WS 6 Teaching with Podcasting/Screencasting

Facilitators: Donna Lewis, Sonwabo Jongile &  Daniela Gachago, Center for Innovative Educational Technology

Dates and location:

  • 23th of May 2019, 13.oo-15.00, District Six campus, computer lab in the Library
  • 30th of May 2019, 13.30-15.30, Bellville campus (repeat)

 Workshop description:

As CPUT aims to foster innovative educational practices, there has been much interest in the adoption of blended modes of delivery by academic staff. In support of these aims, the Centre for Innovative Educational Technologies (CIET) invites you to attend this workshop on the use of podcasting/screencasting to support your existing pedagogy. The focus of this workshop is to provide a rationale and possible impetus for the use of podcasts/screencasts to support your teaching and students learning. We make reference to examples of how podcasting/screencasting has been used within the CPUT context to support different learning needs, using software and tools available to all CPUT staff. Additionally, practical guidance will be provided to support all staff members wishing to delve into the creation of podcast/screencasts.

To book your place please use our online booking system.

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WS5 Mastering Online Assignments

Facilitators: Donna Lewis,  Sonwabo Jongile and Mavela Mvuyisi, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology

Dates and location:

  • 9th of May 2019, 13.oo-15.00, District Six campus
  • 16th of May 2019, 13.30-15.30, Bellville campus (repeat)

 Workshop description:

In this workshop we will focus on two main areas on our LMS Blackboard: Online Assignments and the Plagiarism prevention tool, Safe Assign. We will first look at the creation and submission of online assignments, as well as how you as the lecturer will do the marking of the assignments online, by making use of Blackboard’s inline marking tools (commenting tools) and the interactive rubric (grading form).

Secondly we will be focusing on the SafeAssign tool which is built into the Online Assignment Tool. SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service that allows you to protect the originality of work and ensure a fair playing ground for all of your students. SafeAssign prevents plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers within your existing teaching and learning environment. SafeAssign can also further deter plagiarism by creating opportunities to educate students on proper attribution and citations while properly leveraging the wealth of information at their disposal.

To book your place please use our online booking system.

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WS3: Online Assessment

Facilitators: Ass. Prof. Eunice Ivala, Sonwabo Jongile, CIET, and Bronwyn Swart, DISE, CPUT

Date and location: 

  • 11th of April 2019, 13.00-15.30, Bellville campus

Workshop description

Description of Seminar

Recently there has been a significant increase of interest in online assessment at CPUT as a response to large student numbers and in general to provide more flexibility to students. However, lecturers who have ventured into online assessment soon realise that it is not simple to design online assessments that are meaningful and test students on the appropriate cognitive levels. This seminars will offer you an opportunity to engage with lecturers and staff developers’ experiences on how to best design for and implement online assessments. We will address questions such as:

  • ‘Doing assessment’ online – is it a case of transferring face-to-face assessment to an online environment?
  • The affordances and challenges of online assessment – a continuum from formative to summative assessment?
  • Online assessment practices – what is the purpose?   what formats are there? how do I grade online exams? how do I give feedback?
  • Academic integrity: How do you deal with issues of academic integrity when students write exams off campus? What options are there to create safe and authentic contexts for online exams on and off campus, such as the Respondus Lockdown browser or the Respondus Monitor?

Associate Professor Eunice Ivala will be presenting on the pedagogical approaches to online assessment practices. Bronwyn Swartz and her colleagues will then share her insight and practical experience on designing and deploying assessments on Blackboard in a numbers based subject, but also to assess research, and in more theoretical or even practical courses.

 

To book your place please use our online booking system!

 

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WS2: Blended learning Course Design

Facilitators: Ass. Prof. Daniela Gachago & Dr. Faiq Waghid, CIET, CPUT

Date and location: 

  • 7th of March 2019, 12.30-15.00, D6 campus (room 3128 in the  library)
  • 14th of March 2019, 13.00-15.30, Bellville campus

Workshop description

This workshop will introduce CPUTs vision for blended learning, framed by Laurillard’s book ‘Teaching as a Design Science‘. Starting off with focusing on your current students’ needs (persona activity), we will unpack the 6 Ways of Learning and show good practice on how blended learning can support these. Finally we will introduce a model for course redesign (storyboarding). To book your place please use our online booking system. We look forward to an interactive workshop with you!

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WS1: Theoretical foundations of blended learning

Facilitators: Ass. Prof. Daniela Gachago & Dr. Faiq Waghid, CIET, CPUT

Date and location: 

  • 21st of February 2019, 13.30-15.30, Bellville campus, Library, venue 1
  • 28th of February 2019, 13.00-15.00, D6 campus, Library 3rd floor, Room 3.128

Workshop description

This workshop will unpack some of the theoretical assumptions driving teaching and learning practices. Starting from  your vision of how a CPUT graduate should look like, we will reflect on your assumptions on teaching and learning, and map them against common learning theories. This will provide an opportunity to rethink your teaching and your students’ learning and to explore the potential and gaps of your current pedagogical strategies in aligning with your vision of how a graduate student will engage with the world of work and the community they are embedded in. This is the first of a series of workshops, that will support you in redesigning your course offering using blended learning.  If this is something that has sparked interest, please click on our online booking system. We look forward to an interactive workshop with you!

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Important Blackboard Maintenance and News

Attention ALL Lecturing Staff
You may have experienced that the look and feel have changed, it’s still the same LMS as you know it, but with the anticipated Blackboard Ultra theme.
We’re reaching the end of the year and we need to do some maintenance on the Blackboard System.
1. All the 2014 – 2016 subjects will be removed from the system:
Therefore it’s time for you to make backups of your subjects and download it to your PC’s to ensure that you have a personal copy. Blackboard will also archive older subjects, but if you for whatever reason
might need your subject to be restored, it will be a faster process if you have your own archived copy than for us to request it from Blackboard.
Archive Instructions:
Underneath the Course Management Control Panel;
click on Packages and Utilities;
click on Export/Archive Course;
click on Archive Course;
Select your Copy Options and click on Submit.
(You will receive an email when the Archive process is complete. Just click on the archive file to download it to your PC.)
2. Next generation LMS: Move to SAAS and Blackboard Ultra:
With the move to Software as a Service (SAAS), all future software updates will happen automatically. Blackboard Ultra is the new Blackboard version that we’re moving to in 2019! The following document describes the transformation of the user interface and workflows in Blackboard Learn to Blackboard Ultra.
3. Creating 2019 courses:
All the 2019 courses will be created on Blackboard before closing of the 2018 academic year and populated with the primary lecturer as linked on ITS.
If you do not have access to our learning resources on eLearning BP: Best Practice, please drop us an email.
Regards,
CIET
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WS6 Increasing in-class participation

Facilitators: Donna Lewis, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), CPUT

Date and location: 18th of October 2018, 13.00-15.00, Centre for eLearning, D6 campus

Seminar description

How to engage students in large (and small) classes is one of the main challenges lecturers face at CPUT. We invite you to attend an interactive workshop on how web-based and offline learning tools can be adopted to enhance one’s pedagogical approaches to address  this challenge.   The workshop will introduce freely available easy to use tools, such as  Flipgrid, Plickers ad Kahoot (other tools will be mentioned), which allow you to playfully engage your students in and beyond the classroom, test their understanding of concepts taught, start discussions and facilitate peer learning. The workshop is also intended to allow interdepartmental discussion and sharing of experiences.  If this is something that has sparked interest, please click on online booking system. We look forward to an interactive workshop with you!

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WS12 Promoting Multilingualism and Student-Generated Content – The Multilingual Glossaries Project at CPUT

Facilitators: Linda Manashe , Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), and Nomxolisi Jantjies, Fundani (CHED), CPUT

Date and location: 11th of October 2018, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT Centre, Bellville

Seminar description

The CPUT multilingual glossaries project (MLG), a collaboration between CIET and the Language Unit in Fundani CHED,  focuses on gathering and compiling subject-specific terminology with the aim of translating them from English to isiXhoza and Afrikaans in order to enhance teaching and learning through multilingualism. Additionally, the multilingual glossaries aim to contribute in the development of scientific terminologies in African languages for different study fields at CPUT.

This workshop will introduce the project, showcase how it is being used in certain departments and reflect on student feedback so far. Furthermore we will demonstrate the process that is adopted by CPUT (in collecting; translating and verifying difficult key concepts and terminologies in collaboration with lecturers and students), a demonstration of the online multilingual glossaries platform, and discuss opportunities for getting your subject involved in the growing CPUT online multilingual glossaries.

To book your place for this workshop please use our online booking system.

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e-Portfolio development for teacher promotion, teaching philosophy and students assessment

 If you are interested please book your place using our online booking system the following link. We look forward to engaging with you in this workshop.

For more questions please contact Sonwabo Jongile at jongiles@cput.ac.za

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