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No.TitleSynopsisLearning outcome
1. Blended learning There is a significant trend towards blended learning across the globe because of its potential to increase learning effectiveness and flexibility for the learner. In a blended course, teaching methods and learning activities for the face-to-face and online components need to be considered. In this workshop, you will learn about teaching methods and learning activities to improve student learning and increase student satisfaction and engagement. You will then apply the knowledge in the development of teaching unit for your blended course that includes face-to-face and online components.
  • Develop a blended course design plan with outcomes and objectives
  • Analyze teaching methods and learning activities for use in either face-to-face or online settings
  • Develop a teaching unit for your blended course that includes face-to-face and online components
2. Flipped Classroom Traditional classroom model is one in which the teacher stand in front of the students and talk for fifty minutes. In flipped classroom model, the basic idea is to reverse the common instructional approach: Lectures that used to occur in class is now accessed at home in the form of recorded video, in advance of class. Class becomes the place to work through problems, advance concepts, and engage in collaborative learning. In this workshop the speaker will share his own experience of using the flipped classroom model for his course. He will guide the participants how to prepare the recorded video lecture using various free tools and how to integrate the video with other learning activities to achieve the maximum benefit for effective learning.
  • Adopt/adapt the flipped classroom model in their own course
  • Prepare video lecture using free screencasting programs
  • Produce other forms of appropriate learning resources.
3. Interactive lecture

Have you ever been to a class that:

  • Respond uninterestedly to your prompts or questions…
  • Students who seem distracted…
  • Or wish to be elsewhere…
In interactive lectures, the instructor employs engagement triggers in lectures by having students to participate in class activities.  Breaking up an hour-long lecture with suitable engagement triggers allows your student to apply content and provide feedback to you. The triggers capture and sustain student attention. This workshop is designed with to help you apply the interactive lecture techniques in your upcoming lectures.

At the end of this Interactive lecture workshop, you will learn how to:

  • get their attention then,
  • increase and sustain student engagement during your lecture, and
  • get immediate feedback on your student understanding by using suitable engagement triggers for our students.
4. Introduction to Learning Management System (eLearn@USM) Participants are expected to master the useful features in eLearn@USM Moodle Learning Management System to augment face-to-face lectures and tutorials.  You are expected to learn and apply the   resource and activity modules to deliver contents and to build richly collaborative communities of learning around your course. Participants are encouraged to bring along your teaching & learning materials that they plan to use in their teaching.
  • Identify the characteristics of eLearn@USM.
  • Identify the appropriate activities to deliver teaching content,
  • Prepare effective eLearn@usm activities for collaborative learning
5. Using eLearn@USM Effectively This is a continuing workshop from Basic Moodle. In this workshop, participants will be exposed to more advance features available in Moodle. Participants are encouraged to bring along their learning materials that they plan to use in their teaching.
  • Create different activities to deliver teaching contents,
  • Create grading templates,
  • Prepare assessment activities such as quizzes, assignments etc.
  • Create groups/groupings for collaborative learning
6. Edmodo for Teaching & Learning Bored of using Moodle as a learning management system? Try Edmodo! Edmodo can be described as a hybrid of Moodle and Facebook. Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for lecturers and students with user interface very similar to Facebook. The main advantage of Edmodo is that since students are very similar to Facebook interface, they would feel comfortable (and excited) to use Edmodo as an online learning environment. Teachers can take advantage of Edmodo features to provide interesting and engaging learning environment for their students using the blended learning approach.

 

  • Use Edmodo to create learning activities; engage students in discussion, assessment and grading and many more.

7.

Schoology for Teaching & Learning

Bored of using Moodle as a learning management system? Try Schoology!

Schoology can be described as a hybrid of Moodle and Facebook. Schoology is a free and secure social learning network for lecturers and students with user interface very similar to Facebook. The main advantage of Schoology is that since students are very similar to Facebook interface, they would feel comfortable (and excited) to use Schoology as an online learning environment.


Teachers can take advantage of Schoology features to provide interesting and engaging learning environment for their students using the blended learning approach. In this workshop, participants will be guided on how to create and manage a course, create learning activities, engage students in discussion, assessment and grading and many more

  • Use Schoology to create learning activities; engage students in discussion, assessment and grading and many more.

8.

Using MAHARA for e-Portfolio

Mahara is customize and flexible apps for developing an e-Portfolio. It is the perfect personal learning environment mixed with social networking, allowing users to collect, reflect on and share their achievements and development online in a space users individually control.  In USM we have develop customized MAHARA site for lecturers develop their own e-portfolio.

  • Identify the features in MAHARA
  • Use the different features in MAHARA to design and develop personal e-portfolio for teaching and learning

9.

Using Open Learning Platform

 

 

10.

Prezi for educators

“Death-by-Powerpoint” is a phenomenon that arises from poor use of presentation software, thus leading to a presentation (preso) that bores your audience to death. Enters Prezi–a zoomable canvas that lets you create an engaging and dynamic preso for your lectures and research. “Death-by-Powerpoint” is a phenomenon that arises from poor use of presentation software, thus leading to a presentation (preso) that bores your audience to death. Enters Prezi–a zoomable canvas that lets you create an engaging and dynamic preso for your lectures and research.

11.

Free Authoring Tools for Digital Content Development

There are many free web-based tools (application software) that can be used to develop digital learning content. The advantages of using web-based tools are very obvious: no download and installation are required. Most of the web-based tools are also easy to use. In this workshop, several tools will be covered.

  • Identify the various free, web-based applications available for creating content
  • Use the free Web 2.0 authoring tools for self-development of the e-learning.
  • Uploading the contents developed into the e-Learning platform, cloud storage (such as Dropbox, Box, SugarSync, Google Drive) or video sharing sites.

12.

iPad for Teaching & Learning (Part 1)

iPads have emerged as a powerful tool for engaging students in curriculum-related tasks. The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the practical application of the Apple iPad in an educational setting. An emphasis will be given on hands-on activities and the sharing of relevant strategies in using iPad for personal productivity and for producing teaching resources.

  • Use  the iPad as a teaching aid and to produce teaching resources
  • Find and evaluate iPad applications for educational use

 

13. iPad for Teaching & Learning (Part 2)

iPads have emerged as a powerful tool for engaging students in curriculum-related tasks. The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the practical application of the Apple iPad in an educational setting. An emphasis will be given on hands-on activities and the sharing of relevant strategies in using iPad for personal productivity and for producing teaching resources.

  • Use  the iPad as a teaching aid and to produce teaching resources
  • Find and evaluate iPad applications for educational use

 

14.

Instructional Design for Learning Design

Instructional design for effective and efficient teaching-learning experiences

Series 1: Structuring Teaching-Learning Experiences using Content Structure

Developing lectures or e-learn lessons normally involve modelling your professors or guided by the main reference book. You are rest assured of having done your part as long as having presented the content in its entirety. However, despite your best effort for complete content coverage, your students are still struggling and are attested by their unsatisfactory formative performances. Perhaps at times, a voice did surface from your deepest core: what else can you do to ease and facilitate their learning? How should you teach and how should they learn to make the teaching-learning (T&L) experiences more effective or ambitiously - more efficient? Is there any simple guiding principle?

Yes, there is – this one-day workshop will start you off using the content structure of your course sub-topics as a guide in structuring your T&L experiences. You are encouraged to share the content structure with your students so that they too have the guide on how to learn. 

Basically at the end of the workshop, you should be able to

  • Identify the content structures in a given sub-topic.
  • List the teaching-learning approaches for the sub-topic.
  • Design the teaching-learning experiences based on the identified content structures. 

15.

Interactive SCL Using Power Point

In this workshop, you will be guided on how to make your PowerPoint slides and presentations interactive using the available features in PowerPoint, embedded add-ons and hyper linking. This will allow you to be flexible and better respond to the needs of your students. Your PowerPoint will morph from a static and sequential presentation based on the subject content into an adaptable class accurately addressing your students’ learning gaps.

Basically at the end of the workshop, you should be able to

  • Build interactivity into your PowerPoint slides.

16.

Articulate Storyline (Basic)

Articulate Storyline is a standalone authoring tool, compared to Articulate Presenter that works within PowerPoint.   In this workshop, participants will learn to work with Articulate Storyline to build engaging and interactive e-learning materials.  Participants will also learn Articulate Storyline's core authoring process using the innovative object states, slide layers, and trigger features to quickly build interactive content.

  • Use the basic features of Storyline including scenes, characters, slides, states, layers and triggers
  • Build an interaction using states, layers, triggers, hotspot, marker, data entry, etc.
  • Insert and add content including illustrations, video, flash, audio, zoom region
  • Publish an e-learning project

17.

Articulate Storyline (Intermediate)

In this Intermediate Storyline workshop, the participants will learn how to create assessments. Three types of assessments can be created – graded, survey or freeform questions. They will also learn how to create result slides. In addition, the participants will learn how to trigger lightboxes to pop up over a slide when the user clicks an object or menu.


Next, they will be introduced on how to do screen recordings in Storyline and how to insert them into a slide. They will also learn how to edit the screen recordings with Fine-tuning Action or by adjusting the hotspots. Finally, the participants will learn on how work with variables. There are three types of variables to be explored: text variable, number variable, and true/false variable.

  • Create assessment involving graded questions, freeform, question bank and result slides
  • Create and trigger lightbox slides
  • Build screen recordings and edit with fine-tuning or adjusting the hotspot
  • Create text, number and true/false variables

18.

Raptivity

Raptivity helps you create true learning outcomes with meaningful interactivity. With Raptivity, you can create interactivity rapidly and add it conveniently to your eLearning content.


The Raptivity library of pre-built interactions is based on best practices in instructional design and allows complete customization of each interaction. Raptivity outputs your interactivity to a single Flash file which fits right into hundreds of eLearning tools. Raptivity tracks completion status, score and responses and provides this information to authoring tools for SCORM/ AICC tracking with LMS. Anyone can use Raptivity with minimal learning and absolutely no programming.

  • Use various templates for interactive and engaging e-content.

19.

iPad for Personal Productivity

IPads have emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing personal productivity. In this workshop, participants will be guided through the use of a range of apps:

  • File Management
  • Information management
  • Media management
  • Research management
  • Mind-mapping
  • online publishing
  • Social media
  • Use iPad to enhance personal productivity


 

20.

Android for Personal Productivity

Our android smart phones or tablet are ubiquitous tools. During free times or in between tasks, we are bound to check on our social network, be it Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Wechat, e-mails etc. Why don’t we extend its usefulness to our teaching and make full use of our down times? This one-day hands-on workshop will guide you on how to utilize your android for teaching and learning. As there are many cross-platform android apps, you could still continue doing your teaching preparation and materials even when you have only your android device.

Basically at the end of the workshop, you should be able to

  • use the apps. in your android smart phones for teaching and learning.

21.

Adobe Acrobat Professional                     

This is a hands-on workshop on how to use Adobe Acrobat Professional (Version XI) software in converting digital and non-digital documents, images and web pages to portable document format (PDF). Apart from conversion capabilities, this software allows user to edit and convert PDF file to various digital format, which include conversion from PDF to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel document. The security protection features, such as password protection, disable printing, disable content copying, and watermark will be covered too. Another useful function, i.e. data collection functions through PDF survey form will also be introduced in this workshop.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • develop e-learning content by integrating multimedia building blocks using various content authoring tools.
  • Apply the concept of web-based e-learning in their teaching activities.

22.

WEBEX Web Meeting System

The course will introduce to participants the technique of using WEBEX Web Meeting effectively utilizing all the features available within the system.

  • Conduct web meeting effectively for course deliverance.

23.

Copyright for educators

In this course participants will learn one of the critical issues that educators and students face — copyright. The symbol © should not be a stumbling block for educators and students to develop and share learning resources. You just need to understand the basics of the rights and the restrictions of copyrighted materials. More importantly, there is life after copyright — open licenses! In essence, this Unit is about transitioning from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved".

  • Define copyright, fair use, and public domain
  • Identify the rights of copyright holder afforded by copyright law;
  • Determine what constitutes the tricky "fair use" and its boundary;
  • Examine the common issues involving copyright ownerships;
  • Define open-access, particularly Creative Commons;
  • Recognize the benefits afforded by Creative Commons;
  • Explain the differences between different types of Creative Commons licenses;
  • Find Creative Commons licensed materials;
  • Cite and attribute other’s copyrighted or CC-licensed work;
  • Create educational materials that do not infringe copyright.

24.

Managing Information Overload in Digital Era

The 21st century educators strategically use information from the huge knowledge repository (i.e., internet) through the deployment and management of information resources and services. They harness technology as a critical tool to accomplish their goals. This workshop will introduce participants to some of the ways to better manage a world of content to tackle the issue of information overload. Participants will be guided to use selected web-based applications to search, filter, evaluate and synthesize and manage information.

  • Develop an appropriate and effective knowledge management strategy
  • Develop skill to curate content well
  • Use appropriate curation tools effectively

25.

Digital Content Development with Articulate Studio

This workshop is designed to help you master the function and features of Articulate Studio 13 and the complete development of an eLearning course cycle.

Articulate Studio ‘13 allows you to easily create interactive e-learning courses from PowerPoint through these four tools:

• Articulate Presenter 13

• Articulate Quizmaker ‘13

• Articulate Engage ‘13

• Articulate Replay

At the end of the workshop you are expected to :

  • Transform PowerPoint slides into online courses - create, narrate, and annotate presentation-based courses in PowerPoint with Articulate Presenter ’13
  • Add quizzes to your online course - create quizzes, surveys, drag-and-drops and other assessments in Articulate Quizmaker ’13
  • Turn viewers into engaged learners - add media-rich interactions to your online course in Articulate Engage ’13
  • Create engaging learning videos with Articulate Replay

26.

Multimedia Essential for Digital Content Development

Information, Computer and Technology (ICT) is a crucial skill for today's digital age educators. The technology-driven society dictates that educators have a basic knowledge of multimedia applications and the ability to use them in the classroom and developing teaching and learning resources. True ICT literacy involves much more in-depth knowledge; however, the process starts with understanding the basics. In this workshop participants will be exposed to selected free and proprietary softwares that cover a wide range of multimedia skills such as recording and editing audio, finding and editing images, recording and editing video, and converting various media formats.

  • Participants are able to use selected free and proprietary application softwares to edit audio, graphic (images), and video.
  • Participants are able to apply the essential multimedia skills to produce stand-alone learning object (LO).
  • Participants will understand various media format and how to convert between different media format.

27.

Designing Effective Presentation (Part 1)

Widespread use of Powerpoints laden with text and bullet-points–in lectures and research presentations–has resulted in the undesirable phenomenon coined “Death-by-Powerpoint”.

To effectively use presentation apps, it requires one to think visually–a skillset that is perhaps not natural or taught at schools. Nevertheless, effective visual expression and communication can be learned.

In this workshop, you will learn to create contents and use visuals in a simple but meaningful way that effectively connects with your audience. This workshop/course is for non-designers, and aimed to help lecturers and staff to go beyond Powerpoint, that is to create visually attractive, engaging presentation related to teaching, learning and research.


 

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • design presentation with clarity, relevance and simplicity in mind,
  • to connect and arrange parts with a big idea/story­–as one presentation that engages your audience,
  • explore relationships between elements in presentation e.g. text, font styles, colours, images and charts with spaces,
  • learn to arrange the elements for clear communication
  • explore other presentation apps e.g. Keynote, Prezi, Blendspace, Haiku Deck.

27.

Designing Effective Presentation (Part 2)

Widespread use of Powerpoints laden with text and bullet-points–in lectures and research presentations–has resulted in the undesirable phenomenon coined “Death-by-Powerpoint”.

To effectively use presentation apps, it requires one to think visually–a skillset that is perhaps not natural or taught at schools. Nevertheless, effective visual expression and communication can be learned.

In this workshop, you will learn to create contents and use visuals in a simple but meaningful way that effectively connects with your audience. This workshop/course is for non-designers, and aimed to help lecturers and staff to go beyond Powerpoint, that is to create visually attractive, engaging presentation related to teaching, learning and research.


 

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • design presentation with clarity, relevance and simplicity in mind,
  • to connect and arrange parts with a big idea/story­–as one presentation that engages your audience,
  • explore relationships between elements in presentation e.g. text, font styles, colours, images and charts with spaces,
  • learn to arrange the elements for clear communication
  • explore other presentation apps e.g. Keynote, Prezi, Blendspace, Haiku Deck.

29.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) is not only a buzzing trend, but a realistic platform to realize the spirit of ‘Education for All’. UNESCO describes Open Educational Resources (OER) as teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. OER include full courses (in which case also known as open courseware, or OCW), course materials such as notes or slide presentation, modules, textbooks, pictures, videos, softwares, games, etc. This workshop provides some insights into various facets of OER and demonstrates how OER can be integrated in an educational setting. An emphasis will be given on hands-on activities and sharing of relevant strategies to produce content (learning resources) using various web-based tools, softwares and tablet apps (optional).

  • Find, filter and evaluate open educational resources
  • Use simple tools to reuse, modify, remix, and repackage resources
  • Address the copyright issue
  • Apply appropriate Creative Commons licences
  • Create variety of new resources using web-based applications and free softwares
  • Upload and share resources to various free learning platforms
  • Integrate open educational resources in teaching and learning

30.

Using Google Drive

Google Drive lets users create and collaborate with others using synchronous and asynchronous communication.  Users can share documents and files, build out spreadsheets and make a presentation on the fly with Docs, Sheets and Slides apps in Google Drives. Users will also be able to create forms and share the forms online.

  • Create Docs, Sheets and Slides online using collaborative tools in Google Drive
  • Create forms, publish and embed forms online

31.

Using Video and Audio Effectively in Teaching and Learning

Imagine your students can listen to you speaking while they are on the bus, walking to the gym or doing their chores. If you have watched a video tutorial on YouTube or listened to an audio podcast on iTunes, then you should appreciate the value of these resources in education. All you need is a simple web-based application or an app. This workshop will provide hands-on training on how to produce screencasts and audio/video podcasts and discover how these tools can effectively enhance the teaching and learning environment of your courses. The workshop will also explore the pedagogical aspect of multimedia as a device for tutorials, for creating activities and assignments, and as an extension of the learning experience beyond class time.

  • Use  web-based applications or iPad app to produce audio/video podcasts
  • Integrate the video and audio podcasts in a flipped classroom model.


 

32

Using Infographic for Teaching and Learning

How can we make complex and mundane topics easy to understand for a broader audience? Make it simple by telling the story visually. Infographic is a visual representation of complex data, enabling complex issue/topic is translated into effective and recognisable visual forms, producing new knowledge and revealing new perspective. Communicating your story or message is often faster and more compelling with an infographic. This course will take you through the skills and tools needed, and the key phases of creating these visually stunning and highly informational graphics.

  • Collect, synthesize and understand data
  • Apply the creative process to turn a raw set of data into a compelling infographic
  • Design an inspiring and stimulating infographic story

33.

Using Website for e-Portfolio

Many academics overlook the importance of having an informative personal website. It’s a big mistake! A website can be used as a marketing tool to make your profile (teaching, research) visible to the world. A comprehensive website can become a gateway to explore new networking and unexpected opportunities. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use free website builder to set up a website using a template or starting from zero. Believe me; you don’t need to be a geek to create your own website!

  • Set up a website using free website builder
  • Manage and update website on the fly.
  • Change the design with a single click.

34.

Interactive Poll and Quizzes

Teachers always face the challenge of engaging students in the classroom. Interactive polls and quizzes let teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding.

  • Choose appropriate poll and quiz application for classroom activities
  • Design polls and quizzes to engage students in classroom activity.

35.

Developing iTunes U Course (for Mac & iPad Users only)

iTunes U Course is an online courseware developed using iTunes U Course Manager. iTunes U Course Manager is a web-based tool that allows instructors to create and distribute courses on iTunes U. iTunes U courses let teachers give each class a customized learning experience. Teachers can create and manage their course and students can experience it all from the iTunes U app on iPad or Macintosh.

  • Create a courseware using iTunes U Course Manager
  • Publish the courseware to iTunes U

36.

Social Media for Academics: Boosting Your Impact and Visibility

How can academics and researchers use social media to enhance their online profile? Becoming pro-active and increasing your visibility is essential for your career development. Social media is a very useful tool to help you to get your name out there and to extend your professional network. Online social media tools can be some of the most rewarding and informative resources for researchers and scientists—IF you know how to use them!

In this workshop, participants will learn the potential benefits that can stem from online social networking, explain how academics can efficiently and effectively harness online resources, and provide an overview of popular social media tools.

  • Use a wide range of social media applications for teaching, research and self-advancement
  • Harness the power of social media to boost online presence and visibility
              
 
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