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The Symposium for Engaged Teaching is a monthly event designed to honor some of the best teaching at GSW. Speakers are chosen by the CTL committee and faculty who apply lessons learned at workshops are eligible for a small stipend. Application forms are below.

 

2017-2018 Speakers      
Gary Fisk Video  Handout  
Comments:   "The assertion-evidence format simplifies class materials by pinpointing out key concepts and allows class materials to be presented in a more timely manner. It is also less wordy and use visual formats to engage student's attention. It also provides opportunities for faculty to elaborate on the materials and for students to take notes instead of just relying on a more worded presentation." Anh-Hue Tu "I suspect that the new slide format might help increase attendance because students feel that they cannot rely exclusively on the slides to provide them with the information. I post pdfs of my slides to GaView, so one potential concern is that students feel they can get everything they need without coming to class" Anne Jacobs "The audience for my slides was attentive throughout the presentation and was very focused on the subject material. I didn't lose them with too much information on a single slide. The use of different format kept the audience (and the presenter) on their toes." Stephanie Harvey 
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Elizabeth Gurnack Video  Handout  
Comments "I like the different diagrams and pictures the videos use to explain the concepts. In the DNA replication video, for example, the diagram with the lagging and leading strands really helped me better understand the functions of all the different enzymes. Also, the videos taught the information in different ways: in the microevolution video, it was a helpful, new explanation when the man used his fingers to explain the Hardy-Weinberg principle. The videos also gave a more in-depth history of how the concepts were discovered and proved, which was interesting and also helped relate to real life happenings."--One of Anh-Hue Tu's Biology 1107 students "Following the steps of "flipping the classroom," I created a way for the students to gain first exposure to the new material outside of class by reading the novels and information about the corresponding genres, century and authors. To help ensure student preparation for class, students were expected to complete worksheets about the readings. Some of the questions helped them reviewing for the test. The most complexed questions were analyzed in class through discussions with classmates and as a whole class." Olga Godey "The event challenged me to rethink how I can effective use both my time in class and out of class in different ways"  Paul Dahlgren
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Dr. Paul Dahlgren

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor of English
ACE 106, English 230
Phone: 299-931-2191
Email: paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

The Teaching Circle Program promotes faculty development by providing interdisciplinary opportunities for discussion, and experiences that enhance student learning. Teaching Circles are small groups of faculty who meet during an academic year or years. Some circles organize around a common theme or problem and keep to a set agenda, while others maintain a free-form discussion format. Some previously formed teaching circles include:

  • Humanities in the 21st Century
  • Obligatory Supplemental Instruction
  • Teaching and Learning
  • International Awareness
  • SOAPS - (Strategies for Online Active Participation with Students)
  • GeorgiaView - Desire2Learn
  • Study Abroad

Teaching Circle Program offers the following incentives to the faculty who participate. Faculty members who attend at least three teaching circle meetings receive $100 credit that can be used for such things as travel to professional conferences, books or software to enhance student learning, or book donations to James earl Carter Library. Attendance at six or more meetings qualifies a faculty member for an additional $100 credit. At times, selected workshops and one-time events are counted as teaching circles when such are deemed to enhance student learning.

GSW faculty can access more information by going to GeorgiaView and entering the Teaching Circle Portal.

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Lecture Capture/ Podcasting at GSW

The University System of Georgia partnered with Georgia College and State University to develop the USG Podcasting Server. Here, USG faculty and staff can store podcasts for viewers to subscribe to and download. Georgia Southwestern State University’s liaison to the USG Podcasting Server is Bob Slenker, GSW’s Instructional Technology Coordinator. To request an account on this server or to log into your account, simply go here: 

http://podcasting.gcsu.edu/4DCGI/Podcasting/univ_page.html?UnivID_Str=37&Ran=30638 

Included in the server interface is a great, how-to manual on creating podcasts, podcasting channels, uploading podcasts and how to let viewers know how to access them.

In addition, Frank Lowney with Georgia College and State University published a very comprehensive paper called “The 5 Ps of Educational Podcasting” describing what podcasts are, how they are distributed and how one can create them:

http://www.usg.edu/oiit/re/re07/proceedings/edu_podcasting.pdf 

Included in this comprehensive paper are also links to particular applications and services related to creating and distributing podcasts.

So far, faculty and staff at GSW have been using programs such as Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate to create podcasts via “live screen capture” or have been using inexpensive Flip video cameras to simply record their lectures and easily upload the video files to the USG podcasting server.

For more information on getting started with podcasting and lecture capture at GSW, contact Bob Slenker at robert.slenker@gsw.edu or call 931-2922.

GSW CTL library

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USG Faculty Development Resources

Faculty Development Organizations

Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD)
Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC)

Lecture Capture/ Podcasting at GSW

The University System of Georgia partnered with Georgia College and State University to develop the USG Podcasting Server. Here, USG faculty and staff can store podcasts for viewers to subscribe to and download. Georgia Southwestern State University’s liaison to the USG Podcasting Server is Bob Slenker, GSW’s Instructional Technology Coordinator. To request an account on this server or to log into your account, simply go here: 

http://podcasting.gcsu.edu/4DCGI/Podcasting/univ_page.html?UnivID_Str=37&Ran=30638 

Included in the server interface is a great, how-to manual on creating podcasts, podcasting channels, uploading podcasts and how to let viewers know how to access them.

In addition, Frank Lowney with Georgia College and State University published a very comprehensive paper called “The 5 Ps of Educational Podcasting” describing what podcasts are, how they are distributed and how one can create them:

http://www.usg.edu/oiit/re/re07/proceedings/edu_podcasting.pdf 

Included in this comprehensive paper are also links to particular applications and services related to creating and distributing podcasts.

So far, faculty and staff at GSW have been using programs such as Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate to create podcasts via “live screen capture” or have been using inexpensive Flip video cameras to simply record their lectures and easily upload the video files to the USG podcasting server.

For more information on getting started with podcasting and lecture capture at GSW, contact Bob Slenker at robert.slenker@gsw.edu or call 931-2922.

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