For faculty who would like to learn more about how they can get students actively involved in their classes, ITS is hosting an active learning event on March 19 in Thwing Center’s Ballroom. We invite faculty and administrators who would like a voice in designing and redesigning learning spaces to attend.
Case Western Reserve University began an active learning initiative more than one year ago to explore active learning across the curriculum. As part of the initiative, two classrooms were redesigned to promote active learning, including flexible furniture, multiple shared writing surfaces, and state-of-the-art collaborative technologies. In addition, a faculty fellowship was created, with 12 faculty selected to design or redesign a course using active learning pedagogies and technologies.
Fellows taught in a range of classrooms, from the newly redesigned spaces to more traditional large, tiered classrooms. Each of the courses approached active learning from the perspective of academic discipline, number of students enrolled, and the learning space, which lead to numerous examples of how active learning can be accomplished. We are currently in the process of redesigning two additional learning spaces, tweaking others, and selecting another round of fellows.
During the event, attendees will:
Hear faculty and student stories related to active learning
Help design new learning spaces and share feedback on their classrooms
Share their thoughts about the future of education at Case Western Reserve
Learn more about the technologies faculty and students use in an active learning environment
Experience what it is like to be in an active learning environment, including getting familiar with the furniture and technologies used in active learning spaces
We invite faculty and administrators to join us on March 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Thwing Center, The Ballroom, to learn more and find out how they can get involved in Case Western Reserve’s active learning initiative and benefit from ITS services offered to faculty.
Please register no later than Friday, March 14 and join us on March 19 in the Thwing Ballroom: http://cwru-activelearn2014.eventbrite.com.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day
A light breakfast will be available between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
9:15 - 9:30: Welcome remarks
9:30 - 10:30: The Active Classroom Experience
10:45 - 11:45: Hands On: The technology and furniture of the active classroom
12:00 - 1:30: Keynote address and lunch
12:00 - 1:30: Keynote address and lunch
1:45 - 2:45: The Active Classroom Experience
3:00 - 4:00: Hands On: The technology and furniture of the active classroom
4:00 - 4:15: Closing remarks
Faculty, academic administrators and their support staff are invited to join Information
Technology Services (ITS) and leading design firm The Sextant Group for a half-day event that will explore the campus inquiry into redesigning classrooms to promote student-centered, active learning experiences. During the event, details about fellowship opportunities for faculty interested in transforming their teaching methods to accommodate the use of the rooms will be given.
The event will be held twice: once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Please attend either the morning or afternoon session. Participants in both sessions will attend the lunchtime Keynote address.
Please RSVP by Tuesday 4/16.
, founding director of The Campus Computing Project, will be addressing the campus in an open forum to discuss “Campus Computing Mega Trends” on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Toepfer Room on the second floor of Adelbert Hall. An executive summary of the organization’s latest report on the effectiveness of IT on campus is available here
. Please join Information Technology Services (ITS) for this fun and informative event! For more information, please contact Lora Veselsky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Wednesday, Feb. 20, a representative from Blackboard will be on campus to talk about features in their system that help students, faculty, and administrators excel. All interested staff and instructors are invited to attend these informative sessions and engage in further discussion with ITS about the university’s academic technology needs.
Please join us for one or more sessions in Kelvin Smith Library Room LL06 to learn about features for outcomes assessment, analytics and mobile use, as well as the future of the Blackboard Learn system.
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Outcomes Assessment
- Demonstration of Blackboard Outcomes Assessment home page and its key capabilities
- Review of Blackboard Outcomes functionality, where it's used and how it benefits assessment efforts
- Discuss institutional, departmental, or programmatic assessment
- Discuss practices at CWRU and how the Outcomes product applies
- Compare differences in assessment needs between programs and colleges at CWRU
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Learning Analytics
- Demonstration of Blackboard Analytics home page and analytics modules
- Integration of Learning Analytics with Blackboard Learn platform
- Discussion of product vision and how it is used as a data warehouse platform across campuses
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Blackboard Mobile
- Review of Blackboard Mobile home page
- How Blackboard mobile focuses on creating a mobile campus experience
- Innovations in mobility and Blackboard's vision
- Demonstrations of Blackboard Mobile products
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Blackboard Learn roadmap for the immediate future
- Review of what's been developed and released over the last two months
- Discussion of what the focal points of the roadmap are for the Learn platform
- Review of timing and what to expect from Learn
- How to get involved with product planning and contribute ideas and feedback to development
Google Apps for Education Fall Harvest
Thursday, November 1, 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Discover Google Apps for Education during Fall Harvest - an opportunity to take a closer look at the Google Apps suite of products and experience how they can be used to enhance collaboration, organization, teaching, learning and more! During this event, you’ll be able to talk to and learn from members of the CWRU community and beyond who have utilized Google Apps for their work, teaching, learning and research; explore ways to utilize new Google Apps; and get assistance syncing your mobile devices with Google.
At the Fall Harvest, you’ll have the opportunity to experience:
- Collaborative writing, editing and storage with Google Drive
- Active learning with Google+, Sites, and more
- Group organization and communication with Google Sites
- Mapping demographic data with Google Maps and Fusion Tables
- A Google Apps Fair, where you can collect bite-sized tips for using a plethora of Apps!
- Check back soon for a complete schedule of talks and sessions!
All CWRU students, faculty and staff have access to the entire Google Apps for Education suite of products using their CWRU Network IDs and passwords. Learn more on the Google Apps training page
Register for this fun and informative event!
| 10:00 am || Welcome|
| 10:15 am to 10:45 a.m. || Google Docs: Collaborative Writing and Tutoring|
Google Chrome and Chromebooks
Getting to know YouTube and Picasa
| 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. || Break|
| 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.|| Power to the People: an Open Web for Education|
| 12:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.|| Break |
| 12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.|| Lunch and learn:|
How Google Apps has transformed my teaching
Course Facilitation with Google Sites, Forms/Spreadsheets, YouTube, Google+ and Calendar
| 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.|| Google Apps Fair|
| 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.|| Blogger and Sites in Education|
Promoting Faculty/Student Collaborations With Bboogle and Google Apps for Education
| 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.|| Using Google Apps at the University of Colorada|
Student Group Organization with Google Sites and Calendar
Google Earth, Maps and Fusion Tables for Visualization
| 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. || Contests and giveaways|
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Information Security group is presenting "Security Theater: How the Movies Get Security Wrong (and Sometimes Right)," a seminar on the representation of information security elements in popular movies with lessons learned for the campus user. This fun and informative event will be held Friday, October 19, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library room 215. No registration necessary. For more information on National Cyber Security Awareness Month, visit the official website at staysafeonline.org
The Advanced Research Computing group of Information Technology Services (ITS) is partnering with Globus Online to conduct a web tutorial on Thursday, October 18, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The tutorial will demonstrate how to use Globus Online to move research data, including walkthroughs of the most frequently used user interfaces and features, tips and tricks for resource administrators, and a question and answer period. Globus Online is a free, secure, reliable service used to make large-scale, high-speed data movement fast and easy. The utility uses an easy-to-use web-interface to make file selection easy to initiate and monitor, and simultaneous parallel threads to speed the transfer of data. It can be used to move data between the CWRU high performance computing cluster, XSEDE supercomputer resources, other national resources and local workstations. Register for this FREE webinar at globusonline.org/events/data-movement-for-case-western-reserve-university-users/
When: Friday, September 28th, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Where: AW Smith room 329 (2128 Adelbert Rd Cleveland, OH 44106)
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Eric Mazur
Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Area Dean of Applied Physics
Author of Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual
Turning Technologies is offering a Learning Forum highlighting the work of Dr. Eric Mazur. His teaching method has a large national and international following, and has been adapted to teaching many disciplines. Dr. Mazur’s pedagogical work includes “Peer Instruction,” an interactive teaching approach that has shown a substantial, measurable impact on student engagement and learning, and the “Interactive Learning Toolkit” (ILT), a web-based platform for implementing innovative teaching strategies. Hear Eric’s keynote presentation and attend his “Peer Instruction” workshop on effectively using Turning Technologies’ response solutions.