CETL supports D2L and i>clicker. Educators interested in using learning technology can meet with CETL staff to help them design class assignments or assessments.
For best practices using other learning technologies, i.e., audio files, video and/or PowerPoint, etc., contact CETL staff for assistance.
Case-Based Online Learning Pilot Group
Online case study tutorials allow students to apply their knowledge by exploring solutions and solving real-world problems while receiving automated feedback along the way – kind of like a "choose your own adventure" book. Participants in this group will create in-depth case studies with multiple options and feedback that can provide students with an opportunity to problem-solve and critically think about real problems. .
This new, two-semester group will use a free tool created and piloted by the UW-Madison Engage program called the Case Scenario/Critical Reader. UW-Madison's research of the program resulted in a pedagogical process and best practices that will be adapted for this group.
Creating scenarios is time consuming but the impact can be powerful. Therefore, this group will work together for two semesters to ensure participants have time to devote to creating a quality product the first semester and implementing and assessing the case study the second semester. Educators of any technology level are welcome; assistance with technology details will be provided. Participants who attend meetings, meet milestones, complete their case tutorial, and share their experience will receive $600 CETL dollars ($300 for approved product and $300 for implementation and assessment).
Meetings: Participants will be notified of meeting dates and time.
Facilitator: April Pierson, LTS
Introduction to Digital Content
As education continues to change, the need for offering content outside of class is growing. Students' learning experiences will be enhanced with digital content that they can view over and over, whether the class is face-to-face, hybrid, or online. This CETL/LTS group will expose instructors to some options for creating short, engaging, and reusable content pieces.
This learning group will meet four times throughout the semester to demo and discuss various user-friendly options to make and share reusable digital content (agenda below). Also included is a one on one training session on the technologies of your choice and a group sharing session to discuss your work throughout the semester. Throughout the group meetings, we will discuss how these technologies can be used in teaching hybrid or flipped classes, but implementing these techniques is not required.
- Discussion of hybrid and flipped teaching, best practices for creating digital content, storage options, Snipping Tool, Thinglink
- PowerPoint with audio and PowerPoint design tips
- Screencasting & YouTube: Screencast-o-matic, Camtasia, iPad apps, YouTube Record Webcam, EmbedPlus
- Handwriting digitization & video annotation: Livescribe pen, iPad apps, Wacom Bamboo, Tablet PCs
Participants who create at least two digital content pieces using two different technologies and share them with the group in the sharing session and via D2L will receive $300 CETL dollars. April Pierson from LTS will demonstrate the technologies and provide individual hands-on training.
Meetings: Dates and times will be determined by group members.
Facilitators: April Pierson, LTS
To register: Contact CETL,836-2385, to register.
Online Course Development
CETL and LTS staff can help you create an online course that utilizes proven best practices in course design and technology use. We will start with an interactive face-to-face workshop to tour online courses, see best practices in action, and hear from experienced online educators at UWEC. The next step is completion of online activities in D2L for you to gain experience as an online student. The online aspect will take approximately 2-4 hours and will provide more detail on various aspects of online teaching such as online discussion facilitation, assessment best practices for online, PowerPoint design tips, and providing feedback to students online. You will get to experience low stakes quizzing in D2L, an online discussion, and submit a dropbox item. Open work time and individual appointments will be available for assistance with the online aspects of this preparation course if desired. Then we will meet individually once a month with you until the course is completed. It is common to underestimate the amount of time course development will take, especially if you plan on creating a significant amount of multimedia content yourself. Therefore, we will help you set up smaller goals to accomplish along the way and provide a customized approach to meet your needs and create an effective online course for the students.
To receive the $500 per credit stipend for course development, each developer will:
- Attend the workshop in January 7th or June 3rd orientation session in CETL (9-noon) or meet individually with the instructional design team to complete the orientation;
- Complete the online activities in D2L to prepare for online course development;
- Meet at least once a month with your instructional designer until the course is fully developed; and
- Use best practices for online course development, which includes completing your course prior to teaching it.
Meetings: Orientation January 7 or June 3. Participants will be notified of individual meeting dates and time.
To register: Click here for the application to put a course online for the Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winterim 2015, or Spring 2015 session.
Hybrid and Flipped Pedagogy
This group will plan the transformation of a current course into a hybrid or flipped modality for spring or fall 2014. Participants will work together to determine which content and activities would be best online and which would be best in class. A multitude of ideas will be shared for taking advantage of both modalities. Upon project approval, participants are eligible to earn up to $500 in CETL dollars for the completion of this community of practice: $200 for development and $300 for implementation.
Facilitator: Cindy Albert, CETL
To register: Contact CETL for details.
Obtain more information or register for any Learning Technology program by contacting CETL, 836-2385, or by stopping in OL 1142.