Sharing innovations, technologies, and best practices in the teaching and learning space.
Upcoming Speaker Series Events:
Support in Hand: Mobility, Nudges and Greater Academic Success
Thursday, March 27
1:00pm to 2:30pm
423/424 Glickman, USM Portland Campus
Join guest speaker, Jill Frankfort in a discussion about a strategy for increasing student retention includes time sensitive, interactive, academic support grounded in behavioral science and automated is delivered to students via their mobile devices. She will share lessons learned from work with students in introductory courses at the University of Washington-Tacoma, a campus of 4,300 students, that has wrestled with issues of retention since it opened in 1990.
Past Speaker Series Events:
Noon to 1:30pm
1/30, 2/6, 2/27, & 3/6
The Spring 2014 Accessibility Series is designed to guide faculty in adopting foundational practices that result in accessible digital learning experiences for USM students, including learners with disabilities. Topics include basic characteristics of disabilities; resources and assistance provided for both students and faculty by USM’s Disability Services Center; practical considerations when developing courses; steps for ensuring accessibility of course readings and educational materials; and features of Blackboard that maximize use and engagement by all students.
This series is led by USM Faculty members Cynthia Curry and Julie Alexandrin and USM’s Director of Disability Services Center Joanne Benica.
Spring 2014 Accessibility Series events include:
- USM’s Obligation to Our Students with Disabilities: The Role of Collaboration Between Faculty and the Disability Services Center – Thursday, 1/30
- The First Steps to Successful Online Teaching for Students with Disabilities – Thursday, 2/6
- Syllabus Inventory: Are Your Digital Text Readings Accessible for Students with Disabilities? – Thursday, 2/27
- Blackboard for Diverse Learning Experiences – Thursday, 3/6
We're Flipping Crazy: The Chemistry Flipped Classroom Experience
Tuesday, February 25
1pm to 2:30pm
110 Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Lucille Benedict and Jim Ford, Associate Professors in Chemistry, will present the new classroom model that is being used in the Principles of Chemistry I (CHY 113) course here at USM. In this talk they will focus on the successes, challenges, and the future of the course, as well as explain how this model could be implemented in other courses at USM.
The Meinersmann-Randall Transformed Model of Nursing Education
Wednesday, November 6th
1pm to 2:30pm
Room 213 Abromson Center
Join Dr. Krista Meinersmann and Dr. Carla Randall as they share their transformed model of nursing education addressing critical issues and concerns facing nursing education today. The M-R TMNE relies on the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), prior learning assessment, comprehensive testing, the flipped classroom methodology, and extensive simulation and clinical-based hands-on learning.
Using Research About Online Learning to Inform Online Teaching Practice
Wednesday, October 23rd
1pm to 2:30pm
301 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
Faculty members Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Walter Kimball share online learning research findings and the resulting teaching practices that have had staying power in their online courses. Special emphasis will be placed on synchronizing varied elements of the online learning environment, the organization of course content, and teacher presence.
Things We Wish That We Knew When We Went On-line For the First Time
Wednesday, September 18th
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thinking about developing an on-line course? Wondering what you should know as you consider embarking down this path? A panel of four people, two who have created multiple on-line courses, two who have just finished creating their first, will discuss what they wished they knew from the get-go. This faculty panel discussion will be facilitated by Rob Sanford. Panel discussion participants also include: John Broida, Betty Robinson, & Libby Biischof.
Grading of Essay Exams by Machines
by John Broida, PhD
Wednesday, June 11th
1:00-2:30 PM, 5th Floor Glickman Library
Presentation on the use of computers to automate grading of student essays, in particular the SAGrader tool.
The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking
by Leonard Shedletsky, PhD
Wednesday, June 26th
1:00-2:30 PM. Abromson Center
Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of discussions and gain a keener ability to think about your own discussions.
The CTEL Speaker Series is focused on presentations and group discussions around learning science and technology.
We welcome community suggestions on topics, presenters, and projects. Please feel free to share with us any topics you would like to see presented. This may include topics you want to present, topics you would like others to present, or general themes you would like to see included.
If you have any questions about the CTEL Speaker Series, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.