Nov 18, 2012

 

Professional Development

MAGNA COMMONS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
In Spring 2011, Faculty Development conducted a series of talk-backs with each of the academic colleges at EIU, and one recurring theme was the demand for just-in-time teaching and learning resources and a best practices repository. Additionally, faculty requested an online space for shared resources that could be easily accessed at any time.

Eastern Illinois University now has a campus-wide site license and one-year subscription to Magna Commons, an online faculty development resource which provides on-demand professional development for faculty development, just-in-time teaching and learning, group meetings and discussion groups.

Magna Commons offers a wide variety of full-length online seminars with new titles added monthly, addressing critical issues facing faculty today, including grading and feedback, student engagement, online teaching and learning, etc. These programs feature leading educators and consultants delivering thought-provoking, content-rich presentations. The subscription also includes supplemental materials custom-designed to help faculty implement strategies, handouts, in-depth facilitator's discussion guides and complete transcripts of each program. To access this resource, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or at facdev@eiu.edu. Sign-up instructions will be provided.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 20, 2012


DESIRE2LEARN ONLINE SELF-DIRECTED TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE
EIU faculty and staff now have the opportunity to complete online self-directed training hosted by Desire2Learn. The training is provided by CATS at no cost to faculty or staff. The D2L self-directed training contains robust content, including more than 125 video tutorials, fully integrated help documentation, learning activities and checklist. The training was recently revised to reflect the changes in D2L version 10. The training is available when you need it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You complete the training at your own pace or it can also be used as a reference. Go here to request an account. For questions, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: Oct 15, 2012


CATS TRAINING SERVICES FACULTY AND STAFF NOVEMBER TRAINING SCHEDULE
Desire2Learn Transferring Content, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26

Desire2Learn Transferring Content, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27

Desire2Learn Transferring Content, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28

Desire2Learn Transferring Content, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29

Desire2Learn Transferring Content, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. (Transferring Content Sessions are designed for participants to work one-on-one with a training specialist to migrate content from WebCT to Desire2Learn or to migrate data from other locations into Desire2Learn.)

For more information and/or to register, go here. Questions? Please contact CATS at 581-8452 or by email at cats@eiu.edu.

CLINTON LEE BROWN, CATS Training Services
Posted: Nov 14, 2012


 


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