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A&S Course Redesign Institute: Spring 2012

In the Spring 2012 semester, the Center for the enhancement of Teaching and Learning partnered with the College of Arts & Sciences to design and deliver a Course Redesign Institute to assist a select number of Arts & Sciences faculty with incorporating more active learning techniques and educational technologies into new or existing courses. We're really thrilled to see the creative ideas that our faculty Institute participants have come up with to implement in their courses this Fall (some even started implementing their new ideas this Spring!). We look forward to working with other Course Redesign cohorts in Arts & Sciences and other Colleges at the University of Kentucky in 2012-13!

Self-Regulated Learners

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Library

Some have heard students say, “I didn’t learn anything in this course.” While this is frustrating to hear, there is a way to help students reflect on course activities. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of self-regulated learning, and brainstorm strategies that encourage students to think about their own thinking to allow for more meaningful learning experiences.

For more information please contact David Sacks (david.sacks@uky.edu) or Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu).

Registration: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eXNc9L2kopxrDeJ

Rethinking Presentation Slides Using Assertion-Evidence Structure

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Library

Summer break is nearly here. A perfect time to rethink your course slide decks. This workshop encourages you to consider an alternative approach to slide design known as Assertion-Evidence Structure developed by Michael Alley at Penn State University. This technique eliminates bullets, minimizes text, and incorporates relevant graphics as a means to enhance learning and retention. I will share my experience in redesigning the slides for my Biology course.

For more information please contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu).

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: Course and Teacher Evaluations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Library

End-of-semester student course evaluations will be upon us soon. Time to be elated, depressed, angry, and confused. This workshop will explore how best to interpret the feedback so that it provides useful information for self-reflection on teaching practice. We will also discuss some of the myths regarding student evaluations and ways that you can supplement the limited feedback that the standardized forms supply. This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy, but attendance is open to the entire campus.

For more information please contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu).

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: Course and Teacher Evaluations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Library

End-of-semester student course evaluations will be upon us soon. Time to be elated, depressed, angry, and confused. This workshop will explore how best to interpret the feedback so that it provides useful information for self-reflection on teaching practice. We will also discuss some of the myths regarding student evaluations and ways that you can supplement the limited feedback that the standardized forms supply. This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy, but attendance is open to the entire campus.

For more information please contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu).

Principles of Multimedia Learning

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Library

We will be taking a look at the multimedia learning theory developed by Richard Mayer and discussing how best to design multimedia in order for students to learn most effectively and avoid cognitive load.

For more information please contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu).

Intermediate Game-Based Learning

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Lucille Little Library

The purpose of this workshop is to go deeper into the concept of Game-Based Learning, including how to design your own game or simulation, as well as how to create an assignment for students that asks them to create their own game-for-learning.

For more information please contact Lee Bessette (lee.bessette@uky.edu).

Registration: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_1z7212w1RDFAnzv

Teaching Millennials: Advice from a Boomer

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Lucille Little Library

What does the research literature say about the characteristics of the current cohort of college students alternatively referred to as Millennials, Generation Y, Generation NeXt or the Trophy Generation? How can that information inform our teaching practice? This workshop will explore how best to deal with Millennial traits in our courses and address misconceptions regarding this generation. This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy, but attendance is open to the entire campus.

For more information please contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu).

Mobile App Playground: mLearning & Cellphones in the Classroom

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Library

With over 500,000 apps available it can be difficult to discover the “app for that.” This workshop will serve as a fun, social and educational playground in which participants will both share and learn about mobile applications that can improve instruction and/or work-life. A variety of apps that benefit teaching, learning and productivity will be featured. From beginner to advanced mobile-user, anyone on the knowledge spectrum for mobile technologies is encouraged to participate.

For more information please contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu).

Registration: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_0omYTf2DmkouOe9

Project-Based Learning

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Library

Projects can be an effective way to engage students with active learning and create collaborative learning experiences. This workshop will discuss best-practices for designing and implementing a project-based learning experience.

For more information contact Lee Bessette (lee.bessette@uky.edu).

Registration: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_2nN1XDhrd0WGVud

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