Category: Faculty Development Opportunities

Report from the 1st TaLDA Workshop

During the 2nd week of May, a group of faculty and instructional designers gathered for the first ever TaLDA Workshop at Muskegon Community College. TaLDA = Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age. This was a workshop inspired from the success of the annual Math & Technology Workshop, but designed for faculty and staff from any discipline. This year, instructional designers and distance ed coordinators joined faculty who teach Theater, Humanities, Psychology, Education, Library Sciences, Information Literacy, and Computer Information Systems joined to create a truly unique and fun week of technology experiences. This was a tech conference unlike...

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MCC TaLDA Workshop – May 2012

I’m pleased to announce that we’re going to start offering a “Tech Bootcamp” for non-math faculty.  Our first offering of the MCC TaLDA Workshop (Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age) will be in May 2012.  Registration opens today! The MCC TaLDA Workshop is a week-long immersion in Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age for College faculty from all disciplines. This workshop is modeled after the MCC Math & Technology Workshop, which MCC has hosted for four years now. Over time, this workshop has been dubbed “Technology Bootcamp” by its participants. Participants come from all over the country...

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2010 MCC Math & Technology Workshop

It’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for.  Registration for the 3rd annual MCC Math & Technology Workshop will begin in 10 days.  The workshop will be held (as always) at Muskegon Community College in Muskegon, Michigan. As always, I have to thank our AWESOME sponsors for the 2010 workshop (without these companies and organizations there would be no workshop): Muskegon Community College Techsmith Wolfram Research Design Science Wacom MichMATYC You can participate in this week-long workshop at three levels: Technology Explorers: This week-long workshop is designed to assist college mathematics instructors to get up-to-date on technology for teaching mathematics and to begin to participate in Web-based instruction. The workshop will cover a wide variety of topics and skills all related to teaching mathematics with technology and the Internet. Participants will go back to their campus with a plan for how they will incorporate technology into their teaching. Participants will also receive free copies of some of the software they have learned how to use. 2010 graduates will receive Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, Mathematica, MathType, USB headsets, and Wacom peripheral tablets! Registration fee is $150. There are 26 spaces available. Technology Adventurers: The advanced workshop is designed for instructors who already have quite a bit of technology experience, or for returning participants. We take a look at designing digital presentations in a variety of forms, social networking, blogs, virtual worlds,...

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2009 MCC Math and Technology Workshop

Last week, 37 math instructors from Michigan, Texas, Illinois, California, New Jersey, South Carolina, Missouri, Washington, Massachusetts, Indiana, Arizona, and Qatar gathered at Muskegon Community College to be participants in the 2nd MCC Math & Technology Workshop.  The conference this year was generously supported with donations by TechSmith, Wolfram Research, Wacom, Plantronics, and MichMATYC.   If it wasn’t for these organizations and their generosity, it is very likely that this workshop would not exist. Despite some pretty unexpected mishaps (read Thursday’s post), I think I can safely say that everyone went home with a head full of ideas and a technology support network of new friends. In this week, “Technology Bootcamp” participants learned how to use: Jing to do image or video captures and to share them with embed code or URLs alternate search engines to find resources (Rollyo, Search-cube, Cool Iris, Clusty) Google Bookmarks MathType HTML basics Google sites (to build a website) SnagIt for image annotations and mouseover animations Jarnal, Journal, and/or OneNote Wacom Bamboo tablets Tablet PCs Camtasia for creating and editing videos PowerPoint drawing and formatting tools advanced features of Word Mathematica Wolfram Alpha Wolfram Demonstrations Doodle SP-Studio and Voki (for avatars) WizIQ Vyew In addition to learning how to use specific software, there were sessions on: using web-based math resources and digital libraries applying learning styles in online courses designing an online math course best...

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