Workshop Schedule: Fall 2010

Curricular and Research Computing has planned a series of workshops aimed at introducing faculty to established as well as emerging technologies for teaching and learning.

Direct any questions to mhanraha@bates.edu.

Friday, September  10

Noon to 1:00 PM: Lyceum Consultation (Coram Computing Lab)
A drop-by session intended for any one using Lyceum.  During the session, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curriculum and Research Computing who will help with any aspect of Lyceum.

Tuesday, September 14

Noon to 1:00 PM: Are You a Talker?  Using Digital Audio in Lyceum (Hathorn 208)
The use of online audio content has boomed as our faculty discover how digital audio helps with a range of classroom activities (e.g., oral discussion or presentations) and provides new ways to target specific student skill sets (e.g., musical passage or linguistic analysis).  This workshop will introduce a number of teaching strategies that incorporate audio content into your Lyceum courses.  Among other topics, we will cover: rehearsing class presentations; creating pronunciation and/or listening drills; building an audio glossary; and giving spoken feedback to written work.

Noon to 1:00 PM: Lyceum Consultation  (Coram Computing Lab)
A drop-by session intended for any one using Lyceum.  During the session, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curriculum and Research Computing who will help with any aspect of Lyceum.

Friday, September 17

Noon to 1:00 PM: Mapping the Liberal Arts with Mashups (Coram Computing Lab)
A “mashup” is a techno-colloquial term for an application or website that combines and re-purposes data from multiple existing sources.  Their uses in education are wide ranging:  map mashups, for example, combine spatial data and in-depth textual and graphical annotations of places or features.  The result is a multi-layered, multi-representational map.  At their best, mashups allow students to engage with their material in new ways not only by providing geographical clarity but also by enabling new analysis of the resultant cultural contexts.  This workshop will give an overview of mapping mashups and provide some examples of mashups in curricular settings.

Tuesday, September 21

Noon to 1:00 PM: Lyceum Consultation (Coram  Computing Lab)
A drop-by session intended for any one using Lyceum.  During the session, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curriculum and Research Computing who will help with any aspect of Lyceum.

Friday, September 24

Noon to 1:00 PM: Collaborating in the Clouds: Introducing Google Apps (Coram Computing Lab)
Google has developed and provides for free an online suite of software applications and website development tools that commonly go by the name of Google Apps. Google Apps are one of the best known examples of Cloud Computing: applications that allow individuals or groups to create, edit and store files over the web and to access these files from any computer connected to the Internet.  This workshop will focus on two components of Google Apps: Google Docs and Google Sites, which allow for the collaborative creation of word processing documents and web sites.

Tuesday, September 28

Noon to 1:00 PM: Teaching with the Sympodium (Hathorn 208)
Over the past several years, Bates has quietly installed specialized computer monitors in most classrooms. These so-called Sympodiums are digital tablets equipped with specialized styluses that allow users to write over any content displayed on the monitor. Sympodium software further allows users to capture the annotated screens and to save them in a variety of dynamic and static formats (such as video or PDF). This hands-on workshop will demonstrate this versatile tool and explore the various ways it can be used in your classes.