From: Faculty and Research E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Wed Apr 16 2008 - 21:03:28 MDT
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:03:28 -0600 (MDT) From: Faculty and Research E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: 2008 Summer Institute for Understanding and Using Social Networking
TO: Boulder Campus Full, Assoc, Asst Professors
and all Instructors
FROM: Faculty Teaching Excellence Program
SENDER: Mary Ann Shea, Director
DATE: April 17, 2008
SUBJECT: 2008 Summer Institute for Understanding and Using Social Networking
and Interaction Tools Associated with Web 2.0 in Support of Student Learning
What is the Summer Institute?
This institute provides a comfortable and fun environment in which faculty
can explore various technologies that support both teaching and research.
The focus this year is on collaborative and social networking software
associated with Web 2.0 and their applications in teaching and learning. The
tools and techniques we will explore will enhance learning, engage students
more intensively and make courses more interactive without adding to faculty
Session A will begin Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16.
Session B will begin Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23.
Download Application Form at: http://www.colorado.edu/ftep/events/sinmp.html
The 2008 FTEP Summer Institute:
The Institute will provide a fun and intellectually stimulating environment
to learn about and try online social networking and collaboration tools. The
use of these tools in support of student learning, both in and out of the
classroom will be presented. Faculty from CU and Georgetown will present
their experience with these tools and the related research. The
participants will be using tools such as wikis and blogs throughout the
Institute to capture their ideas, communicate with other participants and
experience online interaction. In addition we will provide experience with
various tools such as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, Surveymonkey,
Second Life, Zotero etc. The goal of the first week is a survey of the
tools, including basics of using the tools. This survey will be in a context
of understanding the new opportunities they provide educationally, i.e. what
you can do with them that you can't do now. The second week will go into
sufficient depth to enable faculty to develop a step by step design for
implementing these tools and is focused on allowing the participants to
develop a project that they can use in an upcoming course. The Institute
will be held in the College of Engineering Integrated Teaching and Learning
Laboratory (ITLL). Each Faculty participant will have the use of a dedicated
computer in the spacious lab for the hands-on exercises and for work on
their projects. Participants are also invited to use their own laptops.
The 2008 FTEP Summer Institute will consist of two separate sessions.
Session A, Social Networks, Web 2.0, Modern Students, What's a Faculty
Member to do?
Session B, In depth focus on Web 2.0 tools supporting the modern learning
Summer Institute Sessions at a Glance
Day 1: Web 2.0 New tools for old problems. Assessing new technologies and
how they impact our views on teaching/learning and what new capabilities are
Day 2: An overview of social technologies and their cognitive and conceptual
framework. This includes hands-on with Wikis, Blogs, MySpace, Facebook,
Day 3: Students Today: Student Panel, Facing Facebook, Techniques and tools
for assessing learning.
Day 4: YouTube: What is needed for generating videos on YouTube and how they
have been used pedagogically. Clickers: Introduction, Demonstration,
Experience in the classroom, Hands-on use by the participants.
Day 5: Second Life: What is it? Classes in Second Life, Practice in using
Second Life. Shared web-based tools such as Google docs. Zotero, a tool for
harvesting citations and enabling research on the web. Participants will
present their proposals for projects to be completed during the second week.
Day 1: Morning: Second Life continued. Afternoon: Setting up a blog or wiki
for your class. Time for project-Video equipment available for YouTube
Day 2: Morning: Detailed examination of Surveymonkey Afternoon: SMS, IM,
etc-Time for project-Video equipment available for YouTube projects
Day 3: Morning: Determined by participant requests Afternoon: Time for
project-Video equipment available for YouTube projects
Day 4: Morning: Determined by participant requests Afternoon: Work on
Day 5: Finish work on project and project presentation
Note: The Institute is hands-on and participants will use all the tools that
Activities will be scheduled from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the College of
Engineering Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory. Participants may
register for either or both sessions. By submitting an application, you are
committing to full attendance on all days of the Summer Institute sessions
for which you are accepted.
We assume all participants are familiar at a basic level with email, web
browsing, typical office suite applications, and comfortable on their
computer with file management. You do not need to be a super user with any
particular piece of software. Those interested in a survey and light
experience with the tools should attend Session A. Those interested in
moving beyond a brief introduction and developing a project for their class
using the new capabilities should continue in Session B. The major
requirement is an openness to exploring new ideas and opportunities in your
teaching and in support of student learning.
--Mary Ann Shea, Co-Director, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program
--Professor Mike Lightner, Co-Director, Electrical & Computer Engineering
--Professor Randy Bass, Executive Director of the Center for New Designs in
Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), Georgetown University
--Professor Diane Sieber, Herbst Humanities
--Professor John Bennett, Computer Science and ATLAS
Applications can be filled out online or downloaded and printed in paper
copy format at www.colorado.edu/ftep/events/sinmp.html. The application
deadline is April 28, 2008. If selected to participate in the Summer
Institute, faculty will commit to attending from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
everyday of the sessions in which they are enrolled. The application process
has a rolling admission policy. Soon after you apply, you will be notified
of your acceptance. Then, you will receive another reminder by the deadline
date of April 28th. Subsequently, you will receive another reminder of your
commitment to the institute.
For more information about the Summer Institute for Understanding and Using
Social Networking and Interaction Tools Associated with Web 2.0 in support
of Student Learning or with questions concerning the application form,
Professor Mike Lightner
570 UCB College of Engineering Research East
3100 Marine St. ARCE Rm A436
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