GMCTE Youtube Channel GMCTE Bookmarks on Diigo The Gwenna Moss Center on Twitter 

Introduction to Learning Technologies

This series of sessions will cover a variety of topics related to using learning technologies at the University of Saskatchewan. The sessions will cover the following topics and be held from 2:30 - 4:00 PM on the dates indicated.

The sessions may be taken as a set or as individual one-off sessions. A certificate of participation will be available for those who attend ONE offering of the sessions on "digital citizenship and literacy" (to be offered twice throughout the series) and at least 4 of the 8 other sessions that are included in the series. Those who wish to receive the certificate will also need to submit a reflective paper. Details about the paper will be provided at each of the offerings of the session on "digital citizenship and literacy".

The sessions will be delivered face-to-face at the U of S Saskatoon campus and also simultaneously delivered virtually for registered members of the U of S community through WebEx.

*Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy* October 4 & 6Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
This session will explore issues around good online citizenship and identity as well as the skills necessary to evaluate and utilize materials found online, whether through a web site, email, or other online sources of information. (Only register for one of these two offerings).
Student Response Systems and SurveysOctober 11Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
This session will explore options for easily gathering feedback from your students and for providing formative feedback to students. The two main tools that we will look at are Top Hat and FluidSurveys, which are both university-supported. We will look at how to use these tools to meet your goals.
ePortfoliosOctober 13Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
Using two GSR courses that require students to track reflective writing in their Mahara e-portfolios as a case study, we will discuss ways you can use this tool in your class . This session will include an interactive demonstration of the e-portfolio tool.
Blogs and WikisOctober 18Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
This session will look at the possible uses for blogs and wikis in courses to provide students with opportunities for sharing, reflecting, collaborating, and learning together.
Podcasting and ScreencastingOctober 20Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
Is there a topic that you find yourself explaining over and over again? That may be a great topic to create a podcast lesson or a screencast video. Podcasts and screencast videos are effective tools for teaching tough topics, providing material for student review, or as a part of a flipped classroom! They can also be used in addition to or in place of written feedback on student assignments. In this session we will look at how and why to use podcasts and screencasts.
Synchronous Tools for Virtual Classes, Office Hours, and CollaboratingOctober 25Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
This session will explore tools for facilitating live virtual classes and meetings. We will primarily look at university-supported tools, Webex and Collaborate, but we will also touch on other common solutions, such as Skype. You will learn how to use some advanced features, including screen sharing and using a virtual whiteboard.
Asynchronous BBLearn Tools (Discussions, Quizzes, and Assignment Submission)October 27Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
There is always limited class time when teaching a course. Thankfully, there are ways to extend the opportunities for class discussions and assessment by using tools within Blackboard Learn. In addition, there are other built-in tools to help with the organization and administrative tasks of your teaching, such as the assignment submission tool. This session will explore how to use these tools within your classes.
Social Media ToolsNovember 1Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
While students and instructors see uses for social media in their personal lives, these tools can also provide benefits for teaching, learning and research. This session will explore the use of some of the more common social media tools (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) in the context of teaching and learning.
Open PedagogiesNovember 3Murray Library Collaborative Learning Lab
Open pedagogy allows students, through the use of open educational resources, to revise, remix, develop, and share course learning materials as individuals or through collaboration. This session will provides an introduction to this concept as well as an opportunity for participants to develop their own ideas of how to implement open pedagogy into their courses.

*A certificate of participation will be available for those who attend ONE offering of the sessions on "digital citizenship and literacy" (to be offered twice throughout the series) and at least 4 of the 8 other sessions that are included in the series. Those who wish to receive the certificate will also need to submit a reflective paper. Details about the paper will be provided at each of the offerings of the session on "digital citizenship and literacy".

If you have any questions or comments concerning this course, please contact Ryan Banow (ryan.banow@usask.ca) or Heather Ross (heather.ross@usask.ca).