January Workshops and Tech Talk for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students!

Posted January 5th, 2016 at 2:32 pm.

Bryn Mawr faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to join us for a number of academic technology related events this month.

For more information and to register, click on the event title in the list below or go to our Academic Technology Events Calendar

(Links not working? Cut and paste this URL into your web browser — http://brynmawr.libcal.com/calendar/academictechevents/?cid=2500&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal[]=2500 )


Universal Design for Learning Workshop

Monday, January 11, 1-4:30 PM | Dalton 119

In this workshop, jointly sponsored by LITS and the Office of the Provost, participants will learn about the basic principles behind Universal Design as a means of proactively designing for maximum inclusion and the ways in which those principles are applied to learning. We will discuss the range of disabilities and access issues students face and faculty may encounter across the Tri-Co, such as mental health issues, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the population for which we design courses. Participants will then have a chance to experiment with applying universal design principles to sample seminar, lecture, lab, and language courses. Open to Tri-Co affiliates. Registration required.


Presentation Tools and Techniques Workshop Series
Missed the workshops on getting the most out of PowerPoint and other presentation software this past fall? You’re in luck! We’ve rounded up the most relevant ones for faculty and are offering them again as a one-day series of one-hour workshops. Come to any or all that seem useful to you — we’ll even give you lunch!

PowerPoint Basics

Wednesday, January 13, 10:00am to 11:00am | Canaday 315

Can you spot a great PowerPoint? This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to consider what makes a PowerPoint presentation great while learning the ins and outs of making a presentation that wows.

Making Word, PowerPoint and PDF Files Accessible

Wednesday, January 13, 11:15am to 12:15pm | Canaday 315

This workshop is designed for faculty, students and staff who need to share Word documents, PowerPoints and PDF files and want to make sure that they are accessible for readers with visual, hearing, learning and other types of disabilities. We will discuss the six most important accessibility elements and how to use the built-in accessibility check features in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat to check for accessibility before sharing.

Alternatives to PowerPoint

Wednesday, January 13, 12:30am to 1:45pm | Quita Woodward

Looking for alternatives to PowerPoint? Join us for a lunchtime presentation in which staff power users demonstrate some popular alternatives such as GoogleSlides, Haiku Deck, Prezi and PearDeck. Presenters will also discuss options for presenting from an iPad. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED — PLEASE REGISTER SO WE HAVE AN ACCURATE HEADCOUNT.

Modifying PowerPoint Presentations for Different Purposes

Wednesday, January 13, 2:00pm to 3:00pm | Canaday 315
This session will help you take a single slide deck from classroom to conference to class note template, as we discuss strategic recycling of slides, what really needs to go in a handout, and how to make the most of presentations you post to Moodle or other locations online.

Screenshots, Screen Casting and Adding Media

Wednesday, January 13, 3:15pm to 4:15pm | Canaday 315

In this workshop, learn from our resident Copyright expert, Camilla MacKay, about where to find media to use in your presentations, then practice basic image editing and manipulation techniques with Esther Chiang and Sarah Theobald. Skills covered will include adding media to your PowerPoint, ensuring offline access, taking screenshots, screencasting, and editing your images within PowerPoint.

Recording Narrated PowerPoints

Wednesday, January 13, 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Canaday 315

You might send PowerPoint slides to folks who couldn’t attend your presentation, but slides don’t always tell the whole story. Make sure your voice is heard by learning the basics of creating asynchronous presentations. This interactive workshop will help you learn skills to communicate your message anytime, anywhere! We’ll also be covered how to export your presentation as a video and uploading it to Moodle/YouTube.


And finally, announcing the first Tuesday Tech Talk of 2016 ….

Tech Talk: Education in the Age of Social Media

Tuesday, January 26, 4-5pm | Quita Woodward Room
In this tech talk, Alice Lesnick and her students from this past fall’s EDUC275 Education, Technology, and Society will present their findings from a semester-long exploration of the complex and often contested roles that four influential online platforms — Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and WordPress — play in formal and informal education. Alice used a Mellon “Developing a Liberal Arts Curriculum for the Digital Age” seed grant to invite expert practitioners two of whom are Bryn Mawr alumnae to participate in the course as guest speakers/collaborators to help create structured opportunities for students think more critically and creatively about their use and experience of online media. The results were intriguing, as presentations from Isabella Nugent, BMC ’18, Sula Malina, BMC ’17, Emily Gifford-Smith, BMC’16, & Hannah Weissmann, HC ’17 will show.


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