TEATalks: Technology, Tips, and Teaching!
Weeks 2-10: Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm
175 McKenzie Hall (Collaboration Center)
To register, contact Robert Voelker-Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitators: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program, Sean Sharp, Architecture and Allied Arts
Join us Friday afternoons for tea, snacks, and conversations with UO faculty and support consultants about working with educational technology in innovative ways. In these sessions we will showcase various faculty using of technology in their classes, or present on a technology tip area of note. Some areas of demonstration will include using tablets in the classroom, article citation and categorizing with Mendeley, and using VoiceThread for online interactive collaborative presentations.
Register for all or selected topics:
Introduction and Working with Technologies – April 13th (Week 2)
In this opening session Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program, and Sean Sharp, Architecture and Allied Arts, will introduce this series of sharing sessions. We will additionally discuss our ideas and experiences for using different educational technologies.
Collaborative Applications and Collaborative Learning – April 20th (Week 3) Note: Schedule Change (tablet session has moved to May 25th) and Different Room Location = 122 Knight (Collaboration Center)
This session Robert and Sean will be presenting on various online collaborative tools that can be used in teaching and learning, and will also be working everyone through a collaborative learning activity using Google Docs.
Mendeley – April 27th (Week 4)
Christopher Lee, Ph.D student in Lillis Business College will present to us how he manages his bibliographic citations using the tool known as Mendeley. Mendeley is a tool that acts as a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.”
VoiceThread – May 4th (Week 5)
Marilyn Williams, Director of Education Secondary Instructional Services and Adjunct Instructor Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, will present on her K-12 and university experiences using VoiceThread to create interactive, multimedia, and collaborative online presentations.
Blackboard World – May 11th (Week 6)
Nargas Oskui, Manager Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting, will present on her findings, and workshop experiences on best teaching practices using Blackboard from the recent Blackboard World conference.
ArcGIS Online Cloud Map Hosting – May 18th (Week 7)
Chris Bone, Assistant Professor Geography will present on cloud based maps and mapping application hosting service ArcGIS Online. The freely available service allows one to create a simple map or to develop a crowd sourcing application in which multiple users can voluntarily contribute geographic information, all of which bridges the gap between students working with geographic information systems and the potential of the web.
Tablet – May 25th (Week 8) Note: Rescheduled from April 20th and Different Room Location = 115H Knight (Rowe Conference Room)
Greg Bothun, Physics Department, will share his experiences using a tablet device for dynamic presentations, and ways in which the use of tablet technology can enhance content presentations to merge static and on-the-fly demonstrations.
Wii-mote – June 1st (Week 9)
David Chamberlain, Adjunct Faculty in the Classics Department will be presenting and demonstrating for us the use of an interactive white-board using the Nintendo Wii. In this session David will demonstrate how he has used this innovative technology in his teaching of classic languages such as Greek.
Wrap and Summary: Looking Forward! – June 8th (Week 10)
In this closing session Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program, and Sean Sharp, Architecture and Allied Arts, will debrief the entire series of sharing sessions. We will discuss our thoughts about what came out of the series as well as open the discussion up to a dialogue about possible future trends for educational technology.