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A partnership of the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


09.14// Connection, Communication, and Community-Building: 10 Collaborative Technologies for the Online Classroom.

10:00am-11:00am

Location: Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 210
Presenters: Dr. Susie Gronseth with Jingyuan Fu

Collaboration can be the “social glue” in online courses, building community among learners and providing meaningful links between course content and 21st century skills. Designing and implementing such activities is quite challenging, but a variety of collaborative technologies can help to facilitate connection, communication, and community-building in the online classroom. Dr. Susie Gronseth from the College of Education and instructional designer Jingyuan Fu will lead this interactive session, sharing current research, teaching strategies, and practical design tips for planning and facilitating collaborative activities online.

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10.12//Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions

10:00am-11:00am

Location: Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 210
Presenter: Dr. Lindsay Schwarz

Certain simple guidelines for writing multiple choice items help the student to comprehend what your question is asking. Other guidelines should improve the ability of your items to distinguish those students who knew the content and those that did not. We will discuss these guidelines and how best to use them.

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11.9//OER

10:00am-11:00am

Location: Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 210
Presenter: Ariana Santiago

Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning resources that are freely available and carry legal permission for open use. Using OER means that students have access to curricular materials from the first day of the semester, and are more likely to engage with course materials and successfully complete the course. This session will provide an introduction to OER with a focus on the Creative Commons licenses that define them so that you can find, identify, and provide attribution to OER for use in your courses. Information will also be provided on the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program.

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