CTLA | ITT | January 2014 Newsletter

Posted: January 23, 2014
January 2014 Newsletter

Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
 part of the 
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Dear Faculty,

Happy new year!  We hope and pray that your spring semester has started off well.  There are many exciting things planned for this semester, and we look forward to having you join us.  Here are a few quick announcements:  
  • Kari Morrison, Office Coordinator: Our busy office has gone without administrative support since its founding.  That's why we're so excited to announce that Kari Morrison will join ITT starting January 27 as our new Office Coordinator.  She will oversee the daily operations of our office as well as coordinate the many projects and initiatives.   
  • Blended Learning Project (BLP): Twenty-five full-time faculty have been selected to participate in the BLP.  They will be offered extensive training to redesign their traditional courses for blended delivery.  These training sessions will cover various topics, aimed at leveraging online and out-of-classroom activities that can maximize in-class experience.  These blended courses are scheduled to launch fall 2014.
  • Getting Help:  We have partnered with IMT to leverage their ticket system (Zendesk) to enhance ITT's ability to efficiently and effectively support faculty requesting assistance.  This system will allow us to create a ticket, assign it to an ITT professional, and upon fulfillment, archived for future reference.  Click here to request ITT services.
 Workshops, Webinars, & Resources
Hosted Webinars/Workshops
10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design in 2014 (Faculty Focus) | Feb. 4th 11-12:30pm | Register Free Here (lunch provided)

Mobile Learning Camp |Feb. 13th 11:30-1:00pm | Register Free Here (lunch provided)

Online Discussions: Promoting Individual Student Learning While Saving You Time and Trouble (Wiley Learning Institute) | Feb. 27th 11-12:30pm | Register Free Here (lunch provided)

Non-Hosted Webinars
There's an APP for that! 5.0 (TLT Group) | Jan. 24th 11-12pm | Register Free Here

Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen Captured World (TLT Group) |Feb. 21st 11-12pm | Register for Free
Faculty Focus Articles
IDEA Center Papers
EDUCAUSE Resources
 Helpful Resources
Subscribe to CTLA's new YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest tutorials available for Sakai.
All of APU can now enjoy Sloan-C institutional membership benefits including discounts for conferences, workshops, publications and free webinars.
Turnitin has extensive resources to help instructors get started quickly and develop deeper skills through continued use. 
Need Personalized Help?
For general questions (e.g., Sakai course access, broken links, etc.): 
Online:   support.apu.edu
Email:     support@apu.edu
Phone:   (626) 815-5050
For assistance with ITT services, consultations, and/or training:
Online:   www.apu.edu/itt
Email:     itt@apu.edu
Phone:   (626) 387-5730
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Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Azusa Pacific University