Computer & Instructional Technology Training Schedule – April 2013

Kathy Kellie, Computing Trainer, and Linda Macaulay, Instructional Technologist, have a variety of professional development and training opportunities available to faculty and staff in April.  Take a look at the offerings below and contact us via email if you plan to attend any of these sessions.  Spring is a great time to refresh your technology skills or to learn something new!

Introduction to Infomaker

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2 & 3, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM – noon

Location: Nicarry 108

Infomaker is the report writer for Jenzabar, the database that stores Elizabethtown College data. If you have a Jenzabar password to access data, you may enroll in this course. The class covers the basics: Infomaker terminology, navigating and changing the Infomaker window, how to write reports and edit them, trouble-shoot printing, work in SQL view, format the data in Infomaker and create summary reports. We will also learn to calculate information and concatenate fields.

This class is two sessions long.

Contact Kathy Kellie to enroll or for more information, at 717-361-1582 or kelliek@etown.edu. If you can’t attend in person but need Infomaker training, contact Kathy at the number or email address above.

Clickers for Interactive Learning

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM

Location: Nicarry 108

Irene Knokh from University of Michigan will discuss the educational use of clickers in several programs run by the Department of Professional Development and Education in the University of Michigan Hospital System.  The consistent feedback the PDE team received from clients is that there should be MORE interactivity during the sessions. To address the concerns of the learners, the Orientation Team purchased clickers through a grant program. The presenter will share how clickers were integrated into various programs at the Department of Professional Development and Education as well as future plans for integrating clickers as part of an enhanced learning experience.

The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

Please RSVP to macaulayl@etown.edu if you plan to attend.

Can’t attend in person, but still want to know more?  Contact Linda at X1554 or macaulayl@etown.edu.

Introduction to Excel 2010

Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 16, 17 and 18, 2013

Time: 9:30 AM – Noon

Location: Nicarry 108

Cost: $30 staff, faculty, students. $100 General Public. Includes book.

You’re working with a spreadsheet but need to do more than just type information. This class will teach you how to set up a spreadsheet yourself, quickly enter information, create calculations, make the data look nice and then print it. You’ll learn how to work with multiple sheets in the same workbook, add new information without destroying existing calculations and easily sort the data. You can use Excel as the data source in a Word mail merge too. Included in the cost of the class, you will receive a colorful, picture intensive and easy to use book.

This class is three sessions long.

Contact Kathy Kellie to enroll or for more information, at 717-361-1582 or kelliek@etown.edu.

iClicker Feature and Teacher Workshop: Using and Teaching with Self-Paced Polling

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:30 PM

Location: ITS Conference Room, Nicarry 210

In this workshop, we will showcase our newest software feature, Self-Paced Polling (SPP). SPP allows for students to complete graded assignments at their own pace and submit responses with an iClicker2 remote. Dr. Matt Evans, from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire will also discuss ways he has implemented SPP into his classes as well as the benefits and risks associated with using this type of feature for exams.

The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

Please RSVP to macaulayl@etown.edu if you plan to attend.

Can’t attend in person, but still want to know more?  Contact Linda at X1554 or macaulayl@etown.edu.

iPads – Using Apps for Grading and Feedback

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00

Location: Nicarry – 210

Tired of lugging papers back and forth to campus? Do you find that students can’t or don’t read the extensive feedback you provide on their work? This session will demonstrate how the iPad and both free and paid apps can be used to streamline the grading and feedback process to include written and audio feedback.

Bring your iPad to the session so that you can try out the apps that we will explore. Bring your lunch if you like and I will provide chocolate for dessert!

Please RSVP to macaulayl@etown.edu if you plan to attend.

Can’t attend in person, but still want to know more?  Contact Linda at X1554 or macaulayl@etown.edu.

WebEx Web Conferencing

What Is It and How Can I Use It in My Courses?

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:00

Location: ITS Conference Room – Nicarry 210

Would you like to have the option of meeting synchronously with your students from anywhere you have access to a computer with internet access?

If so, join Linda Macaulay, Instructional Technologist in ITS, for a 30-45 minute overview of WebEx features and how you might want to employ this powerful technology in your courses.  Bring your lunch and we will provide some chocolate for dessert!

If you decide that WebEx is something you would like to use, we will offer additional “getting started” training sessions in the coming weeks that you must attend in order to be given an account to use WebEx in your courses.

Please RSVP to macaulayl@etown.edu if you plan to attend.

Can’t attend in person, but still want to know more?  Contact Linda at X1554 or macaulayl@etown.edu.

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