Ignite

SPring 2017 Innovation Showcase

Please join us for our Spring 2017 Innovation Showcase as faculty and staff across our campus demonstrate innovative programs, courses, and projects that target student success in technology-rich learning environments at the University of Memphis. Lunch will be provided to all faculty and staff in attendance.

We will also be recognizing all previous contributors to the Spring 2017 Ignite Series. In this series, faculty and staff were invited to speak on a variety of topics including: UDL principles and self-regulated learning, instructional material and online course accessibility, and adaptive learning as a tool for driving student success.

You can register for the Innovation Showcase or other events below.

IGNITE SERIES and SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGS)

The goal of the Ignite series is to facilitate discussion among faculty and staff regarding student success in technology-rich learning environments at the University of Memphis. Topics include:

  • Blended Instruction - Integrating Technology in the Face-to-Face Classroom
  • Creating Teaching Presence in the Online Classroom
  • Encouraging Critical Thinking
  • Accessibility/UDL
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Unique Challenges of Post-traditional (Non-traditional) Students
  • Online Learning Theories
  • Student Retention/Success
  • Developing a Social Context with Students / Building a Learning Community

Interested in joining or launching a SIG on one of the above topics? Contact us at um3d@memphis.edu to get started.

SMALL TEACHING WORKSHOP (PAST EVENT)

February 3, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. 

Presenter: James Lang, Ph.D., author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

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*Registration is now closed for this event.


Online Course DEVELOPMENT 101 (PAST EVENT)

February 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: UC Senate Chamber

Join us as we discuss best practices for online course development and online teaching in preparation for the Summer and Fall semesters. We will also review the online course development process and strategies you can implement to engage your students throughout the semester.

Presenters: Leonia Houston and Fair Berg, UM3D Instructional Impact Team

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*Brown Bag Seminar: Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.


Applying UDL principles and supporting self-regulated learning in a project-based distance education course (PAST EVENT)

March 16, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: UC Beale

This presentation describes a methodology for applying UDL principles in an online course. A learning management process framework is presented that is based on the widely-known Project Management Process Framework and self-regulated learning theory.

Presenter: Margaret Schultz, Ph.D., Instructor of Business Information and Technology

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*Brown Bag Seminar: Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.


Online Course Accessibility (PAST EVENT)

March 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Clement Hall 413

How can we integrate technology to address the needs of a diverse student population? The ITS Trainers from the Center for Teaching and Learning discuss accessibility issues and strategies for implementing online course accessibility guidelines.

Presenter: ITS Trainers, Center for Teaching and Learning

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Adaptive Learning as a Tool for Driving Student Success

April 13, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: UC Senate Chamber

This presentation will share ways in which adaptive learning has and is being used on our campus to help drive student success. The results adaptive learning has already had on student success and the expect impact we project it will have moving forward will be discussed. A brief tour of an adaptive learning system will be provided and what it takes to implement adaptive learning into a course will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and be given individual tours as requested.

Presenter: Niki Bray, Instructor, School of Health Studies

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*Brown Bag Seminar: Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.


LEARNER ENGAGEMENT THROUGH UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL)

April 20, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: UC Poplar Room

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework reduces barriers by addressing the learning needs of all learners. Through the development of goals, materials, and assessments that put students in the driver's seat, the UDL framework can change the landscape of blended/online learning and accessibility. In this session, we will discuss how we can leverage technology and the varied abilities of our students to increase engagement and motivation.

Presenters: Leonia Houston and Fair Berg, UM3D Instructional Impact Team

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*Brown Bag Seminar: Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.


Innovation Showcase

April 27, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: UC 350 Fountain View Round

Join us as for the Third Annual Innovation Showcase! UofM faculty will demonstrate innovative programs, courses, and projects that target student success in technology-rich learning environments at the University of Memphis.

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*Lunch will be provided.