Weekly News and Tip, September 20, 2007

Tip – Punctuated Lectures
It's important that students think periodically about what they are learning. One way to help students do this is to give "punctuated lectures," that is, pausing during class time to ask students, for example, what they expect to come next in the class materials and why. For more on punctuated lectures, see:

Announcements - WebCT GOLD and Other Sessions Coming Up
Brown-Bag Discussion: "Do ethics classes improve ethics?" with Clark Ford, Associate Professor, FSHN; John Mayfield, Professor, GDCB; Alex Tuckness, Associate Professor, Political Science; and Clark Wolf, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Friday, Oct. 5, 12:10-1 p.m., Memorial Union Room 3512.

For the following events, register through AccessPlus
(go to Employee > HRS Training > Continue > Courses).

  • Second Life Show and Tell, on academic use of the social software platform Second Life, Monday, September 24, 1-3 p.m., 1230 Communications
  • PowerPoint Workshop, Tuesday, September 25, 1-3 p.m., 1230 Communications
  • WebCT GOLD: Communication Tools and Strategies, Thursday, September 27, 10-11:30 a.m., 1230 Communications
  • Learning Connections and Student Learning, Wednesday, October 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Parks Library Learning Connections Center (first floor, Parks Library)
  • Managing Course Content in WebCT GOLD (re-scheduled from Sept. 12), Wednesday, October 3, 2-3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications
  • Graduate Student Programming: Preparing for Academic Interviews, Thursday, October 4, 3:30-5 p.m., Pearson 1115
FYI - Campus Talks of Interest
  • "Designing Humanity," Hamilton Cravens, professor of history at Iowa State and Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Distinguished Scholar for 2007, Thursday, September 27, 8:00 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room.
  • "It's the end of the world as we know it..." with Adrian Sannier, University Technology Officer at Arizona State University and former ISU Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering and associate director, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Wednesday, October 3, 6 p.m., Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall.
  • "A Dialogue with Albert Paley," lecture by Mark Engelbrecht, Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m. at the Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall.

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