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Free Webinar: Inclusive PDFs by Design

Thu, 2018-09-06 13:56

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:00 am – 9:00 am HST
Presenter: Luis Pérez, AEM Center

Designers of PDF documents take great pride in creativity and visual appeal. Did you know that PDFs can be accessible to readers with disabilities without sacrificing design? And when your materials are accessible, you’ll reach a wider and more diverse audience. Join this webinar to see how accessible PDF design is responsible, inclusive, and – yes – attractive.

Unable to attend the webinar?  No worries!  A recording will be available on the webinar’s Event Page approximately one week after the webinar.  An announcement will be sent when the recording is available.


Free OER Webinars

Tue, 2018-09-04 10:44

Butte College is hosting a series of free “Introduction to OER” Webinars.  It is a 4-part series that is focused on orienting faculty who are new to OER.

The workshops are Fridays from 9 AM – 11 AM HST Time (Note: 11/9 and 12/14 are 10 AM – 12 PM due to daylight savings time).  The login for the webinars is: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/458705302

Dates and tentative Topics:

9/28 – Introduction to OER and Open Access

10/12 –Licensing and Search Strategies

11/9 – Universal Design and Accessibility

12/14 – Curation using Pressbooks and Open Pedagogy

More information is found on the Intro to OER Course Website: https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/1123092

Registration is not necessary. Webinars are free. Please feel free to share with your colleagues.

Capture your Teaching with Swivl

Tue, 2018-08-28 12:03

Simple and easy to use, our Swivl robotic tripod system is available for check out.  Faculty may borrow our Swivl kit (Swivl mount, iPad) to record themselves teaching.  Finished recordings can be saved or shared with others via Google Drive (no internet required to record).  This is a great tool if you are having trouble scheduling peers to sit in on your class for peer reviews.   The Swivl kit comes with an iPad for recording the video and wireless microphones to capture student questions and responses.  The Swivl base moves the iPad (camera) to always keep you in the frame as you move about the room teaching.   Check out our previous post illustrating the differences between a video camera, stationary iPad and iPad mounted on Swivl.   Please contact Brent (bhirata@hawaii.edu) in the Educational Media Center if you are interested in checking out Swivl.

Tech It Out Day 2018

Tue, 2018-08-21 15:04

We kicked off the fall 2018 semester on Monday, August 13 with Tech It Out Day, a half-day event to explore how technology can enhance teaching and learning in the classroom and online. There were four tracks of four 30 minute hands-on sessions with about 60 faculty and staff participating. It was also a time to reconnect with each other after the summer break.

Session topics included:

  • using Google Team Drive for collaboration
  • engaging students with reading resources
  • augmenting reality
  • promoting student engagement with Pear Deck
  • creating interactive content for knowledge checks using H5P
  • using Zoom for synchronous web conferencing to interact with students online
  • blogging
  • giving video feedback to students through screencasting
  • and more!

Visit the Tech It Out Day website for more information, resources, and photos.

Participants commented:

I participate in tech it out day to see how others are using technology in their classrooms trying to visit those presentations that I think might possibly be useful in my teaching.

I liked the fact that the sessions covered online feedback; in class activity interaction; creating videos for students and creating websites.

I really enjoyed the sessions. The length of the sessions were perfect to get just enough to decide whether you need more assistance. Most of the sessions had a hands-on component that was really helpful. Thank you!

Thank you for having Tech it Out day! It’s really amazing to find out what’s out there to make life easier for people.

We hope you join us at next year’s Tech It Out Day… maybe even as a facilitator! The call for proposals will be emailed in March 2019.

Free OER In-Person and Online Professional Learning Opportunities

Mon, 2018-08-20 08:45

Sharing some free OER professional development opportunities…

In-person OER Training on UH Manoa Campus Online OER Training by OpenStax

Topics include:

  1. What is OER?
  2. What is OpenStax?
  3. Are OpenStax books high quality and are they really free? (spoiler alert: yes)
  4. How can my students and I access the books?
  5. Do you have other teaching resources?
  6. What about homework and courseware?

Tuesday, September 4 at 6 a.m. HST and Monday, September 17 at 9 a.m. HST.

Registration for Tuesday, September 4

Registration for Monday, September 17