Category: Teaching News

Dedicated to news and announcements for the CELT community.

Top Hat representative on campus this week (Aug. 1 – 5)

A representative from Top Hat, ISU’s new interactive teaching and learning platform, will visit campus this week (Aug. 1 – 5). Erin Neal will be available for two walk-in sessions for instructors who want an overview of Top Hat’s features: Wednesday, Aug. 3 (2-3 p.m., 116 Durham) Thursday, Aug. 4 (12:30-1:30 p.m., 116 Durham) Neal … Continue reading Top Hat representative on campus this week (Aug. 1 – 5)

Top Hat, a new interactive teaching and learning platform, comes to ISU

From: Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Jim Kurtenbach, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology We are pleased to announce that Top Hat, a new cloud-based, interactive teaching and learning platform for ISU instructors and students, is now available for use at ISU. Top Hat was piloted at ISU during the … Continue reading Top Hat, a new interactive teaching and learning platform, comes to ISU

Seeking Applicants for ISU-CIRTL TAR Project Director

For the past three years approximately 30 graduate students and postdocs at ISU have been conducting Teaching as Research (TAR) projects. These are short, scholarly investigations on student learning due to teaching innovations, community building, or through diversity. The goal is for graduate students and postdocs to develop a scholarly approach to their teaching that … Continue reading Seeking Applicants for ISU-CIRTL TAR Project Director

CELT Seeks Applicants for the Associate Director for Online Learning

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State seeks qualified applications for an Associate Director for Online Learning. The Associate Director will hold the faculty rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. This appointment will be split with 75% of the incumbent’s time spent on the Associate Director role. The remaining … Continue reading CELT Seeks Applicants for the Associate Director for Online Learning

New Hours for Walk-In Support for Instructional Design

Come to any of CELT’s walk-in support sessions and ask questions, learn from the experts or just come and work with an expert around to assist with Blackboard courses, TopHat (interactive teaching platform), and explore which technology tools may be used to promote student learning. Since this is NOT training, just an open question and … Continue reading New Hours for Walk-In Support for Instructional Design

Invitation to Participate or Present at the Summer Institute for College Faculty at DMACC on July 11

Monday, July 11, 2016 at DMACC, Ankeny, Iowa, FFA building Mission: The goal of the Summer Institute at DMACC is to foster instructional excellence among college faculty and develop instructional expertise that will help advance student learning. Theme: Complementary Instruction: Focusing on inclusion and collaboration within disciplines. Agenda: The format of the day will include … Continue reading Invitation to Participate or Present at the Summer Institute for College Faculty at DMACC on July 11

Iowa State’s course in personal and family finance passes quality certification

Iowa State’s course in personal and family finance passes quality certification: The course, HDFS 283, taught by lecturer Jeanna Nation, recently passed its three-person external course review and can now be referenced as a Certified Quality Matters course. Nation is working through the final paperwork to receive the actual certification, but that should be completed … Continue reading Iowa State’s course in personal and family finance passes quality certification

Seminar: The Flipped Classroom and the New Student Learning Path: how improvements in technology have changed the economics classroom

Dr. José J. Vázquez-Cognet is one of the authors of material in the FlipIt Econ product available through MacMillan that we saw demonstrated earlier in the semester, and uses the product to teach a 900 student section of principles of Economics. He will make a formal presentation on Monday, April 18 from 3:40-5:00 pm in … Continue reading Seminar: The Flipped Classroom and the New Student Learning Path: how improvements in technology have changed the economics classroom

Register Today for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators (Apr. 18-May 8)

With campuses now under fire for their course content not complying with 504, 508 and WACG2.0 guidelines, it is timely to visit the topic of accessibility in the educational setting. This MOOC introduces the importance of accessibility as an essential communication tool to provide equal, barrier-free access to information for educational institutions. Participants will be … Continue reading Register Today for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators (Apr. 18-May 8)