What’s the best way to layout your Moodle course…and why? What’s going on with Loyola’s first online program? Who’s doing what in and outside of the classroom? What tools will most help students succeed in my course?
Get the answers to these questions—and many more—at the season’s lunch and learn series. Join your Loyola University colleagues for Tech Talk: educational technology for faculty, by faculty.
Registration for the December 11th session opens December 1st.
Make Moodle Work for You
SEPTEMBER 11 | 11:45-1pm
Presented by Professor Jean Lee Cole: Department of English
How might Moodle not just supplement, but serve our pedagogy? 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
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.
We in academia can follow suit by giving students access to the information and answers they need. This enhances the learning process and minimizes the amount of time that we spend answering questions.
View Professor Cherubini's PowerPoint Presentation
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. Finally, streamline grading because mastery is more efficiently evaluated.
Lessons Learned : Our 1st Online Program
JANUARY 22 | 11:30-12:45pm
Presented by Professors Elliot King, Neil Alperstein and Instructional Technologist Sue Monthie