Teaching and Learning

Festival of Teaching Failure

May 9, 2019, 2:00pm
It's happened to all of us, even at Berkeley. We've written a bad exam, given a lecture that fell flat, designed an activity or assignment that was a waste of time, or looked into the blank, confused, disinterested (or perhaps even hostile) eyes of students. Come join your colleagues to share stories and celebrate our own learning process and survival as educators. Take comfort in the community of fellow instructors.
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Course Content Accessibility

The AIS and Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) are excited to offer workshops on creating accessible online content and downloadable files.  These workshops provide opportunities for hands-on participation and result in the creation of accessible content in the following platforms:

2019 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 18, 2019, 11:00am
Join us for our third annual AIS-palooza! Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to get your question answered, find inspiration, and learn about new ideas.
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Adobe Fellows @ Berkeley

Adobe Fellows @ Berkeley is a pilot program that aims to incorporate digital design tools into the Berkeley academic experience in meaningful, intentional ways that enhance teaching and learning and strengthen the university's public mission. The program is a collaboration between the American Cultures (AC) Center and Academic Innovation Studio, with strong support from Digital Learning Services, Educational Technology Services, and the Library.

Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

May 6, 2019, 11:00am
If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you.
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Google Higher Education Workshop

April 10, 2019, 1:00pm
Come learn from Google's Higher Education team about new products for collaboration and communicating, as well as tips and tricks for getting the most out of Google Drive, docs, mail, and calendar. This two-hour, interactive session allows you to get hands on with Tour Creator, a new virtual reality creation tool; Jamboard, an interactive whiteboard that works for remote collaboration; and other products.
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Active Learning Teaching Dialogue

April 10, 2019, 10:00am
Interested in engaging learners? Find out what works and what doesn't in this Teaching Dialogue focused on Active Learning. Experienced faculty will discuss the strategies they are currently using.
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Accessible Course Content Workshops

Digital Learning Services is excited to offer workshops focused on creating accessible documents.  These workshops provide opportunities for hands-on participation, covering common software (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Acrobat), specialized software for remediation (Ally in bCourses) as well as best practices for inclusive design. 

Participants will leave each workshop with a list of resources to assist them in future remediation efforts. 

Creative Strategies for Addressing Increased Class Sizes

April 19, 2019, 12:00pm
As class sizes grow in many corners of campus, how do instructors balance teaching and learning goals against practical and logistical challenges? What creative activities or strategies are people using to preserve quality when resources (including time) are scarce or non-existent? Come hear from faculty who represent different ends of the "scale" spectrum and bring your questions and ideas.
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Facilitating an Inclusive Institutional Environment: Evidence-Based Lessons from the Biology Scholars Program Longitudinal Study

April 8, 2019, 11:45am

What lessons can we glean from the longitudinal Gift it Forward study of the Biology Scholars Program that can inform UC Berkeley’s efforts to provide fair treatment, opportunity, and advancement for all? In this workshop Dr. Mica Estrada will describe evidence-based recommendations that can be applied in mentorship, classrooms, advising and to maintaining an inclusive institutional environment in which all students thrive.

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