The Flipped Classroom

Putting student interactions first by using technology to make lectures “homework.” An upcoming workshop!

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Mimi Recker – Upcoming Campus Tech Talk!

Come join FACT Lab facilitators and UIC faculty at a talk by Mimi Recker on instructional technology! More Info >>

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Get your head in the cloud!

Demystifying the “cloud” and how cloud-based apps can help your research, teaching, and service

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Old Data, New Tricks

Want to get past using only text and tables to talk about data? Looking for new ways to make your data pop or to explore new things that the data might reveal? Come to our next workshop, April 5 at 10:00am!

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Researching in digital spaces

Resources from this Workshop: PDF of IRB exempt-status requirements References and readings (pdf) on IRB and human protections issues on digital research Audio recording (via audiofarm) Facilitator PowerPoint from the workshop Original Post: In this session, we will be working through a few examples of new tools that can be used for research today, including social networks like Facebook and Twitter, various online and crowdsourced recruitment tools for surveys and experiments, and ways to securely store data and digitally protect your subjects’ privacy. As we demonstrate these tools, we will examine the various policies and implications of research in these spaces, both methodologically and socially. When: Friday, February 1 at 10:00am Where: EPSW Commons What: A discussion on the implications of conducting research in digital spaces, particularly those of human subjects protection. Bring a couple of questions of your own to discuss with the FACT Lab coordinators and other participants! Our goal is to work through real examples of digital tool to tease out the methodological, legal, technical, and IRB implications of conducting digital research. With the growing trend toward digitally mediated research, there also comes a new set of concerns in relation to the protection of human subjects. New strategies and ideas are needed to ensure that participants and their data are truly protected within complex data systems. We will spend a significant portion of our workshop in discussion of protection of human subjects within digital spaces, so your participation will be eligible for IRB continuing education...

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UzN ur fone 4 teaching: Strategies for teaching with mobile devices

Resources from this event: Handout of mobile apps and tools for teaching Audio recording (via audiofarm) Facilitator’s PowerPoint slides from presentation Original Post: Our March installment of our faculty tech professional development series is called “UzN ur fone 4 teaching: Strategies for teaching with mobile devices.” Learners of all ages are bringing extremely powerful tools into classrooms every day. These aren’t laptop computers, but instead the very phones that sit in their pockets. With more computing power than desktop computers 10 years ago, modern mobile devices have a tremendous amount of power to positively influence the learning process and to build collaborative classrooms. The FACT Lab (factuic.org) will be hosting a workshop on strategies for using the tools that students most frequently bring into classrooms: their mobile phones and other devices! We will be discussing ways that mobile devices can be used in teaching, identifying how to ask questions around mobile devices to pair them to teaching strategies in ways that work, and to demo many of the free and easy-to-use tools and apps for teaching. When: Friday, March 1 at 10:00am Where: EPSW Commons What: A workshop on the possibilities of mobile phones, tablets, and apps in teaching (for all ages, K-12 & college!) Bring a couple of questions of your own to discuss with the FACT Lab coordinators and other participants! Our goal is to work through real examples of these tools and to identify strategies that can fit your teaching practice.    ...

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