We have two great workshops scheduled in March, the first takes place on Wednesday. We hope to see you there!
The first, WordPress for Reflecting, Creating, Sharing and Contributing, will take place this Wednesday, March 2nd, from 1:15-2:15 PM at the Visualization Wall in Shain Library. WordPress is an easy-to-use, yet robust, blogging and website development platform. The College now hosts WordPress, giving you and your students the ability to create professional-looking websites that reach well beyond the classroom. If you have ever wondered how your students could create blogs or websites, or how you might do these things yourself, join us at the Visualization Wall where we will see examples of student and faculty work using WordPress. Karen Gonzalez Rice and Sufia Uddin will share their experiences integrating WordPress into assignments. Register to attend, refreshments will be provided.
Later in the month we will hold a workshop on the topic of video conferencing, Virtual Classroom Connections. The workshop takes place on Thursday, March 31, 9:00 – 10:00 AM in the Dilley Room in Shain Library, but register now! Video conferencing technology can allow you to team teach with a colleague outside our campus or to offer a course to students at different campuses. It also supports institutional partnerships and global connections. More and more CC faculty are using web conferencing or teleconferencing tools to bring experts into their classes, to connect students to a different culture or language, and to broaden course offerings. At this workshop, faculty practitioners will discuss the benefits and challenges of mediated presence and inter-campus collaborations; instructional technologists will describe the technologies currently available on our campus to facilitate consortial course-sharing and to further global engagement. Refreshments are provided.