Educational Resource Symposium: On Friday, April 27 from 11am-12:30pm in 1965 room, Renee Ettinger (Assistant Director, Cofrin Library), Luke Konkol (Instructional Technologist, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning), and Mitchell Scott (Collection Management Librarian, Saint Norbert College) will facilitate a discussion of how campuses across the U.S. are working to provide affordable course materials to students whether through library resources or open educational resources.
The panel will engage students, instructors, and staff in a discussion of the movement to lower the costs of materials. Topics include how to weigh cost over quality and how we may support the workload involved in adopting these materials, and more. Please join us to learn more about this movement in higher education, and to let us know what how you think our campus may engage with it. Come for part or stay for the whole!
We will be hosting an open forum on November 21st from 3-4:30 in Phoenix B to share the themes compiled from the Tia Brown McNair workshop the University held in late August. This open forum will be a chance to develop action plans and partnerships between faculty and staff to allow us to become a more student-ready university.
This first series of readings asks instructors to consider how we move beyond seeing digital devices as distractions, and to question whether or not students who are supposedly “digital natives” know how to engage their devices to enhance learning. This informal discussion will be followed by a workshop designed to help instructors find ways to assist students in using technology to develop skills important for learning in mid-March.
- McCoy, Bernard. (2013). Digital Distractions in the Classroom: Student Classroom Use of Digital Devices for Non-Class Related Purposes. Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications. Paper 71. (Also published in the Journal of Media Education).
- Straumsheim, Carl. (2016, Jan. 26). “Digital Distractions: The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise. A new report explores some of the reasons why.” Inside Higher Ed, Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/01/26/study-use-devices-class-nonclass-purposes-rise
- Prensky, Marc. (2001).”Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” On the Horizon, 9:5, pp. 1-6.
- Neumann, Crystal. (2016). Teaching Digital Natives: Promoting Information Literacy and Addressing Instructional Challenges. Reading Improvement. 53:3, pp.101-106.
CATL invited the campus community to attend a roundtable session on December 9, 2016. The subject of conversation was “teaching controversial topics in the classroom.” Attendees discussed a small series of scenarios to initiate a wider campus conversation about conflicts that may arise as instructors and students work together to fulfill the UW System’s mission to “search for truth.” These resources pertain to this topic and are for all who are interested. The scenarios used in the workshop are included along with some others as well as resources to address such various difficulties which may arise.