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Join us in UU 103 from 2-3PM on April 27. Professor Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges will pair up with the CATL team to facilitate a workshop on integrating peer review in larger courses using the Learning Management System, Canvas! RSVP for this Workshop Add this event to your Calendar!

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For those who attended the Instructional Design Institute… and even those who didn’t! The resources and handouts are now available as promised. Download or view a copy of the schedule; it’s now complete with PDF icons where resources are available. Click on them to view the corresponding materials.

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The document linked below contains information about using a Classroom Response System (CRS). It includes recommendations for easy-to-implement ‘lightweight’ options and a detailed ‘best practices’ list. Classroom Response Guide More information on the tools outlined in this document are available online. Plickers: https://www.plickers.com/ Kahoot: https://kahoot.com/

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Here is a handy presentation on using multiple-choice assessment to prompt student learning (PDF) presented by Sawa Senzaki at CATL’s Using Multiple-Choice Assessments Well workshop. The presentation references the use of Scantron data, so here also is an example of the data an instructor receives from Scantron results. Feel free also to check out this site for more…

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Collaborative learning occurs at many scales, from quick discussion prompts to semester-long projects. Talk through readings that explore the nuances of collaborative learning with your colleagues at this reading group. Together these two readings help us understand different types of collaborative learning and the strengths of each. Barkley, E. and Cross, Patricia. (2014). Collaborative Learning…

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“Gamification” generally refers to the translation of game elements, mechanics, and dynamics for use in other areas—and often with the end goal of increasing engagement. When used in education, gamification takes on a unique form and raises an additional set of questions, which we will explore through these readings and lively discussion. This discussion’s follow-up…

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This first series of readings asks instructors to consider how we move beyond seeing digital devices as distractions, and to question whether or not students who are supposedly “digital natives” know how to engage their devices to enhance learning. This informal discussion will be followed by a workshop designed to help instructors find ways to…

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2017’s institute focused on a range of issues in higher ed. The institute was made up of four sessions, each of which allowed guests to pick from three workshops. See the schedule here for more detailed session information. Contact CATL to follow-up or learn more about any of the topics covered.

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CATL invited the campus community to attend a roundtable session on December 9, 2016. The subject of conversation was “teaching controversial topics in the classroom.” Attendees discussed a small series of scenarios to initiate a wider campus conversation about conflicts that may arise as instructors and students work together to fulfill the UW System’s mission to “search…

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