Managing the HyFlex Classroom (9/24/20)

If you are currently teaching in a HyFlex/video-enhanced classroom, or are interested in teaching in one in the future, please consider joining the Learning Technology Center for a session on “Managing the HyFlex Classroom” this Thursday (9/24/20) at 9:00 AM.

If you are interested in this session, please register using this link, so that you can receive the Webex Meetings invitation. Please note that you will need to login using your UWW credentials to register.

If you have any questions about this session, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Tales from “HyFlex” So Far (9/17/20)

With a few weeks of the fall semester now behind us, please consider joining the Learning Technology Center for a session on teaching in a “HyFlex” style so far this semester. This session takes place on Thursday September 17th at 9:00 AM, and will feature an instructor panel discussing their experiences so far this semester in teaching in this format.

If you are interested in this session, please register using this link so that you receive the information for the Webex Meeting. (Please note that you will need to log in to register)

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.

Call: Fall 2020 Institute for Online Teaching

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The Call for the Fall 2020 asynchronous Online Teaching Institute is now open.


The UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center (LTC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for a Fall 2020 Institute for Online Teaching which will pilot fully asynchronous delivery of the institute. The overall goal of the institute is to align quality course design with best practices in online teaching, preparing faculty for online course development, and teaching in future academic terms.

This Fall Institute is designed to be fully asynchronous and completed over a ten week period. The course models a fully online course including readings, materials, and short homework assignments. Participants will be required to build a fully online unit of a course they could teach.

We will be accepting 25 applicants into the Institute for Online Teaching this fall. Preference will be given to those faculty and full-time instructional academic staff who fully complete the application in a first come, first serve basis and who have not previously completed the Online / Blended teaching Institute since the summer of 2018. Once we accept 25 applicants, we will close the application. Applicants will be emailed regarding their acceptance on Friday, September 18, 2020 and be enrolled in the Canvas course site. Those who complete the Institute will be eligible for a $500 stipend through the UW System Online Learning Initiative.

The application takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Any incomplete applications may be rejected. We recommend completing the application on a computer, as some questions involve typed responses.

For any additional information or questions, please contact the LTC.
Learning Technology Center
(262) 472-1004
ltc@uww.edu

Apply here: http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bHHZ00F1HaqPU8t

Summer Flexible Blended Faculty Development Workshop Series Fall 2020 “Reprise”

The Learning Technology Center’s (LTC) 2020 Summer Flexible Blended Faculty Development Workshop Series was one of the most popular offerings in LTC history!

Given the popularity of this series, we have put together a fall “reprise” of this series highlighting many of the most popular sessions in a shorter format. The “Blending Face-to-Face and Online Assessment” sessions are even all available in one day on Friday, September 11th.

Planning for Flexibility:

Using Technology for Learning in the Physical and Online Classroom (Thursday, September 10th at 9:00 am)

Blending Face-to-Face and Online Assessment:

Assignment Options (Friday, September 11th at 9:00 am)

Peer Review of Student Work (Friday, September 11th at 10:00 am)

Exams & Quizzes (Friday, September 11th at 11:00 am)

The Blended Class:

Instructor Presentation of Content Part I (Tuesday, September 15th at 9:00 am)

Instructor Presentation of Content Part II (Wednesday, September 16th at 9:00 am)

Student Presentations (Friday, September 18th at 9:00 am)

Student-Student Interaction (Monday, September 21st at 9:00 am)

These sessions are applicable to instructors teaching online, hybrid, remote, HyFlex, or even potentially traditional face-to-face.

If you have any questions, please contact icit-techpilots@uww.edu

Tracking Student Progress in Alternate Formats (8/14/20)

As we near the beginning of the fall semester, you might be wondering how you can keep track of your students’ progress while also navigating the changing learning environment. Please consider joining the Learning Technology Center for a session on tracking student progress in alternate formats. The session description is below:

If you are new to teaching online, hybrid, remote, or any format other than face-to-face, you might be concerned about how you can tell whether your students understand the course material and how you can chart their progress. Join us for a discussion and demonstration on how you can keep track of your students’ progress when teaching in alternate delivery formats.

If you are interested, please register. You will need to login with your UWW credentials to register.

If you have any questions about this session, please contact us at icit-techpilots@uww.edu

The Blended Class: Student-Student Interaction (8/7/20)

The Learning Technology Center’s Summer Flexible Blended Faculty Development Workshop Series, and our exploration of the blended class, concludes with a session on student-student interaction. The session summary is below:

This session will discuss various ways to manage and assess technology-mediated student-student interactions. Facilitators will discuss ways to encourage students to interact with each other using technology for activities and assessments. Participants will identify opportunities in their courses for technology-mediated student-student interactions into their courses. Opportunities for and challenges of mixing synchronous and asynchronous interactions will explored.

If you are interested in this session, please register so that we can send you the Webex Meeting link, for the synchronous session, and the link to the asynchronous Canvas course for the workshop series.

We thank you so much for your support of the LTC and this workshop series over the summer! If you have any questions, please contact us at icit-techpilots@uww.edu

The Blended Class: Student Presentations (8/5/20)

The Learning Technology Center’s Summer Flexible Blended Faculty Development Workshop Series continues exploring how to facilitate a blended course with a session on student presentations. The session summary is below:

This session will discuss various means of facilitating and assessing student presentations using technology. Facilitators will discuss ways for individuals and small groups of students to give technology-mediated presentations suitable for online, blended, or remote formats. Participants will develop an approach to facilitate and assess technology-mediated student presentations.

If you are interested in this session, please register so that we can send you the Webex Meeting link for this synchronous session, and the information for the asynchronous workshop series Canvas course.

If you have any questions about this session, please contact us at icit-techpilots@uww.edu

The Blended Class: Options for Instructor Presentation of Content (8/4/20)

The final three sessions of the Learning Technology Center’s Summer Flexible Blended Faculty Development Workshop Series focus on facilitating a blended class. The first of these sessions focuses on ways for instructors to present course content to students. The session summary is below:

This session will discuss synchronous and asynchronous approaches to online lectures. Facilitators will discuss ways to make online or remote lectures more accessible and engaging to face-to-face and online students. Participants will develop an approach to conducting online lectures that would be applicable whether a course is blended or fully online.

If you are interested in this session, please register so that we can send you the Webex Meeting link, and the information for the accompanying asynchronous Canvas course for the workshop series.

If you have any questions about this workshop series, please contact us at icit-techpilots@uww.edu

Blending Face-to-Face and Online Assessment: Peer Review of Student Work (7/24/20)

The Learning Technology Center’s Summer Flexible Blended Faculty Development Workshop Series concludes the set of workshops focusing on assessment with a session on facilitating peer reviews of student work. The summary for the session is below:

This session will discuss different ways that you can have students work asynchronously or synchronously online, to review each other’s work. We will discuss both written (e.g., essay) and performative (e.g., presentation) peer reviews. Facilitators will discuss different ways for students to conduct peer reviews of student work. Participants will identify a specific peer review assignment, and determine a method to conduct the peer review.

If you are interested in this session, please register so that you can receive the Webex Meeting link for the synchronous session, and the self-enrollment link for the asynchronous Canvas course for the summer series. You will need to log in with your UWW credentials in order to register.

If you have any questions about this session, or the summer workshop series, please contact icit-techpilots@uww.edu.

Blending Face-to-Face and Online Assessment: Exams and Quizzes (7/21/20)

The Learning Technology Center’s Summer Flexible Blended Faculty Development Workshop Series continues its look at assessment with a session on exams and quizzes. The session summary is below:

This session will help you think through how online exams and quizzes offer different opportunities and constraints than face-to-face exams and quizzes. We will discuss different types of opportunities such as take-home exams, proctored online exams, novel applications of learning projects, and small-group exams. Facilitators will discuss considerations in moving exams and quizzes online in primarily face-to-face courses. Participants will explore different methods of conducting exams and quizzes online, and determine a method to transform the face-to-face assessment into an online assessment.

If you are interested in this session, please register so that you can receive the link to the synchronous session in Webex Meetings, and the self-enrollment for the asynchronous Canvas course site for the workshop series. You will need to log in with your UWW credentials in order to register.

If you have any questions about this session, or the summer workshop series, please contact icit-techpilots@uww.edu.