Faculty Workshops - Teaching

Thu February 25

How do I change to Active Learning? Learning Techniques for Small and Large Classes

UTSA Libraries Teaching & Learning Services

Jose J. Vazquez

Director, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Vazquez is clinical professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches one of the largest economics courses in the country (925 students). He is also the coordinator of e-Learning, as well as the Director of the Teaching Academy for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. During his tenure at Illinois he has received several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teacher of Freshmen Award. He is also the co-creator of FlipIt Economics, along with Eric Chiang of Florida Atlantic University. FlipIt Econ, published by Macmillan, is a multimedia solution that helps students prepared effectively for class.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

In this workshop attendees will be exposed to several examples of easy-to-implement active learning techniques, with a focus on best practices. At the end of the workshop, faculty will be able to adapt many of these techniques to their own courses with minimal cost.

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Thu February 25

Injecting Multimedia Learning into Your Classroom

UTSA Libraries Teaching & Learning Services

Jose J. Vasquez

Director, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Vazquez is clinical professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches one of the largest economics courses in the country (925 students). He is also the coordinator of e-Learning, as well as the Director of the Teaching Academy for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. During his tenure at Illinois he has received several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teacher of Freshmen Award. He is also the co-creator of FlipIt Economics, along with Eric Chiang of Florida Atlantic University. FlipIt Econ, published by Macmillan, is a multimedia solution that helps students prepared effectively for class.

12 - 1:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

Learn about the theory of multimedia learning and the most effective ways to use multimedia presentations to flip the classroom.

A light lunch will be served.

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Mon February 29

Leap into Open Educational Resources: The Virtues of Free Textbooks

UTSA Libraries

Nicole Finkbeiner

Associate Director of Institutional Relations, OpenStax College

In her role with OpenStax College, Nicole Finkbeiner focuses on providing advice and support for institutions implementing OER on their campuses. A graduate of Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University, and Michigan State University, she worked in marketing, public relations and college relations for community colleges prior to joining the OpenStax College team.

1 - 3 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room (Side A)   |  Main Campus

OpenStax College will share testimonials and statistics highlighting the powerful impact that free textbooks are having. UTSA faculty will also share their experiences with open textbook adoption and implementation. Information about open textbook mini-grants available to UTSA faculty for fall 2016 will also be shared.

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