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Instructional Technology Digital Tools Series

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The Instructional Technology team at OpenEd has partnered with educational developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) to provide you with a series of sessions dedicated to the use of digital tools for assessment, and synchronous and asynchronous active learning. These sessions are intentionally designed to expand on the programming offered through OTL’s Summer Programming series as well as OpenEd’s Instructional Technology Webinar Series.

OpenEd’s instructional technology specialists will present ideas on how educational technologies can support pedagogy across the spectrum of topics in the series, and introduce tools that support those ideas. This will also be a forum to discuss challenges, potential solutions, and your own experiences with both the session facilitators and your peers. With that in mind, we encourage you to come prepared with questions or ideas of your own as well.


Digital Tools for Assessment

Register for Digital Tools for Assessment.

Date & Time: Thursday, June 17, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Facilitators: Carolyn Creighton, Claire Coulter and Owen Wooding | Instructional Technology Specialists, OpenEd, and Sara Fulmer and Christie Stewart | Educational Developers, OTL

Description

In this session, instructional technology specialists from OpenEd will provide a brief introduction to some of the available digital assessment tools that support various types of learning activities—such as video presentations, podcasts, poster sessions, discussions, low stakes formative quizzing, and more!

Educational developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) will also provide a brief overview of pedagogical decisions underpinning your assessment choices.

This session includes an open forum discussion to help you dive deeper into which digital tools may work best for your assessment design. It also provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences using various digital assessment tools.


Digital Tools for Synchronous Active Learning

Register for Digital Tools for Synchronous Active Learning.

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 29, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Facilitators: Carolyn Creighton, Claire Coulter and Owen Wooding | Instructional Technology Specialists, OpenEd, and Sara Fulmer and Christie Stewart | Educational Developers, OTL

Description

In this session, instructional technology specialists from OpenEd will provide a brief introduction to digital tools that support synchronous active learning—such as collaborative annotation, collaborative brainstorming and discussion, live polling, think-pair-share, individual reflection, and more!

Educational developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) will also provide a brief overview of the decision-making process around including these types of activities in your course, including how you might identify potentially effective synchronous active learning activities for your courses and where they might fit best into your course.

This session includes an open forum discussion to help you take a deeper dive into which digital tools may work best to support active learning during synchronous course delivery in a variety of formats—such as remote, face-to-face or hybrid. It also provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences using various tools that support synchronous active learning.

If you are interested in exploring this topic in more depth, we also recommend registering for OTL's workshop on 'Real Time' (Synchronous) Active Learning in Face-to-Face, Virtual, or Hybrid/Blended Modes.


Digital Tools for Asynchronous Active Learning

Register for Digital Tools for Asynchronous Active Learning

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 7, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Facilitators: Carolyn Creighton, Claire Coulter and Owen Wooding | Instructional Technology Specialists, OpenEd, and Sara Fulmer and Christie Stewart | Educational Developers, OTL

Description

In this session, instructional technology specialists from OpenEd will provide a brief introduction to digital tools that support asynchronous active learning activities that students can complete individually or collaboratively—such as peer review, formative quizzes, discussion board activities, collaborative brainstorming, individual reflection, and more!

Educational developers from the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) will also provide a brief overview of the decision-making process around including these types of activities in your course, including how you might identify potentially effective asynchronous active learning activities for your courses and where they might fit best into your course.

This session includes an open forum discussion to help you take a deeper dive into which digital tools may work best to support active learning during asynchronous course delivery in a variety of formats such as remote, face-to-face, or hybrid. It also provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences using various tools that support asynchronous active learning.

If you are interested in exploring Asynchronous Active Learning in more depth, we also recommend registering for OTL's workshop on Asynchronous Active Learning in Face-to-Face, Virtual, or Hybrid/Blended Modes.

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