University Learning Community: Mobile Technologies
Join a faculty and staff inquiry group to explore and share ideas for successful uses of mobile applications to support teaching and learning and personal productivity!
New instructors, veteran professors, and staff are welcome to apply.
A maximum of 22 faculty and staff will be accepted for this learning community. Participants must be able to download and explore applications on a mobile device such as iPad, iPhone, or Android equivalent and attend meetings to exchange information, including brief informal demonstrations. All participants are required to share findings with the campus community at the Institute for Student Success (May 2011). Acceptance will be announced on November 28.
Download your application here:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Learning & Teaching Tip
December 22, 2011
Rubrics as Learning Guides
“It is amazing how much better my students’ work has become as my expectations and guidelines become clearer.” – A faculty member reflecting on the use of assessment rubrics
I know that feeling. When no one is clear on what’s expected, everyone worries about the grade (the only indicator). When the assessment process is clearly articulated, learners are able to focus on the learning and the experience, and usually surpass my expectations. Over the years, as I have harmonized my course designs, linking objectives and outcomes with specific projects and reflecting these in guidelines, descriptions and assessment rubrics, I have felt the focus of my courses change. By using rubrics and scoring sheets to make the assessment process more transparent, the focus shifts from test-taking and grade anxiety towards learning, effort and excellence.
From the Blog...
iPad as a Daily Tool — November 01, 2011
Guest blogger, Buddy White, Housing & Dining Services, describes his favorite iPad apps …
I currently use my iPad for all different needs in my current role in Housing. Gone are the days of note paper and a pencil!