- CONTINUING ED
- PUBLIC PROGRAMS
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
These workshops may be offered throughout the year, but are easily available by request.
Basic Database Searching: Introduction to the various online resources purchased by the Otis Library and to the methods for finding needles among the haystack of the billions of pages of data. Discussion of strategies for faculty to use in teaching students to do appropriate research for courses. Facilitators: Sue Maberry, Heather Cleary
Blogs: Start a blog and use it in class or for a group with a common interest. Create and customize your own. Enhance your blog with images, forums, public and private profiles, and chat rooms. Discuss pedagogy of using blogs. Facilitator: Heather Cleary
Computer Applications: Want to learn PowerPoint, Keynote, Excel, Word, Photoshop, GarageBand, etc. If we don’t know the program, we can refer you to the online software-training database, Lynda.com. Facilitator: Kathleen Forrest
Learning ePortfolios: Learn this specific type of e-Portfolio. Students will start using their Learning ePortfolios during Foundation year and maintain it throughout their years at Otis. Several sections of this important topic will be available on different days and times to accommodate your schedules. Facilitators: Heather Cleary, Jean-Marie Venturini
O-Space e-Portfolios: An Electronic Portfolio (e-Portfolio) is an online multi-media collection of written and visual work. Faculty, students, and staff may create e-Portfolios for a wide variety of uses, such as a class that requires posting artwork for review. Individuals can also use personal e-Portfolios as they build their body of work. Graduating seniors can direct potential galleries or employers to their site. And most recently, Otis students have begun to create their own Learning Portfolios as part of their coursework at Otis. It is an opportunity for them to reflect on their own learning and make various connections among their experiences at Otis. Facilitator: Heather Cleary
O-Space Course Management System: The online work space for Otis Classes and Community Groups. Upload your Syllabus, articles to read, movies to watch, links to websites, or quizzes to take. Have online class discussions; use the gradebook, or track attendance. Facilitator: Kathleen Forrest
OtisDID: Learn about our Otis Digital Image Database (DID). Create slideshows for your classes. Learn how to sign in, search the databases, and select images to create a presentation. Practice with the presentation viewer. Organize your slideshows. Upload your personal images to supplement ours. Create canned searches. Burn your slideshow to a CD. Export your images into PowerPoint. Facilitator: Heather Cleary
PowerPoint for Beginners: Learn the basics so that you can make class and group presentations and upload PowerPoint study guides to O-Space. Learn the fundamentals of this very versatile software. Facilitator: Shelley Forbes. Appointments are available for 60 minute one-on-one coaching. See Kathleen Forrest for details and reservations.
Scanning Slides, Photos, & Prints and Capturing Your Own Photos to Use: Useful skills for teaching are covered with these two workshops. Learn how to scan a variety of image formats as well as capture your photos from your own camera. Once you have your images, learn Photoshop basics on how to save them to use for your own class or project. Facilitator: Derek McMullen
Teaching Tips: Review Chickering and Gamson’s "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education." Since these points were developed in 1987, new communication and information technologies have arrived. Discuss how you can apply these valuable techniques today and share what may have worked for you in the world of the Net Generation. Facilitator: Kathleen Forrest