Taking place just last week, the University of Washington Tacoma’s 2013 iTech Fellows program was an exciting venture in redesigning courses and classrooms for the digital age through the exploration of innovation in teaching and learning with technology.
As we have blogged previously, the use of technology in the classroom is a practice that has produced many benefits and opportunities for students and teachers. In general, digital technology, working in conjunction with the traditional classroom context, works towards the betterment of higher education. Colleen Carmean, UW Tacoma’s Assistant Chancellor for Instructional Technologies, is helping lead the way in developing innovative faculty development that guides faculty to a more innovative approach with education. As she talks about on her blog post on the iTech Fellows program, faculty were working tirelessly and passionately to reinvent themselves as instructors and educators, in order to effectively redesign their coursework to incorporate digital technology and other related tools. In doing so, they hope to further enhance the teaching and learning experience for students and instructors and illustrate a dedication towards the improvement of education for their students.
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…)
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…)
For 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…)
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!