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TechTalk Spring 2014 headerWhat are the best uses for the campus technologies available to me…and why? What tools will most help students succeed in my course? What tools can help save me time and effort?

Get the answers to these questions—and many more—at the season’s series of presentations. Join your Loyola Maryland colleagues for Tech Talk: Educational Technology for Faculty, by Faculty. 

FALL 2014 

Survey Success With Qualtrics

fallTTOCTOBER 22 | 12:30-1:30PM
Presented by Professor Salvatore Lenzo,
Sellinger School of Business

If you're looking for a better--yet easy to use--alternative to free online survey tools, look no further! As a member of the LUM community, you have unlimited access to this fully customizable resource. Not only can you use Qualtrics to create simple feedback forms it also offers completely customizable surveys, unlimited data storage, and so much more.

You and your students can use Qualtrics! If you miss all other TechTalks this year, be sure to attend this one.  View the 1 Hour Webinar, Today!


Adobe Connect for Social Learning

Presented by Loyola School of Education Faculty

Everyone wants to jump onto the online course bandwagon. But is it the right tool for you?

Learn hour your peers use Adobe Connect to foster real-time learning and collaboration in the cloud. Connect lets you set up your virtual classroom for students. Use it to introduce guest lecturers, create high-quality walk throughs, share course materials, and even do away with snow days! 

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Spring 2014 SESSIONS

Lessons Learned : Our 1st Online Program

JANUARY 29 | 12:30-1:45pm
Presented by Professors Elliot King, Neil Alperstein and Instructional Technologist Sue Monthie

Emerging media logoIn the fall our College of Arts and Sciences launched Loyola's first fully online program, a Master of Arts in Emerging Media.  Lear about the faculty's challenges and triumphs and how these experiences inform their teaching. Missed it? Watch the full session on Panopto.

Fall 2013 SESSIONS

Make Moodle Work for You

SEPTEMBER 11 | 11:45-1pm
Presented by Professor Jean Lee Cole: Department of English

Dr. Cole

This presentation emphasizes creative uses of Moodle to engage students and cultivate active learning. Participants will be encouraged to share their own "tips and tricks" in using Moodle. View Dr. Cole's Hour Presentation 

Quality Instructional Design for Online/Hybrid

OCTOBER 9 | 11:45-1pm
Presented by Professor Peter Rennert-Ariev: Department of Education Specialties


Get an overview of the best instructional design practices for hybrid and online courses. This program follows the Quality Matters standards—a leader in quality assurance for online education. These standards are the framework to guide you to effective strategies that build alignment among all course elements; objectives, assessments, learning experiences, and infusing technology. Specific examples from existing courses are shared and discussed. View Dr. Rennert-Ariev's Prezi Slideshow

View the Quality Matters Rubric on QualityMatters.org.  To access QM materials, you need to create an account using your Loyola email and enter Loyola University Maryland as the institution name.

One and Done: Use FAQs and Walkthroughs as Time-Saving Learning Tools

NOVEMBER 12 | 1pm-2:15
Presented by Professor Jason Cherubini: Sellinger School of Business

Jason Cherubini

Learn to create online tools to aid students in their self-study efforts.

In industry, businesses rely heavily on FAQs or Q&A style trouble-shooting to enhance customer service, while minimizing customer service costs. Access to a stand-alone online resource means that customers can find answers for themselves quickly, without the necessity of making customer service calls. This keeps customers happy and lowers overall costs.

View Professor Cherubini's PowerPoint Presentation

Creative Assessments

DECEMBER 11 | 11:45-1pm
Presented by Professor Wendy Chia-Smith:  School of Education

What’s the best part of teaching? Reading and grading term papers, right? Wrong. Technology opens the door to new ways of crafting assessments that maximize student learning. See how you can enable student self-assessment, focused instructor feedback, higher-order thinking, assessments that truly test mastery of learning goals allowing students to creatively synthesize and apply knowledge gained. Watch the 55 minute recorded presentation on Adobe Connect