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Andreas Brockhaus Presents at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching

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The Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning are a series of interdisciplinary teaching conferences that include faculty, administrators, and graduate students from around the world. Participants are given the opportunity to engage in three full days of dynamic programming with a wide variety of exceptional presentations, all of which have been selected through a blind peer-review process.

Recently, Andreas Brockhaus, UW Bothell Director of Learning Technologies and IAS affiliate faculty member, presented at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching in Bethesda, Maryland. His session, called “The Evolution of a Hybrid Learning Faculty Institute: Lessons Learned and Changes Made” focused on effective faculty development for designing hybrid courses which combine both online and face-to-face elements. (more…)

“Educational Communities of Inquiry” chosen for ERIC Index

On Tuesday, June 18th, “Educational Communities of Inquiry“, distributed through IGI Global, was chosen for indexing in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Index.

This is a great accomplishment for the title, as a whole, and for Andreas Brockhaus, Ian Porter, and other HCDI faculty members at UW Bothell who contributed their work for their chapter, “Fostering Social Presence in a Blended Learning Faculty Development Institute“, in this book.

We here at UW Bothell are excited about this opportunity and for the recognition our faculty members are receiving for their hard work, valuable research, and dedication to higher education. (more…)

Introducing IMD at University of Washington, Bothell

Introducing IMD at UWB 061413-1For the first time ever, University of Washington will be offering the option of an Interactive Media Design degree (BA) through an undergraduate program unique to the UW-Bothell campus! Initiating in Fall 2013, the program will allow students to develop not only a technical understanding of interactive media design, but also the management abilities, analysis techniques, and problem solving skills needed to apply such practices to next-generation technologies. (more…)

Canvas on the Go!

As the school year draws ever closer to its end, you may be getting more and more stressed about the final assignments, projects, and/or tests that you have coming up (as well as your plans over break!).

To help alleviate that stress a bit and provide you greater accessibility, Instructure has created free Android and iOS mobile apps for its Canvas LMS that many UWB instructors use. Whether you are a student or an instructor, these apps will allow you to access your Canvas account on the go!

Learning how to use new apps can always be a bit time-consuming though, so UWB LT has created new tutorial walk-throughs to help speed things up. To view them, just click here, or go to http://www.uwb.edu/learningtech/help/how-to/canvas-for-faculty/canvas-mobile!

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Andreas Brockhaus, Joe Shelley and Ian Porter Awarded Worthington Innovation Fellows Award

Learning Technologies is pleased to announce that Andreas Brockhaus (Director of Learning Technologies), Joe Shelley (Director of IT Planning & Admin) and Ian Porter (UWBLT Learning Technologist) have been awarded the Worthington Innovation Fellows Award for their project proposal titled Untethered Teaching: A Pilot Project for Teaching With Mobile Computing Devices. Great work, everyone!

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Left to right: Andreas Brockhaus, Ian Porter, & Joe Shelley

Untethered Teaching will be a year-long project that will examine the use of mobile devices in the classroom while determining best practices, challenges, implementation strategies, future steps, and overall value of the technology. The research team will work in collaboration with trained faculty to implement mobile devices into their curricula, then collect data via personal interviews and pre- and post-surveys. The final result will be a cost-benefit analysis, which will determine if implementing the technology formally and on a broader scale will be worth the costs and resources required.

This project, along with six others, are the first to ever receive this award. Established in February 2013, the Worthington Innovation Fellows Award provides funding and support to group or individual projects that “support the use of technology to enhance innovation across the campus”. The final findings from all projects will be presented at an on-campus public forum, such as the Chancellor’s Innovation Forum and the Teaching and Learning Symposium.

We look forward to the project’s findings in the coming year. Congratulations again to Andreas, Joe and Ian!

Click here for more information about the Worthington Innovation Fellows Award.