Loyola University Chicago

Focus on Teaching and Learning

Focus on Teaching and Learning: Fall 2011

 Focus on Teaching and Learning: Fall 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Lake Shore Campus
Information Commons

Fall 2011 Focus on Teaching and Learning is schedule for Thursday, August 18. Dr. Kimberly Lawless, Educational Psychology professor at the University of Illinois Chicago will provide the keynote on ways to enhance good teaching with technology. Additionally, there will be 9 breakout sessions on various topics relating to multidisciplinary programs and online teaching issues, along with several hands-on sessions for Blackboard and Adobe Connect training.

New to FOTL this fall will be a series of resource tables that will provide participants with direct contact to a number of support resources available on campus. A complete listing of these resource tables will be available soon.

Below is a tentative schedule for the day. So we can adequately plan for food and space, we request that people pre-register using the link above.

8:55  Welcome by Provost John Pelissero
9:00-10:15 Keynote presentation by Dr. Kimberly Lawless. 

Teaching 2.0: Beyond the Box

(click here to view the video from this presentation)

As faculty, we have become reasonably comfortable with the notions of our students as digital natives and the existence of Web 2.0 in our lives.  While it is certainly important to acknowledge these, leveraging their social capitol for learning and instruction requires a much greater shift in how we envision ourselves as teachers.  Dr. Lawless will discuss some of the latest trends in social media both in and out of the classroom setting, and provide insightful examples of how we can endeavor to better align our teaching with the needs of a 21st century education citizenry.

10:30-11:30 Breakout Session I
  • Technology Etiquette: DK & ISO Ideas ASAP. (click here to view the video from this presentation) Panel: Tim Classen, Economics; Linda Tuncay Zayer, Marketing; Dan Vonder Heide, ITS.; Panelist & Moderator: Anne Reilly, Office of the Provost.
  • Creating an Effective Syllabus. Panel: Miguel Ballicora, Chemistry; Robert Bucholz, History; Stacy Neier, Marketing.
  • Integrating Technologies into Online and Blended Courses. Kelly Barry and Mary Stein, Institute for Paralegal Studies.
  • Hands-On Overview: Blackboard 9.1 (pre-registration requested)

11:45-1:30 Lunch and Resource Tables

1:30-2:30 Breakout Session II:

  • Online Teaching Experiences. Panel: Harveen Mann, English; Patrick Daubenmire, Chemistry; Rafay Ishfaq, ISOM.
  • Online Teaching Library Resources. Panel. Frederick Barnhart, Jeannette Pierce, Ursula Schulz, University Libraries.
  • Ignatian Pedagogy. Kevin Gillespie, SJ; Mark Bosco, SJ.
  • Hands-on Introduction to Adobe Connect (pre-registration required)

2:45-3:45 Breakout Session III:

  • Teaching Strategies. Jane Hunt, School of Education.
  • Fostering Collaborative Responses to Pressing Social Issues through Interdisciplinary Community-based Research Courses. Panel: Chris Skrable, Center for Experiential Learning; Mary Dominiak, School of Nursing; Beth Myers, Women and Leadership; Lane Vail, STEP and Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy.
  • Building Community in Online Courses. Eileen Daily and Mary Froehle, Institute of Pastoral Studies.
  • Hands-On Overview: Blackboard 9.1 (pre-registration requested)

Focus on Teaching and Learning is sponsored by: Academic Technology Services, the Center for Experiential Learning, Faculty Administration. the Office of Learning Technologies and Assessment, the Office of Research Services and University Libraries.