Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar

May 1 - May 4
Deadline for submission  4/13/17
This year's Technology Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar will focus on taking advantage of the growing collection of technologies and resources available to help faculty change and enhance the way they deliver instruction both inside and outside of the classroom. In previous years, the technology focus of the Project proposal has evolved as participants learn more about the wide range of possibilities to deliver content, provide collaboration opportunities and assess learning.
Applicants should indicate a very specific Lesson topic with objectives and assessment plan in the application, but the specific software programs will not need to be selected in the application phase. Instead, if your application is accepted - you will have the opportunity to see examples and demos of various tools and techniques and work with an instructional designer to "Design Your Own" seminar.  
Below is a list of workshops that will be available during the Seminar.  The list may be modified as applications are received. CIOL Instructional Designers will work with applicants prior to the selection date to make sure all applications are equal in terms of feasibility based on time constraints, software licensing, prerequisite skills and software/instructor availability.   

Lecture and Screen Capture
Lecture Capture Using Panopto
Screen Capture Technologies - Using Jing, ScreenCast-o-Matic, etc.
Interactive Web Pages - Using Softchalk

Microsoft Sway
Interactive Presentations - Using PowerPoint or Prezi
Online Presentation Creating and Sharing - Slideshare

Jeopardy/Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc. - Using PowerPoint templates
Customizable Games and Quizzes - Using Pronto and Bravo templates
Games - Using SoftChalk

Cool Tools for the Classroom

VIrtual Reality in the classroom
Twitter in the classroom
Using QR codes
Creating YouTube Channels and videos
Creating Animated Movies
Augmented Reality - Aurasma
Interactive Video Techniques (YouTube and other)

Teacher Tricks

Text Expander
Screen Casting

Curating Content
NBC Learn
Finding and Using Discipline Resources
Social online bookmarking tools Delicious or Diigo or Reddit

Thematic Design
Build Online, Enhanced and Face-to-Face Technology-based Lessons for Social Impact, Social Change and Social Innovation

BlackBoard Learn - Topics and Tools - (Requires completion of Blackboard Essentials OR Blackboard Introduction.  Contact if you are planning on using Blackboard Learn for your project and have not already completed BBL3000 or BBL3001
Embedding Videos in Blackboard Learn - Mashups and Embed code
Assessment Tools
Wikis, Blogs and Journals
Collaborate - Web Conference Rooms
Blackboard IM
Mobile App
Mobile Apps
Mobile - Using Blackboard, Panopto, SoftChalk

Examples of Lessons from previous projects:.
Interactive Presentations Lesson (using PowerPoint / Prezi) - Lesson using animation, actions and other techniques to create interactive lessons or games such as Jeopardy. PowerPoint Interactive - Example Jeopardy Game - Example
Online interactive lesson or activity created by the instructor - Create Interactive Web Pages and exportable learning objects for your Web-enhanced, Blended or Virtual course. List what you want to do in the Spring Break application and the CTD Design Team can assist in suggesting a variety of tools and techniques that could be used for Web and Mobile delivery.
Online lesson based on Learning Objects from Repositories and Video Sharing sites (Should also include an assessment and/or activity created by the instructor)
Video and Lecture Sharing sites (Learn, TED Talks, Khan Academy, YouTube, etc)
Lecture Capture -   - Samples
Practice Activities created with Softchalk, Hot Potatoes,etc. Samples.
More examples
More "Web 2.0 Food for thought" -
If you would like help with your Project idea or have any problems using the Application form, please contact one of the CT&D Trainers:
Rhonda Berger -
Bertha Sanchez - 
Chris Cruz - ccruz@mdc.eduGloria Kitchen -
Victor Nwankwo -
Denise Eaton

Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar APPLICATION - due by 5 pm 4/13/17      After downloading and completing the Application, please choose SAVE AS and rename it with your userid as the filename. i.e. jsmith.doc

Email the completed application to Rhonda Berger -