ITE May 2016 Workshop

 


 

 

Day 1: May 18, 2016

9:00 - 9:30

Registration, Breakfast, and Introductions

GITC 3710

 

Methodology/Pedagogy Track

Technology Track

9:30 - 10:30

Flipping the Classroom: A Way to Improve Learning

Over the last few years, the use of technology has opened up another instructional strategy, called flipping the classroom. In this strategy, students take on a greater responsibility for their learning, and lectures that would normally be given by the professor in the classroom are now available online. Therefore, the classroom time can be used to engage students in problem solving activities, while the professor acts more like a facilitator of learning rather than a lecturer. This workshop will describe how this concept was implemented in an ECET class, what problems were encountered, what technologies were used, and how this concept was modified based on student feedback.

Dr. Ron Rockland

GITC 3710

All About Moodle! Basics and Advanced!

Get familiar with Moodle, NJIT’s Learning Management System. Choose between a basic session (that will run until 11:30) or a shorter more advanced session.

Michael Koskinen and Jenna Corraro

GITC 2315 A (more advanced)

GITC 2315 B (basic)

10:30 - 11:30

Seeing the Student Writing You Want: the Writing Center Across the Curriculum 

At a STEM research university like NJIT, there are often complaints about student writing. The Writing Center can help on a number of levels: first, we can work with instructors to help create assignment prompts which will be clearer and more accessible to students. Second, writing is a process, and our staff can work with your students, not simply in polishing completed essays, but in brainstorming and developing projects, clarifying arguments, and creating and revising drafts. Come and learn how we can work with you and your students, in any year and any field of study that NJIT offers.

Dr. Catherine Siemann

GITC 3710       

The Moodle Gradebook

One of the most complex parts of Moodle can be the gradebook. In this session we will learn tips and tricks to help improve your experience in grading your students.

Jenna Corraro

GITC 2315 A

11:30

Lunch: GITC 3710

12 - 1

Lunch with the Provost

Dr. Fadi Deek

GITC 3710

 

1 - 2

The MOOC and Higher Education: How Massive Open Online Courses are Transforming Distance Learning

This presentation seeks to demonstrate several principal techniques, tools and methods for enhancing distance learning and perhaps even face-to-face classes at the university through condensed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Dr. Andrew Klobucar and Jenna Corraro

GITC 3710

 

Introducing Kaltura

Learn about NJIT’s new digital repository for storing your multimedia directly in Moodle. Video, audio, and images are easily accessible for all of your courses. Learn how to use Kaltura in this session.

Michael Koskinen

GITC 2315 A

2 - 3

Student Milestone Experiences as a Means to Improve Learning: Panel Discussion

Dr. Atam Dhawan (Office of Research), Jo-Ann Raines (Career Development Services), Beth Calamia Scheckel (Office of Global Initiatives)

GITC 3710

3

Drawing for prizes - GITC 3710

To register send an email to ite@njit.edu

 

Day 2: May 19, 2016

 

9:00 AM –9:30

Breakfast and Introductions

GITC 3710

 

Methodology/Pedagogy Track

Technology Track

9:30 -10:30

Best Practices for Teaching Laboratory Courses

 

Dr. Bob Barat

GITC 3710

Technology Tools for Student Engagement

This workshop will review different technologies and instructional tools that will assist faculty in bringing their content to life. With the technology tools that will be reviewed, faculty can increase student motivation and engagement for higher success rates in their courses.

Amanda Molina

GITC 1403

10:30-11:30

Understanding Our Students: Perspectives of a New Faculty Member

NJIT has a unique student body that is quite different from the traditional college student throughout much of the U.S. Our student body has heavy representation from first generation, working, and minority populations. These different categorizations, particularly when encountered in tandem, present some unique challenges in the classroom. This presentation will discuss these challenges from the point of view of a new faculty member along with some methods for overcoming these challenges.

Dr. Matthew Adams

GITC 3710

Meeting the Needs of Today's Students: an Open Discussion

Today’s college students have a set of expectations in regards to technology and engagement. In this session we will explore the profile of students and what we can do to meet their needs in education.

Mike Koskinen

GITC 1403

11:30

Lunch: GITC 3710

12-1

Supporting Digital Learning at NJIT: Recent Changes

Dr. Sotiri Ziavras, David Ullman, Blake Haggerty 

GITC 3710

 

1-2

When Students Don’t All Learn the Same Way: Addressing the Variety of Learning Styles in the Classroom

Students have different learning styles, characteristic strengths and preferences in the way they take in and process information. This session introduces learning styles and strategies instructors can use to present material so students can learn in their most effective way.

Dr. John Carpinelli

GITC 1403

Strategies for Designing Your Course in Moodle

We will showcase different strategies for designing your course in Moodle.

Jenna Corraro

GITC 3710

2-3

Converged Learning Success Stories: a Pannel Discussion

Chuck Brooks, Rich Egan, Kyle Riismandel, Dave Ullman

GITC 3710

3

Drawing for Prizes - GITC 3710

To register send an email to ite@njit.edu