Session Descriptions

Welcome

Descriptions are in alphabetical order. For current sessions' dates, times, and venues, please visit the calender in our Events page.

 A - D  |  E - H  |  I - L  |  M - P  |  Q - TU - Z

 

Alignment of Learning Outcomes

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Designing student learning objectives or learning outcomes, learning activities and assessments are not new processes to many instructors. However, many of us tend to approach these design tasks separately or in a random sequence. As a result, there are mis-alignments among the learning expectations, learning activity types, and assessment methods. In this workshop, participants will be exposed to tools such as, the OSMA (outcome, strategy, media, assessment) alignment matrix, the ABCD (audience, behavior, conditions, and degree) rule for constructing student learning outcome, basic learning theories, etc. to design an aligned, relevant, and measurable learning process. You are welcome to bring along your current syllabi as a reference for the workshop activities.

Administering Elections with Electronic Voting

Facilitated by Peter Beyersdorf, Faculty-in-Residence, Center for Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Physics

Streamline your organization's election procedures by implementing electronic voting.  Participants will learn how to use Google docs to set up and administer elections with features such as restricting who is allowed to vote, allowing a different fractional vote count for each voter (for example part time employees vote counts less than a full time employee), and maintaining anonymity of voters through the entire process.

Blackboard Collaborate - Engaging Students Online with Web Conferencing Technology!

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

In fall 2012, SJSU has licensed Blackboard Collaborate, an upgraded version of the previous Elluminate Live.
In this workshop, participants will experience this web conferencing tool and learn how it can enhance learning and teaching beyond the boundaries of a physical classroom. You will learn to use features such as live audio, uploading your lecture, live discussion, polling, application sharing, etc. This technology can help you to engage students in one-on-one tutoring, group work, or class meetings. Sessions can be recorded  for review later. After you register for this workshop, please contact Alfred.Eclipse@sjsu.edu for your Blackboard Collaborate moderator account.

 

Breakfast Club

Facilitated by Jerry Flanzer, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research; Amy Strage, Interim Director, Center for Faculty Development

Come start the day learning about the fascinating projects your colleagues have under way.  Come start the day with some scintillating conversation!  At each “Breakfast Club” meeting, we will invite one faculty member or team to present a quick thumbnail sketch of their current work, and then open things up for a general conversation.  We will provide coffee, tea and bagels.
Occasional Thursdays (check the Calendar of Events), 7:45am to 8:45am. For this semester's information on the presenters, please see our Coming Events in our Events page

Building Online Collaboration with Wikis in Google Apps

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Creating consensus, considering different perspectives, accumulating information and knowledge from a group, are the typical outcomes of using a wiki. Wiki is a web 2.0 technology example that promotes online social networking and forms learning community. In this workshop you will gain hands-on experience on how to create a wiki from the ground up. SJSU Google Apps will be used to develop your first wiki.


Important: You must have yourTower IDand an activeSJSUOneaccount to use SJSU Google Apps.

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The Campus Reading Program

The Campus Reading Program involves the members of our campus - students and employees, reading the same book. A book is selected each year that students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read during the summer. Throughout the academic year, readers engage in critique and analysis of the book in small discussion groups.  This has become a common practice at many universities as a way to help members of a campus community connect - to have something in common - to engage with each other in talking about their perspectives of a book and to engage in a lively and intellectual manner through a variety of campus activities offered around the book.  A book read by many enriches a campus community. The book selected for the 2011-12 academic year is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

Course Syllabus Development

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

The course syllabus, or the Green Sheet as we call it at SJSU, is the blueprint for your course. This master plan will lay out the foundation for building  and visualizing the learning expectations for both you and your students. This workshop is ideal for instructors who are planning to create, revise, or transform a course, online or face-to-face. In this workshop, participants will use a syllabus development template to consider and  construct major syllabus components and understand how learning alignment can help to create a cohesive course syllabus.

Please bring a copy (digital or paper version) of your course syllabus that you wound like to work on.

Course Design: Go forward with Backward Design

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Do you need to prepare for WASC, program accreditation or simply want to improve your course? This workshop provides practical and resourceful instructional design theories and practice to enable faculty and developers to rethink a course design. Workshop participants will appreciate the benefits of a student-centered course design that aligns performance competency with the learning objectives. Through discussions and group work participants will learn to understand student needs, analyze a course outline, identify performance competency, formulate learning goals and objectives for reaching the outcomes, and design strategic activities to facilitate the learning process. Backward Design model, Bloom’s taxonomy, and the Six Facets of Understanding will be used as the major references in this workshop.

This workshop is a required workshop for a CFD Course Design program that promotes recognizes efforts in excelling your teaching practice.
More about the Course Design Program

Creating Accessible and Fillable Forms

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development -
For Faculty and Staff only

We live in such a form oriented society that we constantly use forms to collect information.  Wherever we go, there are forms to be completed, signed, and reviewed.  Won't it be nice if we can complete the form electronically, save and print a copy before submitting it?  Won't it be nice if we can review a nice electronically entered form instead of struggling to decipher the handwritings?

In this workshop you will learn how to create accessible and electronically fillable forms that are appropriate for printing as well as for online use. Users, with or without visual impairment, will be able to fill out the form electronically. You will first learn to use many accessibility features of Word to create/design your form, then use Adobe Acrobat Professional to create your professional-looking accessible and fillable forms.  Familiarity with the accessible features in Word is preferred.

Creating Accessible Scanned Documents

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development - For Faculty and Staff only

What is so complicated about scanning a document? What does accessibility have anything to do with scanning?  In this one-hour workshop, we will discuss these issues and how to convert printed materials such as flyers, correspondence, newspaper articles, etc. into an accessible digital and editable document. You will have the hands-on experience of using a scanner and optical character recognition (OCR) software such as OmniPage and Adobe Acrobat Professional to scan your documents. Printed material will be provided for your OCR scanning experience, or you can bring your own document to practice scanning.

Creating Faculty Web Sites with Website Builder

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Do you have a faculty web site that contains your contacts and timely course information for your students? Do you publish your lists of publications and presentations, professional profile or expertise areas to the campus community or public at large? If yes, come attend one of the above workshops. You will be able to create and publish your professional looking and accessible website by the end of the workshop using the Website Builder.


Important:
1. A
Website Builder accountis necessary for the workshop (http://www.sjsu.edu/webservices/services/websitebuilder). Request an account (http://www.sjsu.edu/webservices/services/websitebuilder/join/) at least two days before the desired workshop.
2. An active
SJSUOneis required for accessing your Website Builder account. Activate your SJSUOne account or resetting account password by visiting theSJSUone Account Management website(http://uts.sjsu.edu/Systems/sjsuone-password-consolidation-system.html).
3. Participants who did not sign up in advance, with no Website Builder accounts, or no active SJSUOne accounts, are only provided a demo account to practice during the workshop.

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Design Your Learning Environment with UDL

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Not all students are alike.  Not all your teaching is the same.  What are the different ways you
presentyour course content and materials?  What are the multiple ways your students canexpressor act to demonstrate what they have learned from you?  What are the instructional or delivery strategies you have used toengageyour students?

At this two-hour workshop, we will visit and discuss how these issues can be incorporated or reflected in your teaching or learning experience for your students.  To further assist you in your instructional design, an overview of the available workshops offered at the Center for Faculty Development will be introduced.  Bring a soft copy of your syllabus and come brainstorm ideas how you can design your learning environment with Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Developing Interactive Lectures with PowerPoint (Windows)

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Lecturing can be engaging, interactive and fun. Participants will learn how to use special features in PowerPoint to create or enhance graphics, animate visual effects, insert audio or video elements, etc. to capture and sustain students’ attention and desire to learn. Prior experience with PowerPoint is required. This workshop is for PowerPoint Windows 2007 version.

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Educated Person Dialogue Series

Facilitated by Annette Nellen, Faculty-in-Residence for Educated Person Dialogue; Professor, Accounting & Finance


Educated Person Dialogue is part of the Campus Dialogue that began in 2003, on what it means to be an educated person and what more we can be doing to help our students on their journey of lifelong learning.  Brown bag discussions/workshops are held in each semester. Please come to as many as you can to share your ideas with others and to learn more about ways we can all help to further enrich the educational experience of SJSU students. Bring a friend. All sessions are from noon – 1 pm in IRC 101. For this semester's information on the presenters, please see our Coming Events in our Events page

Become an Educated Person Fellow:Attend 4 of the sessions for spring, read and share something from an AAC&U liberal learning report (or something similar) with the Educated Person Dialogue email discussion group, and provide an idea for a future Educated Person brown bag discussion to earn an Educated Person Fellow Certificate.

If you want to join the email discussion group – please contact Annette Nellen at annette.nellen@sjsu.edu.

Making First Day of Class Really First Class

Facilitator by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Do you believe in first thing first? Joe Grimes and Cynthia Desrochers of CSU believed that the first day of class is the most important day in a semester. If done appropriately, the agenda of your first class could establish a foundation for the expectations and implementation of your course’s outcomes. Grimes and Desrochers created an online case story Making Your 1st Day of Class Really First Class (
ELIXR -MERLOT Project- http://pachyderm.cdl.edu/elixr-stories/1stday-slo/) that consisted of six disciplines to show how effective first day of class strategies can make a difference. In this seminar, we will review the case story and discuss how you might revisit and enhance the goals of your first day of class this semester.

This workshop could be offered as a cohort-based workshop for departments. If you are interested please contact Mei Fang, the facilitator, by email waimei.fang@sjsu.edu or phone (408) 924-2456.

Formative Assessment

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Wondering how confident your students are feeling about their learning outcomes? Eager to confirm if your teaching is staying aligned with the course goals and objectives? In this workshop we will examine the significance of planning and implementing formative assessment in mid semester to steer or facilitate student learning outcomes in the direction as planned. We will look at tools for formative assessments, examples of the assessments, and how to use the data from the assessments.

 

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Gmail Overview

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development - For Faculty and Staff only

Gmail is the official electronic mail solution adopted by San Jose State University.  It is one of the Google Apps designed to meet your office communication needs.

Are you comfortable or familiar with all the key features of Gmail?   If not and you are interested to know, come join us.  At the end of the workshop, in addition to performing the basic email tasks, you will be able to manage or organize your mail messages, and have fun in customizing the default settings of your email account layout to your personal preference.

Gmail requires authentication through SJSUOne. SJSUOne, which is different from MySJSU, is an account system that provides access to the campus wireless network and twenty other services. You need this account to participate in the class.  This SJSUOne account is available to all faculty, staff, and students. If you do not have one, visit SJSUOne web site at http://www.sjsu.edu/sjsuone to activate your account.

Google Calendar

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Calendar like Gmail is one of the Google Apps adopted by San Jose State University. It is designed to help you schedule meetings and organize your work.  Are you comfortable or familiar with the features of Google Calendar?  If not and interested, come join us.  At end of this workshop, you will feel comfortable and be able to use it to schedule meetings or manage events for yourself, other people as well as for groups. Furthermore, you will find it an effective tool to manage all your work.  

              
Calendar requires authentication through SJSUOne. The SJSUOne, which is different from MySJSU, is an account system that provides access to the campus wireless network and twenty other services. You need this account to participate in the class.  This SJSUOne account is available to all faculty, staff, and students. If you do not have one, visitSJSUOne web siteat http://www.sjsu.edu/sjsuone to activate your account.

Google Docs

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development - For Faculty and Staff only

What is Google Docs?  What can I use it for?   Can I use it for my class and how?  Is it secure or do I own the document once I create it?  Is it right that I can share it with others? Or, can I use it to create a quick survey/form to plan a meeting or event, collect feedback or student information, etc.? What are the benefits or problems using Google Docs?

Google Documents, another one of the cloud-based Google Apps, may serve all the above purposes and more.  It consists of a lightweight version of word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and drawing applications. In addition, it can create a form and aggregate data.  The goal of Google Docs is designed to meet your basic office collaboration or educational needs as an individual as well as for a group.

If interested to learn, come join us to explore.  At end of this workshop, you will be able to use Google docs to start the work for yourself or collaborate with other people. Furthermore, you will be able to use Google form to generate a quick survey, email to your audience or students, collect the data and view the results in an instance.

Google Documents requires authentication through SJSUOne. SJSUOne, which is different from MySJSU, is an account system that provides access to the campus wireless network and twenty other services. You need this account to participate in the class.  This SJSUOne account is available to all faculty, staff, and student staff. If you do not have one, visit SJSUOne web site at http://www.sjsu.edu/sjsuone to activate your account.

 

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Interactive White Board

Facilitated by Peter Beyersdorf, Faculty-in-Residence, Center for Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Physics

Learn how you can use "smart boards" in and out of the classroom to engage your students, annotate documents being displayed to your class, work interactively and allow demonstration of computer based tools using a simple and natural interface. We'll look at how to use the touch input capabilities of smart boards, how to annotate documents, how to use smart boards to record screen captures of your writing, and how all of this can be used to improve the classroom experience for students.

Introduction to InDesign

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

This workshop is for participants who are new to InDesign (CS5) and would like to adopt the
InDesign templates prepared by Public Affairslocated at http://www.sjsu.edu/publicaffairs/tools/templates/. Participants will be able to use the basic authoring tools in InDesign to integrate and manipulate text and images for a single page letter size document using the template. Prior knowledge in PageMaker would be an asset.

Introduction to Podcasting and iTunesU

Facilitated by Peter Beyersdorf, Faculty-in-Residence, Center for Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Physics

You know how to use email and the world wide web to improve the educational experience of your students, but do you know about podcasting? Find out how you can use podcasting to easily collect and disseminate information you want your students to have through "iTunesU".  Learn how class lectures, homework sets, video tutorials and supplemental class information and more can be automatically made available to students on their computer and iPods.

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Making First Day of Class Really First Class

Facilitator by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Do you believe in first thing first? Joe Grimes and Cynthia Desrochers of CSU believed that the first day of class is the most important day in a semester. If done appropriately, the agenda of your first class could establish a foundation for the expectations and implementation of your course’s outcomes. Grimes and Desrochers created an online case story Making Your 1st Day of Class Really First Class (
ELIXR -MERLOT Project- http://pachyderm.cdl.edu/elixr-stories/1stday-slo/) that consisted of six disciplines to show how effective first day of class strategies can make a difference. In this seminar, we will review the case story and discuss how you might revisit and enhance the goals of your first day of class this semester.

This workshop could be offered as a cohort-based workshop for departments. If you are interested please contact Mei Fang, the facilitator, by email waimei.fang@sjsu.edu or phone (408) 924-2456.

Pedagogy in Online Learning and Teaching (POLT)

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Planning for an online course or a hybrid for the first time? Trying to understand the differences of online and face-to-face learning and teaching? Introducing your faculty to online teaching? This workshop series provides useful information, discussion time, and hands-on experience on the pedagogical and technological aspects of online learning and teaching. The workshop format is primarily face-to-face with online activities.

Currently this workshop series is cohort-based for similar disciplines. If your department is interested to have your own workshop series, please contact Mei Fang, the facilitator, by email waimei.fang@sjsu.edu or phone (408) 924-2456.

General Outline for the Workshop Series

  • Unit A: Reality Check
    Opportunities and Concerns in Online Learning and Teaching (OLT)

  • Unit B: What is OLT?
    Introduction to OLT Components, Models, Stakeholders, Pedagogical Approaches

  • Unit C: How to Get Started
    Implementation Process, Development Milestones, Instructional Design Process, Learning Outcome Alignment. Hands-on Exercises to Create Your Get-Started Plans

  • Unit D: Creating Learning Objects for OLT
    Purposes and Development Process of Content-Units to Aid OLT, Pedagogical Framework for Implementation of Learning Objects, Hands-on Experiments with Various Tools to Create Learning Objects (Tools include PowerPoint, Acrobat Professional, Elluminate Live, Google Apps, etc. open to department’s request).

  • Unit E: Facilitating and Assessing Online Learning Communities
    Concepts of Learning Communities, Stages of Community Development and Facilitation, Integrative Assessment Methods

Peer Partners in Teaching

Facilitated by Nancy Markowitz, Faculty-in-Residence for Peer Partners in Teaching, Professor, Elementary Education

Have you ever wished you could engage in collegial discussions about teaching without it being part of RTP?  Have you ever felt isolated in your own department, and less "at home" in the larger university community?  Have you ever wondered how other faculties handle specific classroom situations, such as facilitating more active student participation, communicating with students regarding cheating, plagiarism, or poor performance, creating a safe space for sharing in the classroom, fostering more student interest in a subject, or soliciting student feedback to improve teaching before the class is over?  These are some of the many issues that have stimulated collaborative discussions in the Peer Partners in teaching program.

Peer Partners in Teaching is an enjoyable, non-threatening way to broaden your skills as a teacher while increasing your sense of connection to the larger SJSU campus community! You will participate by 1) attending monthly discussions, and 2) having the opportunity to observe and be observed teaching by peers in the program with you.

Peer Partners is for all faculty: part time and full time, tenure track or tenured, lecturers and permanent faculty, including those who have participated in Peer Partners in Teaching in previous years.

PowerPoint Basics and Creating Accessible Slides

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development - For Faculty and Staff only

In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to a quick overview of the PowerPoint basic features and guidelines in creating an accessible slide presentation.   What is an "accessible" slide presentation?  Why do I need to worry about accessibility issue?  Or, how do I know whether my PowerPoint document is accessible? These topics will be discussed at the workshop.

Hands-on exercises will be provided.  By the end of this workshop, you will be able to apply your PowerPoint basic skills to create a powerful and "accessible" slide presentation.  You can also print your slides, notes pages, and/or handouts through the use of many automated tools in PowerPoint.  At the end, you will listen to the slides you have created.

Prevent Plagiarism and Enhance Student Writing with  Turnitin - Originality Report, PeerMark, GradeMark

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Turnitin
is an online plagiarism prevention system that checks your students’ paper submissions. In addition, PeerMark will promote peer learning and writing cycle; and GradeMark will facilitate your time consuming commenting process.  In the fall 2011 semester, SJSU will have licenses for Turnitin. In this workshop you will create your Turnitin account as an instructor and learn to use the tools to set up writing assignments and plagiarism prevention reports on your students' papers. You will learn how to use the tools to enhance your pedagogy as well as student learning in the areas of information literacy and academic integrity. You can bring a soft copy sample of a writing assignment from a student to test in Turnitin.

 

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Quiz Design Fundamentals

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

When a quiz is designed with predetermined answers for students to choose from is called an objective test such as, multiple choice, matching, true/false, etc. Designing clear, interesting, non-biased, and reliable objective tests that can assess students' understanding accurately could be challenging. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify effective objective tests; learn the typical rules for constructing effective objective tests; explore possibilities to use objective tests to assess higher order of learning. We will also explore technology as tools to develop objective tests.

Repurposing Teaching Materials as Learning Objects

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Learning objects (LOs), also known as practice unit, knowledge bits, etc., could be created easily from your existing teaching materials such as lectures or assignments and repurposed as stand-alone review units to maximize self-paced learning for students. The LOs could be a demonstration of a procedure, self-assessments, an overview lecture, etc. LOs can be organized in a sequence in your online course shell to encourage self-paced learning.  We will look at examples of higher ed learning objects and have hands-on experience to create your own. We will be using technology
such as, PowerPoint, Acrobat Professional, recordings from web conferencing tools, Google Docs, etc.

Research Methods Webcast from CARMA

The CARMA Consortium Webcast Program is available to SJSU Faculty. The Center for Faculty Development hosts CARMA's monthly webcast where viewers get an opportunity to gain advanced training in research methods and data analysis. Generally, the webcasts are on a Friday morning.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to engage in current research methodology and interact with your fellow faculty viewing the webcast.  The details and dates of the webcasts can be found athttp://carma.wayne.edu/Webcasts.asp#sch.

Rubric Design Fundamentals

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Rubrics are communication tools as well as performance scoring tools in a course. When designed and implemented effectively, students will be able to understand the criteria for the learning outcomes and the instructor's expectations for the varies degree of mastery of the outcomes.  In this workshop participants will learn to differentiate the different types and purposes of rubrics; recognize and manipulate the components in these rubrics; select appropriate existing rubrics from rubric resources for future customization; and discuss effective uses of rubrics. We will also explore using technology as tools to develop rubric.

Smart Classroom and Wireless Computing Made Easy!

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

The “smart classrooms” are equipped with a powerful LCD projector, DVD player, VHS player, Internet connection, speakers, and cable television feeds. Come to this session and learn how to harness the power of these powerful technologies. You will also learn how to connect to the SJSU wireless network and how to apply for an account as an authorized user.


You will need to know your PeopleSoft employee ID. Come and never be intimidated by the equipment again!

Course Syllabus Development

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

The course syllabus, or the Green Sheet as we call it at SJSU, is the blueprint for your course. This master plan will lay out the foundation for building  and visualizing the learning expectations for both you and your students. This workshop is ideal for instructors who are planning to create, revise, or transform a course, online or face-to-face. In this workshop, participants will use a syllabus development template to consider and  construct major syllabus components and understand how learning alignment can help to create a cohesive course syllabus.

Please bring a copy (digital or paper version) of your course syllabus that you wound like to work on.

Summative Assessment

Facilitated by Amy Strage, Interim Director, Center for Faculty Development

Wondering about the best ways to gauge what your students have learned from your course? No doubt, you have heard students assert that they have preferences for one kind of test or another.  No doubt you have heard students assert that they either excel or crumble under pressure.  In this workshop, we will consider the pros and cons about a wide variety of mechanisms for assessing student learning outcomes.  We’ll consider different exam formats (multiple choice, short-answer, essay, etc.), administration formats (in-class, take-home), and participant configurations (individual efforts, group efforts).  We’ll consider several creative yet rigorous alternatives to the traditional choices of exams, papers, and student presentations.  Bring your syllabi, and we will tailor the workshop to your particular situation.

 

Time Saving Tools for Developing Your Elluminate Live! Sessions

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Now you can organize contents for your Elluminate Live! session before it begins and store session recordings to your computer. In the coming semester, SJSU will have licenses for
 Elluminate Live! companion tools  Plan!and  Publish!. With Plan! you can organize, script, and package content and activities offline and preload the package to  your session. With Publish! you can save your recorded Elluminate Live! session to your computer in your desired media file formats as standalone recordings for future offline repurposing or playback on different devices. In this workshop you will have hands-on experience with these time saving tools.

Important: To attend this workshop you should have experience using Elluminate Live! and have an Elluminate user account.

Turnitin - Prevent Plagiarism and Enhance Student Writing with  Turnitin - Originality Report, PeerMark, GradeMark

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Turnitin
is an online plagiarism prevention system that checks your students’ paper submissions. In addition, PeerMark will promote peer learning and writing cycle; and GradeMark will facilitate your time consuming commenting process.  In the fall 2011 semester, SJSU will have licenses for Turnitin. In this workshop you will create your Turnitin account as an instructor and learn to use the tools to set up writing assignments and plagiarism prevention reports on your students' papers. You will learn how to use the tools to enhance your pedagogy as well as student learning in the areas of information literacy and academic integrity. You can bring a soft copy sample of a writing assignment from a student to test in Turnitin.

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Understanding Our Students

Facilitated by Amy Strage, Interim Director, Center for Faculty Development

Like snowflakes, no students are exactly alike – they differ enormously in how they learn best, how they respond to constructive feedback about their performance, how and why they do or don’t make use of their instructors and other resources to help them in their classes.  Come explore some ways to figure out what might work best in your classes.

Word Basics and Creating Accessible Documents

Facilitated by Elizabeth Tu, Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development - For Faculty and Staff only

In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to a quick overview of the Word basic features and the guidelines in creating an accessible Word document.   What is an "accessible" document?  Why do I need to worry about the accessibility issue?  Or, how do I know whether my document is accessible? These topics will be discussed in the workshop.

Hands-on exercises will be provided to help you learn the tips and tricks of Microsoft Word, how to save and convert your Word document into a PDF document. You will be surprised how you can utilize the hidden power of accessibility features to maximize the use of existing Word features. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to apply your Word basic skills to create a powerful and "accessible" Word document and listen to your document.

 

Web Conferencing:

Blackboard Collaborate - Engaging Students Online with Web Conferencing Technology!

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

In fall 2012, SJSU has licensed Blackboard Collaborate, an upgraded version of the previous Elluminate Live.
In this workshop, participants will experience this web conferencing tool and learn how it can enhance learning and teaching beyond the boundaries of a physical classroom. You will learn to use features such as live audio, uploading your lecture, live discussion, polling, application sharing, etc. This technology can help you to engage students in one-on-one tutoring, group work, or class meetings. Sessions can be recorded  for review later. After you register for this workshop, please contact Alfred.Eclipse@sjsu.edu for your Blackboard Collaborate moderator account.

Wikis - Building Online Collaboration with Wikis in Google Apps

Facilitated by W. Mei Fang, Senior Instructional Designer and Instructor, Center for Faculty Development

Creating consensus, considering different perspectives, accumulating information and knowledge from a group, are the typical outcomes of using a wiki. Wiki is a web 2.0 technology example that promotes online social networking and forms learning community. In this workshop you will gain hands-on experience on how to create a wiki from the ground up. SJSU Google Apps will be used to develop your first wiki.


Important: You must have yourTower IDand an activeSJSUOneaccount to use SJSU Google Apps.

 

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