December 2011

CETL Announcements

CETL Events

Online Course Development Workshop

The three-day workshop for Support to Develop an Online Course for the Summer 2012 term will be held on Tuesdays, January 4, 11, and 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Individual meeting time for course design and/or technology support will be available January – May 2012. For more information, contact Cindy Albert in CETL, 836-2385.

Tools for Teaching 2012

   The 3rd  Annual Tools for Teaching: 
   Using Technology to Enhance Instruction
       Friday, February 24, 2012
       Davies Center

CETL Programs

Communities of PracticeLet Me Learn

Let Me Learn COP If you have expressed an interest and/or have met with Chris Johnston, founder of Let Me Learn, this group is designed to help you use the Let Me Learn advanced learning system in your courses or in your work this spring.small group of students

Small Group Teaching COP This group is working together to determine the impact of small group teaching on students' critical thinking skills by studying literature on and critical thinking and developing means to implement and assess them both.

Learning Technology

• Support for Online Course Development Three days of hands-on for support to develop an online course for the Summer 2012 term.  Subsequent individual meeting time for course design and/or technology support will be scheduled January – May 2012.

• Creating Content Using Technology  This learning group will cover various options to make and share multimedia content that can be reused over and over again, including Prezi, Camtasia, video editing, PowerPoint based tutorials with audio, embedding video in D2L, and others participants want to learn

Social Media for Teaching Wonder how social media can be used to enhance your teaching? This group will discuss Twitter, Facebook, and Yammer (the UWEC social networking tool). 

Discussion Groups

• Student Success in College Book Discussion Group  This book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that can serve other colleges and universities as they strive to create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment. 

What the Best College Teachers Do Book Discussion Group This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.

TED Video Discussion Group Don't have time for a traditional book group but still want stimulating discussion TEDabout a wide variety of topics?  Consider the TED Video Club.  Similar to a book group, this group of educators meets bi-weekly to discuss thought-provoking presentations found on

To register for any of these programs contact CETL,, 715-836-2385, or stop by OL 1142.  Click this link to go to CETL Programs page.

Attention iPad Users!

Did you know you can use your iPad to teach wirelessly in some classrooms? Panasonic has an app called "Anasonic Wireless Projector for iOS" that allows the iPad to connect with the projector in the room so you can project images and pdfs (PowerPoint slides can be converted to pdf). You can also annotate on what you are showing; for instance, you can circle something on an image to emphasize it. Although it is currently not possible to navigate the internet wirelessly on the iPad, many faculty have been happy to use their iPad to teach. Contact Greg Rineck if you would like more information or to see if the rooms you teach in are capable of doing this.

D2L Announcements

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Final Grade Export from D2L to MyBlugold CampS

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