The Learning Technology Center (LTC) has been supporting instructors in using adaptive and personalized learning platforms as part of a pilot project since 2018. If you are interested in adaptive and personalized learning, please consider joining us this Friday for a discussion that will include experiences of instructors in the current pilot project.
Registration is suggested, but not required. You can register at the following link (please note that you need to sign in with your UWW credentials to register):
On Friday, January 10th there will be a three hour Open Lab in McGraw 19C, spotted with five-minute mini sessions about targeted reminders on a wide range of topics. The LTC and LEARN Center would like to help you work on anything on your start of semester to-do list. Even if the mini session don’t touch on your tasks, there will be people here to help with anything during the Open Lab times.
1:00pm-1:30pm Canvas 24-7 Support vs HelpDesk followed by Open Lab
1:30pm-2:00pm Transferring content from one Canvas course to another followed by Open Lab
2:00pm-2:30pm What goes into a syllabus, and what resources are available? Followed by Open Lab
2:30pm-3:00pm Gradebook setup followed by Open Lab
3:00pm-3:30pm Designing good assignments in Canvas followed by Open Lab
3:30pm-4:00pm LEARN Center offerings for Spring followed by Open Lab
If the above is too much to keep track of during this busy time of year, just stop in during any time that works for you, and we will be here to help you get done the things YOU need to get done.
While walk-ins are encouraged, if you plan on joining us at any point, please consider signing up in advance so we know to expect you.
There is still time to apply for the Learning Technology Center’s Spring 2020 Emerging Technology Exploration Project focusing on Linkedin Learning! The deadline for applications is this Friday (11/22/19).
Did you know that the Learning Technology Center (LTC) supports instructors in piloting emerging technologies in their courses? These technologies are selected in order to address teaching and learning challenges. Over the past few years, the LTC has supported instructors in exploring technologies including Webex Teams, Poll Everywhere, and adaptive learning platforms Realizeit and Cerego.
If you would like to hear more about the LTC’s emerging technology exploration projects, please sign up here to attend our upcoming information session at 3:00 pm on November 19th, 2019. In addition to providing information on our past and current projects, we will welcome feedback including suggestions for technologies you might like to use in the future.
If you have any questions or feedback relating to emerging technology explorations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is currently exploring adaptive learning technologies, focusing on the platform Cerego. If you are potentially interested in incorporating adaptive learning into your course but do not know where or how to get started, consider attending the adaptive learning information session next Monday (10/28/19) so you can learn more about the possibilities offered by adaptive learning.
The information session takes place at 3:30 pm on Monday October 28th, 2019 in McGraw 19A, and runs for about 45 minutes. If you are interested, please sign up here. Please note that you will need to log in with your UW-Whitewater credentials to register for this session.
On behalf of the LTC and LEARN Center, we would like to invite you to attend the second session of a collaborative workshop series aimed at “Humanizing Your Courses.” The theme of our second sessions focuses on Presence, Empathy and Awareness.
Monday, October 21 | 12:30-1:45PM | McGraw 19A
Presence, Empathy, and Awareness
Presented by Anneke Lisberg, Biological Sciences;
Kate Ksobiech, Communications;
Tony Millevolte, College of Integrated Studies
Inspired by the thinking of Michelle Pacansky-Brock, the “Humanizing Your Courses” series will explore ways to create human-centered learning experiences. This second workshop will feature a panel of some of our most “present” faculty members. We’ll explore examples from their classroom experiences, including face-to-face and online formats. They will provide tips and guidance on how to create a welcoming and human presence in the classroom, sense when students need extra support, and learn how to listen to and understand our students more directly. In addition, they will also discuss the challenges of remaining so highly focused on student needs.
Attendees will discuss:
Strategies to be more “present” in the classroom or online.
Approaches to displaying empathy and sensing when students need help.
Activities to facilitate knowing students better and creating formative feedback loops
Tips to be more aware of your OWN needs.
Tips for dealing with the challenges and issues associated with increased empathy
Adaptive learning platforms offer a way to structure student learning activities and assessments to personalize the learning experience on how a student performs. The adaptive learning platform provides targeted feedback and additional learning material to help foster student learning. Additionally, adaptive learning platforms typically offer instructors analytics to closely monitor student progress and areas that specific students may struggle.
Learning Technology Center staff will be at the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus (HS0027) on Monday October 21st, 2019 from 12:00 to 12:50 pm to provide an information session on adaptive learning. If you are interested in learning more about adaptive learning, and the current adaptive learning pilot, please join us at this session!
If you have any questions about the information session, or adaptive learning more generally, please feel free to contact email@example.com
Searching for ways to build community with students in your online class? Looking for a way to facilitate communication and collaboration between your students in your face-to-face class? You may benefit from the Learning Technology Center’s (LTC) “Teaching with Webex Teams Bootcamp!”
Any instructor interested in using Webex Teams is welcome. The LTC’s Fall 2019 “Teaching with Webex Teams Bootcamp” takes place on a series of Thursday afternoons in October (10/10, 10/17, 10/24) from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm at the UW-Whitewater campus in McGraw Hall. You do not need to attend all sessions, but the second and third sessions build upon the information provided in the first session. Registrations are encouraged.
Thursday, October 10, 2019: Why Should I Use Webex Teams?
This first session introduces participants to Cisco Webex Teams and why instructors and students might benefit from incorporating it. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of “Teams” and “Spaces.” Facilitators will provide examples to help participants understand what Webex Teams is (and is not), how Webex Teams works, and the purpose in using Webex Teams.
Thursday, October 17, 2019: How Do I Use Webex Teams?
This second session provides participants with a hands-on technical training with Cisco Webex Teams. Participants will practice creating “Teams” and “Spaces,” as well using Webex Teams to communicate and collaborate with others. We will also touch on the use of the Webex integration in Canvas. Please bring a laptop or mobile device in order to get the most of the hands-on training experience.
Thursday, October 24, 2019: Now What Do I Do With Webex Teams?
This third, and final, session provides participants with a forum to discuss potential applications of Webex Teams in their teaching. Facilitators will provide participants with “best practices” for using Webex Teams based on instructor use at UW-Whitewater.
The UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center (LTC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Winter 2020 Online/Blended Teaching Institute.
All faculty and teaching academic staff teaching at UW-Whitewater during the academic year 2019-2020 are eligible to apply for the Winter Institute for Online/Blended Teaching. Applications are due Monday, October 28, 2019. Deans will select participants from their College’s pool of applicants. Participants who successfully complete all of the Institute requirements may earn a $1,000 stipend from their respective college.
The Winter Institute prepares for teaching during the following Summer and Fall terms. The Summer Institute prepares for teaching during the following Winterim or Spring terms.
The Online/Blended Teaching Institute is a series of interactive workshops focusing on best practices for teaching online and blended courses. By the conclusion of the institute, participants will develop a course module utilizing best practices for online/blended teaching. To apply: Application for Winter 2020 Online/Blended Teaching Institute.
This year in December, participants will learn about navigating the online/blended environment, designing engaging content utilizing technology, and creating appropriate digital assessments in two face-to-face workshops. In January, you will have the opportunity to practice these skills by participating in two online webinars. You will create a unit for an online course and discover strategies to facilitate interactive online teaching while managing an online classroom. Participants will be able to complete the January portion of the Winter institute remotely!
Dates for the 2020 Winter Online/Blended Teaching Institute:
December 6, 2019: Face-to-Face meeting (McGraw 19A), 9:00 am to 4:00 pm December 13, 2019: Face-to-Face meeting (McGraw19A), 9:00 am to 4:00 pm January 3, 2020: Online webinar using Webex, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm January 10, 2020: Online webinar using Webex, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Submission of final Institute content: January 31, 2020.
For any additional information or questions, please contact the LTC.
Learning Technology Center (262) 472-1004 firstname.lastname@example.org