Teaching and Learning Center
The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) was established at CCCC in 2012, and offers a variety of professional development workshops and activities. The TLC is located in the Lorusso Technology Building in Tech 117.
The History and Future of Higher Education
Are you curious about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)? Want to know what all the buzz is about? Join us for a six-week, MOOC-based discussion. Thursday afternoons beginning January 30, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm, North 103.
Let's Talk Teaching
Studies suggest that students are motivated when coursework seems relevant to their goals and their lives. Join us for a discussion of teaching strategies that promote relevance and autonomy in the classroom. Bring your ideas and experiences—we'll bring coffee and cupcakes.
Next discussion: Assessment Fellowship Opportunities on Wednedsay, April 2nd from 8:15-8:45 am and Thursday, March 27th from 12:30-1:00 pm in North 115. Right now, the College's PIF grant has money available to fund faculty assessment projects. Come learn about this opportunity and brainstorm some ideas.
iPhone/iPad user group
Come learn about using these devices. Mondays 1:00–2:00pm in the TLC.
Managing Multimedia/Create Your Own YouTube Account
In this hands-on workshop, we'll learn strategies to store and access large files, as well as how to create your own YouTube account, which will allow you to curate videos for your students, as well as upload your own multimedia files to the world's largest video sharing website. Monday, March 31st from 4:00-4:45 in the TLC.
Smart phone/tablet workshop: To tweet or Not to Tweet
Like Facebook, Twitter has profoundly influenced communication and media interaction around the world. Are you longing to be part of the "Twittersphere" or just curious about what the heck "hashtag" means? Join us for this introductory workshop. Tuesday, April 1st from 12:30-1:30 in the TLC.
Technology:Introduction to audio recording
In this workshop, we'll use USB nicrophones and a free software tool, Audacity, to record lectures and narrations for PowerPoint slides. Monday, March 10th from 3:35-5 pm and Friday, March 28th from 1:00-2:30 pm in the TLC.
Assessment Workshop: Assessing Quantitative Literacy
Quantitative literacy is one of our institutional learning outcomes, but many of us are unsure how to implement it or assess it. In this hands-on workshop, led by Susan Maddigan and Bill Berry, we'll discuss these issues and try out a rubric developed to assess quantitative literacy.
Moodle 101: Basic Skills
If you have never opened Moodle before, this is the workshop for you. Learn the basics of course shell design, and see the features and tools Moodle has to offer.
In the Moodle 102 workshop, you'll learn how to begin building your course by adding documents and links.
Interested in engaging students in online conversations? Discussion forums are a terrific activity you can add to your Moodle shell. Discussions are suitable for both online and face-to-face classes.
Quizzes and exams
Learn your options for creating quizzes and exams for online and face-to-face courses. Discuss your concerns about academic integrity and learn how out-of class quizzes can be a teaching, as well as assessment tool.
Many faculty love Moodle's gradebook function. You can set it up to calculate student grades, and choose whether and when to make those grades available to students. You will never need a calculator again (at least for calculating grades!)
Following up on our workshop on quizzes and exams, we'll introduce you to Respondus, a tool for easily creating, converting, and uploading quizzes and tests.
Pretty Up Your Course
Learn how to add images and labels using course design technigues.
As the semester winds to a close, come to this workshop on preparing for next semester.
Moodle: Flipping the Classroom
More and more faculty are using Moodle to provide students with content and claiming class time for engaging activiities, such as simulations and discussions. This workshop will look at strategies for using Moodle and class time to create an effective balance.
What can we do to help?
If you need some help or training, please feel free to contact the TLC with your specific need. We'll put together a workshop or get you some one-on-one support! Please contact Moodlefacultyhelp@capecod.edu for assistance.