Friday, 01 Apr 2022
Are you curious about how to complete the ideal proposal for the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program? In this Q&A-style workshop, Abbey Elder, Open Access Librarian, will guide you through the application process with a copy of the mini-grant application rubric.
In this Q&A-style drop-in session, Abbey Elder, Open Access Librarian, will guide you through the application process with a copy of the mini-grant application rubric. Come prepared to talk about your potential project and bring along any questions you have. Registration required.
Monday, 04 Apr 2022
Open to Class Climate sub-unit administrators only. During this session we will generate and schedule the surveys for Spring Session courses. Participation is optional. Pre-recorded video tutorials will be shared ahead of time.
Tuesday, 05 Apr 2022
Canvas has developed New Quizzes to replace the current Quizzes function, Classic Quizzes. The ISU transition to New Quizzes is tied to and dependent on Canvas' timeline and ability to meet their milestone commitments.
Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022
The Oral History Toolkit provides an easy way for individuals to capture and share recordings using readily available technology, including cell phones, tablets, laptops, and/or audiovisual recording equipment. Registration required.
Bala Chaudhary is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College, will present guidelines for developing antiracist policies and action. Her presentation will include a time for Q&A discussion.
During this virtual brown-bag lunch session, Olga Mesropova (Associate Professor of Russian, World Languages and Cultures) will discuss her experiences of designing and delivering high-enrollment (200+ students), online, asynchronous Russian culture courses.
Participants will discuss risk in human subjects research and approaches for minimizing or mitigating risk. We'll also examine confidentiality and data security measures to protect research subjects.
Join us for this 3-part workshop series to explore the Spring 2022 Strolls for Well-being: Press Pause and Take a Break. The workshop begins with an initial group meeting with facilitators to acquaint participants with the program options and to distribute the Guidebook. There are two additional group meetings in the series with facilitators. Participants are encouraged to enjoy the Strolls for Well-Being at ISU when it is convenient for them.
Thursday, 07 Apr 2022
APPQMR (Applying the Quality Matters Rubric) is a virtual offering of the Quality Matters flagship workshop on the underlying principles of the Quality Matters rubric, an instrument for assessing the quality of online courses. Learn how to use the QM rubric as you apply it to a demo online course and recommend practical course improvements.
Collaborations with subrecipients are an essential part of research, but how do we properly manage subrecipients? Join OSPA and SPA as we examine the Uniform Guidance's expanded requirements for subrecipient monitoring on federal financial assistance awards.This training will enhance your understanding of how subrecipient collaborations work and will prepare you to meet the Uniform Guidance's requirements for subrecipient monitoring.
Monday, 11 Apr 2022
"Conducting a lit review: A Citation Here, a Citation There ... Pretty Soon You'll Have a Lit Review," the first of a two-part series that will help you conduct and write the literature review for your thesis or dissertation. Registration required.
Learn the basics of cited reference and techniques for author name searching in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar and how to generate visualizations and reports from the results. Registration required.
Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022
If you are interested in joining the Canvas Peer-to-Peer (P2P) User Groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before this session. The P2P group consists of advanced Canvas users who support multiple faculty and courses, including instructional designers and course coordinators.
This conversation will be a starting place for implementing inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus for the upcoming year. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus and the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class.
Wednesday, 13 Apr 2022
In this session, learn how to how to continue implementing the value of flexibility as a component of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Friday, 15 Apr 2022
Active learning has consistently been shown to be more effective than traditional instruction for promoting learning, motivation and student retention. Despite this overwhelming research support, instructors have a number of significant concerns about adopting active learning techniques in their own classes. Common concerns include worries about preparation time, content coverage and student resistance to new teaching methods.
The purpose of the ISU-OLC is to share campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning and connect with others across campus.
Most instructors want to develop their students' ability to solve practical, realistic problems of the sort found in the real world. Despite that, instruction typically emphasizes textbook examples and homework that has little to do with the types of problems encountered outside of the classroom. This session offers a practical introduction to Problem-based learning or PBL.
Monday, 18 Apr 2022
So you know you can't begin collecting your research data before getting IRB approval, but what about using secondary data? Join us for this in-depth discussion about secondary data. This session is most useful for attendees who have completed IRB 101 or have basic knowledge of IRB principles and processes.
"Lit Review Without Tears: Tangible Strategies for Writing a Pain-Free Literature Review," the second of a two-part series that will help you conduct and write the literature review for your thesis or dissertation. Registration required.
Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
In celebration of Earth Month, Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability, will discuss sustainability as becoming increasingly more important to students and how, with deliberate mindfulness, instructors can address these needs through an infusion of environmental, economic and social sustainability in their learning environments.
"Copyright in the Classroom: Support for Instructors," learn how to approach common copyright concerns like Fair Use evaluation, resources for more information, and support available on campus. Registration required.
Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022
Our Level 1 Foundations Top Hat Certification course equips instructors with the skills to make the most of Top Hat's core features, enabling them to adopt, customize and create interactive educational content, leverage Top Hat's assessment tools to see what students are learning and better engage their students--before, during and after class.
Keynote and fireside chat with faculty about their experience working with Top Hat and the impact Top Hat has had on their teaching, students, and courseware.
Drop-in session will be offered in the afternoon
Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
"Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society: Open Textbook & QM Certification." Kelly Reddy-Best, associate professor of apparel, merchandising and design, created open educational resources (OER) for one of her courses, which has now received Quality Matters certification for its accessibility and high-quality course design. Registration is free.
Our Level 2 Advanced Top Hat Certification course equips instructors with the skills to Take content creation to the next level by learning how to write engaging content for their audience, move from extrinsic to intrinsic learning motivators and discover successful techniques for flipping their class and curating course content.
In the current educational landscape, there is increased pressure for instructors to provide equitable and flexible learning experiences for large groups of students. This can be challenging, even for the most seasoned instructors. This roundtable discussion is an opportunity for instructors of large enrolment courses to come together, reflect on their experiences and learn from their peers.
Professors are reporting a disconcerting level of disconnection among students, using words like "defeated," "exhausted," and "overwhelmed." What's more, some K-12 and college educators are worried about loss of specific skills or knowledge areas important because of the disruption of the pandemic. What are the right ways for colleges and faculty to reengage students in learning?