Mark your calendars for the upcoming faculty technology workshops. The workshops begin on August 16th. For more information, go to the Instructional Technology workshops page, or download a copy of the 2016 Faculty Technology Workshops schedule.
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July 18th 2016
October 1st 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Lunch will be served at noon and the discussion will begin at 12:20.
This lunchtime discussion will focus on sharing tips and lessons learned from using CommentPress, an open source plugin for WordPress that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line, or block-by-block in the margins of a text. Briana Lewis, of Allegheny’s Modern and Classical Languages Department, will share her experiences with using this tool to allow students to annotate and comment on the text “La Morte amoureuse”. Register for the workshop here.
September 10th 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Lunch served at noon, presentation begins at 12:20
JMP, a powerful, graphically oriented statistical package, has recently become available on campus. JMP is user-friendly and very cost effective, and offers many licensing advantages over other statistical packages currently in use on campus. Because it excels at exploratory data analysis and data visualization, it may be especially appropriate as a tool in teaching undergraduate statistics classes. Please come to this lunchtime discussion where biology professor, Ron Mumme, will demonstrate some of the functionality you will find in JMP.
July 14th 2015
2015 Summer Faculty Technology Workshops
All workshops will be held in the Pelletier Library Classroom. Coffee will be provided in the morning. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 am for both morning and afternoon participants. Sorry, we can only accommodate 10 registrants per session. Download a copy of the 2015 Faculty Technology Workshops schedule.
|T, August 11||9:30 to 11:45 am||Google
|T, August 11||12:30 to 2:45 pm||Meet Sakai. An introduction to Allegheny’s Learning Management System.|
|W, August 12||9:30 to 10:45 am||WeVideo. A demonstration of WeVideo, a powerful, easy to use, cloud based video creation and editing platform.|
|W, August 12||11:00 to 11:45 am||ShareStream. Learn about this easy-to-use, interactive media solution for uploading, tagging, browsing, and playing media within Sakai.|
|W, August 12||12:30 to 1:00 pm||RefWorks Flow. Looking for a solution to managing the endless torrent of your professional reading and research? Flow will help keep your head above water.|
|W, August 12||1:15 to 1:45 pm||Choice Reviews Online. Find out how to create customized searches and alerts for monographs in your field.|
|W, August 12||2:00 to 2:30 pm||AggreGator. Pelletier Library’s new service that provides a unified interface for finding information in the Library’s catalog and many of its databases.|
|TH, August 13||9:30 to 11:45 am||Next Steps in Sakai. Want to go beyond the basics of sharing resources in Sakai? This workshop will feature an introduction to some Sakai’s other tools—Tests & Quizzes, Forums, Statistics, Sign-up, Lessons, and more.|
|TH, August 13||12:30 to 2:30 pm||Delving Deeper in Sakai. A closer look at two of Sakai’s more powerful tools—Tests & Quizzes and Lessons.|
For Faculty: Teaching with Technology Lunch—Taming the Rising Costs of Textbooks: Open-Access Textbook Alternatives
April 13th 2015
When: Friday, April 17, 2015, lunch will be served at noon and the discussion will begin at 12:20
Where: CC 301/302
Textbook prices have increased at a rate that far exceeds the rate of inflation. This has been a financial challenge for many of our students (seehere and here for discussions of this issue in The Campus). Obviously, textbook prices are not an issue just for Allegheny; there are nationwide efforts to provide alternatives to expensive textbooks. Allegheny’s instructional technologists will demonstrate free or low cost alternatives to the conventional textbook market at this lunch time discussion.