News and Events
Spring 2023 Sessions
Building a Community of Learners
Why is building a community of learners important in a classroom?
I understand I can build community in my face-to-face class, but what about my asynchronous classes? How will it work online? Community building is a big part of having an active student engagement in online and on ground courses. For students to be able to share ideas freely, instructors must work to foster a classroom environment that contributes to your students’ abilities to engage fully in learning. Spend some time with CTAT as we explore different strategies for creating community in your classroom that will help to support your students academically. It’s easier than you imagine!
Hybrid-Flexible AKA HyFlex – What’s that mean?
Do you want to learn how to serve online and on ground students using a multi-modal delivery solution?
In this session you will learn about:
- new strategies for implementing the HyFlex process.
- solutions to your challenges when teaching in a HyFlex delivery mode.
- how offering HyFlex courses can help solve critical needs of your students.
- HyFlex course design.
Taking Your Course to 100% online delivery
CTAT has created a central repository offering resources to support you in the transition to 100% online delivery of your course(s). Tools available to you include Momentum, Zoom, Honorlock and YouSeeU. Visit this link to learn more about teaching remotely.
Faculty Course Developer Self-Paced Training Modules
If you have never taught online or you are just looking for a way to make your online courses more engaging then you should participate in our “Faculty Course Developer Training.” In this self-paced training, you will complete various activities and assignments that focus on the design process, content creation, technology selection, Universal Design for Learning, assessment, and learning activities.
You will learn about multimedia principles, design theories, and how to implement pedagogical best practices within your online courses. For more information, view the Initiatives Page – Course Developer Training.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in registering for this training!
New immersive technology – virtual reality drone and Merge Cubes!
The Merge Cube is a holographic toy that allows users to physically hold and interact with 3D objects using augmented reality (AR) technology. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices. It features dozens of educational games and experiences built for it. Merge Miniverse is a portal for virtual and augmented worlds. Merge makes both physical products and apps, and it also curates a library of family-friendly experiences like 360-degree videos, virtual and augmented reality apps, and games.
The Merge Miniverse allows AR and VR explorers to choose from hundreds of apps and experiences to use with the Merge VR/AR Goggles and Merge Cube, as well as with other AR/VR devices.
Faculty, if you are interested in checking out the virtual reality drone or Merge Cubes to use in your course, please contact CTAT at (865) 882-4556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, CTAT was awarded the President’s Imagination Mini-Grant for “Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Learning”.
This project will focus on increasing student engagement in traditional, hybrid, and online learning environments through high-tech immersive technologies (drone with 4K camera with virtual reality capabilities).
The utilization of immersive technologies in the classroom can assist with engaging and connecting students to the curriculum by creating deeper and meaningful learning experiences.
Monday Morning Mentors!
Each Monday morning, get on-demand access to a new online “mini-seminar” that you can watch anytime during the week—when and where it’s convenient for you. At just 20 minutes, it is easy to fit into any schedule.
Each session includes a video presentation by our most popular presenters, plus supplemental materials, PowerPoint slides, and the complete transcript.
Additionally, there is a certificate you can print off after watching the video and great handouts that you will want to print for future use.
CTAT Training Room
Do you need a place to have your meeting or training session? The CTAT Training room is located on the first floor of the library (L-100). You can now schedule the CTAT Training Room by visiting the reservation page on the library’s website. After viewing the calendar to see when the room is available click on “Room Bookings” in the right-hand column to make your reservations.
This room is equipped with AirPlay, Two 60″ Samsung TV’s, DELL laptop cart, and an instructor station so that you can project and interact with material as needed.
Course Development Assistance
CTAT instructional designers will consult with you regarding face-2-face, online and hybrid course design. Also, we will assist you with developing multimedia materials including text, images, audio, video, animation, and interactive elements for use in instruction. If you need help with structuring your Momentum/D2L course or with hosting media files please contact us at email@example.com or phone (865) 882-4556.