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Past Workshops


Fall 2018


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Using Turnitin and Feedback Studio in D2L

Provide feedback to your students writing assignments submitted into the D2L Brightspace Dropbox and encourage original writing using drag-and-drop, voice, and text comments available with Turnitin’s Feedback Studio. Students will see and hear your comments to improve their written communication skills. Quickly learn to access and use Feedback studio to easily evaluate student written submissions. 

Facilitator: Lisa Dallas
Location:  Online Webinar


Thursday, November 15, 2018

OneNote Conference Viewing Party

Level up your instructional efficiency and effectiveness using the NoteStreaming method! Preserve the humanside of teaching by providing a cloud-based notebook of lessons with personalized video content and other resources to provide just-in-time learning guidance throughout a course. The NoteStreaming method was developed right here at Eastern Illinois University by Dr. Tom Grissom.

Facilitator: Dr. Grissom
Location: Buzzard Hall Auditorium 1501

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Effective Online Assessment

Well-written and well-executed exams assess student understanding, reveal misconceptions, and document learning.  Writing effective exam questions is a challenging yet valuable component of teaching.  In this webinar, we will discuss the why and how of writing effective exam questions, suggested best practices for effective online assessments, and recommended tools for online exams.

Facilitator:  Julie Lockett
Location:  Online Webinar


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Creating Better Presentations

PowerPoint and other multimedia are used in many classrooms (face-to-face and online) to present information. With a basic understanding of multimedia design principles, we can more effectively design presentations to enhance learning, attention and student performance.  In this webinar, we will discuss how to enhance a presentation in terms of composition, text, and images.  Recommendations for posting presentations online will be provided along with Quick Tips and a handout for creating better presentations. 

Facilitator:  Julie Lockett
Location:  Online Webinar


Friday, November 2, 2018

Instructional Alignment

Learn and discuss quick tips for keeping your course aligned with course objectives and student assessments. Using the Five Minute University, Instructional Alignment, and handout, discuss additional strategies and ways to keep your course meeting your desired student learning goals. This webinar allows a focused way to consider refreshing assessments that also meet your course objectives.

Facilitator:  Lisa Dallas
Location:  Online Webinar


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Motivational Interviewing

Eastern Illinois’ Campus Advising Network and Faculty Development & Innovation Center invite you to a Brown Bag workshop on Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Sheila Simons of the Health Promotion Department will present on the use of motivational interviewing in the healthcare setting - used to help individuals to change behaviors. We will discuss how this can be used in academic advising to help motivate students to change the behaviors that are keeping them from being successful students. This presentation is especially recommended for advisors at the department level. But the process is useful in a variety of settings. And all faculty are invited. Bring your lunch and join us for this Brown Bag workshop.

Facilitator:  Sheila Simons
Location:  MLK Union - Effingham Room


Friday, October 26, 2018

Final Fridays @4! Faculty Talks

Join us for the first gathering of “Final Fridays @ 4!” (F2@4!). Top of the Roc. Intellectual and other refreshment will accompany three lightening talks by some of our stellar faculty, upstairs at Roc’s. (Please note: this venue may be inaccessible for some. There is no elevator to the second floor. Our apologies.) The Center for the Humanities and FIDC co-sponsor this series. (for this, as all our events, there is no charge, but registering helps plan for snacks, etc.)

Facilitator: Dr. C. C. Wharram 
Location: Upstairs at Roc’s.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Open Educational Resources, a brown bag lunch discussion

With costs being such a major determinant of college retention, what can we as faculty members do to decrease those barriers to learning in our classroom? Join faculty members Lynne Curry, Lauri DeRuiter-Willems and Stacey Knight-Davis, who will discuss their experiences in teaching with resources that have zero costs for their students. Beverages will be provided. Booth Library co-sponsors this with FDIC. 

Facilitator: Lynne Curry, Lauri DeRuiter-Willems and Stacey Knight-Davis
Location: Edgar Room, Booth Library


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Giving Effective Feedback

Feedback is an ongoing process that conveys non-judgmental information that helps the learner build on a foundation of skills and behaviors. Effective feedback helps the learner access his/her performance in order to identify areas for retention and areas to improve. Giving formative feedback can be a useful teaching tool in any face-to-face, online, or hybrid course. In this webinar, we will summarize the advantages of providing feedback to diverse learners, describe a process for providing effective feedback, and provide quick tips that can aid in providing comprehensive feedback. Instructional technologies beneficial in the process of providing effective feedback will also be explored.

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location: Webinar


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Visual Syllabus: What Is This Course Really About?

This workshop helps implement a successful approach towards a more cohesive and meaningful course design. Participants will work on creating a central image or graphic to help their students (and themselves) envision with the course. The Visual Syllabus approach challenges faculty to define their course by its single big idea which serves as a framework for prioritizing what is most important to know and do. Take your course to the next level by expressing this big idea as an image. A benefit for the students is that they will more successfully connect and organize their knowledge. Cheelan Bo-Linn is the Senior Specialist in Education in the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and Lecturer in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership.  Bring a syllabus or course idea that you will be implementing in the Spring semester! Bring your lunch; beverages and snacks provided.

Facilitator: Dr. Cheelan Bo-Linn
Location: 1895 Room, MLK, Jr. Student Union


Friday, October 19, 2018

Create and Share Videos using Kaltura Personal Capture

EIU faculty, staff, and students have access to Kaltura Personal Capture to easily create and share videos. Learn the basics to begin using Kaltura Personal Capture for supplementing course content and engaging your students. Kaltura is directly integrated into D2L which allows a seamless process for creating and using video content.

Facilitator: Lisa Dallas
Location: Webinar

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Thomas Merton, Non-violence, and Dialogue: Remembering the Life and Teachings of a Radical Monk from Kentucky

Greg Hillis will offer a keynote lecture in the Great Hall of Pemberton on the life, works, and meditations of the theologian and social activist Thomas Merton. “Thomas Merton, Non-violence, and Dialogue: Remembering the Life and Teachings of a Radical Monk from Kentucky” honors the 50th anniversary of the death of this famous “beatnik monk.

Facilitator: Greg Hillis
Location: Great Hall of Pemberton,1521 4th Street

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Second Annual Making Excellence Inclusive Conference
RISE "Together We Rise: Reaching Inclusivity For Student Excellence" 

The theme of the conference is Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence (RISE). It is a conference for faculty, staff, administrators and graduate students. Keynote speaker is Dr. Denice Hood. Breakout sessions follow the keynote, and are designed to share information and strategies to make excellence inclusive to all students at EIU. Lunch is provided. 

Location: MLK Jr Student Union


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Narrate PowerPoint Online Using Collaborate Ultra

Do you want to narrate your PowerPoint presentations and post online for students to view? Now it is easier than ever narrate, record, and link a presentation within your D2L course using Collaborate Ultra. In this webinar, the process will be demonstrated, you will have an opportunity to ask questions, and a tutorial will be provided. So, refresh those PowerPoint presentations and prepare to narrate! Learn how Collaborate Ultra will help you to create narrated PowerPoint slides to share with your class.

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location: Webinar

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Preparing Successful Grant Proposals: They Don’t Grow On Trees

Fall and the deadline for applications for the EIU Student Impact Grants for Faculty Mentors are just around the corner (hint: applications for the latter are due 1 October). This brief, practical discussion of what works best and what doesn't in the short-term and medium-term for preparing proposals and applications. was co-sponsored with Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Dr. Robert Chesnut, Director of that office and several faculty who have successfully obtained funding offered suggestions for obtaining internal and external outside funding for faculty activity. The panel included recent awardees of Student Impact Grants: John Bickford, Early Childhood, Elementary & Middle Level Education; Thomas Canam, Biological Sciences; Margaret Floress, Psychology; Edward Treadwell, Chemistry.

Location: Witters Conference Room (4440 Booth Library)

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Contact Information

Dr. Newton Key, Director, FDIC

1116 Booth
217-581-7056
Schedule a meeting
nekey@eiu.edu

Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation

1105 Booth
217-581-8449
Schedule a meeting
jalockett@eiu.edu

Faculty Development and Innovation Center

1105 Booth
217-581-7051
Schedule a meeting
fdic@eiu.edu

Dr. Lu Ding, Instructional Designer

1009 Booth
217-581-3716
Schedule a meeting
lding@eiu.edu


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