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Innovation Studio: Upcoming Events

Current Events

Video Capture via Panopto
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2-3pm;
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Would you like to make some lectures available to students online? Would it be helpful to record a few key concepts for students to review? How about recording that guest speaker to save for later use? Panopto is the solution for you, and it also integrates with SNoodle! Join us and see how easy it is to get started!

Using SNoodle for Blended Learning
Friday, Oct. 31, 3-4pm;
Mulva 304
You've used SNoodle as a document repository, a grade book, a discussion area, and for quizzes. Did you also know that SNoodle can guide students through content and provide remediation when necessary? Join us and learn how to take SNoodle to the next level with blended learning! We'll provide snacks.

Introduction to Apple TV
Monday, Nov. 3, 10-11am;
Boyle 122
Stop by to see the amazing AppleTV and all it can do. Already familiar with AppleTV? See what it can do for YOU in your work environment whether it be teaching, administration or showcasing work.

Introduction to SNoodle
Monday, Nov. 10, 2-3pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Have you ever wanted to put parts of your course on the web but don't know how to create web pages? Would your students like to check their grades at any time? SNoodle can assist you with these and many other course-related activities! Join us and learn how easy it is to get started with SNoodle. You'll learn how to upload files, link to content on the internet, create assignments, and much more!

Celebrate GIS Day
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11-Noon;
Cassandra Voss Center, room 008
Today is GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. Join us (we'll provide snacks) and learn how GIS (Geographic Information Systems) can be used to enhance your teaching and learning environment.

Drop-in Lab: SNoodle Grade Book
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 11-Noon;
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Do you need help with the SNoodle Grade Book as you finalize your grades? Stop by our drop-in lab; we'll be glad to help!

Previous Events - 2013-2014 Academic Year

SNoodle Grade book
Wednesday, 9/4, 3-4pm; Friday, 9/20, 12:20-1:20pm
Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)
Get a jump-start on grading in SNoodle by attending this workshop! Participants will learn how to set up a new gradebook according to individual methods of grading.

SNoodle, MOOCs and Mocha (coffee's on us!)
Meet at Ed's (Library) at 8:45am each Wednesday morning during September (9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25). We'll buy the coffee.
After getting coffee, we'll move to the Innovation Studio (Mulva 305) by 9am.
Want to learn more about SNoodle? Curious about MOOCs? This on-line workshop let's you tackle both! Moodle™ is offering a free MOOC to help you get started with Moodle - the learning platform that SNoodle is based off of. Participate in this MOOC on your own, or participate with us face-to-face for the next 4 weeks. The coffee is on us!

What's "NEW" About the New Classrooms
Boyle 106: 9/18, 8:30-9am; 9/19, 8:30-9am; 9/27, 3-3:30pm
Boyle 122: 9/18, 11-11:30am; 9/20, 3:30-4pm; 9/26, 1:30-2pm
Five classrooms were refreshed this summer with new technology. Come to a workshop to find out what's new and improved and how these classrooms let you teach untethered.

iPad Users' Group: Making your SNoodle Course Mobile Friendly
Wednesday, 9/25, 12:30-1:30pm
Innovation Studio (Mulva 305)
One of the benefits from the SNoodle upgrade is that it now supports Moodle Mobile! This workshop will highlight how SNoodle works on Mobile devices and will offer some tips and tricks on how to make your SNoodle course work well on all devices.

Drop in for G: Drive Options
Thursday, Oct. 3, Noon-4pm; Friday, Oct 4, 8am-Noon
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
SNoodle and Google Drive are two great alternatives to the G: drive.  Come to this drop-in lab to discuss which of these (or others) is best  for you and let us help you begin the process to make the move. This  workshop will be repeated each month.

Leap Motion -- Gesture Computing
Wednesday, Oct. 9,  3:00-3:30 p.m; Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2:30-3pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Take the leap into gesture based computing! Experience Google Earth and Prezi on a whole new level -- not to mention all the other amazing educational apps and uses for this little gadget!

Presenting with my Computer
Friday, Oct. 4,  2-2:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 18, 2-2:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
VGA, HDMI, Resolutions, Mirroring . . . what does all this mean? Empower yourself with the ability to connect your own device and project to an audience, anytime, anywhere. Presenting at a conference? Feel confident that you will have the skill set necessary to make things work!

Video Capture via Panopto
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12:30-1pm; Monday, Oct. 14, 2-2:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Would you like to make some lectures available to students online? Would it be helpful to record a few key concepts for students to review? How about recording that guest speaker to save for later use? Panopto is the solution for you! Integrates with SNoodle too!

iPad Users' Group: iOS 7
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
One of the benefits from the SNoodle upgrade is that it now supports Moodle Mobile! This workshop will highlight how SNoodle works on Mobile devices and will offer some tips and tricks on how to make your SNoodle course work well on all devices.

Previous Events - 2012-2013 Academic Year

Conversations and Collaboration: Lunch with the CIO
Tuesday, 9/18, 11:30-12:30
Sensenbrenner Executive Conference Room
Meet with Rae and enjoy a roundtable discussion about technology issues that are important to you. Rae will be glad to discuss what's happening in ITS, talk about new technology opportunities, and listen to your feedback.  No RSVP is needed, there is no set agenda, and Rae will buy lunch.

iPad Users' Group: Running Microsoft Office Applications on the iPad
Wednesday, 9/19, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The iPad Users' Group meets once a month and is open to anyone on campus. Each Users' Group meeting starts with a presentation and discussion on the topic for the month.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to iPads or iOS.

NITLE Webinar: Designing Online Resources to Enhance In-Class Interactions
Thursday, 9/20, 3-4pm
Mulva 314
As the terms “flipping the classroom” and “blended learning” continue to garner attention, liberal arts institutions are evaluating the role that these frameworks can play on residential campuses. While the buzzwords are novel, the goal of enhancing student engagement during in-class meetings has always been the desired outcome.  In this webinar, the presenters will share information about two projects to create open educational resources for blended learning (funded by the Associated Colleges of the South) and discuss the instructional design principles that guided their development.

What is Citation Management?
Tuesday, 9/25, 1-2pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Citation management is the process of tracking and organizing the books, journal articles, web-based sources and other information that you collect and use in your scholarly activities.  Technology can play a vital role in this process.  This workshop will introduce technologies that will simplify the citation management process, and help you select the best technologies for your needs.

Moodle Users' Group: Grade Book
Wednesday, 9/26, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The Moodle Users' Group meets once a month and is open to instructors.  Each User's Group starts with a presentation and discussion on a topic of interest.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to Moodle and how it can be used to engage students and enhance the classroom experience.

Moodle Open Lab
Tuesday, 10/2, 10-11am
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Feel free to stop by if you have any Moodle problems or questions, or even if you'd just like to work on your Moodle course with help nearby.

Zotero Basics
Wednesday, 10/3, 12:30-1:30
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Zotero is one of two citation management programs that are supported by the Library. In this workshop, you'll learn how to manage your citations with Zotero.

NITLE Webinar: Stories of the Susquehanna: Digital Humanities, Spatial Thinking, and Telling of Historia of the Environment
Tuesday, 10/9, 1-2pm
Mulva 314
Students at Bucknell University, as part of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley Project, gathered stories from the Marcellus Shale region in the Susquehanna watershed of how the boom in natural gas drilling is transforming communities and cultural landscapes. This seminar will explore the possibilities digital humanities offers students to incorporate technologies such as ArcGIS and Google Earth into storytelling of their environment. The webinar will provide examples and lead discussion of how students’ digital learning may foster cooperation between universities, public agencies (local, regional and national) and NGOs in successful efforts to raise environmental awareness.

Conversations and Collaboration: Lunch with the CIO
Wednesday, 10/10, 12:30-1:30
Sensenbrenner Executive Conference Room
Meet with Rae and enjoy a roundtable discussion about technology issues that are important to you. Rae will be glad to discuss what's happening in ITS, talk about new technology opportunities, and listen to your feedback.  No RSVP is needed, there is no set agenda, and Rae will buy lunch.

NITLE Webinar: Evaluating Digital Scholarship
Tuesday, 10/10, 3-4pm
Mulva 314
While a number of professional organizations have produced valuable guidelines for evaluation of digital work, many colleges and universities have yet to establish clear protocols and practices for applying them. Alison Byerly, College Professor and former Provost and Executive Vice President at Middlebury College, who has co-led workshops on evaluating digital scholarship at the MLA convention, will review major issues to be considered in the evaluation of digital work, such as: presentation of medium-specific materials, documentation of multiple roles in collaborative work, changing forms of peer review, and identification of appropriate reviewers. She will then talk briefly about how these issues can best be approached from the perspective of the candidate who wishes to present his or her work effectively to review committees, as well as from the perspective of colleagues who wish to provide a well-informed evaluation of such work.

iPad Users' Group: iOS 6
Wednesday, 10/24, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The iPad Users' Group meets once a month and is open to anyone on campus. Each Users' Group meeting starts with a presentation and discussion on the topic for the month.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to iPads or iOS.

Moodle Users' Group: Preview of Moodle 2
Wednesday, 10/31, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The Moodle Users' Group meets once a month and is open to instructors.  Each User's Group starts with a presentation and discussion on a topic of interest.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to Moodle and how it can be used to engage students and enhance the classroom experience.

Conversations and Collaboration: Lunch with the CIO
Thursday, 11/15, 11:30-12:30
Michels Commons 123
Meet with Rae and enjoy a roundtable discussion about technology issues that are important to you. Rae will be glad to discuss what's happening in ITS, talk about new technology opportunities, and listen to your feedback.  No RSVP is needed, there is no set agenda, and Rae will buy lunch.

ELI Webinar: Beyond the MOOC Hype-Getting Serious About Online Learning
Monday, 2/11, Noon-1pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
For almost two decades, the world of online education has been evolving. Entering 2013, we are presented with a confusing array of educational delivery models. The purpose of this webinar is to give participants a solid foundation regarding what online educational delivery models are out there. Ranging from relatively traditional classrooms to fully online courses, online education is being integrated into the college experience for almost one-third of students. Many of these models, such as massive open online classes (MOOCs), are geared toward accessibility and affordability. Other models focus on personalized learning styles, such as competency-based education. Traditional learning management system providers and textbook publishers are also trying to find their places in this new world, promoting yet other models. We aim to shed light on these approaches so that decision makers and stakeholders can determine the best approach for their colleges and universities while staying true to the missions of their respective institutions.

Getting Started with Video Capture
Thursday, 2/14, 1-2pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
In this workshop, you'll learn how video capture can be a beneficial for your students. We'll show you how to use the technology to record an instructional segment of your course, and then put it online so your students can view it anytime. We'll also discuss ways that your students could incorporate video capture in their coursework.

SNoodle Users' Group: Attendance and Panopto block
Wednesday, 2/20, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The SNoodle Users' Group meets once a month and is open to instructors. Each User's Group starts with a presentation and discussion on a topic of interest. Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to SNoodle and how it can be used to engage students and enhance the classroom experience.

NITLE Webinar: Digital Pedagogy and MOOCification
Tuesday, 2/26, 3-4:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
This seminar will discuss the viability of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) as a pedagogical mode, especially at small undergraduate institutions. Even if we don’t agree that the MOOC can be a viable educational form, can we outline useful pedagogical practices that MOOCs inspire? Seminar leaders Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris define MOOCification as “a pedagogical approach inspired by MOOCs that is unleashed in an otherwise closed or small-format course.” This seminar will aim to investigate the techniques that MOOCs point toward and that can be used in on-ground, hybrid, and online classrooms, no matter the scale.

Conversations and Collaboration: Lunch with the CIO
Wednesday, 2/27, 11:30-12:30
Sensenbrenner Executive Conference Room
Meet with Rae and enjoy a roundtable discussion about technology issues that are important to you. Rae will be glad to discuss what's happening in ITS, talk about new technology opportunities, and listen to your feedback.  No RSVP is needed, there is no set agenda, and Rae will buy lunch.

iPad Users' Group: Video Capture
Wednesday, 2/27, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The iPad Users' Group meets once a month and is open to anyone on campus. Each Users' Group meeting starts with a presentation and discussion on the topic for the month.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to iPads or iOS.

Open Office Hours
JMS Hall, 3rd floor lounge, Tuesday, 3/19, 9:30-10:30am
Boyle Hall, faculty lounge, Thursday, 3/28, 9:30-10:30am
Bush Art Center, conference room, Tuesday, 4/2, 9:30-10:30am
APHFA, room 140, Tuesday, 4//9, 10-10:50am

NITLE Webinar: Open Education and MOOCs
Friday, 3/8, 2-3pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) may seem incompatible with the high-touch model of liberal education, yet liberal arts colleges can engage with MOOCs on their own terms. For instance, they may be able to address gaps in their curriculum by creating “wrappers” around MOOCs or by partnering with other colleges to offer shared, immersive online courses. We can see MOOCs as the latest phase of the open education movement, as it moves from offering open content to providing learning experiences that help students make sense of that content through exercises, quizzes, and, in some cases, group projects, discussions and learning communities.

Building on NITLE’s 2012 white paper on open education, this seminar will explore the strategic implications of open education for liberal arts colleges. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of models for open education and potential challenges and advantages for liberal arts colleges.

Turbocharge Your Classes With Video
Thursday, 3/14, 1:30-2:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
In this workshop, you'll learn how video capture can be a beneficial for your students. We'll show you how to use the technology to record an instructional segment of your course, and then put it online so your students can view it anytime. We'll also discuss ways that your students could incorporate video capture in their coursework.

SNoodle Users' Group: Conducting Surveys with the Feedback Block
Wednesday, 3/20, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The Moodle Users' Group meets once a month and is open to instructors.  Each User's Group starts with a presentation and discussion on a topic of interest.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to Moodle and how it can be used to engage students and enhance the classroom experience.

Easy Classroom Surveys With Google
Wednesday, 3/20, 3-4pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
Google provides an easy way to create and administer surveys.  This workshop will help you get started with Google surveys and demonstrate ways that the survey tool could be used in classes.

Turbocharge Your Classes With Video
Thursday, 3/21, 11am-Noon
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
In this workshop, you'll learn how video capture can be a beneficial for your students. We'll show you how to use the technology to record an instructional segment of your course, and then put it online so your students can view it anytime. We'll also discuss ways that your students could incorporate video capture in their coursework.

Enhancing Classroom Collaboration With Google
Tuesday, 3/26, 10-11am
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
With Google Drive, it's easy to share and collaborate.  In this workshop, we'll demonstrate how to share information with others, and also how to collaboratively edit a document.

Conversations and Collaboration: Lunch with the CIO
Wednesday, 3/27, 11:30-12:30
Sensenbrenner Executive Conference Room
Meet with Rae and enjoy a roundtable discussion about technology issues that are important to you. Rae will be glad to discuss what's happening in ITS, talk about new technology opportunities, and listen to your feedback.  No RSVP is needed, there is no set agenda, and Rae will buy lunch.

iPad Users' Group: Google Apps on the iPad
Wednesday, 3/27, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The iPad Users' Group meets once a month and is open to anyone on campus. Each Users' Group meeting starts with a presentation and discussion on the topic for the month.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to iPads or iOS.

NITLE Webinar: Myth of the MOOC
Friday, 4/5, 1-2pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
MOOCs have generated wild speculation about what they mean for the future of higher education in the United States, with commentators in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and endless blogs, press releases, and other tributary media arguing polarized views of what MOOCs portend. Temptation exists to adjust strategy based on these spectacular arguments, but liberal arts colleges are better served by considering the broader context of opportunities and anxieties in which the MOOC myth is created. If we see predictions about MOOCs less in terms of true or false and more as competing myths that have a specific relationship to our institutional missions, we will have a firmer footing when considering our strategy for using emergent online learning platforms in the service of that mission. As Vincent Mosco says:

Myths are not just a distortion of reality that requires debunking; they are a form of reality. They give meaning to life, particularly by helping us to understand the     seemingly incomprehensible, to cope with problems that are overwhelmingly intractable, and to create in vision or dream what cannot be realized in practice (Digital Sublime, p. 13).

In addition to providing details of the MOOC phenomenon so far, this seminar will lay the groundwork for thinking about MOOCs as myth and demonstrate humanities and social science research methods that can be applied to other cultural objects with similar strategic implications.

NITLE Webinar: Digital Pedagogy Keywords
Wednesday, 4/10, 2-3pm
Mulva 314
How have new digital methods, tools, and networks changed pedagogy? How should we define such digital pedagogy? What trends and practices in digital pedagogy cross disciplines? The Digital Pedagogy Reader and Toolkit, a born-digital publication with Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers as general editors, will aggregate the digital tools with which adventurous practitioners are experimenting and present pedagogical projects in their original forms. As part of the project, a group of experienced practitioners will curate sections around important keywords, such as “remix, “play,” “collaboration,” “race,” and “failure.” Taken together these significant terms define a new pedagogy for a digital age. For each keyword, curators will assemble a group of artifacts of innovative teaching and learning by highlighting particularly effective tools and pedagogical strategies, while incorporating examples of the resulting student work. This seminar will give an overview of digital pedagogy organized by keyword, illustrate the concept by looking at potential artifacts for one keyword, and invite the audience to contribute to this project by suggesting other keywords and artifacts.

Teaching and Learning Workshop: Chalk, Chips & the Right Mix for SNC: New technologies and the future of higher education
Friday, 4/12, 3-4:30pm
Bemis 114 CD
The Annual Faculty Development Conference this year, “The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities for the Professoriate,” will invite faculty to consider how to respond to the instructional challenges and opportunities posed by rapid changes in higher education. To initiate this dialog, the Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) will host a discussion on new technologies and the future of higher education.

In recent years, the debate over technology and its role in higher education has become increasingly polarized.  Many believe that emergent technologies have opened new terrain for enhancing the quality of student learning and radically rethinking the ways we teach.  Others counter that these technologies pose a threat to the most well-established and cherished aspects of higher education.  These polarized views set the terms of debate of higher education today and impose on the St. Norbert Community the obligation to clarify the opportunities and challenges inherent in the new learning technologies.

Come debate these issues and more with your colleagues at the next Teaching and Learning Workshop where representatives from the DLI will facilitate a constructive discussion on these urgent developments.

NITLE Webinar: Digital Reading Practices for the Liberal Arts Classroom
Thursday, 4/18, 2-3pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
From search engine indexing to sophisticated methods of literary analysis, the computer has become an indispensable tool in dealing with the massive influx of digitized textual data in our information age. Liberal arts students need to understand automated methods of text analysis because they underlie how we find, use, and share information today. Stéfan Sinclair, co-director of TAPoR, a gateway to the tools used in sophisticated text analysis and retrieval, will describe text analysis, lead a discussion of why and how to teach it, and share proven recipes for student assignments. Seminar participants will be able to identify potential applications of computer-assisted text analysis in the language, literature or other text-based discipline classroom, access easy tools and recipes for creating student text analysis assignments, and find resources for exploring text analysis further.

SNoodle Workshop: Grade book
Friday, 4/19, 1:30-2:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
This workshop will demonstrate how to use and manage the SNoodle grade book.  Topics include adding and updating grades, organizing the gradebook, calculating final grades, managing extra credit, and viewing the grades as a student.

Conversations and Collaboration: Lunch with the CIO
Wednesday, 4/24, 11:30-12:30
Sensenbrenner Executive Conference Room
Meet with Rae and enjoy a roundtable discussion about technology issues that are important to you. Rae will be glad to discuss what's happening in ITS, talk about new technology opportunities, and listen to your feedback.  No RSVP is needed, there is no set agenda, and Rae will buy lunch.

iPad Users' Group: The Magic of QR Codes
Wednesday, 4/24, 12:30-1:30pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
The iPad Users' Group meets once a month and is open to anyone on campus. Each Users' Group meeting starts with a presentation and discussion on the topic for the month.  Time is also set aside to answer questions as well as discuss anything related to iPads or iOS.

Turbocharge Your Classes With Video
Friday, 4/26, 1-2pm
Mulva 305 (Innovation Studio)
In this workshop, you'll learn how video capture can be a beneficial for your students. We'll show you how to use the technology to record an instructional segment of your course, and then put it online so your students can view it anytime. We'll also discuss ways that your students could incorporate video capture in their coursework.

Hours

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Innovation Studio sponsors a variety of events (e.g., webinars, workshops, open labs, user groups) for our College faculty members. These events are announced on the Innovation Studio homepage and if you plan to attend an event, we ask that you register for it.  We also use the studio for some of our technology workshops.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please contact Jay.

Contact Information

The Innovation Studio is located in room 305 of the Mulva Library on the St. Norbert College campus and is managed by Jay Cook.  His office is in Cofrin 106, and he can be contacted at (920) 403-3973. To email the studio, use innovation@snc.edu or follow us on Twitter @sncinnovation.  We're looking forward to working with you!



Information Technology Services

Phone: (920) 403-4040
Fax: (920) 403-4084
E-mail: it@snc.edu


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