Fall 2014 CITT Workshops for AUC Faculty

September 16 - November 20, 2014

Fall 2014 Center for Integrating Teaching and Technology (CITT)  Workshops for AUC Faculty
The following CITT workshops offered by the AUC Woodruff Library’s E-Learning Technologies Unit. To reserve a spot, contact Emy Decker, Unit Head, E-Learning Technologies, 404-978-2053 or edecker@auctr.edu.

Contemplative Computing
Tuesday, September 16 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Contemplative computing is about learning how to use information technologies in ways that help you to become more focused and mindful and to protect you from being perpetually distracted. Learn ways to maximize the digital tools in our environment to your advantage without allowing them to cause you more stress.

Visual Literacy and Presentation Programs
Thursday, September 25 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Everyone uses PowerPoint, but do you know how to harness the power of a strong visual vocabulary to make best of use of the program? The E-Learning Technologies Unit will introduce you to some guidelines for creating successful visual presentations. Visual literacy is key, and this session will help you to tailor your presentations to support multi-modal student learning in your classroom.

Flipped Classrooms
Wednesday, October 1 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Interested in flipping your classroom? This workshop will walk you through how to flip class or a course! Faculty will be given successful examples of flipped classroom activities and will be given assistance with an individualized personal plan for flipping their classroom.

Best Apps for Use in the Classroom
Wednesday, October 22 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m.
“Teaching – there’s an app for that!” Explore the world of digital education applications, discuss best practices and gain perspective about your colleagues’ practical uses.

Blogging for Faculty Who Don't Have Time to Blog
Tuesday, November 4 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Join an engaging session on the ways in which you can use blogging to save time and enhance the classroom experience. Blogs can help faculty to organize their courses and affiliated assignments. They also allow for real-time, virtual communication, and serve as effective learning portals all within the Web 2.0 environment! Don't miss this session, especially if you are interested in learning the ways in which a blog can increase student engagement with the course material and save you time!

Best Uses of Social Media in Courses
Thursday, November 20 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.
You’re competing with the world of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for your students’ attention. If you can’t beat ‘em ... consider bringing academic discourse to the student’s world. Learn about top social media applications and their functions as well as engagement techniques for smart posting and saving time. Use what you learn to build a strategy to incorporate social media in your pedagogy and increase student participation. No social media accounts or foreknowledge required.