Fall 2015 Faculty Workshops

 The Office of Digital Learning offers

a Blended Course for Faculty - Fall 2015

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Course Title:

Effective Feedback Strategies using the Blackboard LMS and other Digital Tools

Course Duration:

Six weeks

From Tuesday, September 29, 2015

To Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Who can attend?:

Full-time and adjunct faculty at SHU

Total number of faculty seats = 10

 

Last date for faculty to sign-up for this course – Sept. 21, 2015 

Course Description:

The goal of running this blended course is to provide an opportunity for faculty development in the area of digital pedagogy. This six-week course will focus on “designing effective feedback strategies” by integrating features available within the Blackboard LMS and other external tools.

Often as faculty we struggle with how to create and sustain engagement in face-to-face and online discussions. We would like to figure out how discussions can continue beyond a single cycle of the initiation-response-feedback loop. Building a strong instructor presence, strengthening interactivity, and balancing it with evaluation, and feedback can also be critical elements. This course is designed to discuss your pedagogical objectives and provide concrete strategies with digital tools to refine your teaching practices.

Faculty participants will define their goals and challenges as they relate to feedback strategies, and will work collaboratively in small teams. The class sessions will be focused on hands-on activities that can be implemented in your courses and classrooms.

Facilitators:

Facilitators: Jaya Kannan (Director, Digital Learning) and Amanda Moras (Assistant Professor, Sociology)
Tech Facilitator: Nicole Trudell (Blackboard Manager at SHU)
Teaching Assistant: Mike Mannino (Student Assistant, IT)

Course Schedule:

# Session dates Session Type Topic Hands-On activity
1

Tuesday, Sep 29 2015

2pm to 3.30pm 

Face-to-Face, Room E259, Martire

  • Intro to feedback strategies
  • Define your teaching problem
  • Identify two enhancements you want to make to your teaching practices
  • Alternate methods of creating/evaluating Discussion boards within BB
  • Integrating external tools (Tackk page) within BB for enhanced interaction
2

Tuesday, Oct 6 2015

2pm to 3.30pm 

Face-to-Face, Room E259, Martire

Pedagogical strategies for feedback:

  • Types of feedback
  • Feedback techniques
  • Descriptive feedback vs evaluative feedback

Using BB Tools for feedback strategies

  • Online polling
  • CrocDoc for feedback
  • Video feedback
3 By Wednesday, Oct 14 2015 Online Apply the selected strategy in your classroom Post online reflection on applying a new strategy
4

Tuesday, Oct 20 2015

2pm to 3.30pm 

Face-to-Face, Room E259, Martire Integrate rubrics into feedback loops Develop/Integrate Rubrics withing your Blackboard course
5 By Wednesday, Oct 28 2015 Online Apply the selected strategy in your classroom Post online reflection on applying a new strategy
6

Tuesday, Nov 3 2015

2pm to 3.30pm 

Face-to-Face, Room E259, Martire

Discuss learning, share the teaching practice

Wrap-up

Present your strategy

Expectations:

This six-week course will include four face-to-face sessions and two online sessions
Coursework: approximately 2 hrs per week, including the time spent in face-to-face sessions
Requirement: you must participate in all the six sessions