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Tuesday, September 2
      • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
      • Collaborative Coursework with Google Docs
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • VSPACER
      • Google Docs is an online word processor that allows multiple people to collaborate on one document in real time. Instructors can use Google Docs to provide an easy platform where students can collaborate, create Docs for anonymous discussion questions, or use track changes to monitor student participation. Google Docs also supports real-time chat and commenting, equation editing, and folders to ...more

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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      • Thu 09/04/14
        noon – 1:00 pm
      • Piazza: An Alternative to Blackboard's Discussion Board
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • Encourage discussion and student collaboration through Piazza's Q&A forum. The layout of Piazza engages students during class through real time updates, anonymity options, and mobile app accessibility. Piazza's multimedia embedding shows diagrams, images, and videos within the forum, as opposed to linking participants to another site. Piazza eliminates redundant student emails by allowing ...more

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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      • Tue 09/09/14
        1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
      • Introduction to Prezi: Lose the PowerPoint & Separate Yourself from the Crowd
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that turns your linear PowerPoint presentation into an interactive, collaborative, and multi-linear narrative. In Prezi, you are presented with a 3-dimensional canvas to convey your ideas, with the ability to zoom in for details and pan wider for broader themes. In this introductory session, attendees will set up their Prezi account and will be introduced to the ...more

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        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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      • Wed 09/10/14
        2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
      • Increase Attendance and Participation with Top Hat
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • Top Hat uses a BYOD (bring your own device) model to actively engage students in lectures via technology they are already bringing with them – phones, tablets, and laptops. Learn how Top Hat can be used to take attendance, quiz students on how well they understood a topic, and to create polls to find out student opinion. Top Hat even merges seamlessly with your lecture slides, so you don't waste ...more

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        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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      • Thu 09/11/14
        4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Serious Games: Incorporating Online Simulations into Your Classes
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • Online simulations offer an opportunity to place your students into immersive scenarios in order to illustrate concepts from your class. These "serious games" are a step beyond traditional in-class role playing exercises and other widely used active learning tools. Online simulations can take a number of forms, ranging from a prisoner's dilemma simulation that last a few minutes during class, to ...more

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        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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      • Sun 09/14/14
        4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
      • Student Focus Group
      • School of International Service Northwest Conference Room (SIS 349)
      • Undergraduate student feedback on specific issues.

        Type: Meeting
        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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