Weekly News and Tip, February 14, 2008

Tip - Ideas for Good Poster Presentations
Practitioners in many fields, especially in the sciences, have long used posters as a means of communication. With the growth of ISUComm, posters are an important way for students in all colleges to convey what they learn. Whether poster-makers are students or professionals, they will find links, tips and resources on poster making at the Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning.

Announcement - New CELT Web Site
Hearty thanks are owed to CELT Learning Technologies staff Rex Heer and Yaoling Wang, who have re-conceived and redesigned CELT’s web site! The new design is intended to be easier to navigate. It includes “tag clouds” that make it easy to find pages related to specific content, an RSS feed to bring CELT news directly to you, and a blog version of the CELT News and Tip that make it possible to comment on how a Tip has been useful to you, or how you might have adapted it. These new features make the CELT site more interactive.

Plan to Attend These CELT Programming Events
Register for CELT events via AccessPlus (go to the Employee tab, then to HRS Training > Continue > Courses).

  • Learn about effective practice in using end-of-term evaluations at the Faculty Forum: Student Evaluation of Teaching, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 12:10-1:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room. Bring your lunch; beverages and desserts are provided.
  • Join us for a Clicker Pedagogy Discussion, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12:10-1 p.m., 1230 Communications. In this informal discussion, hear how peers use personal response systems or “clicker” technology in their teaching.
  • WebCT GOLD sessions in 1230 Communications:
    • RESCHEDULED: Introduction to WebCT GOLD, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
    • Managing Course Content, Thursday, Feb. 21, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Two PowerPoint training sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 22, in 1230 Communications:
    • PowerPoint II: Working with Objects and Multimedia Tools, 1:10-3 p.m.
    • PowerPoint III: Using Animation and Branching Tools, 3:10-5 p.m.

FYI - Upcoming Meetings, Sessions on Campus
  • Problem-Solving Outcomes Group meets tomorrow, Feb. 15, 12-1 p.m. in 2030 Morrill. Ron Myers will lead a general discussion on Problem-Based Learning.
  • An EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative webinar, Virtual Worlds as a Tool for Situational Learning, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 12-1 p.m. in 206 Durham.
  • ISU alum Lowell Catlett will speak on “Dreaming the Future: Trends and Technologies for the Next 150 Years,” Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Catlett, dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State, holds the NMSU Regents Professorship in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and has received NMSU's top teaching honor.

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