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Teaching Institutes | Storrs 2012

"Teaching in the 21st Century: Pedagogy Driven Technology in the Classroom"

On Friday, January 13th, 2012, the Institute for Teaching & Learning welcomes you to a day of teaching and learning workshops. We look forward to lively discussions and the opportunity to share ideas.



08:00 - 08:30 Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Atrium

Check-in, pick up packets and name-tags at registration desk

Morning Seminar - CUE 122
  • 08:30 - 09:00 - Introduction: - “Pedagogy and technology, near and far (a time capsule)” (Keith Barker)
  • 09:00 - 09:30 - Keynote Address“New directions:  Integrating 21st century skills into our teaching” (Sally Reis)
  • 09:30 - 10:20 - HuskyCT Next Generation: - “The evolution of our learning management system” (Kim Chambers and the ITL Educational Technology Team)
Morning Breakout Sessions
10:30 - 11:20 "The 21st Century Library: Providing Technology that Supports Teaching and Promotes Academic Integrity"

Technology and the Library (Session 1) —This presentation will provide an overview of the libraries’ online databases and electronic resources for undergraduate teaching and an overview of faculty use of electronic course reserve and streaming videos. The discussion will touch upon copyright concerns when using electronic course reserve, HuskyCT, and streaming video, and sources for further information (Susanna Cowan and Jo Ann Reynolds)
CUE 122


Refworks and SafeAssign (Session 2) —These presentations will provide information on RefWorks, an online citation management tool, and SafeAssign, a plagiarism prevention tool. (Steve Batt and Steve Park
CUE 320

Snack Break and Midday Seminar
  • 11:20 - 11: 35 - Snack break - CUE Atrium
  • 11:35 - 12:05 - Student panel:  “Technology In and Out of the Classroom:  A Student Perspective” (Steve Park and David Miller, facilitators) - CUE 122
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
12:10 - 01:00 "Technology for the Non-Technologically Savy"

“Using Minimal Technology for Maximal Learning” (Session 3) —When it comes to technology, more is not always better for the classroom.  This session will explore how simple “old school” technologies can be used to increase attendance, enhance affective connections between students and instructors, reduce student anonymity, increase student engagement in large classrooms, and facilitate student-driven learning. (Adam Fry)
CUE 320



“New Technologies to Promote Pedagogy:  Best Practices and Social media for Dummies” (Session 4) —This session will address how classrooms are using technology beyond HuskyCT—i-clickers, wiki, blog, twitter, mashup, and Facebook.  Faculty members will discuss the philosophy behind these tools and share stories of using them successfully in the classroom:  (Robert McCartney on i-clickers; Margaret Rubega and Lauren Schlesselman on Twitter; Roger Travis on forums, GoogleDocs and game-based learning; and Michael Howser on interactive maps, map mashups and data visualization tools (Steve McDermott, MC
CUE 122

Closing - CUE 122

01:00 - 01:15 - Closing and roundup: "What's missing? Call for Spring Brownbag Topics" / Raffle


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