The Center for Teaching and Learning Technology (CTLT), located in room 120k of the   Cheng Library, is focused on providing dynamic consultation in pedagogy and technology and offering instructional design and development services for faculty members at William Paterson University.

Fall 2014 Services
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Roundtables, Spring Semester 2014

Roundtables, Spring Semester 2014

Solutions for integrating technology with teaching & learning   

Quality Matters Quality Matters (QM) is a leader in quality assurance for online education featuring a peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. Elements of the program include:

  • Faculty-centered, continuous improvement models for assuring the quality of online courses through peer review
  • Professional development workshops and certification courses for instructors and online learning professionals
  • Rubrics for applying quality standards to course design

 Training for peer reviewers begins in the Fall Semester 2014! 

Social Media in the Classroom

Rapid growth, ease of use, and pervasiveness of social media technologies such as YouTube, Facebook, Wiki, Blogs and Twitter, have been proved to facilitate social interaction, community building, participation, and sharing between faculty and students. As faculty look for ways to engage and motivate students with social media technologies, new approach to teaching and learning that blends pedagogy and technology needs to be examined. In this Common Hour Roundtable, the participants will be given a short presentation followed by open discussion on 1) the use of social media by students and faculty; 2) the use of social media for both face-to-face and online formats; and 3) the pros and cons of using social media.

Creating Effective Presentations

Presentations offered in the online or blended environments can be either deadly boring or incise and impactful.  In this workshop we’ll discuss both the techniques and the tools to help you create and present creative, memorable presentations.  

Academic Integrity

An open discussion academic integrity in both online blended courses and will explore strategies to curtail cheating. At William Paterson plagiarism is described, in part, as “the copying from a book, article, notebook, video, or other source material, whether published or unpublished, without proper credit through the use of quotation marks, footnotes, and other customary means of identifying sources, or passing off as one’s own the ideas, words, writings, programs, and experiments of another, whether or not such actions are intentional or unintentional.”  These processes can be both easier and more subtly accomplished online, and this workshop will cover various strategies to keep students learning rather than copying!

Lecture Capture

With an enhanced, searchable, viewing experience that is customizable by the person viewing the recorded sessions, video streaming and lecture capture are recognized as effective technology tools to keep learners motivated in learning, help them retain knowledge, enable them succeed outside of campus and expand the boundaries of learning. The detailed process of using these technologies will be discussed along with pedagogically sound approaches to use them in class activities.

Active Classroom

An active learning classroom offers a student-centered, technology-rich, learning environment. At a glance the active learning classroom is very different from a regular one: The room design, flexible furniture, writing surfaces, and technology, support faculty in engaging with their students through the integrated use of media and collaborative learning activities. In the semester long cohort sessions, participants will have an opportunity to discuss the followings: Why a faculty member chooses to teach in this environment? What are the benefits of using this learning environment? With this changed learning environment, what classroom teaching strategies you can use? Additionally, some ways you can incorporate the active learning strategies that can be used in your regular classroom will be discussed.

Flipped Classroom

In the flipped classroom, instruction with teacher-created videos and interactive lessons that used to occur in class is now accessed at home, in advance of class. Class becomes the place to work through problems, advance concepts, and engage in collaborative learning. In the semester long cohort sessions, participants will explore the pros and cons, and strategies on using flipped Classes method in various disciplines. Guidelines and tips for preparing the flipped classes will be discussed.

Course Design Principles

By reviewing a course design model, the participants will get a big picture of a process of making a complete course design.

Introduction to teaching blended courses

Best practices for teaching courses that combine online and traditional learning. A blended learning course takes a new approach of transferring the traditional classroom session into a mix of pedagogically appropriate classroom and online learning activities consistent with the objectives of the course. In this workshop we’ll explore the principles concerning blended learning course design and pedagogy. 

Syllabus Design Principles

Learn how to create a syllabus that highlights your teaching style and learning objectives. An online or blended syllabus needs to be very detailed, and in this workshop we’ll cover what items need to be included and suggest means of presentation.

For information or appointments contact the CTLT:
EmailThe Center for Teaching & Learning with Technology
Phone: (973) 720-2659 or -2451 Location: Cheng Library 120e, h, i, j, k