Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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ROOM
Saturday
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October 6th   
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...08:00am - 11:30am...
Saturday
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October 6th   
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...12:00pm - 03:30pm...
Friday
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October 12th       
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...09:00am - 10:30am...
Wednesday
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October 17th       
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...09:00am - 12:30pm...
Thursday
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October 18th       
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...09:00am - 12:30pm...
Friday
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October 26th       
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...09:00am - 11:30am...
Saturday
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November 3rd      
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...08:30am - 10:00am...
Saturday
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November 3rd      
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...10:15am - 12:45pm...
Thursday
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November 15th    
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...09:00am - 10:30am...
Thursday
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November 15th    
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...11:00am - 02:30pm...
Friday
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November 16th    
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...12:30pm - 04:00pm...
Thursday
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November 29th    
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...01:00pm - 03:30pm...
Saturday
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December 8th      
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...08:00am - 11:30am...
Saturday
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December 8th      
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...12:00pm - 03:30pm...
Tuesday
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December 11th     
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...08:30am - 10:00am...
Tuesday
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December 11th   
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...10:30am - 01:00pm...
                
Please click on the session link for more information and to register, and click on room number for location. CTL provides Open Labs with Focus Topics. Most of them will take place in the Computer Commons and are on Thursdays from 11am - 1pm. No registration required. Topics will be the focus, but CTL is happy to assist with other technologies. Please click here to see the complete schedule. In addition, you are always welcome to drop by CTL for assistance as well.


Graduate Students: Present Instructors and Future Faculty

Taken from: Shazia Ahmed, PhD, and Lisa Rosen, PhD, Faculty Focus

There has been an increase in the number of universities relying on graduate students to teach undergraduate coursework in recent years. In some universities, such as Purdue and University of South Florida, up to 26 percent of undergraduate courses are taught by graduate instructors (U.S. News and World Report, 2017). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018), there were over 135,000 graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in 2017. With graduate instructors teaching such a large number of undergraduate courses, there are concerns about their training as teachers as well as their impact on the undergraduate population. Read More...


Exploring the World of Open Education: An OER Workshop Series

Do you ever dream about exploring the horizon? This is an opportunity. Even if you’ve worked with OER before, you’ll find this journey eye-opening and enriching--and your students will benefit, too!

Discover a wealth of innovative ideas and open resources…
Learn about successful practices and models for use and sharing...
Get your students free, immediate and permanent access to educational materials...
Relieve your students of some of the financial burden of education...
Experience innovative approaches to content publishing…

...All while earning Maricopa Millions certification as an OER Practitioner! 
  • Seven workshops focused on different aspects of Open Education
  • Multiple offerings at colleges across the district
  • No experience with OER necessary to get started
  • FPG Approved: 1.5 hours per workshop; 10.5 hours total for completing all 7
  • Official Maricopa Millions certification awarded upon completion of series
Please click here for more information and to see Fall 2018 Maricopa Millions OER Workshop Series.


Google

Maricopa Community Colleges have access to many great tools in the Google Suite. Join us in E142 on Thursday, September 20th anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to learn to make Google more productive for you in your professional and personal world. You are always welcome to bring any other technology related questions to the Open Lab!


Tech Tip

Reminder; you will begin to see changes in the way your email account looks beginning September 18. Changes stem from prior communication about Google's announcement to their user interface for email earlier this year. Some of you may already be using newer versions in your private email accounts or changed your work account when receiving the notice from Information Technology Services (ITS). MCCCD is on schedule to move from the current Classic version to the new Gmail the week of September 18-20, 2018. To view a “quick" rundown of the new Gmail please click here.


Canvas Corner

Did you know you can allow students to attach files to individual discussions by changing the settings when creating a Discussion. If you would like to set that up as a default you can do it in the Course Settings>Course Details>more options and select the appropriate box. Please click here for more information.