The Centerian, Volume 2, Issue 3 - April 12, 2016
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The Centerian: A TLC Monthly
The Centerian is the Teaching & Learning Center's monthly newsletter. It's delivered to in-boxes across Academic Affairs and is designed to connect faculty and staff to TLC-sponsored activities and events; it also recommends useful academic resources and teaching strategies through a variety of social media.
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CSC Online-Sakai is New and Improved

CSC Online-Sakai received a recent upgrade to version 10.5. Sam Ballard, IT Specialist and Sakai guru, reflects on the success of the process and the benefits it holds for users. [Read more.]
Book Review Club Gets Crackin'

Thanks to Josh Ellis, Assistant Professor of Applied Sciences, for suggesting a CSC Book Review Club. Josh will facilitate the club in 2016-2017 and invites you to explore the Teaching & Learning Center Collection then share your thoughts on what you are reading related to teaching and learning by publishing a book review on the TLC blog. Josh posted the inaugural review this month. [Read more.]
Design for Learning: Ipevo Ziggi Doc Camera

Check in with Jereme Patterson's research on emerging technologies for enhancing teaching and learning. In his most recent blog post, Jereme highlights the Ziggi line of document cameras and its versatile design and potential, enhanced by Presenter software for classroom instruction. Review his helpful suggestions for this technology and companion software to capture materials for presentations and classroom instruction.  [Read more.]
Promising Pedagogy

Since the fall of 2015, Assistant Professor of History Kurt Kinbacher has been investigating the use of "study table" to engage students. Sign up for the TLC Faculty Seminar (April 14, 3-4:00 pm, in ADM 030) to learn what prompted Kurt to launch this experiment and what he is learning from the experience. [Read more.]
Blogging for Academics

Sam Ballard, IT Specialist, will conduct this year's final TLC workshop designed to expose participants to WordPress. Sign up to examine and discuss the proliferation of academic blogging and learn to apply strategies and techniques for maintaining a proper blog. Two multi-session workshops are scheduled, and there are a few seats left. Workshop 1 sessions meet Tuesday, April 12, 7:30-9:00 am and Tuesday, April 19, 7:30-9:00 am. Workshop 2 sessions meet Tuesday, April 26, 2:00-3:30 pm and Thursday, April 28, 2:00-3:30 pm. [Read more.]
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TLC Equipment Library

Did you know that you can check out equipment from the Teaching & Learning Center Equipment Library? This collection has everything from headsets to document cameras to micro-computers. The resource is now online for viewing and item checkout. [Read more.]
Summer Institute for CSC Faculty

The TLC continues to gauge faculty interest in a Summer Institute, to be held tentatively in August 2016. Participants would be exposed to instructional design and e-pedagogy best practices. If interested, contact [Read more.]

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