Published: Jan. 28, 2016

Please join us for the Spring 2016 NORLIN LEARNER’S LUNCH series of workshops!

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00, Norlin E113.

Everyone is welcome, no sign-up necessary

1/27: Time Management: The Key to a Successful Semester

Need a time management tune-up to start the semester out right?  If you felt that last semester felt a bit more stressful than it should have been or you didn’t get things done as efficiently (or effectively) as you had hoped, come to this workshop.

2/3: Test Taking: Thinking Like a Teacher

Join us to learn tips, hints and techniques to help raise your exam scores. We will also strategize methods for anticipating what content will be covered in your tests and exams.

2/10: Creating Your Online Professional and Academic Identity

What do people find when they google you? Are you presenting your academic and professional achievements in the best possible light? This workshop will ways in which you can use academic social networking tools such as Research Gate and to make connections, to upload papers, and to start to participate in the broader realm of digital scholarship.

2/17  Title forthcoming

2/24 Design Tools and Data Visualization   

In the age of memes, soundbites and information onslaught, how do you get your content and data noticed? A few basic presentation and design principles can help you create eye catching images, slides and infographics. With free online presentation tools, you don’t need a graphic design degree to create impactful messages that stand out

3/2 Learning By Design  

This talk will introduce you to the process of design thinking: A creative approach to solving real and complex problems. You’ll learn skills and strategies to help you think and behave like a designer. You’ll also discover how a design thinking mindset can prepare you to become a better learner.

3/9 Beautiful and Accessible: Quick Tips on Designing Presentations

It’s time to break your bad habits and get the most out of your presentations! In this session, you will learn how to design a beautiful presentation in PowerPoint/Google Slides while utilizing some quick tips from OIT’s Universal Instructional Design Consultant to ensure that your work is fully accessible. Alaina Beaver will share insider strategies to help you comply with the new Accessibility Policy AND still keep your presentation style looking sleek and professional.

3/16 How to be Productive while Slacking: An Introduction to Slack

Slack is a group chat tool that has rapidly become popular in groups of people as diverse as business teams, internet communities, and families. In this session, we’ll go over the basics of Slack, including what it is, how to get the most out of it, and how it compares to other chat tools you might use in and around your courses. We’ll also talk about how it can connect to other tools you might already be using, like Trello, Google Drive, Hangouts, LucidChart and others, to make things easier for you and your students.