Latest announcements from
Instructional Design & Technology
February 15, 2019
Learning Technology Fair on March 13th
10AM - 2PM, Mountain View Room
The 2019 Teaching and Learning with Technology Fair provides a forum for faculty and others to demonstrate the many wonderful things being done with learning technologies in Regis classes. Previous Learning Technology Fairs have featured faculty and staff demonstrations on a wide assortment of instructional technologies including lecture capture, wireless projection, student response systems, plagiarism detection, online tutoring, mobile apps, multimedia, gaming, digital library resources, file sharing, 3-D presentation tools, screen-casting, virtual whiteboards, MOOCs, and much more. For more information, including video and poster galleries of past fairs, head over to the Fair web page.
Teaching and Learning with Technology Fair to have virtual option
This year, the TLT Fair is piloting virtual access using Brazen, a chat-based software. This is an exciting addition which will make some parts of the fair accessible to Regis colleagues who are unable to attend the Fair in person. The Brazen platform, also in use by the Center for Career and Professional Development to host online careers fairs, features virtual booths for presenting virtually, regardless of whether the presenter can present in person. Virtual booths will be constructed for each virtual fair presenter. Best of all, presenters can have a virtual booth in addition to or instead of a physical booth. Interested? Contact Shannon Reed or Jeff Getchell for more information.
Share what's being done in your classes by being a Fair presenter
Are you using technology in your online or on-ground courses? Then consider presenting at the 9th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Fair on March 13th from `10-2PM. Fair presenters are Regis University faculty and staff who freely share their classroom technology solutions. Many of those presenting are winners of ID&T Teaching and Learning with Technology Micro-grants. Join the fun by completing the presenter application and a Fair representative will get in contact with you. Need more information? Contact Jeff at 303-964-5429 (x5429) or email email@example.com.
Strategies to Implement Augmented & Virtual Reality in Education.
February 25 - March 3. Asynchronous workshop. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Augmented reality and Virtual reality have been actively implemented in the classroom as a new way to motivate and engage students. In this workshop, you will discover and discuss best practices, suggestions, and lessons learned for incorporating AR/VR content in higher education institutions. You will have the opportunity to practice and evaluate mostly free or low-budget tools and apps that can be used to create original AR/VR content (with little or no programming) to view on mobile device, Google Cardboard, Oculus, or HTC Vive headsets.
Latest research and articles
Online courses provide learning opportunities to a new demographic
The demographics for those taking online courses continues to grow as older adults, including those approaching retirement age, embrace the empowering aspects of updating or learning new skills. In the article Online courses: Why working adults and 67-year-olds are signing up (SI News, January 21, 2019), author Leelian Kong writes about the increasing popularity of online courses due to their flexibility for time and the ability to update skills.
Upcoming conferences and exhibitions
- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting, February 19-21, Anaheim.
- Higher Learning Partners Conference, February 28-March 1, San Antonio.
- OLC Innovate 2019, April 3-5, 2019, Denver.
- eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference, April 17-19, Breckenridge
- Colorado Online Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, August ?-?, CU Boulder
- 35th Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, August 6-8, Madison
- EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 14-17, Chicago
Enhanced accessibility resources available to faculty
ID&T now has enhanced resources available to assist faculty in making their online course content accessible. the are found under the Resources tab on the ID&T main page. The site includes tutorials for creating accessible documents and PowerPoint presentations, the latest briefings on ADA laws and regulations, and help with putting together accessible video and audio files. Check out all of the useful resources on the Accessibility for Online Course Content website.
Instructional design and technology consultations
Visit with one of our designers or technologists to discuss how your web-based course materials can have a real impact on student learning. ID&T is located in Main Hall, Suite 335. Or send us an email at email@example.com to schedule a personal consultation.
Bookmark idt.regis.edu for quick access to the latest in trainings, articles, research, conferences, and course design and development resources.