Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Research Resource Fair (2nd annual AIS-palooza)

April 12, 2018, 11:00am
SAVE THE DATE! Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza. Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to learn about resources that are available to faculty, researchers, and graduate students. Schedule a consultation to improve your teaching, learn about exciting new tools to engage students and speed grading, secure your research data, find out about funding opportunities and more.

Media-Rich Content: Towards a Purposeful Pedagogy

March 12, 2018, 4:00pm
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Why do we use or create media-rich content in our classes? What are the pros and cons for student learning? How do we obtain or publish these materials ethically, legally, and in ways that protect our students? In this dialogue, we'll explore sources available to Berkeley instructors and talk about privacy, fair use, and issues of access. Come join in the discussion and help us build a resource list that can be shared widely with other faculty.

Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Effectiveness

February 26, 2018

head shot of Todd Zakrajsek

Is lecturing a "tainted and antiquated" mode of teaching or a misunderstood and unfairly maligned approach? According to Todd Zakrajsek, it depends. Lecturing is not inherently good or bad and there are many styles and modalities that serve different purposes.

Designing Social Impact Data Science Discovery Projects

March 21, 2018, 12:00pm
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Data Science Discovery Projects help train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data-related projects with social impact. During Fall 2017, four American Cultures instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. Come learn about their experience and how you can include these types of projects in your course.

Digital Pedagogy Consortium Meet-Up

February 12, 2018, 11:00am
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The Digital Pedagogy Consortium is a group of faculty and staff who began meeting in Fall, 2016. We discuss the current issues facing our courses and programs, collaborate with one another to develop strategies and tips and work to leverage resources. Newcomers welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.

On the Digital Archive and Its Uses for Japanese Humanities

February 13, 2018, 2:00pm
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This collaborative workshop, co-sponsored by the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University and the University of California, Berkeley, will examine the possibilities for new digital technologies and platforms to allow for collaboration within the humanities. Presentations will introduce collaborative projects already underway at both Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley and we will explore the promise of transnational collaboration to provide students access to immersive, research-based learning.

Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

April 11, 2018, 12:15pm
Learning can and should happen 24/7, and research shows that when it is connected to people’s lives, it’s more beneficial, more robust, and ”stickier.” So, how do we draw on environments outside the classroom walls and leverage them in service of our educational aims? How can this help us engage with our broader communities, transcend traditional academic boundaries, and foster deep learning? Join your Berkeley colleagues for an open, informal discussion.

Algorithmic Bias in Search and Research

April 18, 2018, 4:00pm
Algorithms shape our everyday access to information, defining what we can and can not find online. Safiya Umoja Noble's (USC) forthcoming book Algorithms of Oppression explores the algorithms that form the backbone for services like Google and Facebook, and the ways in which these algorithms reinforce racist views and encode gender discrimination. As commercial platforms increasingly control how scholars, as well as the general public, access information, it's critical for our students to consider the ways in which these tools are anything but neutral.

Whose Classroom? The Generative Potential of Conflict in Higher Education

February 7, 2018, 5:30pm
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How can we use the misunderstandings and conflicts that arise in the classroom as points of embarkation toward more honest and rigorous intellectual pursuits? How can we think of our evolving values and priorities, not as accommodations or concessions, but as opportunities for deeper learning? We will address these questions and more as we imagine new strategies for equitable learning through dialogue and collaboration.

Using Adobe Tools Across the Curriculum

February 14, 2018, 12:00pm
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As part of our campus licensing agreement, Berkeley students, instructors, and staff have free access to a rich array of Adobe tools. Come learn about how instructors on other campuses are using Adobe products to further their educational goals and get an overview of new features and new, exciting applications. Free catered lunch provided by Adobe.