InteresTED: Super Chickens and Characteristics of Highly Effective Teams

In the 2015 TED Talk, Forget the Pecking Order at Work, Margaret Heffernan argues that competition is not the way to create organizational success. Heffernan begins with the story of William Muir and his experiments with “super chickens” to engage the audience around the themes of competition and productivity. She states that organizations are often…

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Virtual Lab Simulations

The idea behind virtual lab simulations is that inside the 3D environment of an immersive simulation, students can master curriculum-aligned theory, interact with advanced equipment, learn techniques and perform experiments, anytime, anywhere. In this session we will share innovative tools and practices for delivering engaging online lab experiences to remote learners. Recording: Presenter: Sunami Chun…

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CETL & WSC Present: Promoting Wellness and Reducing Tension with LinkedIn Learning

Presented in partnership with the WesternU Staff Council Professional Development Committee Scattered thinking? Under pressure? Distracted? Stressed? This session combines LinkedIn Learning (LIL) with desk yoga breathing techniques. Here we will show you how you can use the LIL platform to not only learn something new but to also improve your wellness in the process.…

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Tips for Engaging Students — In person, Online and on Zoom

Teaching during these past few years has required a combination of flexibility, innovation, and tenacity. With these trying times, teachers have been tasked with providing engaging active learning opportunities as the delivery of these sessions has fluctuated from in-person to online, to blended and hyflex methods.While challenging, providing students with engaging and well-designed lessons remains…

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Magic links™: Locating and using permanent links

You don’t have to be a graduate of Ilvermorny or Hogwarts to use this magic. In this workshop, attendees will be shown which library resources have permalinks or persistent links, called “magic links” by some faculty. They will also be shown how to copy these links or use a special generator to “fix” the URLs.…

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Webinar | Online Copyright Education Center Update and Discussion

Over the past year, Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Services, the Copyright Office at the University of Michigan Library, and an advisory group of world-class experts piloted a new online copyright education center with classes on copyright issues and management. Our vision is to inform and empower our community, recognizing that copyright and related issues…

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Webinar | The Ease of Growing OER Adoption

Bay View Analytics research has shown that faculty members who are aware of an OER initiative are 300%+ more likely to adopt OER than are the general population of faculty. This webinar examines the data behind this finding and introduces several individuals who have made this difference a reality. Attendees will leave with an understanding…

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Leveraging Podcasts for Learning

Podcast Insights report that there are over 2,000,000 podcasts, with over 116,000,000 listeners alone in the last month. With the podcasting trend on a steady rise, how can we use this medium for learning and connecting with our students? In this session we will: Discuss use-case scenarios for using podcasts in the classroom Describe examples…

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Microlearning: Creating and Posting Exams in Elentra

The learning management system, Elentra, offers a rich exam creation tool that allows faculty and staff to create questions with the exam feature or even import them. This CETL session will cover how to get started with creating questions and posting them to your online courses. Attendees will receive a handout that will break down…

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Webinar | Digital and Hands-on Laboratories: Upgrade your Online Science Course

Students in online science courses need laboratory experience. Digital, hands-on, and hybrid approaches all provide these students with the opportunity to learn, to apply, and to demonstrate their lab skills. This webinar will explore the multiple ways that instructors can engage their students by selecting the best online lab tools for their courses and teaching…

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