Fall 2012 Workshops
Creating Learning Communities Online
Thursday, November 29, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. 523 Butler Library
Peer interaction can energize a class, giving your students new and sometimes subtle ways to apply concepts and learn from each other. How might we extend communal interaction into digital spaces, and how would we go about measuring what happens there? This workshop highlights strategic uses of wikis, blogs, and group annotation platforms here at Columbia that drive varying degrees of student collaboration. RSVP online.
Advances in Multimedia Analysis
Wednesday, December 5, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. 523 Butler Library
Not so long ago, scholarly analysis of images, sound, and video was largely limited to paraphrase and general citation. It is now much easier to select and annotate material in a variety of media types, incorporate selections into analytic frameworks, and share such analysis with a class or a defined group of scholars. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops in order to experiment with Mediathread, a leading platform in this space developed by Columbia's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. RSVP online.
Lectures That Stick: Cognition Theories for Better Presentations
Wednesday, December 12, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. 522 Butler Library
This workshop explores new ways of using presentation tools like PowerPoint — as well as newer tools such as Prezi, Google Docs, and Voicethread — to deliver ideas in the classroom and other academic presentations. We will examine how cognitive principles, design methods, and Web 2.0 technologies can be leveraged for more effective presentations. This session is presented in partnership with CCNMTL's RewirED series. RSVP online.