The best way to counter student resistance to active learning is to create a culture of engaged learning in your classroom during the first few weeks. Participants will learn about recent literature on countering student resistance to active learning and brainstorm how psychological principles can inform creation of norms and procedures in their classroom that create an environment naturally inclined towards engaged learning. Details
Looking for new ways to assess student learning in your course? Video assignments can be used to encourage higher-order thinking, learner engagement, communication skills, and collaboration. In this workshop, participants will discuss best practices for developing video assignments and learn how the assignments can be posted, accepted, and graded through eLC and Kaltura, UGA’s video platform that is integrated with eLC. Details
During eLC Drop-In Hours, eLC consultants will be available to assist as you work on your course independently. There is no formal instruction in this session, but we can assist you with eLC tasks such as setting up your gradebook, customizing your homepage, adding and managing course content, and creating assignments and assessments.
Registration is not required but is helpful so that we will know how many consultants should attend. Details
This two-hour workshop will provide faculty with resources, strategies, and templates for integrating writing into discipline-specific courses to improve student learning, writing, and engagement. Participants will learn research-based principles for teaching writing in the disciplines and best practices for effectively assigning and assessing writing without overburdening faculty workload. In collaboration with other faculty, participants will have the opportunity to revise existing writing-intensive courses or develop new writing-intensive courses for their programs. Participants will also learn about the Writing Intensive Program, the Writing Fellows Program, and other sources of support for faculty teaching writing in the disciplines. At the end of the session, Franklin College participants should be prepared to submit a course proposal for the Writing Intensive Program 2018-2019, and all participants will leave the workshop with plans for a new or improved writing-intensive course. Details
We are enduring an era of unprecedented climate change in the world, but so too is the ecosystem of ideas and knowledge under constant threat. In the ecosystem of ideas, and particularly the niche of higher education, books are a keystone species. What are the functional traits of books and other forms of long-form communication that we can leverage to ensure the resilience and sustainability of this ecosystem? And how can the lifecycle of ideas adapt at each stage, from research to teaching to review to publication? Director of Princeton University Press, and longtime scholarly publisher, Christie Henry, invites faculty and students to tour this ecosystem, looking at the evolution of ideas to book proposals and manuscripts, new species of books, and how the book is enduring in new landscapes.