Teaching and Learning

Coffee with Colleagues: Welcome Event for New and Returning Lecturers

September 9, 2019, 10:00am
New to campus or a veteran lecturer? Join us for an informal get-together to connect to your colleagues. Although this event is intended for lecturers, all instructors and academic staff are welcome.
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Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

September 26, 2018, 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. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!
Registration is not required.

Web Platforms for Digital Projects

September 16, 2019, 3:30pm
How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we'll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we'll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management.
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Learn to Use Microsoft Powerpoint

September 12, 2019, 1:00pm
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Attendees will learn how to add content, use Master Slides, check for accessibility, and export to Adobe Acrobat. Accessible PowerPoint templates are provided that users can customize and use as they please.
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Microsoft Powerpoint Workshop

September 12, 2019, 1:00pm
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Attendees will learn how to add content, use Master Slides, check for accessibility, and export to Adobe Acrobat. Accessible PowerPoint templates are provided that users can customize and use as they please.
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Getting Started with bCourses

August 20, 2019, 1:00pm
New to bCourses, or need a refresher? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to some key tools and teach you how to set up a bCourses site. We'll cover: Access, permissions, and logging in, creating and publishing your site, adding files, creating assignments, and messaging your students.
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Defining Digital Literacies

October 16, 2019, 4:00pm

Models of digital literacies emphasize the importance of critical consumption and creation of content as a part of one’s digital identity and wellbeing. How do we facilitate students’ active engagement online as responsible digital citizens? How do we encourage the skillsets and mindsets that make up digital literacies in a classroom setting? How do we define digital literacies?

We will look at several models (Virginia Tech, Jisc, and New Media Consortium) in order to better understand and define digital literacies and discuss how we can develop them in teaching and learning.

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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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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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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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