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The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching Graduate and Postdoctoral Workshops

Modified: October 5, 2015

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshop open to all graduate students and postdocs. Space is limited; registration is required. 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Workshop: Visual Aids: Using Video Technology to Enhance Learning and Teaching in the Humanities
Thursday, October 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Place, Evanston, IL  60208

From DVDs to YouTube clips, video technology has become a feature of more and more collegiate classrooms. Even outside of film and media studies, videos can serve as historical documents, and to demonstrate concepts, as well as simply to break up the tedium of a lecture. But are we using video technology to its full pedagogical potential? How can we use video not as a crutch, but as a tool to develop critical thinking and visual literacy? How can assignments employ video to encourage class discussion or assess student learning? This workshop explores the possibilities for learning offered by digital video technology across a host of disciplines. Additionally, it covers the basics of using video in the classroom, such as the available software for downloading streaming videos, and troubleshooting for common issues that can waste valuable classroom time.

Workshop Facilitators:

Benjamin Aspray is a fifth year PhD candidate in Screen Cultures who is currently preparing a dissertation on spectacle and disgust in contemporary film and television comedy. 

Matt June is a Ph.D. candidate in History, specializing in 20th century United States politics and society. 

Register Here

Graduate and Postdoctoral Workshop: Beyond the MOOC: Introduction to Online Teaching
Thursday, October 29, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Place, Evanston, IL  60208

This seminar will discuss the world of online, for credit education. As more and more colleges move into the online marketplace, learning how to develop an effective online course will be an increasingly necessary skill. While MOOCs may capture headlines, the reality is that the majority of online teaching occurs in much smaller and more hands-on environments. This workshop will discuss different types of online and hybrid classes, and is intended to help graduate students begin to think about the trials and opportunities that online learning presents.

Workshop Facilitator:

Susan Gaunt Stearns is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Legal Studies.  

Register Here

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