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Workshops for Faculty

Upcoming workshops are listed below. Registration closes one week before so we have time to get an accurate head count for refreshments. To see the workshop details and register, click on the title to expand it.

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Introduction to Kaltura Webinar

Description: Join us in this interactive webinar to learn the basics of Kaltura, the new video recording and management tool for Blackboard. Topics to be covered include:

  • My Media
  • Uploading videos
  • Recording videos with CaptureSpace
  • Embedding videos with Mashups

Recording: https://youtu.be/CGZ5KV2MhYQ


Video in the Classroom

Tuesday September 19

In this lunch and learn session, we will share some strategies for using video in your classes, see what the research says about best practices, and discuss the benefits and challenges. Do you want to create short instructional videos? Virtual field trips? Have students submit video artifacts demonstrating their work? Let’s share some ideas together!

Date: Tuesday September 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 210 Katz (Augusta) & 209 Belfast (Bangor)
Presenter(s): Marilyn Hudzina & Tom Giordano
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802372/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-Video-in-the-Classroom-Augusta-Bangor

Tuesday September 19

In this lunch and learn session, we will share some strategies for using video in your classes, see what the research says about best practices, and discuss the benefits and challenges. Do you want to create short instructional videos? Virtual field trips? Have students submit video artifacts demonstrating their work? Let’s share some ideas together!

Date: Wednesday September 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: UC Centers
Presenter(s): Marilyn Hudzina & Tom Giordano
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802387/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-Video-in-the-Classroom-UC-Centers


Engagement at a Distance

Tuesday September 19

Hello, Blackboard? Is anyone there? How do you know your students are engaged in your course? What impact does this engagement have on student success? What does the research say about student engagement at a distance? In this lunch and learn session, we will share some strategies for engaging your distance students and invite you to share your challenges and successes, too.

Date: Tuesday October 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 210 Katz (Augusta) & 119 Lewiston (Bangor)
Presenter(s): Hirosuke Hona & Andrei Strukov
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802428/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-Engagement-at-a-Distance-Augusta-Bangor

 

Tuesday September 19

Hello, Blackboard? Is anyone there? How do you know your students are engaged in your course? What impact does this engagement have on student success? What does the research say about student engagement at a distance? In this lunch and learn session, we will share some strategies for engaging your distance students and invite you to share your challenges and successes, too.

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: UC Centers
Presenter(s): Hirosuke Honda & Andrei Strukov
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802444/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-Engagement-at-a-Distance-UC-Centers

 


Create Instructional Videos with Kaltura

Tuesday September 19

Join us at this workshop to learn how to create instructional videos with Kaltura. We will learn how to record from your webcam, a powerpoint, a screencapture, a podcast, a document camera, or any combination of media. Video quizzes and collaboration will also be discussed. Bring an outline or script for a short video you would like to record, as well as your laptop. We also recommend that you bring earbuds or a headset with microphone.

Date: Tuesday September 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 56 Katz (Augusta) & 209 Belfast (Bangor)
Presenter(s): Anne Fensie
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802398/UC-FDC-Workshop-Registration-Create-Instructional-Videos-with-Kaltura-Augusta-Bangor

 

Tuesday September 19

Join us at this workshop to learn how to create instructional videos with Kaltura. We will learn how to record from your webcam, a powerpoint, a screencapture, a podcast, a document camera, or any combination of media. Video quizzes and collaboration will also be discussed. Bring an outline or script for a short video you would like to record, as well as your laptop. We also recommend that you bring earbuds or a headset with microphone.

Date: Wednesday September 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: UC Centers
Presenter(s): Anne Fensie
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802405/UC-FDC-Workshop-Registration-Create-Instructional-Videos-with-Kaltura-UC-Centers

 


Discussions & Blogs to Engage your Learners

Tuesday October 24

Hear from some practicing professors how they make use of these communication tools in their distance courses. What's the difference between a blog and a discussion board? How do you get students to think critically before posting their responses? What can you do to facilitate an interactive collegiate discussion? What criteria can you use to evaluate student contributions? Bring your own questions while we address this and more.

Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 54 Katz (Augusta) & 323 Belfast (Bangor)
Presenter(s): Tim Surrette & Tom McCord
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802565/UC-FDC-Workshop-Registration-Discussions-Blogs-to-Engage-your-Learners-Augusta-Bangor

 

Wednesday October 25

Hear from some practicing professors how they make use of these communication tools in their distance courses. What's the difference between a blog and a discussion board? How do you get students to think critically before posting their responses? What can you do to facilitate an interactive collegiate discussion? What criteria can you use to evaluate student contributions? Bring your own questions while we address this and more.

Date: Wednesday October 25, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: UC Centers
Presenter(s): Tom Surrette & Tom McCord
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802718/UC-FDC-Workshop-Registration-Discussions-Blogs-to-Engage-your-Learners-UC-Centers

 


The Role of Memory in Learning

Tuesday November 7

One of the keys to learning is remembering. How does memory work, and what are some strategies for improving memory? How do you incorporate these strategies into your classes to make student learning deep and lasting? Join us as we discuss the role of memory in learning, and analyze the notions of the testing effect, spacing, interleaving, and desirable difficulties.

Date: Tuesday November 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 210 Katz (Augusta) & 323 Belfast (Bangor)
Presenter(s): Marilyn Hudzina & Anne Fensie
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802772/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-The-Role-of-Memory-in-Learning-Augusta-Bangor

 

Wednesday November 8

One of the keys to learning is remembering. How does memory work, and what are some strategies for improving memory? How do you incorporate these strategies into your classes to make student learning deep and lasting? Join us as we discuss the role of memory in learning, and analyze the notions of the testing effect, spacing, interleaving, and desirable difficulties.

Date: Wednesday November 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: UC Centers
Presenter(s): Marilyn Hudzina & Anne Fensie
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802930/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-The-Role-of-Memory-in-Learning-UC-Centers

 

Blackboard Tests & Apps for Mind Mapping

Tuesday November 14

Do you want to improve student learning and knowledge retention? Learn how to use the Blackbaord testing tool to create quizzes, knowledge checks, practice tests, and exams. Mind mapping applications will also be explored for students to demonstrate their understanding of course concepts. Bring your laptop to play along!

Date: Tuesday November 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 54 Katz (Augusta) & 323 Belfast (Bangor)
Presenter(s): Marilyn Hudzina & Anne Fensie
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3843443/UC-FDC-Workshop-Registration-Blackboard-Tests-Apps-for-Mind-Mapping-Augusta-Bangor

 

Wednesday November 15

Do you want to improve student learning and knowledge retention? Learn how to use the Blackbaord testing tool to create quizzes, knowledge checks, practice tests, and exams. Mind mapping applications will also be explored for students to demonstrate their understanding of course concepts. Bring your laptop to play along!

Date: Wednesday November 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: UC Centers
Presenter(s): Marilyn Hudzina & Anne Fensie
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3843454/UC-FDC-Workshop-Registration-Blackboard-Tests-Apps-for-Mind-Mapping-UC-Centers

 

Excerpts from SAALT

Tuesday December 5

Description TBA

Date: Tuesday December 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: 210 Katz (Augusta) & 323 Belfast (Bangor)
Presenter(s): Tim Surrette & Amanda Willette
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3843464/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-Excerpts-from-SAALT-Augusta-Bangor

 

Wednesday December 6

Description TBA

Date: Wednesday December 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: UC Centers
Presenter(s): Tim Surrette & Amanda Willette
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3843458/UC-FDC-Lunch-Learn-Registration-Excerpts-from-SAALT-UC-Centers

 

Faculty Show & Tell Webinar: Interactive Videos

Wednesday November 1

Description: Join us in this webinar to hear how Tom Giordano, business faculty at UMA, plans and creates his interactive videos for his hybrid classes. He will show us:

  • How he chunks lecture content by topic
  • Creates animated powerpoint presentations
  • Which best practices in video recording he has learned
  • How he adds interactive questions to the videos

Date: Wednesday November 1, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 12:30pm
Location: http://zoom.us/j/2072627979
Presenters: Tom Giordano & Anne Fensie
Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3884400/UC-FDC-Show-Tell-Webinar-Registration-Interactive-Video


Accessibility Statement

The University provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for a workshop should contact Anne Fensie at anne.fensie@maine.edu or (207) 262-7779 to submit a request. Due to the lead-time needed to arrange certain accommodations, individuals should submit their request no later 1 week before the event.