2016 ITE September Workshop

Since 2000 NJIT offered "TLT Institutes" for instructional staff. These were generally multi-day events that ran three times a year (January, May, and August). With the establishment of the ITE, these events under a slightly different title, became ITE Workshops. These workshops are organized into two parallel tracks, one dealing with methodology/pedagogy and one with educational technology issues. For the methodology/pedagogy track presenters are drawn from faculty, university lecturers, and adjuncts.

 

On September 1, 2016 the ITE is excited to offer the 2016 ITE September Workshop to faculty and instructional staff.

 

September 1, 2016

8:30 - 9:00

Registration, Breakfast, and Introductions

GITC 3710

9:00 - 10:00

General Session: 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.  Participants will take an online Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test to determine their own learning styles.

Dr. John Carpinelli

GITC 3710

 

Methodology/Pedagogy Track

Technology Track

10:00 - 11:00

Technology Enhanced Pedagogy

There is a wealth of technologies available that can be used in the classroom. However, using technology without a relationship to enhancing pedagogy, and therefore enhancing student learning, is a poor decision. This workshop will cover several technologies that are available at NJIT, and demonstrate how they have been used in a face to face class to improve student learning.

​Dr. Ron Rockland
GITC 3710

Best Practices for Online Instruction

Teaching online has a different set of challenges than the face-to-face classroom. This session will discuss strategies and best practices for facilitating asynchronous online learning.

Mike Koskinen

GITC 2302

11:00 - 12:00

The Challenges of Introducing Novel Applications in an Existing Course

The rapid pace of technological advances in engineering makes it difficult for faculty members to include relevant applications in a four-year curriculum. While such efforts have merit, they may aggravate an already precarious student retention program, if not handled properly. The indiscriminate addition of topics into a course is sometimes achieved at the expense of fundamental knowledge. Eventually, core concepts and practices are not taught or properly reinforced in a manner that can help the students solve real-life problems. This presentation will examine these challenges and how they are treated in a Chemical Engineering course.

Dr. Laurent Simon

GITC 3710

Digital Learning Potpourri

Learn about the various digital services the Office of Digital Learning has to offer. In this session we will discuss tools such as Moodle, Kaltura, Respondus, and more! We will also share resources for online course design and other instructional tools.

Amanda Molina 

GITC 2302

12:00

Lunch: GITC 3710

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch Speaker - The Process and the Outcome: Linking Formative and Summative Assessment

The words "formative" and “summative” assessment are often used without a clear understanding of their meanings. This presentation will show how documenting and evaluating program implementation and management is necessary for accurately developing and interpreting program outcomes.

Dr. Chuck Brooks

GITC 3710

 

1:30 - 2:30

Insights into Transitioning a Face-toFace to an Online Class

Dr. Melodi Guilbaut

If you have never taught an online class you may be wondering how to transition your face-face class to an online class. The presentation will highlight that the transition requires more than learning how to use the technology and loading the material into moodle. The presentation will focus on some areas that need to be considered to create an effective online class. One key point is to begin the course design process with the syllabus - so bring your syllabus with you.

GITC 3710

 

Strategies for Motivating Learners

21st century learners, consisting of a mix of Gen X, Millenials, and iGeneration students are demanding a “student centered” approach to learning. In this session, we will discuss the evolving academic strategies and psychology in order to motivate this range of learners. Some of these strategies underpin tactics used in gamification, such as progressive scoring and digital badging, to using apps and social media to engage all learners.

Jenna Corraro

GITC 2302

2:30 - 3:30

Your Course Is More Than Just the Material: Connecting Your Course to the World

So often, instructors approach a course as merely an effort to help students become proficient with the course material. However, the reason your class is part of a course sequence or curriculum indicates its larger connections. Furthermore, each degree or concentration connects to potential professions and life paths. In this presentation, we discuss how we have enlarged the context of a math course to engage students in reflecting on how the course content relates to principles that connect to students’ majors, to their prospective careers and to issues that arise in the world around them.

Dr. Bruce Bukiet

GITC 3710

Moodle Drop-In

Do you have a question about Moodle or are not sure exactly what it is and how it can be used? This session will cover both basic and advanced functions and tools in Moodle.  We will also provide participants with an opportunity to get answers to their Moodle questions. 

Mike Koskinen, Jenna Corraro and Amanda Molina

GITC 2302

3:30 - 4:30

Closing Session: Academic Integrity Panel

Dr. Basil Baltzis, Dr. Marybeth Boger, Blake Haggerty, Dr. Laura Valente
GITC 3710

4:30

Drawing for Prizes - GITC 3710

To register send an email to ite@njit.edu