Faculty workshops focus on teaching and new technologies

CIT is offering our annual series of workshops for faculty and GSIs, May 6-12, 2009. These are shifted a little later than usual, to allow us to include some workshops on the new Blackboard 8 system, after it’s upgraded on May 10.

Themes of our 20 workshops this year include:

  • teaching and learning with visuals (PowerPoint, digital storytelling, VoiceThread),
  • classroom techniques (using student groups, lecturing effectively, teaching in flexible classrooms),
  • digital media projects (using Flip video cameras, intro to digital video and iMovie),
  • library resources for research and teaching (in Public Policy, Political Science, Women’s Studies, and using images in academic work),
  • Blackboard 8 and its tools (intro sessions for new users, Wimba Voice Tools, Bb 8 new features).

A lunch “technology buffet” will allow registrants to choose two of three short show-n-tell sessions focused on Web 2.0 tools, designed to give you a taste of what these tools are about (Twitter, flickr, blogs, online bookmark tools, YouTube….and more!)

There are still spaces available, so register now!
Registration and more information at http://cit.duke.edu/events/may2009.html.

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Amy Kenyon

Author: Amy Kenyon

Amy plans, implements and assesses faculty development programs for the improvement of teaching and learning, provides programs and resources designed to increase understanding of the teaching and learning process and manages personnel and other resources in the Teaching Innovation group of Learning Innovation. Her interests are in student-centered course and program design, curriculum mapping, assessment and engaging teaching strategies for student learning.