The TLT Center has a Workshop for that! Summer Series 2011


The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center presents its 2011 Summer Series workshops.  Workshops will focus on a variety of topics including Online Learning, Poster Design, SPSS, Multimedia, Computer Productivity and much more.

Building a Blueprint for Online and Hybrid Courses
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Student demographics are changing! To meet the needs of all learners, new modes of instruction need to be explored. Online and hybrid learning are two modes of instruction that are hot topics in teaching and learning but the transition from face-to-face coursework and activites to alternate environments can be challenging. This workshop will address the differences between online and hybrid learning though a faculty panel and discussion of best practices. Participants will transform a face-to-face, in-class activity to be suitable for an online or hybrid learning environment.
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Preparing and Analyzing Data Using SPSS
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Data preparation and analysis can seem confusing and daunting. This workshop will take participants through the process of preparing data to actual analysis in SPSS. Participants are welcome to bring their own data or work with an existing sample data set. Please fill out the following survey if you are interested in attending, results will be used to create the final agenda for the day:
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Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Poster presentations at an academic conference allow you to personally interact with those who are interested in your work and provide a way to network with like-minded individuals. Your poster should be well-designed, eye-catching and engaging while providing a snapshot of your research. However, this can be a challenging task for those of us with little graphic design experience and knowledge. This workshop will cover designing your poster, handling charts and graphs, getting the most out of your poster session, along with providing many before and after examples. Come with an open mind and your poster will be the best in show!
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Developing and Using Multimedia in Your Class
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The access to a variety of multimedia, either preexisting or self-created, is growing exponentially. Using such visuals can positively impact teaching and learning by presenting concepts in different ways and to reinforce skills. Conversely, improper use of these materials can impede learning by adding a distraction or excess information therefore causing confusion. This session will demonstrate various multimedia tools and their place in teaching and learning. Best practices for integrating preexisting media as well as best practices for self-created materials will be discussed.
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Effective File Management & File Back Up Techniques
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Files, files and more files! Where do we put them all and are they protected? This class will assist attendees in organizing their files and ensuring that they are protected by backing them up. The workshop will provide recommendations on where and how files should be stored, creation of folders for organization, drives that are available to users and basic file management commands to help manage your files efficiently. We will also demonstrate file backup options, such as, Xythos, Skydrive and Dropbox.
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Beyond the Inbox: Using the Outlook Calendar, Contacts and Tasks
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Believe it or not, MS Outlook is not just for sending and receiving e-mail! A whole other level of efficiency can be reached by learning to use the Calendar, the Contacts and the Tasks features to your advantage. This workshop will show how these features can help you process data out of your Inbox, keep your daily schedule on track, work with individual contacts and distribution lists, and set priorities for accomplishing your various “to-dos”. This workshop will deal exclusively with these three features of Outlook.
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Using Adobe Acrobat: Features of PDF Files, Creating PDF Forms and Portfolios
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
More and more, people are using PDF files to meet their document needs. Adobe Acrobat is a very versatile product that helps users to create a variety of universally accessible documents. This workshop will cover converting web pages, Word and Excel files to PDF format, adding comment and notation fields to documents, using document security options, and creating forms. In addition, we will cover how to create a PDF portfolio containing multiply documents assembled into a single PDF unit.
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Webinar – "Alternate Reality Games for Enterprise Education"

April 2011 Webinar on learning in ARGs with Simon Brookes from Jason Rosenblum on Vimeo. Presentation title: “Alternate Reality Games for Enterprise Education – Bridging the reality gap between simulation and authentic experience” Presenter: Simon Brookes, Principal Lecturer University of Portsmouth, UK. Info @ Hosted by: St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

Call for Student Submissions- TLTR – Student Technology Showcase

Student Technology Showcase When and Where: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2-4 p.m. Walsh Library, Beck Room Light refreshments will be served What students can submit: Students are encouraged to submit projects using technology that were created for a course assignment.  Submissions will be judged on technical quality and educational merit. Where and how to drop… Continue Reading »

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