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May 12, 2020

Announcements

Blended Course Design Learning Community to Run May 18 - Aug 15. Apply by May 14

SoTL Summer Reading Group | Online Teaching Survival Guide. Apply by May 15

The Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT) Special Call

Applications Accepted for Spring 2021 Active Learning Classrooms

Upcoming Events

Quality Matters at IU: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Panel: The Affordances and Constraints of Using Zoom in Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching

Monday Coffee Talks--Open Topic

TTFS: Increasing Student Engagement with Recorded Lectures Using Kaltura Quizzes

Coffee Talk: Inclusive Teaching in an Online Environment

Fostering Engagement in Online Discussion

Coffee Talk: Establishing Social Presence in an Online Course

Creating Assessment Strategies for Online Courses

Coffee Talk: Transitioning your Syllabus Online

Announcements

SoTL Summer Reading Group | Online Teaching Survival Guide. Apply by May 15

Boettcher & Conrad (2016) present a comprehensive and user friendly guide for anyone teaching online. Organized into three parts, the book covers core principles of learning and teaching online, specific tips and strategies to teach effectively in this space, and a section on reflection and planning to increase your skill as an online instructor.

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The Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT) Special Issue Call for Proposals

The JoTLT is issuing a call for a special issue on transitioning to online teaching and learning in a time of urgency. Faculty, students, and staff are currently experiencing the need to pivot teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage manuscripts from faculty, students with faculty co-authors/sponsors, staff (such as instructional designers, consultants, technologists, and advisors), and administrators.

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Applications Accepted for Spring 2021 Active Learning Classrooms

Apply now to use SB105 or Cedar Hall AC C102 for Spring 2021 classes.

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Upcoming Events

Quality Matters at IU: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Thursday, May 14, 2020 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Online

This workshop introduces faculty and staff to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and to the QM Process. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized quality assurance organization for online course design, and the QM Process is a faculty-led peer review process that uses the research-based standards (criteria) of the QM Rubric to certify online courses. Faculty may also use the QM Rubric as a guide to design online courses.

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Panel: The Affordances and Constraints of Using Zoom in Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching

Friday, May 15, 2020 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Online

Panelists will share deciding factors in using Zoom to support their course, how they managed student feelings and learning activities when moving online, and helped students to become self-directed learners. Panelists will discuss their strategies in the first part of the session. The rest of the time will be devoted to answering questions from the audience. Audience members will also be encouraged to share their strategies as well.

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Monday Coffee Talks--Open Topic

Every Monday, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Online

Want to talk about teaching? Do you want to converse with others, too? I await your questions about any teaching and learning topic open. Join me for these open forums on Mondays in May and June from 1-2pm. By registering, you will be sent a link.

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TTFS: Increasing Student Engagement with Recorded Lectures Using Kaltura Quizzes

Monday, May 18, 2020 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Online

With the sudden move online Jacob Farmer, instructor SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUB, needed to break up his traditional lecture sessions into more digestible chunks for his students. He created or found short, engaging videos and wanted to hold students accountable for viewing them. He decided to use the Kaltura quizzing function to embed low stakes assessments into these videos.

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Coffee Talk: Inclusive Teaching in an Online Environment

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Online

Join the CITL and IUB instructors for an informal conversation about Inclusive Teaching in an Online Environment. Topics in this event include (but are not limited to): practicing inclusivity in the online classroom, being responsive to students' technological access, and positioning inclusivitiy in your online teaching persona. These coffee hour events will be a relaxed space for instructors to share their experiences on this topic.

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Fostering Engagement in Online Discussion

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Online

Discussion boards become our default setting for gathering student's thoughts in an online environment. But are we integrating the work students share in their posts into the course as it unfolds? Online discussion offers a means to build a sense of connection not just to the student and course content, but among your students, as well. Drawing on Boettcher & Conrad's (2016) Online Teaching Survival Guide, this webinar will share tips for building a sustainable and rich online discussion practice.

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Coffee Talk: Establishing Social Presence in an Online Course

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Online

Establishing social presence in an online course is one aspect of creating a sense of community among online learners, and it is perhaps even more important online than in a face-to-face course. Not only can a sense of community enhance students' learning; it can also help students maintain their motivation and engagement in an online course. But how can social presence be created when students and the instructor interact only virtually? Join us for this Coffee Talk to discuss ways of creating a community in your online course.

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Creating Assessment Strategies for Online Courses

Friday, May 22, 2020 11 a.m. - 12 noon, Online

In face-to-face classes students demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways: through discussions, homework, group projects, demonstrations, tests, performances, and more. Finding the best assessment strategies for the online medium will contribute to learning and give you better ways to know how well students are meeting your learning outcomes. Grab your beverage of choice and sit down with your peers to discuss ways to create meaningful assessment in your online course.

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Coffee Talk: Transitioning your Syllabus Online

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11 a.m. - 12 noon, Online

In ordinary times the most basic function of a syllabus is communicating to students the general content of the course and its organization. During stressful times, like the COVID-19, pandemic an online syllabus also helps students feel an instructor presence in their classes and communicates flexibility and accommodation. After the rush online in the spring semester we can more deliberately consider design of an online syllabus for the fall. Share your ideas and learn from others about the essential pieces and practices for an online syllabus.

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