UMA Faculty Development Center

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  • link to the course. At the very least the title and course code.
  • Specifics - include the module name or assignment name connected to your question.
  • Location - where in the course is the issue occurring?
  • Details - What is the issue/question?
  • Examples - include an example if possible.
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Are you planning a new course,  teaching a course for the first time or something needs a change? Let us help you plan your course effectively and efficiently.

We will meet with you one or more times to help you to establish clear and measurable learning objectives, assessments to measure those outcomes, and a plan for instruction. We will help you make the best use of the learning modality you will be using, whether traditional face-to-face, hybrid, videoconference, ITV, or online. See our outline on Course Design for more information.


Faculty Development Center facilitates a series of workshops and webinars throughout the year.  This is a format of instructional development facilitated by instructional designers, faculty and staff for faculty. Workshops have generally a more hands-on, applied component to explore features and functionality of a certain educational technology tool.

 


Are you up on all the latest technology tools available today? Of course not! With technology changing so fast and more tools becoming available all the time, it's difficult to stay up to date. Let us do the work for you! Bring us the instructional challenge, and we will help to find just the right technological solution. Are you interested in exploring a new tool you've discovered? Let us know and we will take a deep dive with you.


Blackboard, Zoom and Kaltura help you make learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls by breathing life into educational content. They are empowering instructors with tools to engage every learner. We are here to support beginning as well as advanced users of these tools. In addition to individualized support, we also maintain tutorials on our website on Blackboard, Kaltura and Zoom




Per faculty individual request, we will examine your course materials in Blackboard or others that you provide, and complete an analysis based on evidence-based practices in teaching and learning. We do not make evaluative judgments on quality of instruction, nor do we share the results of the analysis with anyone else, unless you ask us to do so. We will simply provide you with a list of highlights that we think you should keep doing, and some suggested edits for improving your course design. You are under no obligation to make the suggested changes. Ask us for a Course Design Analysis at any time for any one or more of your courses. We are also happy to focus on only one particular aspect of your class. Take a look at the Course Design Review rubric we may use with you.

 

Meet the Team

 

 

The skillsets of ISU and FDC team members are very diverse. We are working together to support you, UMA faculty and students, in creating an engaging learning and teaching experience using technology.

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