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    March 2024

  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Unlock the potential of open education with our "Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)" workshop. In this session, participants will embark on a journey into the dynamic world of OER, exploring key concepts, tools, and the wealth of resources available to educators and learners. Agenda: 1. Understanding OER: Delve into the fundamental concepts of Open Educational Resources, discovering how they empower educators to share, adapt, and customize learning materials. 2. Open Licensing: Gain insights into open licensing models, such as…

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  • Using Microsoft Stream to Create and Share Videos
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This introductory session will show faculty how Microsoft Stream can be used to quickly and easily capture and share videos with students. This session will walk faculty through the steps to: capture a webcam video, screen recording or both apply minimal edits such as trimming share the video within DC Connect Register Now!

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  • Managing Cognitive Load
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Do your students seem overwhelmed during class? Do they forget information you just taught? Your students might be experiencing cognitive overload. In this session, you’ll learn how working memory limits learning, how cognitive overload occurs, and strategies to optimize cognitive load to promote student learning in your courses. Register Now!

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  • Interactive Teaching with Padlet
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Padlet is a digital collaboration space and a community space where students can visualize their thinking; its interface is simple and yet this simplicity does not limit its versatility. We will explore the various Padlet formats and brainstorm how to use each type of visual representation of thinking in our classes. Join us to explore how to use Padlet as an interactive tool to engage your learners and help them visualize their thinking. Register Now!

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  • Supporting Positive Collaborative Learning Experiences
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Engaging students in collaborative learning can lead to deeper learning, but it can also feel unpleasant for both instructor and students. In this session, you will explore how to design group tasks that promote true collaboration among students and how to address the common challenges that arise when students work (or don’t work) together. Register Now!

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  • Using the Sandbox Management Tool: Recommended Process for Copying and Updating your Course(s)
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This session will walk faculty through the process for copying and updating your course(s) for the winter semester. This session will cover the following recommendations: https://durhamcollege.ca/ctl/educational-tech/updating-your-courses/ Register Now!

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  • GenAI Workflow for the College Educator
    • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    This workshop will teach you how to use AI to create engaging and effective course materials. You will build on the 'AI-Driven Teaching: Revolutionize Your Classroom with Bing and ChatGPT' workshop and use AI with Microsoft’s native Word and PowerPoint capabilities to develop DC Connect content and PowerPoints. You will discover how AI can help you save time, enhance creativity, and improve learning outcomes. Register Now!

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  • Interactive Teaching with Kahoot
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    In this session we will review how to use the game-based platform Kahoot! We will explore some common features such as multi-select answers, polling, open-ended questions, and word clouds. We will connect the functionality of Kahoot to the science of learning and examine various use cases. So, if you are interested in learning more about Kahoot or if you have experience with Kahoot in your class and would like to share your expertise, please join us for a fun and…

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  • Interactive Teaching with Mentimeter
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    In this session we will review how to use the interactive platform Mentimeter. We will explore some common features such as multi-select answers, polling, open-ended questions, and word clouds. If you are interested in learning more about Menti or if you have experience with Menti in your class and would like to share your expertise, please join us for a fun and engaging session. Register Now!

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  • DC Connect – Using DC Connect Templates Drop-In
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    The percentage of mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) among college students continues to rise. DC Connect is now much more mobile friendly, with a cleaner and fully functional user experience. As more students are interacting with their course content and activities through their phones, it is important that your content is easily available. The use of templates creates a consistent course experience for your students. A consistent visual experience helps learners understand the flow of your course. In addition…

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  • Graphic and Visual Design Open Dialogue
    • 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Creating your own graphics, visually organizing content, or figuring out what looks good in a course, PDF, or PowerPoint can be intimidating. Maybe you don’t know where to begin. Let’s change that! During this weekly open dialogue, learn how to adapt your course content for your students. You are encouraged to bring your course assets, content, or any ideas you have and we can workshop everything right on the spot. You'll walk away with: tips that can visually enhance your…

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