Erik Hjorten, associate director of UOnline and lead instructional designer for Continuing Education,
gave a sneak peek at TLT’s 2018 Fall Faculty Forum, Ignite Collaboration, which was held on October 16, 2018, noon - 3:00 p.m., at the Marriott Library. The
event, free to faculty and staff, is designed to provide networking opportunities;
showcase discovery booths on the latest technologies and services from TLT, Center
for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and Marriott Library; and feature presentations
on a variety of learning technology topics.
Paul Burrows, TLT information architect, gave an update on the current Learning Spaces
- Student Computing Fees (LS-SCF) award cycle (proposals for the 2018-19 academic
year were submitted in January 2018). Every year, the portfolio undertakes the process for awarding LS-SCF funds, which are derived from special student computing fees assessed
to each tuition-paying student at the university.
Patrick Tripeny, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence director, spoke about
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs), which are organized by CTLE. FLCs are groups
of faculty members who meet annually to discuss an array of topics. Topics this year
include community engagement, digital humanities, global learning, sustainability,
inclusivity in the classroom, and classroom technologies, which was the focus of Tripeny’s
Adam Stewart, TLT associate director of operations, and Andrae Meyer, IT specialist
in TLT, gave an overview and demo of what they’ve dubbed “Simple Studio,” a self-service
video recording service similar to Marriott Library’s One Button Studio. Simple Studio is currently in a pilot phase, and Stewart anticipates it will be
released campus-wide at a future date.
The next TLP meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in MLIB 5201, Marriott Library.