2013 News Items
News items from 2013 are listed below.
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2012-13 Service-Learning Award Recipients
The Service-Learning Program is genuinely appreciative of the excellent work of all of our award recipients. Please join us in our appreciation for their significant contribution to service-learning and its impact on and off campus. Read More
From the Director: Why Online Education Matters to All of Us
IU Online's strategic approach to developing online courses and programs will be an opportunity for IUB faculty, staff, and students to enhance our use of online components, identify useful instructional technologies, speed degree completion, and focus on course and curricular development. Read More
Using the CITL: Departmental Outreach
CITL consultants are available year-round to lead workshops for groups of instructors with a defined need. These group-specific workshop services are especially useful during late summer departmental AI orientations. Please contact the CITL to learn more or to schedule a workshop.
New FACET Members from IUB
IUB's newest inductees to the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) have been announced. They are: Ben Edwards (School of Education), Rasul Mowatt (School of Public Health), and Carwina Weng (Maurer School of Law). Congratulations to our colleagues!
Summer Instructional Development Fellowships
The Summer Instructional Development Fellowship (SIDF) program is now accepting applications for projects that explore innovative approaches to online and hybrid courses. Awards of $8,000 will support summer work on developing courses, modules, or instructional approaches that promote high levels of student engagement in online or hybrid courses. Read More and Apply
Flip Your Class Mini-conference
Registration is now open for the CITL's Flip Your Class Mini-conference on Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join CITL consultants to work on strategies for designing out-of-class assignments that prepare students for engaged in-class work. Check our events calendar for more information and apply here.
IU Online Making Headway
IU Online, an education initiative designed to accelerate the development and delivery of quality online courses and programs at IU's campuses statewide, address Indiana's economic and professional development needs, and extend the university's global reach, has made significant strides over the spring semester. For more information, watch an archived video of the April 5th Town Hall Meeting.
CITL Grant and Award Recipients
We are proud to announce the recipients of our most recent grants and fellowships. Read More
Intrinsic Motivation and Play Faculty Learning Community
The goal of the Intrinsic Motivation and Play Faculty Learning Community has been to implement intrinsic motivation strategies in the classroom. Learn about how members have raised their literacy about teaching tools and techniques that use the intrinsic motivation of students. Read More
The Institute for Designing Online Courses
The CITL's Institute for Designing Online Courses (iDOC) is now accepting applications. iDOC is a summer program that guides participants through the process of designing an online course. Participants will view examples of online courses and activities, explore course development and delivery tools, and work with consultants and other participants to refine their course designs. Read More and Apply
Faculty Innovation Spotlight: Curt Bonk
Curt Bonk enriches his online and face-to-face classes by inviting well-known scholars and practitioners in disciplines related to instructional technology to speak to his students via videoconference. Read More
Donna Eder Receives the Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service-Learning
Donna Eder, professor of sociology, has been awarded the 2012 IU systemwide Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service-Learning. Professor Eder will be Indiana University's nominee for the national 2013 Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Award.
Beth Gazley Receives the Indiana Campus Compact Hiltunen Award
Beth Gazley, associate professor at SPEA, was recognized with the 2013 Indiana Campus Compact Brian Hiltunen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Scholarship of Engagement. Read More
Primary Sources and Library Archives
IU librarians are able to support instructors in their efforts to incorporate primary source materials into their courses by providing access to archival collections, overviews of archival content, and collaboration in developing lessons or curricula based on archival materials. Read More
CITL Consultants Contribute Chapters to SOTL Book
CITL consultants Joan Middendorf and Katie Kearns have each collaborated with their colleagues to publish a chapter in the new book, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across the Disciplines, edited by Kathleen McKinney. Read More
Results from the 2010-2011 HERI Survey of Teaching Faculty
Differences in teaching methods both across fields and by gender were revealed recently in the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute’s (HERI) survey of pedagogical strategies among part-time and full-time undergraduate teaching faculty. Read More
From the Director: Metacognition for Learning
Metacognition is a key to success for college students, allowing them to understand and refine their own cognitive processes and learning behaviors. How can instructors foster this intellectual self-awareness among our students so they can improve their learning skills? Read More
2013 Grant and Award Deadlines Approaching
Deadlines for the Active Learning Grants, Project Engage Grants, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants, Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships, and Summer Writing-Teaching Grants are coming up on February 15. Visit the CITL website for more information.
Ken Bain Will Visit IUB April 4 and 5
Noted scholar, author, and educator Ken Bain will visit the IUB campus on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. Mark your calendars now for the public Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) presentation based on Bain's latest book, What the Best College Students Do. The presentation will take place in the Georgian Room of the IMU from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 4. Bain will discuss how good teachers create classroom experiences that help all students achieve deep and meaningful learning.
What the Best College Students Do Reading Group
In preparation for Ken Bain's visit in April, the CITL will be organizing a book group around his book, What the Best College Students Do. The group will begin on February 19. As a bonus, members of the book group will have the opportunity to meet with Bain during his time on the IUB campus. Visit the CITL Events Calendar to register.
Using the CITL: David Clemmer
IU faculty member David Clemmer (Chemistry) reflects on the CITL's services, encouraging instructors to seek assistance from the CITL in preparing the education (or "broader impacts") component of grant applications. Read More
Faculty Innovation Spotlight: Sarah Smith-Robbins
Sarah Smith-Robbins teaches about, with, and through social media to help her students demonstrate their mastery of course goals and learning outcomes via real-world projects. Read More
Professor Katy Börner Offering IU’s First Massive Open Online Course
Katy Börner, the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science, is currently teaching IU's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a seven-week course on information visualization. The CITL provided Professor Börner with both technological and pedagogical support as she developed this MOOC. Read More
CourseNetworking at IU
CourseNetworking, or theCN, provides an academic social networking site that connects instructors and students from campuses throughout the world based on shared interests and class subjects. Visit next.iu.edu to learn more about IU's pilot of next-generation learning technologies and listen to IU instructors discuss how they are using theCN in their teaching.
SOTL 2013 Speaker Series
This semester's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning events at IUB will be offered in a brown bag format. Bring your lunch, relax, chat with colleagues, and hear about ongoing research from both locally and nationally recognized scholars. Check the SOTL Events Calendar often to stay abreast of the speaker series.
Graduate Scholars Selected for Preparing Future Faculty Program
Three graduate students from the Department of Biology have been selected as 2013 Science Education Assessment Scholars as part of a grant to IU from the Council of Graduate Schools. Lisa Wiltbank (Professor David Kehoe’s lab), Sarah Keesom (Professor Laura Hurley’s lab), and Jakki Petzold (Professor Troy Smith’s lab) will work with CITL and Libraries staff as they help biology faculty integrate information literacy concepts, activities, and assessments into the curriculum and assess learning at the individual, course, and program levels.
IU’s Leah Shopkow and David Pace Chosen for Expert Panel by AHA
The American Historical Association, with a grant from the Teagle Foundation, has assembled a team of leading experts in history teaching and historical thinking to explore ways to more effectively integrate the scholarship of teaching and learning into graduate history education. Two of the eight members of the expert panel are from IUB: Leah Shopkow and David Pace. Read More
Teaching Focus: Social Pedagogies as Motivation
Social pedagogies engage students in working together and representing knowledge for real audiences. An assignment using social pedagogy might ask students to use digital media tools such as blogs, podcasts, websites, or Twitter. Alternatively, students might create a tangible final product such as a team poster, a museum exhibit, or a pamphlet for community agencies. Read More
Teaching Focus: Assessment in the Classroom
The purpose of assessment at the classroom level is to check student understanding—what do students understand and what needs clarification? Instructors should model a specific operation, give students an opportunity to practice the operation themselves, and then should check if the students have mastered the skill. Read More
Using the CITL’s Services in the New Facility
The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning comprises professionals who are trained to support teaching at IUB. The Center also maintains state-of-the-art software, hardware, and workspaces to facilitate innovative instruction. Read More
CITL Friends Updates
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