Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Enriching Scholarship 2013 to help faculty use technology effectively

Registration has begun for Enriching Scholarship 2013, a week of free workshops, discussions and seminars for instructors, faculty and staff.

Sessions are offered May 6-10 and cover a wide range of content, including organizing files, manipulating graphics, producing video, managing data, dealing with social media, sharing via the cloud, and figuring out the intricacies of informed consent.

 

For more information and to register, go to teachtech.umich.edu.

• Download one of the free TTC mobile apps for iOS or Android.

• Follow Enriching Scholarship on Twitter @UMTTC.

These topics and more are covered in more than 120 sessions that address the role technology plays in fostering engaged and effective teaching, learning and research.

"As the number of educational sessions have expanded over the last 16 years, Teaching and Technology Collaborative staff have monitored attendance and evaluations so that Enriching Scholarship offerings would continue to meet current needs," says Laurie Sutch, director of the Academic Technologies Group at the U-M Library.

Sessions target skill levels from beginner to advanced, and participants come from every school and college on the Ann Arbor campus, as well as from UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn.

Enriching Scholarship sessions are free to the university community, although registration with a U-M uniqname is required. They take place at various locations across campus. If a session is full, please join the waitlist. Admission to the session is likely as the date nears. If not, and demand is high, a second session may be added.

This year's keynote session takes place at 10 a.m. May 6, at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, and focuses on massive open online courses (MOOCs). It features a panel discussion examining how U-M faculty members design and present such courses through the Coursera platform, how students learn and engage in such a course, and what lessons can be learned from MOOCs about teaching and learning.

The panel will be moderated by Barry Fishman, associate professor of education and information, and will consist of Gautam Kaul, John C. and Sally S. Morley Professor of Finance and special counsel to the provost on digital education initiatives; Eric Rabkin, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and professor of English language and literature, and of art and design; and Dr. Caren Stalburg, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

A poster fair highlighting the five projects receiving the annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize, as well as the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Investigating Student Learning Grant teams, precedes the keynote event.

The fair will be in the Vandenberg Room at the Michigan League from 9-10 a.m., and provides an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about innovative teaching strategies and to discuss findings from research on teaching and learning.

A grassroots group of staff members from across U-M formed the Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC) in 1997 and introduced Enriching Scholarship, which became an annual event. The TTC comprises staff from the U-M Library, the Medical School Learning Resource Center, LSA Instructional Support Services, the Language Resource Center, Information and Technology Services, and CRLT.

In addition to Enriching Scholarship, TTC units offer a variety of sessions throughout the year on many aspects of using technology in teaching, learning, and research. Members of the TTC share a common workshop registration site, which allows the university community to visit one site and find all workshops presented by members of the TTC.