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Winter Web Camp 2012

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​​Monday, January 9th – Friday January 1​3th

Thanks everyone for attending Winter Web Camp 2012! Below you'll find the session descriptions, including video recordings and slides (where applicable)! See you next time!

Session Descriptions and Media

Cheap and Easy Video

Tuesday, January 10 @ 10-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Zach Ornitz
Once the domain of big budgets, big equipment and big egos, thanks to digital technology, anyone can be a part-time Coppola or Spielberg. Shoot video with your mobile phone, edit with simple desktop software and distribute online to share with your students. This session will provide a practical and concise tour of the tools and skills you need to get into video production. Best of all, you won’t have to spend a lot of time or money producing your next masterpiece.

Generation D 

Tuesday, January 10 @ 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Thomas
Is there a digital generation? Yes. And it’s not just the divide between the old and the young or the people who have computers and those that don’t. More and more, the digital divide is between the people that “get” technology and those that don’t. Recent results from ECAR’s national study of student attitudes around technology give some insight into where our student are in terms of their technology, and where we need to go as teachers.

Flashcards are the future

Wednesday, January 11 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: David Thomas
Once the mainstay of the college education, flashcards seem like an academic technology from another time. But in this case, the good old flashcard has new relevance. Combining the power of flashcard as a learning tool with the power of the computer, and you have one of the most promising, and potent, learning technologies available today. Find out about online tools you can use to help your students organize and recall information they need to know to succeed.

Digital Education Meets Course Quality

Wednesday, January 11 @ 1 - 2:30.p.m.
Instructors: Mike Edwards/Joni Dunlap
How do you know if your online course is any good? Tools such as Quality Matters help evaluate the design of your courses. But what about the evaluation of your teaching? What happens if you teach in the classroom and online? Come learn about a new rubric being developed by CU Online and the Center for Faculty Development designed to help answer these questions and point you, and your course, in the right direction.

The New Cambrian Explosion: eBooks and the Future of Academic Publishing

Thursday, January 12 @ 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
Instructor: Joseph Sanchez
Remember record stores? Book stores may be the next thing to go. With textbook publishers, academic presses and event faculty moving quickly online, the future of the book is a hotly debated topic. Learn about the key trends and tools rapidly reshaping the future of publishing in higher education.

Cybernated Communities and the future of everything!

Thursday, January 12 @ 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructors: David Thomas/Mike Edwards
Do computers make us lonely? According to the stereotypes, the modern person whiles away the day with their nose stuck in their computer or smart phone, barely glancing up to say hello to the person sitting next to them. And while there may be some truth in that picture, the emerging reality of online life is that it is social, friendly and interactive. As more and more academic life moves online, so do our communities--whether email lists populated by research colleagues, social groups on sites like Facebook or even study groups gathering in a chat room to cram for a test. This session will survey the online social landscape and discuss tools and opportunities for online technology to connect students, faculty and staff, alumni and interested people from outside the university into networked, social webs.

iClickers, Center for Faculty Development Bonus Seminar

Wednesday, January 11 @ 3 – 4 p.m.
Instructor: Dustin Jensen
Please join us to learn how i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed demonstration to help you better understand how i>clicker enhances the teaching and learning environment.

eCollege Boot Camp

Monday, January 9 @ 10 a.m. - noon
Instructor: David Thomas 
New to eCollege? Just want to brush up on the basics? Join us for this quick review of the key features of the eCollege platform and be sure to bring your questions.

Blackboard Boot Camp

Monday, January 9 @ 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mike Edwards 
Struggling with the gradebook? Curious how to post classroom assignments? Want to learn about using pre-class quizzes to increase student participation? Join us for this quick review of the key features of the Blackboard platform and be sure to bring your questions, just in time for the new term.
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