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Distributed Learning/Technology

CTE sponsors workshops, seminars, and other events that allow participants to explore a broad range of topics important to the development of high-quality distributed learning courses.

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March 2017

Are you looking for light at the end of a long, dark tunnel of grading? Searching for a more efficient way to evaluate student work while providing meaningful feedback? Then this session is for you! A rubric is a pre-determined set of content and quality guidelines that can speed up grading, as well as provide consistency and richer feedback in your courses. Join us to see how you can develop a simple grading rubric, upload it into Blackboard and start scoring assignments online with ease.  Register

FLIP: Focus on Learning, Innovation and Pedagogy is a faculty discussion group, ideas lab and learning community focused on topics related to the theory and practice of teaching and learning. FLIP is open to faculty members, instructors, postdocs and graduate students who want to study, discuss and try out various evidence-based approaches to instruction, including student-centered learning, discipline-based education research, flipped classrooms, problem-based learning (PBL), case studies and other forms of active learning. More Information

Join Veronica Outlaw online as she discusses Web 2.0 tools you can use for interactive teaching and learning. These selected tools will help as you Collaborate, Help, Share, Assess and Schedule (CHASE) your students in your online courses and your learning activities. Learn how you can use these tools to not only work smarter but help your students to learn more.  Register

Virtual reality is appearing in a growing number of industries. Google Expedition has taken children to the moon. Samsung can take you to the Rio Olympics while sitting in your living room. Marriott brought a seaside resort to major cities, complete with salt air and wind.

We have yet to reach those sophisticated applications, but we are moving forward. Join your colleagues in the Pedagogical Technology Community of Practice for an update on USC’s own efforts in virtual reality. Register

April 2017

FLIP: Focus on Learning, Innovation and Pedagogy is a faculty discussion group, ideas lab and learning community focused on topics related to the theory and practice of teaching and learning. FLIP is open to faculty members, instructors, postdocs and graduate students who want to study, discuss and try out various evidence-based approaches to instruction, including student-centered learning, discipline-based education research, flipped classrooms, problem-based learning (PBL), case studies and other forms of active learning.  More Information

Do you want to start making or improve your lecture videos but you don’t know what tools or resources are available? Find out how to utilize the best tools to make your lectures the engaging and effective resource you intend them to be. 

In this webinar, two experts in instructional development and design will share a variety of tools available to record videos and the resources on campus to help instructors be successful.  Register

When used strategically, social media can be a powerful tool for boosting student engagement in college courses. But not all tools or techniques are equally effective. Join us for this lively workshop in which you’ll learn from a pro the best social media strategies for enhancing meaningful student engagement in your course.  Register

FLIP: Focus on Learning, Innovation and Pedagogy is a faculty discussion group, ideas lab and learning community focused on topics related to the theory and practice of teaching and learning. FLIP is open to faculty members, instructors, postdocs and graduate students who want to study, discuss and try out various evidence-based approaches to instruction, including student-centered learning, discipline-based education research, flipped classrooms, problem-based learning (PBL), case studies and other forms of active learning. More Information

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