About the Distance Learning Working Group
The Distance Learning Group was formed to explore and share the needs and concerns of staff members who support online instructors, whether they teach hybrid courses, fully online courses, real-time video distance education courses, or anthing in between. Initial contacts for this group are:
Adult Learning faculty finalist presentations this week: "Potential of Mobile Learning for Adult Professional Development"
The two finalists for the new faculty position in Adult Learning, located within the Division of Continuing Studies, will be making public presentations on the topic: "Potential of Mobile Learning for Adult Professional Development."
Thursday, 5/16 - Dr. Karen Kaminski, Colorado State University
10:30- 11:45 am
Friday, 5/17 - Dr. Erin McCloskey, UW-Madison
10:30 - 11:45 am
Any feedback about the candiates should be sent to Barry Orton, chair of the Search & Screen Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of us have often asked for an overview of campus-supported technology tools that we can use to support online instruction. Join us for a chance to get a close look at how five of them have been integrated into UW courses and discover the impact it has had on learning:
- Teaching reading skills in any language: Syntax Untangler (Alan Ng)
- Creating and playing mobile games, tours and interactive stories: ARIS (Cathy Middlecamp)
- Case Scenario Builder (Mike Pitterle)
- Interactive game using Google Docs (Lane Sumwall)
- Using polling for language interaction: Doodle (Lauren Rosen)
Each presenter will briefly share the learning goals and impacts of the tool, from the instructor perspective, rather than diving into the how-to, and will be able to talk about actual implementations of these tools.
For more info about these tools:
CSB/CR: DoIT Academic Technology
Mini-MOOCS: Challenges and Opportunities of Delivering Self-Directed, Non-Credit, Online Professional Development
Please join Theresa Pesavento, Jonathan Klein, David Macasaet, and Chad Shorter, who will share their experiences designing and delivering professional development with others who might be creating similar programs, especially those creating them as a team. After their talk the entire group will discuss what it's like being a learner in that situation and what can be learned from the cons
The ComETS Distance Learning Working Group invites everyone to our next meeting, at which:
The ComETS Distance Learning Working Group invites everyone to our next
Date: Thursday, Dec. 20th
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Place: Room 198 Education (Bascom Hill)
Many of you are participating in the conversations that are bubbling up around campus about academic integrity and plagiarism detection. The goal of this discussion is to share information so that you can help the faculty and instructors you work with make informed decisions about how to manage these issues. We’ll address the following questions, with plenty of time for discus
are shared in UW Google Drive - you may be asked for your NetID to get access to the file:
Academic Honesty Quiz
The Chemistry department uses the following online quiz to achieve measurable reductions in academic-honesty problems in their general chemistry courses. Thanks to Rachel Bain for sharing both editions of their quiz:
The Distance Learning group invites you to join us to experience an interactive two-way video (ITV) learning environment.