Professional Development Events
The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will design workshops, on request, on topics related to teaching and learning using technology. In addition, we offer regularly scheduled workshops on a wide range of teaching and learning issues.
Please register in advance for the workshops. Registration will close the day before each training date.
Canvas Transition Training
Training will be offered in face-to-face and online formats during the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. To view training opportunities, dates and registration details, visit the Canvas Transition webpage.
This workshop is designed to help graduate assistants communicate with students, facilitate discussions and group work, use the Grade Center, and track student participation and presence in Blackboard. Resources will provide information about web accessibility, student privacy, copyright protection, and TWU support services.
- January 23 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | STOD 307
- January 29 | 10:30 – 12 p.m. | STOD 307
This training will cover how to operate the classroom podium equipment that includes how to control audio and video settings, use the projector, access the document camera, and connect personal portable devices.
- January 17 | 1 – 2 p.m. | ASB 209
These workshops focus on the skills faculty need to teach and manage courses in Blackboard.
Denton - Faculty Toolkit
- January 10 | 9 – 11 a.m. | ACT 503
- January 17 | 2 – 4 p.m. | ACT 503
Dallas - Faculty Toolkit
- February 2 | 2 – 4 p.m. | IHSD 6504
Houston - Faculty Toolkit
- January 17 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | IHSH 4115
These offerings, specifically for adjuncts and teaching assistants, focus on promising practices using Blackboard as the Instructor of Record. Topics covered in these two hour workshops include (but are not limited to):
- Posting content using a variety of tools
- Developing e-communication practices
- Designing and managing discussion, collaboration, and group work
- Organizing Grade Center
- Creating and managing assignments and assessments
- January 11 | 3 – 5 p.m. | ACT 503
- January 17 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | ACT 503
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | ACT 301; Videoconferenced to Dallas, room 8720 and Houston, room 7305
Speaker: Dr. Robbie K. Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization and Emerging Technology for Tennessee Board of Regents
The Emergence of The Internet of Everything (IoE) Smart Connected Devices and EduGadgets for Real-Time On-Demand Transformation of Education
Learn about the development and impact of Internet of Everything (IoE) Smart EduGadget of mobile devices, smartphones, wearables, and virtual – augmented reality with hands-on viewing. Share in the exploration of the educational possibilities and challenges.
About the Presentation
Gartner (2014) defines the Internet of Everything (IoE) as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. The rise of these connected ‘smart’ technologies provide new opportunities for transforming teaching and learning, as well as real-time, on-demand data, for evoking immediate changes. This presentation will address the possibilities and challenges of IoE Smart Technologies (EduGadgets) as data driven tools for improving academic and social performance and a showcase of technology highlighting the latest innovations in emerging technologies of wearables, mobile devices, health and fitness aids, STEM, mixed realities (VR/AR/Gamification/Holograms) across the education disciplines and K-16 spectrum.
About Dr. Melton
Robbie K. Melton, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization Emerging Technology for Tennessee Board of Regents. Melton serves as the chief system level administrator to oversee the system’s mission and initiatives for the Strategic Mobilization Planning and Business Models, Mobilization Quality Assurances, Faculty and Student Use of Mobile Devices related to teaching, learning, training, and workforce development, and the coordination of research, product testing, pilots and security safety networks. She has published and presented around the nation on the impact and value of mobilization for education and the workforce and has acquired a new distinction as an “App-ologist” due to her study of the pedagogy and best teaching practices with mobilization, quality standards for the utilization of mobile apps, and for her creation of the Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center (50,000 + Apps that have been aligned with over ninety-five subject areas from Pre-K to Ph.D., including workforce careers, professional development and lifelong learning, according to one’s mobile device of choice). Melton is the winner of numerous awards; the latest being the 2016 Online Learning Consortium Fellow, 2016 Richard Jonsen Educational Technologies top honor for her lifetime work in educational technology, 2015 MERLOT Leadership Visionary Award, CDE Top 30 2014 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers, 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator, 2012, Technology WOW Award, 2013 eAfrica Innovator Education Award.