College of Liberal Arts

Summer 2009 Faculty Workshop Schedule

June 1, 2009

Introduction / UT Technology Overview An overview of the workshop, logistics, and presentations from technology units at UT, including DIIA and LAITS.
Transforming pedagogy Moving beyond photos and film clips: How to use technology in the classroom in genuinely transformative ways.

June 2, 2009

Desktop Productivity Demonstration and discussion of a variety of tools to integrate your desktop with the web to increase productivity.  
UT Faculty Computing Tools A hands-on overview of two faculty tools: the Faculty Sandbox (for faculty webpages); and DASE (Digital Archive Services).

June 3, 2009

Video Production I

Part one of a two-part session on video production. The morning session will include technique training, preproduction and a video shoot.

Video Production II Part two of a two-part session on video production. The afternoon session will cover video editing and dispersion methods on the web.

The Video Production Workshop explored the format of Digital Storytelling. Several examples were shown from The Center for Digital Storytelling, a non-profit that does workshops on a national basis to promote the form, and a site on the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling, by Bernard Robin, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at The University of Houston.

In one day, participants created their own 3-5 minute digital story using iMovie, Garageband, and other multimedia software and equipment, and shared it with their peers.

June 4, 2009

Using the Console Everything you wanted to know about using the technology console in the classroom and lecture hall but were afraid to ask. Hands-on training with consoles..
DIIA Tools An exploration of various tools used by the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA), including mobile apps, Second Life and Neo-geography tools.

June 5, 2009

Intellectual Property Rights A panel discussion about Intellectual Property and Copyrighted material.
Mapping Software Tutorial in the latest of GIS software and its various applications.  

June 8, 2009

Program Planning and Proposal Writing This session will focus on the basics of creating a fundable program for research and/or instruction. Defining a compelling public need, setting up logical program evaluations, and broadening your dissemination fields can help you make meaningful connections.
User Testing / Assessment The Texas Language Technology Center (TLTC) and eComma application team will discuss user testing methods in developing instructional applications.

June 9, 2009

Blackboard I How to use Blackboard from a teacher's perspective: organizing your course, uploading media, using special features.
Blackboard II How to use Blackboard (continued): using Blackboard with Webspace.

June 10, 2009

Researching Foundations and Agencies This session will detail the many online and offline resources for researching possible sources of external funding, including, the Federal Register, The Foundation Center online, and other free and paid research services.
Intro to Web design in Dreamweaver Making pages for Blackboard using Adobe Dreamweaver software.

June 11, 2009

Capturing images with Photoshop Quick and easy photo scanning: includes getting images off the internet.  
Photoshop II / Capturing Text Refinements with Photoshop; Quick and easy document scanning; Making searchable documents.  

June 12, 2009

Social Networking and Cloud Computing An exploration of Web-based tools that facilitate collaborative, anytime/anywhere productivity. Webspace, Google Apps, MobileMe, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote and others will be included in the hands-on session.  
Working with your media An opportunity for participants to work on individual projects and practice workshop skills with STAs to assist them.