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Student Engagement

Discover strategies to improve engagement in your classroom and support student success.

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Date: November 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: ERC 1058
Cost: Free
Facilitator(s): Dr. Caroline Ferguson 

Description:

For STEM - based courses that require problem-solving, real-time digital ink can provide a better interface to support active learning in the classroom than pre-made PowerPoint presentations. When lecture notes are delivered through OneNote, they can be sent directly to a student's cell phone or laptop in real-time. This workshop provides instructors with the opportunity to promote student engagement by incorporating active exercises into their classroom. They will receive a hands-on introduction to the use of OneNote to deliver their lecture material, and will be tasked with creating short active learning exercises that can be used in the classroom. 

 Learning Objectives:

This workshop will:

  • Summarize educational research findings that support the use of OneNote in the classroom
  • Demonstrate the benefits of real-time online solutions to student learning
  • Provide a hands-on introduction to the use of OneNote to deliver lecture material

 Requirements:

  • Access to the Internet.
  • Access to a hotmail account. If you don't already have one, go to hotmail.comand click on “Create one!” 

Contact:

For questions, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca

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Date: Friday October 12,  2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours
Location: ERC 1058
Cost: Free

Facilitator(s): Shannon Brandejs and Victoria Gudgeon

Description:

Have you ever seen a TED Talk, and thought that you wished you could make your lectures as engaging?  Have you ever followed someone on social media, and felt close to them even though you had never met them before?  Have you ever seen a well-put together course online, and considered doing something similar? The production value of videos made by regular people on websites like YouTube has been improving each year.  Websites like LinkedIn and Google+ have made development of a professional online presence more important. Having attractive slides or a nicely composed portrait can help improve your first impression and credibility to students.  Using well-designed course content will make your material easier to read and understand. This 2 hour workshop is designed to give you actionable steps to improve the look and feel of your course. We hope to improve your confidence in your multimedia with easy rules and useful tools to take your presentation skills to the next level.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

    • Utilize design principles to improve cohesion, accessibility, and professionalism
    • Identify what looks good with other people’s multimedia, and how you can make your multimedia the same
    • Access a curated list of easy to use websites and software to make your course look better

Requirements:

  • N/A

Contact:

For questions, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca

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Date: Thursday October 4,  2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: ERC 1058
Cost: Free
Facilitator(s): Sarah Stokes

Description:

Experiential learning is not just co-ops and internships. Many of our students can benefit from experiential learning opportunities right in their daily class work. Find out how to try experiential learning in ways that will benefit you and your students.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop will:  

  • Introduce experiential learning and examine how experiential learning differs at the course level.
  • Discuss best practices to incorporating experiential learning into UOIT courses.
  • Offer the opportunity for participants to examine their course outlines and identify ways experiential learning can be added to existing material.

Requirements:

  • It is recommended that participants bring their course outlines.
  • This workshop is open to all faculty and sessional instructors.

 Contact:

For questions, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca .

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