Weekly News and Tip, October 4, 2007

Tip - Blogs for Teaching and Learning
"Blogs" - they've been in the dictionary since 2004, and are beginning to make their way into teaching practices in different fields. And what better way to learn about blogs than via a blog? One example is Liberal Education Today, which calls itself "a blog discussing the intersection of technology and liberal education".

For a primer on using blogs in education, see "Instructional Technologies in Education: Blogs".
Or learn more about "Using Technology in Teaching and Learning: Resources to Help You Navigate a Digital World".

You can also see how blogs are being used at ISU by visiting the "Civility in the Workplace Blog" and the "CCEE Student Blogs".

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

  • WebCT GOLD: Quizzes, Surveys & Self-Tests, Wednesday, October 10, 9-11 a.m., 1230 Communications.
  • Managing Course Content in WebCT GOLD, Tuesday, October 16, 2-3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications
  • Electronic Portfolios: eDoc, Wednesday, October 17, 12:30-2 p.m., 1230 Communications
  • Teaching and Learning Circle: Robert Boice, Advice for New Faculty Members, Thursday, October 18, 12-1 p.m. Register for location and readings.
FYI - Creativity Outcome Center; TEACH Grants Offered
  • You are invited to join faculty/staff/students/community members who are interested in improving how we develop student learning outcomes related to creativity. The Creativity Outcome Center meeting will be held Tuesday, October 9, 12:10-1:30 p.m. in 29 MacKay. For more information, contact Suzanne Hendrich, 4-4272, shendric@iastate.edu.
  • Don't forget that CELT is again sponsoring TEACH Grants of up to $1,250 for faculty development related to learning and teaching at the departmental level. Applications for 2007-2008 TEACH grants must be submitted to the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 3024 Morrill Hall, on or before Monday, October 15.

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