BCC Mobile Initiative — Round 3 Announced

BCC Mobile Initiative Fall 2013 — Invitation

This Fall, the Center for Teaching and Learning is continuing the BCC Mobile Initiative. This Initiative is based on extensive research, discussions, and consultation with faculty.

BCC mobile logoUp to 8 BCC Faculty and Teaching Staff are invited to attend a series of three workshops (6 hours total) to learn about and develop skills with the iPad mobile device platform. Participants will need to commit to attending the three workshops, and completing short exercises and assessments with their iPads.

To participate in this Program, all attendees must come to the first workshop with an Ipad (Generation 2 or later). Upon completion of the workshop series, participants will receive a $400 stipend. Priority will be given to full-time faculty, long-term adjunct faculty and staff who teach. Ipads will not be provided for these workshops.

Workshop 1: Getting Started with the IPad and Apps to Support Student Learning Skills

Friday, October 11, 1:00 – 3:00pm

This workshop will teach you the basics of your iPad, including Settings, Navigation, Apps, and care of the iPad. In Part II, you will explore and learn to use collaborative learning apps and resources. Participants must come to the first session with an Apple ID account and an IPad 2 or newer running iOS 7.

Workshop 2: Locating, Assessing, and Incorporating Open Educational Resources

Friday, November 1, 1:00 – 3:00pm

This workshop will introduce participants to major sources of Open Educational Resources, such as Merlot, Ted Talks, OER Commons, and others. We will learn how to read and use the Creative Commons licensing program. Thirdly, we will review contextualized course modules.

Workshop 3: How to Create Quality Online Materials for mobile devices

Friday, November 22, 1:00 – 3:00pm

In this workshop, we will work with the Quality Matters rubric to assess online materials that meet the needs of student learning styles and universal design principles. Participants will learn how to use Adobe Acrobat (pdf), formatting, and text styles best practices. An introduction to Google Drive will be included.

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