Teaching with Technology Resources

October 16, 2017

CETL Instructional Pedagogy and Technology Series
We invite you to attend the upcoming professional development sessions provided through the CETL Instructional Pedagogy and Technology Series. Each session has been designed to provide a launching pad towards developing new skills for enhancing your teaching and student learning, promoting student success, and leveraging available technology resources able to make your work easier. Session follow-up consultations can be arranged to provide more comprehensive support relevant to your specific professional development goals in the areas of instructional pedagogy and technology. Check out the session details below, mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, build your learning network and gain valuable skills for teaching with technology.

Using Digital Content to Enhance Your Teaching and Student Learning
Are you interested in using digital content to enhance your teaching and student learning but you don’t know how to get started? The Teaching with Technology: Lecture Capture session is designed to get you started on the right path for developing digital content for your courses. This session focuses on leveraging the tools and resources available at UW-Superior to quickly develop and distribute lecture content in a digital audio or video format accessible 24/7 by your students.

The session introduces you to available tools and resources for recording lecture content or supplemental instruction, brief demonstrations of the tools will be provided along with a review of additional training materials and quick guides. Tools to be demonstrated and reviewed include using Microsoft Office Mix with PowerPoint, CaptureSpace Lite, and the embedded recording applications in Kaltura “MyMedia” within Learn@UW-Superior.  The next session will on October 19 from noon – 12:50 p.m in the CETL Conference Room – Swenson 2074, led by Del Wright.

Learn@UW-Superior (D2L) Learning Analytics and Grades
As the official Learning Management System (LMS) at UW-S, Learn@UW-Superior (D2L) is an important and readily available teaching and learning tool. It assists instructors in sharing digital content and learning resources, providing timely feedback, tracking grades for students as well as promoting effective learning and engagement. Students show preference and expectations for the instructors to use various D2L tools in their courses.

As shown in the 2017 EDUCAUSE survey of 35,760 students from 110 institutions in the country:

  • 79% Students prefer blended learning environments (these are face-to-face courses with some online components in LMS).
  • 66% Students stated being able to check course progress inside the LMS is one of their primary concerns.
  • 61% students wish their instructors use more early-alert system/resources/tools designed to catch potential academic trouble as soon as possible.

D2L Learning Analytics enable instructors to conveniently track student participation and progress both at individual student and class levels and use that data to support the student learning. As part of the early-alert strategies, the instructors can then decide the appropriate intervention to assure the student success in the course. In addition, the D2L Grades tool allows the instructor to set up a state-of-the-art online gradebook in LMS. The instructor can keep updating the students’ grades and providing timely feedback to each assignment or exam in the Grades tool throughout the semester. Each student can check his/her/xer own grades and progress inside LMS. These D2L tools have great potential to help the instructors better support the student-centered learning. To learn more strategies and best practices of using these tools in your course, please join us in Learn@UW–Superior: Learning Analytics and Grades at noon–12:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 9 in Swenson 2020.  Stacy Leno and Tom Tu will lead this session.

CETL Consultation Services
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides the campus community with services, resources and support to foster meaningful student learning, quality teaching, and supportive advising within a liberal arts tradition. CETL staff provide the campus members a broad array of services which include consultation services on instructional design/development, technology integration and media production. See more details on how to request these services at: https://www.uwsuper.edu/cetl/about/services.cfm

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