Hello USM Faculty,
We have some great upcoming CTEL workshops planned for you over the next two months (read below). We hope you can attend!
Effective Collaboration in Virtual Teams Workshop
Collaboration is considered an essential skill for success in the 21st century. Online courses provide a unique opportunity for learners to achieve learning outcomes while simultaneously developing technologically mediated collaboration skills through group work with team members that may be separated in both time and space.
In this workshop we will investigate the characteristics of effective collaboration in virtual teams, discuss best practices for structuring membership and roles, consider discussion formats, and examine the importance of aligning activities and projects within the context of teamwork and collaboration. The workshop will be facilitated by CTEL Learning Designers Pieter Tryzelaar, Rucha Modak and Damien Michaud.
Thursday, 3/17/2016 | 3:00-4:00 pm | Room 202, Payson-Smith Hall | USM Portland Campus
Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop
An astonishing array of Open Educational Resources (OER) becomes available for teaching, learning, and research everyday. OER are largely electronic resources and can include textbooks, course readings, simulations, games, learning objects, and quizzes, available for little or no cost. In fact, sources of OER are so numerous it can be a challenge to locate useful and relevant resources.
In this workshop we will provide an overview of the sharing networks and copyright considerations surrounding the use of OER, examine some trusted sources for OER and open textbook initiatives, and finally consider the impact of OER on teaching and learning in higher education. The workshop will be facilitated by CTEL Learning Designers Pieter Tryzelaar, Rucha Modak and Damien Michaud. As well as Bill Grubb, Coordinator of Reference and Instructional Services for the USM Libraries.
Tuesday, 4/12/2016 | 2:00-3:00 pm | Room 303, Luther-Bonney Hall | USM Portland Campus