CTLA | ITT | February 2014 Newsletter

Posted: February 26, 2014


February 2014 Newsletter

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

We hope and pray your spring semester is going well. It's exciting to see so many of you at our recent events.  We still have more events planned for this semester, so we hope many more will be able to join us.  Here are a few important items we'd like to bring to your attention: 

 Dr. Ann Kwinn, Associate Professor and Instructional Designer: After an extensive national search, ITT has appointed Dr. Ann Kwinn for the new Instructional Designer position.  Dr. Kwinn's span of care will include faculty training/support, course development, and the oversight of the Blended Learning Project (BLP).  She is a recognized expert in these areas and brings to the position extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience from both higher ed and the private corporate sector.  We are fortunate to have someone of her caliber joining ITT and supporting APU faculty.  She comes to us from APU's School of Adult and Profession Studies (APS). 

Summer Course Redesign Institute: ITT is hosting its first summer Course Redesign Institute (CRI), dedicated to using technology to redesign courses to produce better learning outcomes for students.  CRI is a three half-day intensive training for faculty who are interested in redesigning their traditional face-to-face courses for blended delivery or improving their existing online courses.  Applications are due April 4, 2014Click here for more information.

 Workshops, Webinars, & Resources
Hosted Webinars/Workshops
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)

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Online Teaching Strategies
to Help Manage Your Workload
 (Wiley Learning Institute) | March 26th 11-1:00pm | Register Free Here (lunch provided)

Non-Hosted Webinars
Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen Captured World (TLT Group) |Feb. 21st 11-12pm | Register for Free

App Smashing and Getting the Most out of Your iPad
(TLT Group) |March 7th 2-3pm | Register for Free
Faculty Focus Articles
Sloan-C Resources
 Helpful Resources

Sakai Tutorials on YouTube
Subscribe to CTLA's new YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest tutorials available for Sakai.

Sloan-C Institutional Membership
All of APU can now enjoy Sloan-C institutional membership benefits including discounts for conferences, workshops, publications and free webinars.

Turnitin Training
Turnitin has extensive resources to help instructors get started quickly and develop deeper skills through continued use. 
Adobe Connect Guides
Adobe Connect is a robust web-conferencing tool that allows faculty to hold real-time meetings via a web-browser.
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
 www.apu.edu/itt | itt@apu.edu | support.apu.edu
Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Azusa Pacific University