Workshop on Digital Presence 3/28 at @utarlington! See podcast & flyer for details.
Pre-workshop digital dialogue on the blog space: To think about before the workshop:
What is digital presence? Why does it matter? How can it be done? What are you doing or what do you want to do with enhancing your own digital presence (e.g., through blogging, social media, Twitter, etc.)? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
This interactive session on March 28 (1-3 pm) at the LINK Lab focuses on Digital Presence for Academic Productivity and Student Engagement.
Join us for a roundtable discussion how digital platforms can enhance faculty productivity and promote student engagement.
1-2 pm: A roundtable of faculty and staff from the LINK Lab and Library will discuss tools faculty can use to collaborate and promote their research.
2-3 pm: Faculty and stuff will discuss how your students can use blogging and other digital platforms to showcase their learning.
In both, you will learn more about the university’s Domain of One’s Own initative, which provides customizable web space for faculty, staff, and students.
Welcome, everyone, to the CTLE Faculty Development Blog. I am Nakia Pope, the CTLE Director.
While we are just at the beginning stages of this digital space, I hope Faculty Development Dialogue will become THE space for faculty, staff, and graduate students to visit for faculty development resources. We will be working hard to bring you the latest events, news, links, and tips for all aspects of faculty development. We also intend to post reflections on what it means to be a faculty member, with all that entails, at UTA and beyond! Most of all, I hope this becomes a community. There are lots of wonderful, hard-working faculty here at UTA; we have lots that we can share with one another that may be helpful. I I invite all of you to comment, share, and sign up to be a guest blogger. Many hands, as they say, make light work — or, in this case, an awesome faculty development blog!
If you have an idea or wish to contribute, simply comment here. You can also email us at email@example.com. This is still a work in progress, so any suggestions are welcome.
Our first blog post to launchthe UTA Faculty Development Dialogue Blog is on teaching large classes! As class sizes increase and faculty are teaching more students, it is vital to share ideas on “what works” when facilitating learning in larger classes.
“Top Ten Teaching Tips for Teaching Large Classes”
by Peggy Semingson, Ph.D., (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, The University of Texas at Arlington
7. Create tutorials for the concepts and processes that students often stumble on or are more novice at. Consider sharing these resources across courses. Example tools: Office Mix (PowerPoint add-on), YouTube video, or a screencast.
8. Create a course orientation module that includes things like how to be a successful student, how to manage time, an overview of basic course concepts, an overview of the textbooks, etc.
Welcome! This blog is being launched to foster dialogue and conversation among faculty and staff. The focus of the blog is on teaching, but topics relating to the scholarship of teaching and learning will also be discussed. We loo forward to sharing ideas!
The blog is being run at the moment by Peggy Semingson, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. (Contact: email@example.com).