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Save the Date: 5/21/2013, One Day in May Symposium, Promoting Student Success and Academic Achievement
- Personalized and Universal Learning
- Measuring Student Achievement
- Translating Programmatic Analysis into Action
- Instructional Design Kiosk
Dr. Paul Gaston, author of The Challenge of Bologna, Revising General Education and Higher Education Accreditation: How It's Changing, Why It Must
For Symposium details and schedule visit http://cdi.sdsu.edu
ITS Presents: The Achievement Gap in Online Courses through a Learning Analytics Lens
This Friday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. in AH-1120, please come and attend a presentation by John Whitmer, Ed.D., titled "The Achievement Gap in Online Courses through a Learning Analytics Lens."
John has managed and evaluated large-scale academic technology projects for the past decade. He currently serves as an Associate Director in the Academic Technology Services division of the California State University Office of the Chancellor. John works on several projects related to Learning Analytics and the use of data to help understand the impact of technology on teaching in learning.
Welcome Katie Hughes, Spring 2013 ITS Faculty Fellow!
Katie Hughes from RWS will be joining ITS as a Faculty Fellow for educating faculty on addressing plagiarism issues and teaching effective online writing using TurnItIn. Katie has made several presentations to the RWS faculty on using TurnItIn within Blackboard for writing courses, and has trained the GTAs from her department. She has also presented at a CTL/ITS luncheon and at the Course Design Institute’s opening day about using PeerMark for the student peer review process. Katie has expertise in using the three online writing tools of TurnItIn:
- Originality Check for plagiarism
- GradeMark for grading online with different types of feedback
- PeerMark for setting up and guiding students to become better students through the peer review process.
Additionally, Katie has experience in teaching both fully online and blended courses, in which she has used various strategies that are relevant to a Faculty Fellowship at ITS, including:
- Using the Wimba online classroom (web conference system) for one-on-one student conferencing for writing in progress.
- Using Blackboard’s Grade Center to track and calculate every assignment, large and small, as an ongoing process.
- Using Blackboard’s blog feature to create student profiles, focusing on students’ use of online writing techniques and tools, such as hyperlink insertion and image importing.
Together with Carol (SDSU TurnItIn Administrator), Katie will guide and collaborate with other SDSU faculty on using TurnItIn to improve student writing. In addition, she will create a repository of best practices for writing.
We welcome Katie Hughes to our service-oriented team at ITS!
Putting Your Courses Online: Follow-up Resources from October Provost Lunch
To schedule an initial design consultation with the ITS support team about putting your course online, please complete the SDSU Teaching Online Primer (TOP) survey. With the information you provide, the team will be in a better position to sit down with you and to help you get started