Office of Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events Schedule


OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Join us for a group exercise encouraging participants to think outside of the box and begin forming personalized strategies, structures, and themes for an ePortfolio site.

DU Portfolio Educational Technology Open to Grad Students

Online

Presented by University College.

Are you looking to switch up your discussions to make them more engaging? Come learn about FlipGrid, a video discussion platform that allows students to post quick videos to create more dynamic discussions. The tool is free to use through the University’s Microsoft license. Allison O’Grady, Senior Instructional Support Specialist and adjunct faculty member, will highlight the tool, show you how to set it up in your course, and give an overview of best practices. We will even try the tool live to give you a better idea of how easy and fun it is to use.

Educational Technology

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article (February 11th, 2018) titled “Most Professors Hate Post-Tenure Review. A Better Approach Might Look Like This” describing the DU faculty development process. A corner stone of the DU approach to faculty development is the Peer-To-Peer (P2P) conversation which faculty are encouraged to host every three years.  The intention of the P2P conversations is to promote a form of professional engagement that is often missing from higher education communities because of current political, economic, and social constraints. P2P conversations are not intended to replace other forms of faculty to faculty conversations which occur in less formal settings or gatherings. The P2P conversations differ in that they are formally structured around key moments in the life of a faculty, focused on professional development, and are bounded by norms of confidentiality.

The Office of Teaching and Learning in collaboration with Paul Michalec from the Morgridge College of Education are hosting two P2P training sessions.  All faculty are invited to attend whether or not they are planning on participating in a P2P conversation this academic year.  The sessions will dive into both the theory and practice of P2P conversations, including a how to ask Open and Honest questions that invite a deeper dialogue with self as well as a mini-P2P modeled by the session leaders.  You will walk away clear on the purpose and practice of P2P conversations and how they can enrich your academic career at DU.

Pedagogy

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Join us for this open lab where DU Portfolio users will be provided tutorials on the newest features of the application, and the opportunity to work through design challenges with peers and experts.

DU Portfolio Educational Technology Open to Grad Students

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Please join us by dropping-in during this open lab where you will have access to peers and experts who can help you work through design challenges and strategies for using the DU Portfolio application to create a well-designed ePortfolio site.

DU Portfolio