Organized and attended two-day long “Blending Digital Humanities with Literary Studies” workshop
Participated in Writing for Proficiency workshop and Language Teaching panels.
Learned about how to help students write better papers by revising specific assignments and engaging in discussion with facilitator John Bean.
Learned about emerging digital technologies to support the creation of humanistic knowledge and explored specific digital projects in the humanities
Learned about the possible applications of electronic portfolios in the liberal arts setting
Learned the tools to integrate an aspect of environmental sustainability into the courses I teach.
Explored available software that can be used to enhance writing in my courses. Twitter, VoiceThread, and SlideShare were tested, along with blogs and wikis.
Attended with Associate Chair Diane Kelley to learn about the issues FLLDs are facing, and their strategies for change and development.
Acquired knowledge and tools to perform my new responsibilities as chair of FLLD
Examined the instructional applications of new technologies such as podcasting, blogging, wikis, and virtual environments such as Second Life.
Learnt the basics of editing film clips for instructional use in the classroom.
Explored recording and then editing digital video material
Learned how to create and show slides using the program
Learned how to create and manage an online course using the program.
Learned how to design and deliver cross-platform, low-bandwidth animations, presentations and web applications using Flash
Learned about and tested tools for website hosting, digital photography and video, and graphics software.
Participated in the planning the contents of the Developing Workshop held in July.
Learned information on multimedia software and other materials available to language professors, which will help enhance the quality of foreign language teaching.
Acquired technical resources for development of on-line project.
Was provided technical support for Faculty home pages and for special on-line projects for classes.
Received hands-on training on the basics of Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and learned how to add Graphics, Tables and Links to Web Pages, and how to move these to a Web Server using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Acquired the tools to incorporate multimedia technology into the Foreign Language classroom in order to facilitate a more diverse learning environment.
Acquired techniques to teach the four skills with a Communicative approach to emphasize Proficiency over Achievement.
Received training in administering the oral examination for the global assessment of a student's functional speaking ability.