Tuesday, January 16, 2007

LIDC upcoming events (January)

Here is the Learning and Instructional Development Centre’s schedule of events for January. We are trying to minimize the number of postings to email lists, so please keep this email if you are interested in any of these sessions, and please accept our apologies if you receive multiple postings.

All registration is done online using the links for each event.

Introduction to WebCT
Monday, January 15, 2007 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Education Building (EDB) 7619 | Burnaby | No charge
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Education Building (EDB) 7619 | Burnaby | No charge
This one-hour demonstration will cover requested topics, such as loading files, group management and working in the gradebook, and provide attendees a chance to ask questions. No registration required.

WebCT quick start
Thursday, January 18, 2007 | 1:30 - 4:20 pm
MCF PC Lab 1 (AQ 3148.1) | Burnaby | No charge
This workshop introduces participants to the WebCT interface and tools. You will explore the Build, Teach, and Student View tabs to become familiar with select tools and levels of access. Participants will then learn the key skills necessary to begin designing a course in WebCT. WebCT quick start is a great way for instructors to get a “jump start” on their course design and gain the foundational knowledge for more advanced workshops. Registration is required.

WebCT drop-in sessions
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
SUR 3300 | Surrey | No charge
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Education Building (EDB) 7619 | Burnaby | No charge
Thursday, January 25, 2007 | 12:30 - 2:00
Room 1310 | Vancouver - Harbour Centre | No charge
This drop-in session is an opportunity to ask specific questions about your use of WebCT. Some possible questions or topics are: converting PowerPoint and Word files for use in WebCT, using the Gradebook, navigating the Discussions forum, loading files into WebCT, and deciding which WebCT tools to use. No registration required.

Designing in WebCT
Beginning Monday, January 22, 2007 | Online | No charge
This four week course, offered entirely online, offers participants a chance to develop the technical and pedagogical skills necessary to use WebCT. Participants will gain the planning, technical, and design skills necessary to create effective, engaging courses in WebCT. This is a 1-month online workshop. Registration is required.

The speaker within: Simple vocal and presentation skills to enhance your teaching
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Education Building (EDB) 7500F | Burnaby | No charge
Thursday, February 1, 2007 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Room TBD | Surrey | No charge
This 90-minute session will serve as an introduction to various elements of voice work, such as breath, alignment, vibration, resonance, and articulation. In a safe and supportive environment, each participant will be invited to experience the benefits of this work through various exercises. A lively and thought-provoking dialogue on the nature of communication, particularly as it relates to the dynamics of the classroom, will follow the more experiential aspect of the session. Registration is required.

WebCT discussion and demonstration series
I: Using WebCT to support large classes
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 | Online | No charge
Having an online presence can help reduce some of the administration that comes with teaching a large class. We will discuss how the gradebook, discussion or announcement tool, group manager, survey tool and content delivery can help reduce your administrative load and get up to date information to students. Registration is required.

Teaching & learning readers’ group
Begins Thursday, January 25, 2007 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Room TBA | Burnaby | No charge
LIDC is pleased to present the Teaching and Learning Readers’ Group. On the last Thursday of each month, we’ll meet for coffee and croissants and discuss a book on teaching and learning in higher education. Join Elizabeth Wallace, a program director with the LIDC, for exciting conversations about timely topics in teaching and learning in the academy. For this, our inaugural meeting, we’ll be talking about Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education. Cheryl Amundsen, co-editor of the book and an Associate Professor in SFU’s Faculty of Education, will be a special guest and co-host of this discussion. Registration is required.

Certificate in web-based instruction
Beginning Monday, January 29, 2007 | Online
The CWI combines the teaching of both conceptual and technical skills. Participants will learn to create their own online courses using a delivery platform of choice after examining various commercial and open source systems. The program uses asynchronous discussion forums, messaging, chat, and webcams, as well as covers current eLearning topics including learning objects and metadata for educational applications. Registration is required.

Advanced voice and presentation skills
3 Tuesdays: January 30, February 6, and February 13, 2007 | 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Room TBA | Burnaby | No charge
This session offers previous participants, or those with a strong background in the work, to take their presentations or lectures to the next level. The first session will be spent reviewing and expanding on vocal technique and presenting a prepared two and a half minute presentaion. The next session will be dedicated to private one on one work with each participant. After these intensive sessions, the final day will be an opportunity to share your work with the rest of the group and receive further feedback. Registration is required.

Preparing writing-intensive courses: Workshop series for faculty and sessional instructors
3 Wednesdays: January 31, February 7, and February 14, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Room TBA | Burnaby | No charge
Interested in rethinking your courses and adjusting them to meet the W-requirements, or want to learn more about writing-intensive learning? This workshop series offers an introductory orientation to writing-intensive learning. Our resources include SFU examples and instructional materials from across the disciplines. These workshops could provide an orientation and background for revising an existing course, or creating a new course. Registration is required.

If you require assistance with registration, please contact Kathy Borneman at the LIDC (tel: 604-268-6696; email: kbornema@sfu.ca).


Kathy Borneman
Program Assistant
Learning & Instructional Development Centre
Simon Fraser University - EDB 7560
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
t: 604-268-6696 f: 604-291-4900
email: kbornema@sfu.ca
web: www.lidc.sfu.ca