Teaching and Learning Days

Below are the details for upcoming Teaching and Learning days at the Faculty Center. For April 13th, 2018, please apply at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8fgOvKkoQzNop5r by the date of the event.

April 13th, 2018

Session One (Choose One Workshop) 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

  • Option A: Active Learning Classrooms
    Melody Bowdon and Anna Turner, Faculty Center; Ann Miller, Nicholson School of Communication
    CB1 205

    Exciting changes are happening regarding classroom design and refurbishment at UCF. Spaces are evolving to feature flexible furnishings, collaborative technologies, and other elements that will support active and engaged learning. Attend this session to learn about these spaces on both the main and the new downtown campuses. We will discuss topics related to course design, activities, and assessments, and share updates on classroom technologies and features.
  • Option B: Quality Online Course Design
    Aimee deNoyelles, Alyssa Albrecht, Charlotte Jones-Roberts, and Anchalee Ngampornchai, Center for Distributed Learning
    CB1 202

    What are the common components of “quality” online course design? Attend this workshop to (1) understand how “quality” is conceived in Florida’s strategic plan for online education, (2) recognize CDL’s efforts to support the quality of online course design at UCF, as well as (3) review an online course of your choosing using our Quality and High Quality course review items.

Session Two (Choose One Workshop) 10:10 to 11:10 a.m.

  • Option A: Virtual Reality and the College Classroom
    Melody Bowdon and Will Dorner, Faculty Center
    CB1 205

    This session will provide an introduction to virtual reality in the college classroom. It will cover definitions of virtual and augmented reality, provide short demonstrations of various software and hardware tools, and include a discussion about strategies for determining when and for what purposes these kinds of learning experiences can be a useful part of students’ education.
  • Option B: Identifying Campus Resources to Maximize Student Learning
    DeLaine Priest and Rebekah McCloud, Student Development and Enrollment Services
    CB1 202

    Join us as we explore challenges students encounter related to academic and metacognitive learning. We will discuss best practices and strategies to address these challenges and identify University of Central Florida resources and interventions that contribute to student success.
  • Option C: FERPA Essentials for Faculty
    Brian Boyd, University Registrar
    CB1 103

    Knowing how to communicate sensitive information and how to best store student records can be challenging, especially with the rapid changing world of technology. In this session, we will provide you an overview of the FERPA law, which protects the educational records of students and is an important consideration when communicating with (or about) students. You will learn several UCF-specific practices and information security techniques that ensure compliance. We will discuss challenges and strategies in handling requests that come in from third parties including parents and outside agencies.

Session Three (Choose One Workshop) 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

  • Option A: Leveraging Students’ Prior Knowledge
    Eric Main, Faculty Center
    CB1 205

    Students’ prior knowledge may have gaps, inaccuracies, or insufficiencies that will hinder learning new concepts. In this session we will examine methods for diagnosing students’ prior knowledge, for addressing problems that arise from too much cognitive load, and for scaffolding complex learning tasks.
  • Option B: Predictive Analytics/myKnightSTAR
    Melody Bowdon, Faculty Center; Susan Chase, College of Nursing, DeLaine Priest, Student Development and Enrollment Services
    CB1 202

    This workshop will introduce faculty members to myKnight STAR, a predictive analytics platform that can provide valuable data to support student success. The session will include a short demo of faculty-facing tools in the system and a question and answer session.

Session Four: Lunch Conversation 12:20 to 1:20 p.m.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Table Topics
RSVP by April 1 for provided lunch (up to 30) or bring your own lunch


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