July - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities coming up this week at FCTL and beyond. See details below about “Narrated PowerPoint Presentations,” the first workshop in UCF’s Faculty Multimedia Workshop Series, co-sponsored by CDL, FCTL and OIR. That event will be held this Thursday, July 18. Remember—if you’re interested in incorporating a new technology, activity, or approach into your fall class, or if you want to explore conducting a scholarship of teaching and learning project during the upcoming year, stop by or call us.
Have a good week!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK
(All events will be held in CB1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.)

Monday, July 15th
Workshop: Dealing with Communication Anxiety 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17th
Workshop: Effectively Communicating Expectations to Students 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 18th
Workshop: Narrated PowerPoint Presentations 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (CB1 202—Faculty Multimedia Center) See more info below.

Friday, July 19th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP: NARRATED POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS THURSDAY, JULY 18
Everyone is invited to register for “Narrated PowerPoint Presentations,” the first workshop in UCF’s Faculty Multimedia Workshop Series. This session will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013.  “Narrated PowerPoint Presentations” will introduce participants to the basics of narrating PowerPoint slides, provide tips for using them in your teaching, and discuss the various technology options from which to choose.  Discussion and demonstration will occur from 12:00-12:30pm and will focus on developing accessible materials that can be used over multiple semesters in various modalities. A hands-on session (optional) will follow from 12:30-1:00pm for any participants who would like to begin implementing the workshop information. Complete information is available at: http://www.oir.ucf.edu/index.php?q=FMworkshopseriesCo-sponsored by UCF’s Office of Instructional Resources (OIR), Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), and Center for Distributed Learning (CDL), these workshops are offered periodically to facilitate faculty creation of multimedia for UCF courses. All workshops are held in UCF’s Faculty Multimedia Center (FMC) and highlight media creation tools available within the FMC. You may participate face-to-face or online and demonstrations will be recorded for later review.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2014 HETL CONFERENCE IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at its 2014 International Conference, to be held in Anchorage, in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage, May 31 - June 2, 2014. The conference aims to review the impacts that digital, social and mobile media and networks are having on learning environments in higher education. Both scholarly and practice reports are invited. Participants will be from the gamut of academic disciplines across the arts, sciences, and professions, as well as from other administrative and staff functions delivering and supporting new technologies and approaches to learning.  Please submit your proposal for a presentation before the July 26, 2013 deadline - go to  https://www.hetl.org/2014-anchorage-conference-submission-form/

FACULTY WRITING CLUB SUMMER 2013
Join a faculty writing club to start your summer off with a focus on productivity and camaraderie. Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office to get a change of perspective and a little privacy? Forget the coffee shop--join your colleagues on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in FCTL for a loosely structured writing session. We'll take five or six minutes each week to go around the room and state a goal for the time block and then spend the rest of the time working on our individual projects. Bring your own laptop or use an FCTL computer. And of course there will be coffee. Everyone is welcome!

IF YOU TWEET…
If you tweet about teaching and learning issues, please follow me on Twitter @MelodyBowdon; I’ll follow you too!

 

 

 

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