 03/12/2017 through 03/19/2017
  • Facilitated by Kevin Wilson, IDEA Shop, and Teresa Focarile, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Register for Is Flipping the Classroom Right for Me?
  • The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom, often in the form of active-learning activities. If you’re curious about flipping the classroom, this online, facilitated workshop can help you decide if flipping is right for you. You’ll have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what constitutes a flipped classroom and how a flipped classroom differs from a traditional classroom. You’ll also learn about the pros and cons of flipping the classroom and about the flipping process. Finally, the workshop provides an opportunity to discuss flipping the classroom with other faculty and IDEA Shop instructional design consultants.

Moving Beyond the Monotony: Creating Engaging and Effective Discussion Boards (ONLINE 03/27/17 thru 03/31/17)

  • Available from 03/27/2017 through 03/31/2017
  • Facilitated by Andy Hyer, Kimberly Carter-Cram, and Jennifer Black
  • Register for Moving Beyond the Monotony: Creating Engaging and Effective Discussion Boards
  • Students often report that asynchronous threaded discussions (i.e., Discussion Boards) feel like busy work. In this online workshop, faculty will be introduced to various ways of using threaded discussions. By the end of the workshop, faculty will have identified ways to create online asynchronous course discussions that are both engaging and effective.

Okay, I Want to Flip My Classroom. Now What? (ONLINE 04/02/17 thru 04/09/17)

  • Available from 04/02/2017 thru 04/09/2017
  • Facilitated by Kevin Wilson, IDEA Shop, and Teresa Focarile, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Register for Okay, I Want to Flip My Classroom. Now What?
  • The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom, often in the form of active-learning activities. If you’ve decided to flip the classroom in one or more of the courses you teach, this online, facilitated workshop will help you decide where and how to begin. With a focus on course design, this workshop will introduce you to the process of flipping the classroom while providing tips, techniques, tools, and strategies for navigating the process systematically and efficiently.