Teaching with Technology Workshops

Teaching with Technology Day

May 8, 2018

Jointly hosted by the Teaching Support Centre and WTS' eLearning Technologies Team, the Teaching with Technology Day is designed to provide instructors with hands-on learning experiences with a broad range of eLearning tools. By participating in the day-long session, you and fellow faculty members will leave with ready-to-implement ideas for your face-to-face or online classes. No prior experience with instructional technologies is required to attend; you only need an interest in how technology can enhance your curriculum (and an Internet-connected device).

This program open to all, however it is designed with instructors (i.e. faculty members, limited duties instructors, staff in teaching roles) in mind.

2018 Agenda

8:30AM - Registration & Coffee (UCC 146)

9:00 AM - Introductions (UCC 146)

9:30 AM - Concurrent Session 1

Getting Started with Sway (UCC 66)

Microsoft Office Sway is a presentation platform, available through the Office 365 Suite, that can be used to create a wide variety of media - presentations, blogs, newsletters, reports, stories, and more. Whether for your teaching use or for student assignments, get started with Sway to discover it's possibilities for expanding your presentation options. In this session, you will be asked to create a Sway that could be used as a slide deck for a lecture.

ITRC Carousel (ITRC)

See what's new and exciting at the Instructional Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) in this tour of their facilities. The tour will highlight the facility's Lightboard technology, Virtual and Augmented Reality possibilities, the Recording Studio, and more! Learn how the ITRC can provide the services or connect you with the best resources for your course developments.

11:15AM - Concurrent Session 2

Design with Canva (UCC 66)

Have an idea for a poster, Infographic, or course graphic? Come with your content and leave with a design! We will put Canva - a free, online graphic design platform - to work for creating a work that effectively communicating your material. Participants will also explore how Canva could be used to support student assignments. Participants should plan to bring the content related to their graphic ideas (e.g. syllabus, course concepts or content, data, etc.)

iClickers (UCC 147)

In June 2017, Western shifted to an iClicker Audience Response System for in-class student engagement. This session will orient users to the new system, explore options for getting the most out of your iClicker use in class, and inspire best practices for engaging students with the tool.

12:30PM - Lunch

1:15PM - Concurrent Session 3 

Increasing the Power of PowerPoint (UCC 147)

PowerPoint remains one of the most popular and longstanding tools for teaching. In this session, we will discuss key design considerations that leverage PowerPoint and its features. Participants should bring a slide deck and be prepared to experiment with their PowerPoint design.

Creating and Hosting Webpages using MarkDown and Github (UCC 66)

Do you want your own space on the internet? Do you lack technical familiarity and a place to put your public online content? In this session we will show you how to use StackEdit and Github to easily create web pages without a complicated hosting set up or coding experience.
Note: To prepare for the session, If you do not already have a Github account, please create one by going to https://github.com/join

2:45PM - Closing Events

After a day of concurrent sessions, come together with Teaching With Technology participants in the last half-hour of the day to network, share, and collaborate. 

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If you have any difficulty logging in or registering for the session, please email <tsc@uwo.ca> or call x80346.

eLearning Lunch and Learn Series

Please join us for the Teaching with Technology – eLearning Lunch and Learn Series to share your ideas on teaching with technology.

Hosted by Dr. John Doerksen, Vice-Provost (Academic Programs), and the Teaching Support Centre (TSC), the Teaching with Technology – eLearning Lunch and Learn Series focuses on the nexus between innovative uses of new and emerging technologies, and best practices in teaching and learning. These sessions (lunch will be provided) are intended to foster campus-wide collaboration, communication, and resource sharing about varied technology issues.

These lively forums will feature faculty and staff from across the disciplines sharing and discussing how they are successfully integrating technology into their curriculum. The Lunch and Learn series aims to foster a venue to share and learn from each other. These learning opportunities will occur throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

For more information on the Lunch and Learn Series or request access to the OWL site, please contact Lauren Anstey, eLearning & Curriculum Specialist, lauren.anstey@uwo.ca

2017-2018 Series

All Lunch and Learn sessions are held in UCC 147 between 12:30pm and 1:30pm. 

Please go to our Event Calendar to register for upcoming sessions.

If you are unable to login, please email tsc@uwo.ca or call x80346 for assistance.

Tuesday October 3 - Canva for Infographics Assignments

Infographics assignments require that students integrate various literacies (e.g. informational, visual, and technological) to produce a high impact visual. As a graphic design app, Canva is great for supporting creative assignments. In this Lunch and Learn, we will explore Canva’s functionality in context of students’ engagement in creative assignments like Infographics.

Thursday November 9 - 3 Office 365 Tools for Classroom Engagement

When Western migrated to Office 365 in 2016, users gained access to a whole suite of online Office applications. In this Lunch and Learn, we will profile three tools identified for their potential applicability to classroom engagement.

Wednesday January 17 - Open Badges *New date and topic*

Open badges or digital badges are used to recognize and communicate skills, experiences, and achievements to earners, especially when it comes to extra-curricular or professional development activities. Badges are represented as a visual crest but, in being digital, they come with a host of meta-data for documenting and evidencing performance. In this Lunch and Learn, we will introduce badging, discuss best practices in digital badge design, and report on a pilot 'sandbox' that has enabled various teams across campus to experiment with CanCred Factory - a platform for hosting, building, issuing, and managing badges.

Thursday February 8 - Wiki Edu Dashboard: Sharing Knowledge, Tracking Contributions

You’ve heard the suggestions that students could be editing Wikipedia pages as a course assignment, but did you know Wikipedia has a whole platform dedicated to supporting instructors and students? Join us as we explore the Wiki Education Dashboard for how it supports instructors to create and manage Wikipedia assignments - from course design through to tracking student progress.

Instructional Skills Workshop Online (ISWO)

Annually in May

Held online in OWL over a six-week period.