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Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)

Events, Workshops, and Seminars


Faculty TOUCH-Instructor Drop-In Support

We offer drop-in support hours every week for personal hands-on assistance with course design and implementation of strategies and technologies for teaching, including WyoCourses.

Regular Bi-weekly Schedule resumes Monday, August 21st:
 
=> Mondays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm, Coe 510F (ECTL) 766-4814 or online via Zoom

TOUCH CANCELED:  Thursday, November 2, 2017


WyoCourses Rapid Course Design Workshops 

These introductory workshops will help you get up and running with WyoCourses as quickly as possible. Each two-hour session will give you hands-on assistance setting up the basic functionality for your course. All sessions are held in Coe Library 510F. 

Monday, August 28, 2017 | 9:00 - 11:00 am

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WyoCourses JETT (Just-in-time Excellence in Teaching Tutorial) Workshops

These regularly scheduled workshops focus on basic through advanced uses of WyoCourses. All sessions are held in Coe Library 510F from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. 

Syllabus | Monday, August 28, 2017

Files | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Assignments | Monday, September 11, 2017

Discussions |Monday, September 18, 2017

Tests & Quizzes | Monday, September 25, 2017

Audio, Video, Web Conferencing (part of eVolution) | Monday, October 2, 2017

Teaching and Technology (TnT) Invited Presenter Series

Learn from fellow UW instructors about their innovative pedagogical strategies and uses of instructional technologies to enhance teaching and learning. All sessions are held in Coe Library 510F from 12:00-1:30 pm. Register here.

Inquiry-Based Science Labs | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This semester Danny experimented with inquiry-based labs in introductory physics. He wanted to move away from cookbook labs that, at least to him, do not sufficiently engage student thinking. Plus, he wanted to bypass yet another required book for the students to purchase. To his surprise, it was relatively easy to devise these labs. Two of the main challenges are properly preparing TAs, and grading the lab reports. But he absolutely loved the engagement involved, the creative possibilities, and student satisfaction. His session will introduce what he did, and then offer suggestions and tips to attendees.

Presenter: Danny Dale, Physics & Astronomy

Tour and Test Drive the New Makerspace Lab | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The CSIC (Coe Student Innovation Center) is a cutting-edge makerspace lab created to foster collaborative design projects. The space is open to all UW students, staff, and faculty. At present, there are four 3D printers, Artec Eva 3D scanning equipment, 3D modeling software (Sculptris, Solidworks, Maya), Arduino hardware, littleBits electronic building block kits, Lego and Lego Mindstorms stations, and vinyl cutting equipment. Attendees will be taken through all of the different stations, and demo a little bit of each -- everything from 3D modeling, scanning, and printing to Lego building and robotics. Then you’ll be set loose to tinker and create on your own!

Presenter: Tyler Kerr, Coe Student Innovation Center

NOTE: This session will be held in the Coe Student Innovation Center

3D Atmospheric Process in Virtual Realty | Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The presenters utilized the virtual reality hardware and scientific data visualization tools and staffing expertise in the Shell 3D Viz Center, to enhance the student experience and understanding of 3D processes in the atmosphere. Often extracting 3D processes from 2D projections/maps creates challenges for understanding how the atmosphere moves. The 3D virtual reality environment allows the students to interact with a 2D map, and then to draw in a 3D space to illustrate how winds are moving both vertically and horizontally. The Viz Center utilized the multi-platform Unity game engine to create the interactive 3D vector space. Users wear the HTC VIVE head mounted display for the learning experience. Initial testing suggests that students are excited about using the combination of technology and datasets in the learning experience, and Professor Shinker is excited about this potentially transformative way students can be exposed to spatially related data.

Presenters: JJ Shinker, Geography & Kyle Summerfield, School of Energy Resources

Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference: November 2-3, 2017

e-Volution, innovations in learning environments, is taking a year off to make way for another opportunity! e-Volution has been, and will continue to be, a wonderful conference! This year, however, we want to make room for a new conference hosted by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming community colleges, and the Wyoming school libraries. We are so excited about this conference that the ECTL (Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning) and the Distance Education Support Office would like to sponsor your conference fee! We’re looking forward to this fantastic collaboration.

Wyoming Innovations in Learning will provide opportunities for educators to explore teaching and learning practices they can apply to classrooms and distance learning environments from kindergarten through higher education. The Conference combines the philosophies of the UW e-Volution and WyDEC conferences, and the WDE’s focus on digital learning to provide peer-led presentations, discussions, and K-20 networking possibilities. The Conference will be held Thursday, November 2 – Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center.

Click the following link to apply for register fee funds to attend the Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference: http://bit.ly/wyoinnovations. Requests must be received by Monday, October 2nd. To learn more about the Wyoming Innovations in Learning conference visit their website.

We will be bringing back e-Volution next year so be sure to stay tuned and watch for updates.

Schedule an appointment

If you can't attend sessions, but would like some assistance with the use of technologies for teaching, we are happy to schedule appointments.

  • Distance Education instructors, please call (307) 766-3726
  • Campus instructors, please call (307) 766-4814

General Contact Information

We can be reached at ECTLIDT@uwyo.edu or via telephone at 766-4814.

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Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4814

Email: ECTLIDT@uwyo.edu

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