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Educational Technology Workshop

Educational Technology Workshop

The Educational Technology Workshop (ETW) is a six-week certificate program that explores Web 2.0 tools and pedagogies. We’ll explore methods for researching, sharing, collaborating, annotating, and establishing social presence using blogs, wikis, reference managers, podcasts, annotation tools, and more.  A partnership between the Office of Information Technology and the University Libraries, the ETW will blend instructor presentations with collaborative problem solving.  The ETW is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students on all University of Minnesota campuses.

The advent of a rapidly expanding set of Web 2.0 tools challenges us to understand each new application’s potential for enhancing learning and research.  Many of these tools are designed for interactions in a group setting, so the ETW presents us with an opportunity to explore them together. Participants will have a chance to interact with the tools in a group setting and discuss what opportunities and challenges each presents.

In spring 2011 the ETW will meet each Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon over six weeks, February 2 – March 9. We ask that if you enroll in the workshop, you participate in all sessions. You can attend in person at 210 Walter Library, or by a virtual connection from a remote location, including coordinate campuses. (The number of virtual participation “seats” is limited, and first consideration will go to those from coordinate campuses.)  We recommend that people on the Minneapolis campus participate in person. Most of the work will occur during the workshop, though participants will be encouraged to continue their explorations between sessions. Note that those participating virtually are also asked to participate in an approximately half-hour preparation session on January 26. More details will be provided when registration is complete.

Goals

     to experience a suite of centrally-supported and freely-available cloud-based tools that can support teaching and learning

     to develop a flexible method for exploring and evaluating the utility of new technologies to enhance teaching and learning environments and become aware of University policy issues and support structures

     to master an effective process for designing technology-rich learning activities that includes planning, engagement, and evaluation.

Please join us this semester. Register by January 24 at http://z.umn.edu/etws2011

Tentative Schedule

1/26 (Virtual Participants Only)

Online orientation

2/2

Introduction

2/9

Collaborating

2/16

Researching

2/23

Annotating

3/2

Sharing

3/9

Establishing Social Presence

For more information, call Paul at 612-625-3590 or email baepl001@umn.edu.


*Learning in an Open-Access World*

Join colleagues from across the country in exploring how open access is transforming learning in higher education. Apple and MacLearning.org invite you to AcademiX 2010 for a look at open access, the new teaching methods that are evolving with it, and the Apple technologies that help make it all simple. Six 20-minute talks will expose you to successful approaches, and jump-start a provocative conversation between participants and presenters.

You’ll see how leading educators are finding it easy to produce, distribute, and access academic content using Apple products and open standards. You’ll also learn how students are using Apple tools outside of the traditional lecture environment for research, collaboration, and problem solving.

**One Event, Multiple Ways to Participate**
The presentations will take place simultaneously at MIT and Northwestern University, with audiences at more than a dozen other campuses joining in a live video conference, including a live video feed right here at University of Minnesota. An open microphone will be available at each campus so the presenters and audiences can hear your questions or ideas. Learn more and register to reserve your seat at
http://edseminars.apple.com/event/2625

Friday, May 14, 2010
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1:30 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. Locally moderated discussion

**Lunch will be served**

1-105 Hanson Hall
1925 4th Street S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/HMH/

*Adobe Creative Suite 5 Overview*

Presentation by: Kirk Am Rhein, territory account manager and Tom Petrillo, systems engineer

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
**Lunch Provided**
Room 324, Coffman Memorial Union
Twin Cities/East Bank
Free and Open to the Public

OIT welcomes you to attend an Adobe Create Suite Overview presentation; lunch will be provided. Topics will include:

  * Adobe in higher education
  * CS5 Features
  * CS5 Online services
* CS5 Demonstration (PhotoShop CS5, Indesign/Flash Catalyst CS5, and eLearning sutie - Captivate CS5)

http://www.educause.edu/blog/fyfthgeer/April29NACUAWebSeminarTheUseof/203010

April 29 NACUA Web Seminar: The Use of Social Media By Students and Employees

CEHD 2010 Summer Treks Program

Are you interested in GETTING PAID to develop your instructional technology skills? You're in luck, this summer, Academic Technology Services (ATS) is initiating a new incentive program in CEHD allowing instructional staff just like you to develop your technology skills, create new projects, and learn about ways for implementing technology into your instruction. This is a great opportunity to either get started with technology in the Explore Trek -OR- if you're already comfortable with technology in your courses, increase those skills with further develop as part of our Transform Trek.

Over the next couple of days you all will be receiving a personalized invitation to apply for this program in your mailboxes in Education Sciences as well as additional information via email from ATS. You can also read about this program online including the following information:
  • What is CEHD Treks?
  • When does it take place this summer?
  • What is the incentive/How much can I earn?
  • When and how can I apply?And tons more!
Space will be limited and applications will be subject to review before selecting participants. The Deadline is April 15th so don't hesitate and go read more about CEHD Treks: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ats/treks/

If anyone has ANY questions please don't hesitate to contact me via email or we can talk face to face.

I hope Educational Psychology Instructors will be represented in the first CEHD Treks summer program!

Academic Technology Services (ATS) has created a new system for checking out audio and video equipment to faculty in the college. We're hosting a workshop/meeting to talk about the process and provide you with materials and resources and the opportunity to ask questions.

Date: Wednesday, March 3

Time: 10am-11am

Location: 325 Education Sciences Building

Flyer: Flyer: Learn About Video Checkout.pdf

OIT Faculty Fellowship Program 2010-2011

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) invites University of Minnesota faculty and P&A instructors to submit applications for the 2010–2011 OIT Faculty Fellowship Program. This 18-month program fosters a multidisciplinary learning community that explores possibilities and best practices in technology-rich learning environments, produces scholarship in this area, generates organizational awareness, and advances faculty leadership around these issues.


During the 10th iteration of our program we anticipate funding up to eight participants from the University of Minnesota system with awards of $10,000 each. The 2010-2011 program will focus on technology-rich transformation and innovation in teaching and learning through course (re)design as well as scholarly investigation. Across higher education there is increasing pressure to mount thoroughgoing change in response to myriad, sometimes contradictory, forces, including diminished resources, changing student expectations, emerging technologies, and evolving professional practices. In this iteration of the program, fellows will address the question, What are the conditions that promote or inhibit innovation and transformation in teaching and learning with technology? The results of our efforts should help our colleagues, colleges, and departments create conditions for positive change in the area of teaching and learning with technology.

Applicants' projects must be of strategic importance to the department and the college. Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm, Friday March 5, 2010.

The program description and application materials are available through the following links:
Program Description: http://dmc.umn.edu/fellowship/
Call for Proposals: http://dmc.umn.edu/fellowship/2010/ffp-cfp10.pdf
Application Instructions: http://dmc.umn.edu/fellowship/2010/ffp-instructions10.pdf
Cover Sheet: http://dmc.umn.edu/fellowship/2010/ffp-cover10.docx

If you are eligible and interested, we hope that you will consider applying for one of these fellowships. In addition, please forward this information to others who might be interested in applying. We look forward to reviewing the creative and transformative applications that instructors will be submitting. In the meantime, questions about the 2010–11 Faculty Fellowship Program should be directed to Kim Wilcox, co-coordinator, at (612) 624-3528 or wilco001@umn.edu or Lauren Marsh, co-coordinator, at (612) 625-9348 or lauren@umn.edu.

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As part of the University of Minnesota community, students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of discounts on computer hardware, internet service, cell phones and plans, and licensed software negotiated by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and offered for sale through the new, more user-friendly Web site, UMart.

To raise awareness of this great benefit, celebrate the launch of the UMart Web site, and introduce the University community to the UMart vendor partners and their products, OIT will host a Technology Fair on Wednesday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in the Mississippi room located on the third floor of the Coffman Memorial Union.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this informative, casual, and fun event. Visitors can enjoy refreshments and chat with peers. A prize drawing will also be held. To qualify, visitors must have their Technology Fair "passports" stamped at three information booths. "Passports" will be issued at the door.

In addition to vendor booths, OIT will have information booths on services we offer to the University community such as Wireless, Tech Stop, Video Services, Computer Labs, and UTools. No Registration is required to attend the OIT Technology Fair. Please feel free to pass along this invitation and the attached pdf. Thank you.

Request for Proposals for ATS Projects Closes February 15, 2010

Please join ATS for a Brown Bag session on crafting instructional technology project proposals on Tuesday, February 9 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in Ed Sciences 325. All are welcome to join this session. To RSVP or for questions regarding the proposal process please contact Melissa at mmw@umn.edu.

Proposals for ATS multimedia and web-based teaching and learning projects will be accepted from now until Monday, February 15, 2010.

We also encourage you to visit the newly redesigned ATS website you will find a variety of information about the proposal process including: an overview, examples, a timeline, and the electronic proposal form.

Educational Technology Workshop, Spring 2010 (Feb 22-April 5)

The Educational Technology Workshop (ETW) is a six-week certificate program that explores Web 2.0 tools and pedagogies. We’ll explore methods for researching, sharing, collaborating, annotating, and establishing social presence using blogs, wikis, reference managers, podcasts, annotation tools, and more. A partnership between the Office of Information Technology and the University Libraries, the ETW will blend instructor presentations with collaborative problem solving. The ETW is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.

The advent of a rapidly expanding set of Web 2.0 tools challenges us to understand each new application’s potential for enhancing learning and research. Many of these tools are designed for interactions in a group setting, so the ETW presents us with an opportunity to explore them together. Participants will have a chance to interact with the tools in a group setting and discuss what opportunities and challenges each presents.

The ETW will meet each Monday morning from 9-11 a.m. over six weeks (February 22 – April 5). Most of the work will occur during the workshop, though participants will be encouraged to continue their explorations between sessions.

Goals
  • To experience a suite of centrally supported and freely available cloud-based tools that can support teaching and learning.
  • To develop a flexible method for exploring and evaluating the utility of new technologies to enhance teaching and learning environments and become aware of University policy issues and support structures; and
  • To master an effective process for designing technology-rich learning activities that includes planning, engagement, and evaluation.

Please join us this semester. Register by February 15 at
http://dmc.umn.edu/etw. Space is limited, and you must be available to attend all sessions. All sessions will meet in room 210 Walter Library*. *

Tentative Schedule

Feb. 22 (2/22)- Introduction

March 1 (3/1)- Collaborating

March 8 (3/8)- Researching

March 15 (3/15)- SPRING BREAK

March 22 (3/22)- Sharing

March 29 (3/29)- Annotating

March 5 (4/5)- Establishing Social Presence