Educational Technology Workshops and Events
The below events are offered by the educational technologist. The event topics focus on specific educational technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate, ePortfolios, Turnitin and VoiceThread, as well as workshops targeted for faculty teaching online and/or hybrid courses. Special topic sessions will also be offered periodically.
For additional training sessions on other Fisher applications, please check the OIT Training page.
Online Education Workshop
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10 to 11 a.m.
Zoom (link provided upon registration)
This session covers topics including Fisher's online and hybrid teaching and learning philosophy, the differences between online, hybrid and traditional face-to-face courses and guidelines for teaching online and hybrid courses at Fisher. This session is designed for faculty with little or no experience teaching online/hybrid, but is important for all faculty that plan to teach an online/hybrid course at Fisher in the future.
This is the precursor event to the Fundamentals of Online Teaching course experience. Please register for that event separately as well if you plan to attend both.
Fundamentals of Online Teaching
Monday, June 1 to Sunday, June 28, 2020
This course is a four-week, primarily asynchronous, online experience offered within Blackboard. Faculty in this course will experience what it is like to be an online student while completing readings, participating in online discussions and submitting assignments related to the design and delivery of online and hybrid courses. Each member will invest approximately 5-7 hours per week on course activities, including specific tasks to be completed each week, as well as communication with the other members of the class. Time spent by each individual will be whenever is most convenient for them, with the exception of one synchronous session during the third week of the class where the group will meet online at the same time.
The event follows the Online Education Workshop. Please register for the workshop separately if you plan to attend both.
Fisher Apple Academy
The Fisher Apple Academy provides faculty the skills to use iPads in the teaching and learning process. The training will include basic iPad navigation, training on specific apps and brainstorming how the use of this technology might be used in specific courses. At the completion of this training, each faculty member will become an Apple Certified Teacher. This training opportunity will take place over a 3-week period and be conducted mostly asynchronously through Blackboard. There will also be 1-hour campus sessions held each Thursday of the 3-week experience for small groups of faculty to practice their skills with the support of a facilitator and colleagues. For these live sessions, faculty will be asked to register for time slots that work for their schedule. There will be two offering of the training this summer. Please register for the option that works best for your schedule using the form below.
Fisher Apple Academy - 1st Offering
July 6 - July 24, 2020
Fisher Apple Academy - 2nd Offering
July 27 - August 14, 2020