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215-503-6994
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CTL Training Sessions

CTL offers live and on-demand training sessions open to all Jefferson faculty, staff and students, in educational technology, information searching skills, and other teaching & learning areas.

Jump to: Blackboard Learn Training | Academic Research and Library Tools | Instructional Technology | Teaching & Learning | Writing for Publication | Online Tutorials


BLACKBOARD LEARN TRAINING:

We offer workshops to get you started with Blackboard Learn, the course management system used at Jefferson.

Register for Blackboard Learn workshops.


ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND LIBRARY TOOLS:

If you would like to request an Academic Research and Library Tools training session, please contact Dan Kipnis at 215-503-2825 or Dan.Kipnis@jefferson.edu.


Bibliographic Management: Introduction to Mendeley
Mendeley is an online bibliographic management tool that allows users to manage references, read and annotate PDFs, collaborate in groups and network with researchers from all over the world. With over 390 million user documents, over 2 million members and 225,000 research groups the Mendeley tool will continue to grow with their recent purchase by Elsevier.

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Bibliographic Management: Introduction to RefWorks
Stop typing your bibliographies. Sign-up for this workshop to acquaint yourself with how to use RefWorks for the first time. More than 6,400 Jeffersonians use RefWorks, a web-based database and bibliography creation program, available from Scott Library. Learn to create, organize, and access personal databases of bibliographic citations. Save time and let RefWorks format your bibliography for you. We'll show you how to use Refworks to import, export, search, and format citations, and use RefShare to collaborate and share databases with your colleagues.

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Conducting Research with Knowledge-Based Databases, Search Engines and Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 2.0
This 3-hour workshop will cover PubMed, Scopus, Google and Google Scholar and how to use RefWorks 2.0 to manage your citations for publication. This workshop is designed for all Jefferson researchers. We’ll move from introductory concepts to more advanced search techniques. If you need to organize citations and aim to expedite your research output this workshop will help.

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e-books at Jefferson
Learn about trends in scholarly publishing, how to use the growing collection of e-books available from Scott Library and how to integrate e-books into Blackboard Learn.

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Finding Health Information for Your Patients
Patients are armed with a plethora of medical information from the Internet. This consultation will guide you to trusted websites for your patients.

This session can be catered to specific departments.

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Finding Quality Images
The Scott Memorial Library offers many databases that offer images for presentations. Among the collections that will be examined: UpToDate, AccessMedicine, PHDIL, Jefferson Clinical Image Database and open access resources from the National Library of Medicine. Stop wasting time searching Google images and use the many high quality online resources offered by the Scott Memorial Library.

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Introduction to Google Forms
Are you trying to gather feedback from users and want to use email to gather responses? This workshop will introduce Google forms for creating quick and easy online surveys and questionnaires. Build surveys using multiple-choice, text, checkboxes, lists or scales. You will create a form and view how results are displayed. Google forms is part of google docs, the free web-based program that also includes word processing, spreadsheets and presentation templates. This workshop will focus on forms.

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Introduction to OVIDSP
This workshop is designed for all Jeffersonians with little or no experience searching the new MEDLINE database using OVIDSP. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the MEDLINE database structure and content.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How to access the database
  • Personal accounts and workspace
  • What is MeSH?
  • What is a Scope Note?
  • How does the Explode feature work in OVID?
  • Explode versus Focus
  • How to limit searches
  • How to save, print and email citations
  • Find Similar feature
  • Find Citing Articles feature
  • Find New Citation feature


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Professional PubMed Searching
Learn to search MEDLINE through PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's Entrez search engine. This class focuses on using Linkout (links to over 5,300 full-text SML electronic journals), My NCBI (store and retrieve search strategies and establish search filters), Clipboard, Limit, and History features of PubMed. In addition, learn to set-up collection lists to permanently save lists of citations.

This workshop will cover:

  • Limits
  • Journal browser
  • MeSH browser
  • Single citation matcher
  • Truncation
  • Search field tags
  • Journals Databases
  • PreMEDLINE
  • Natural language searching
  • Clinical Queries using research methodology filters
  • Creating search filters


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RSS Workshop - Manage your information intake
Are you overwhelmed by the task of keeping up to date? Work smarter and be more productive by using RSS, a Web standard, to consolidate journal table of contents alerts, news headlines, Septa outages and more in one place. In this workshop Jeffersonians will create and customize their own Newsblur account.

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Take Advantage of the Jefferson Digital Commons for Shameless Self-Promotion
It's a win-win academic opportunity--promote your Jefferson research and publishing efforts to the world by participating in the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC). The JDC increases your visibility. With over 7,700 different archived full-text resources including academic articles, posters, preprints, videos, images, teaching materials and newsletters you get permanent public space for all types of files AND your work is indexed by search engines like Google. Receive monthly alerts notifying you how many times your works have been downloaded. Create a faculty researcher page. Use the JDC as a university press and publish your department newsletters or create a new journal. Learn how the JDC complements Xythos and the Faculty Interests Database. The JDC is free to all Jeffersonians.

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Twitter for Beginners
Politicians, celebrities, educators and organizations are tweeting. Join us to learn about Twitter. You will create an account, learn to tweet, Twitter etiquette, and how tweeting can help strengthen your course, organization, or department community. Follow [Scott Memorial Library]

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Using Scopus & Internet Search Engines Effectively
Tired of getting millions of results when you search Google? Novice users enter their search topic into the default search engine of choice (usually Google). But, did you know that you can significantly increase the chances you'll find what you're looking for by knowing some of tricks of the searching trade? Your librarians will show you how to change your simple searches to successful power searches. This workshop will also discuss Google Scholar and citation analysis.

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INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

    ExamSoft Basics
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 9/8/2016
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Location: JAH M-13A
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is a web-based solution that supports the entire testing process including exam creation, administration, secure delivery, scoring, and analysis. This workshop focuses on the mechanics of creating and posting exams. It is essential for anyone using the product including Administrative Assistants, Faculty and Course Coordinators.

    Topics include:
    • Navigating the interface
    • Adding/Importing questions
    • Creating and posting exams

    Improving Assessment with ExamSoft
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 9/22/2016
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is not just a secure delivery solution—it has the potential to improve teaching and learning exponentially! This workshop, which focuses on the feedback and analysis features of ExamSoft, is essential for item writers, course faculty, and administration.

    Topics include:
    • Student Feedback reports
    • Self-directed learning
    • Early advising/remediation
    • Item analysis
    • Curricular goals and objectives


    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: (TBD) CTL Staff
    Date: 9/26/2016
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    iCE (interactive Curricula Experience) is a web-based platform and iPad app which delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

    Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops. The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

    In this workshop participants will:
    • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
    • Organize Objects into Topics
    • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    Mobile Presenting Tips & Tricks
    Instructors: Kathleen Day, MS; Sean Dyer
    Date: 10/6/2016
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Scott 306
    (Register for this workshop)

    Sharing images, video and other content on the fly is becoming easier and easier to do with consumer tools, and select campus classrooms have been equipped with AppleTV to help this real-time sharing. This workshop will demonstrate various tools and techniques for sharing with a mobile or personal device in real time and introduce participants to more advanced tools that can be used for sharing screen recordings.

    Topics include:
    • AirDisplay
    • AirPlay (for projection)
    • Reflector (for Screen Recording)
    • QuickTime (for Screen Recording)


    Please note: Most of these tools are Apple OS based and may not be available on the Windows platform.

    Nearpod Audience Response System
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 10/25/2016
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    Nearpod is the CTL’s audience response system that allows instructors to share content and assessments in real time with students using their personal and mobile devices. Push quizzes, polls, videos, web links, slide shows, and homework to your students easily in a manner and appealing multi-media platform that keeps students engaged and active.

    Participants will learn how to:
    • Create a Nearpod slideshow
    • Add activity slides such as Quizzes/Polls
    • Collect and analyze Nearpod data
    • Deploy a Nearpod for synchronous (live) or asynchronous (homework) sessions


    Building Interactives in iCE: Advanced iCE Skills Workshop
    Instructor: (TBD) CTL Staff
    Date: 11/14/2016
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    This is an advanced technological workshop on building interactive learning objects in iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience).

    Course developers can create two different types of interactive features in iCE.:Hotspots and Timelines. Hotspots allow learners to interact with a learning object and receive feedback in real time--think identifying anomalies on an EKG or identifying key structures in a brain scan. Timelines typically present information in a linear fashion such as the stages of fetal development or key moments in the development of occupational therapy as a profession. Timelines may also be used to describe a process such as the key steps in developing a public health message or pre-surgery routines. This workshop instructs learners on key questions and considerations to jumpstart interactive development for the iCE platform. Participants will be guided through the process for building Hotspots and Timelines in this experiential workshop.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Identify a potential Hotspot in the learner’s discipline
    • Identify a potential Timeline in the learner’s discipline
    • Describe two key differences between interactives and learning objects in iCE
    • Create an interactive for the iCE platform

    Workshop registration is limited to participants who have previously contributed learning modules the content management system.

    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: (TBD) CTL Staff
    Date: 12/6/2016
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    iCE (interactive Curricula Experience) is a web-based platform and iPad app which delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

    Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops. The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

    In this workshop participants will:
    • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
    • Organize Objects into Topics
    • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    ExamSoft Basics
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 1/11/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is a web-based solution that supports the entire testing process including exam creation, administration, secure delivery, scoring, and analysis. This workshop focuses on the mechanics of creating and posting exams. It is essential for anyone using the product including Administrative Assistants, Faculty and Course Coordinators.

    Topics include:
    • Navigating the interface
    • Adding/Importing questions
    • Creating and posting exams

    Improving Assessment with ExamSoft
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 1/25/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is not just a secure delivery solution—it has the potential to improve teaching and learning exponentially! This workshop, which focuses on the feedback and analysis features of ExamSoft, is essential for item writers, course faculty, and administration.

    Topics include:
    • Student Feedback reports
    • Self-directed learning
    • Early advising/remediation
    • Item analysis
    • Curricular goals and objectives


    Mobile Presenting Tips & Tricks
    Instructors: Kathleen Day, MS; Sean Dyer
    Date: 2/15/2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 306
    (Register for this workshop)

    Sharing images, video and other content on the fly is becoming easier and easier to do with consumer tools, and select campus classrooms have been equipped with AppleTV to help this real-time sharing. This workshop will demonstrate various tools and techniques for sharing with a mobile or personal device in real time and introduce participants to more advanced tools that can be used for sharing screen recordings.

    Topics include:
    • AirDisplay
    • AirPlay (for projection)
    • Reflector (for Screen Recording)
    • QuickTime (for Screen Recording)


    Please note: Most of these tools are Apple OS based and may not be available on the Windows platform.

    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: (TBD) CTL Staff
    Date: 2/23/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    iCE (interactive Curricula Experience) is a web-based platform and iPad app which delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

    Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops. The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

    In this workshop participants will:
    • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
    • Organize Objects into Topics
    • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    Building Interactives in iCE: Advanced iCE Skills Workshop
    Instructor: (TBD) CTL Staff
    Date: 3/3/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    This is an advanced technological workshop on building interactive learning objects in iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience).

    Course developers can create two different types of interactive features in iCE.:Hotspots and Timelines. Hotspots allow learners to interact with a learning object and receive feedback in real time--think identifying anomalies on an EKG or identifying key structures in a brain scan. Timelines typically present information in a linear fashion such as the stages of fetal development or key moments in the development of occupational therapy as a profession. Timelines may also be used to describe a process such as the key steps in developing a public health message or pre-surgery routines. This workshop instructs learners on key questions and considerations to jumpstart interactive development for the iCE platform. Participants will be guided through the process for building Hotspots and Timelines in this experiential workshop.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Identify a potential Hotspot in the learner’s discipline
    • Identify a potential Timeline in the learner’s discipline
    • Describe two key differences between interactives and learning objects in iCE
    • Create an interactive for the iCE platform

    Workshop registration is limited to participants who have previously contributed learning modules the content management system.

    Nearpod Audience Response System
    Instructor: Brittany Clark, MS
    Date: 4/14/2017
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    Nearpod is the CTL’s audience response system that allows instructors to share content and assessments in real time with students using their personal and mobile devices. Push quizzes, polls, videos, web links, slide shows, and homework to your students easily in a manner and appealing multi-media platform that keeps students engaged and active.

    Participants will learn how to:
    • Create a Nearpod slideshow
    • Add activity slides such as Quizzes/Polls
    • Collect and analyze Nearpod data
    • Deploy a Nearpod for synchronous (live) or asynchronous (homework) sessions


    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: (TBD) CTL Staff
    Date: 4/18/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    iCE (interactive Curricula Experience) is a web-based platform and iPad app which delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

    Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops. The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

    In this workshop participants will:
    • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
    • Organize Objects into Topics
    • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course



If you would like to request a Instructional Technology training session, please contact Kathy Day at 215-503-4991 or Kathleen.Day@jefferson.edu.


Adobe Acrobat Basics
Use Adobe Acrobat to create interactive teaching materials by assembling PowerPoint presentations, existing PDFs, web pages, photos and illustrations into a single Acrobat file.

Topics include:

  • converting to PDF
  • editing PDFs
  • adding interactivity including bookmarks, links, buttons and media clips


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Adobe Acrobat: Forms
Need an evaluation tool or a registration form? Learn to convert your MS Word document into a digital form that can be emailed or posted on the web.

In this workshop you will:

  • complete a form in MS Word
  • convert the form to an Adobe acrobat file
  • insert text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, select menus, list boxes
  • save and distribute the form
  • compile completed forms


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Photoshop
Want to create a digital image collection for teaching and publishing? This hands-on workshop covers each step of the process - from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. We'll use Adobe Photoshop on the Windows operating system.

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TEACHING & LEARNING:

    Building a Better Lecture
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 8/24/2016
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    According to classroom observations and self-report data, instructors rely heavily on lecture as an instructional method despite research documenting the limited effectiveness of lectures as a teaching strategy. Lectures can be integral to the learning experience with an understanding of the factors contributing to its effectiveness as an instructional tool. This workshop will focus on identifying key uses of lecture and three simple strategies for building more effective learning experiences for students. Participants are asked to identify and bring a lecture they have previously developed for use during the experiential workshop.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be to:
    • Identify best uses of lecture
    • Define one organizing technique for lectures
    • Incorporate signposts into a planned lecture experience
    • Apply best practices to a planned lecture experience


    Teaching with iCE: Too Cool for School
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/16/2016
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    The iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) Platform & App, a locally-developed content management system, literally places the learning experience at the student’s fingertips. The platform encourages course developers to re-think the organization and presentation of learning materials based on how they wish the learner to engage with the course content. During the session, a sample module with related topics will be deconstructed for participants. Content developers will describe the organization of at least one topic from two perspectives—the pedagogical and the visual. Templates used to create individual topics will be shared with participants to make the design process transparent. The facilitator will describe best practices in course design and development throughout the workshop, including the importance of a consistency in creating and delivering content, the benefits of multiple kinds of learning objects, and the ability for learners to interact with course materials.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Describe three course design principles
    • Identify key characteristics of the iCE platform
    • Apply the iCE template to a topic

    Building a Better Lecture
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 1/20/2017
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    According to classroom observations and self-report data, instructors rely heavily on lecture as an instructional method despite research documenting the limited effectiveness of lectures as a teaching strategy. Lectures can be integral to the learning experience with an understanding of the factors contributing to its effectiveness as an instructional tool. This workshop will focus on identifying key uses of lecture and three simple strategies for building more effective learning experiences for students. Participants are asked to identify and bring a lecture they have previously developed for use during the experiential workshop.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be to:
    • Identify best uses of lecture
    • Define one organizing technique for lectures
    • Incorporate signposts into a planned lecture experience
    • Apply best practices to a planned lecture experience


    Active Teaching, Engaging Minds
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/3/2017
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    Active teaching is an umbrella term used to identify a variety of teaching strategies. It includes most anything that students do in a classroom other than passively listening to an instructor’s lecture. Research demonstrates active learning improves students' understanding and retention of information and can be very effective in developing higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Active learning, however, presents challenges and requires re-thinking the classroom space and traditional roles.

    This interactive workshop will:
    • summarize the impact of active teaching on student learning
    • demonstrate a handful of active teaching strategies
    • discuss some challenges to adopting active teaching techniques


    Embracing Glossophobia: Learning to Communicate with Confidence
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/10/2017
    Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    Perhaps no tool in the professional toolbox has been as feared as public speaking. However, professional advancement is often tied to one’s ability to successfully present information at a meeting, a professional conference or even within the classroom.
    To excel in a professional context, you must be able to communicate in a number of different contexts and with a wide number of audiences. This interactive session provides a framework for re-thinking personal communication habits and techniques to assist you with your next communication interaction.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Define communication apprehension
    • Describe the four common contexts for communication
    • Recognize potential triggers for communication anxiety
    • Identify at least one stress reduction technique for communication interactions


    The Active Learning Lecture
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/20/2017
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    The large lecture presents a number of challenges to experienced and novice instructors alike. This workshop explores some of the challenges (and assumptions we make about what can or cannot happen in a large lecture) and describes a number of techniques to assist faculty transition from the “sage on the stage” to a “guide on the side.”

    This interactive workshop will:
    • describe benefits and challenges associated with a traditional lecture model
    • explore instructor and student assumptions about large enrollment courses
    • identify potential engaged learning activities for the large lecture courses
    • demonstrate a handful of techniques to enhance large lecture courses


    Electronic Portfolios for Academic Programs and Career Success
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 4/28/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    The fields of art, architecture and engineering have long used portfolio’s as a way for both students – and professionals – to show case their work. Not unexpectedly, these physical portfolios have found their way onto the digital world and are often called e-portfolios. Whether physical or electronic this tool for show casing a person’s skills and experience is valuable. Both to the learner as evidence of their accomplishments and as a tool to help them stand out as a better candidate in the hiring process. Portfolios can also play an important role in the professional development of a student. Specific course projects that meet academic objectives can be reflected on, solidifying the students understanding of concepts and the skills they’ve mastered.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
    • Identify how portfolios can be used in the academic program to track student progress and mastery of skills
    • Observe a demonstration of sample portfolios in Jefferson’s portfolio product, Portfoliu
    • Identify which assignments in your course would be appropriate for showcasing student achievement in a portfolio



WRITING FOR PUBLICATION:

    Key Steps in Writing--and Publishing--Your Manuscript
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 11/22/2016
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    This presentation provides advice on how to be more organized and less overwhelmed when you write your next manuscript. It also focuses on key elements of manuscript writing, with a focus on engaging an editor’s attention.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:
    • Know the key points to keep in mind when starting their next manuscript
    • Know what parts of the manuscript readers are most likely to see, and how to improve them
    • Know how to use a systematic approach to writing the body of the paper

    5 Habits Of Successful Writers — and Ways To Foster Them In Your Own Writing
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 3/23/2017
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    Few of us ever learn how to write with consistency and fluency, and yet being able to do so can mean the difference between being a highly regarded researcher and one who is overlooked. Studies have shown that successful writers practice specific habits that help them flourish and make the process of writing less mysterious. This workshop will focus on these habits and provide practical advice for fostering them in your own writing.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:
    • Know 5 habits of successful writers
    • Understand how they improve the writing process
    • Learn practical ways to integrate these habits to achieve their own writing goals



ONLINE TUTORIALS:

Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial
Learn how to get to the heart of an article, determine if it's useful and apply it to patient care.

Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines
This workshop will provide basic information about copyright and guidelines for classroom use of published materials. Fair use doctrine and its application in a university setting will also be addressed.