Overview of Current Programs
Active Learning Classrooms Program
This semester-long faculty development and research program focuses on active learning pedagogy and spaces. Faculty development and research consultants work collaboratively with instructors to help design learning objectives and activities with active learning pedagogy in mind. In addition, faculty and consultants partner to measure the effects of active learning techniques on student learning outcomes. The Fall 2012 semester marks the pilot phase of the ALC Program. See the Research and Evaluation site for more information about learning environments research. To see active learning classroom spaces, see the Office of Classroom Management's website.
The Digital Idea Stream is a customizable workshop designed to energize groups through a dynamic exploration of five to seven applications that may be of value in higher education. Each application is presented in a fast five-minute demonstration with two additional minutes for Q&A. This hour to hour-and-a-half-long workshop is offered by request and as resources permit.
The University of Minnesota Digital Storytelling Community of Practice will offer a series of information sessions and workshops in 2013-14. 3-Day Workshops are for those who wish to learn how to create their own digital stories, and 5-Day Workshops are for those who wish to learn how to facilitate digital storytelling workshops. Information sessions provide an overview of digital storytelling in higher education. A planning session will focus on developing additional gatherings with a focus on digital storytelling.
The Digital Teaching Workshop is an intensive, weeklong workshop for faculty and professional and administrative (P&A) instructors who would like to learn how to integrate technology into their teaching and/or reinvigorate and enhance their proficiencies in a technology-rich environment. The topic of the 2012 workshop is “Using Moodle 2 to Engage Students in Deeper Learning.”
Participants in the Educational Technology Workshop develop adaptive expertise in assessing the potential value of a variety of emerging technologies. The Educational Technology Workshop is a six week certificate program. Participants meet once a week for two hours, either in a classroom or via video conferencing.
This 18-month program fosters a multidisciplinary learning community that explores possibilities and good practices in teaching and learning in technology-rich learning environments, produces scholarship in this area, and advances faculty leadership around these issues. Participants receive $10,000 in support of their work.
Moodle by Request
Want to learn about teaching and learning with Moodle 2 with your colleagues? OIT consultants and trainers can lead a conversation for your group, with a focus on using the Moodle 2 environment and its tools to more actively engage students in hybrid and online courses.
Customized Programs and Events
OIT is prepared to offer additional customized versions of our programs by request. Additionally, we are eager to work with partners to craft programs designed to meet the strategic needs of departments, colleges, and coordinate campuses.
For more information, please see tier 2 and tier 3 consultations services on the OIT Consultation Services page.