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Teaching and Learning with Technology:

252 Creighton Faculty and Staff Complete Online Teaching and Learning Course

252 Creighton University faculty and staff have completed the Foundations of Effective Online Teaching and Learning Course and earned their Certificate of Completion.  To see the List of Certified Online Instructors, please go to the Faculty Resources page. The course runs for two to five weeks and is available online. For more information on the course, please go to the Faculty Resources page and click  on the Distance Teaching Certification link.

Exploring the use of technology to advance student learning

The Center of Academic Innovation, in collaboration with Dr. Bob Whipple, the CAI Innovations Fellow, are pleased to invite your participation in the following opportunities.

TLT Showcase: A Celebration of Mission, Technology, and Teaching
TLT Grant Awardee Showcase & Technovate Award Ceremony

April 29, 2016    3:00-5:00  Location: Hixson Lied Science Building Atrium.

Technovate Award:  Recognizing Innovative Use of Digital Technology in Teaching and Student Learning  The Center for Academic Innovation is pleased to announce the first annual Technovate Award recipients:

1st place (a tie): “How To Do Everything” Project; Dr. Josh Prenosil, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

1st place (a tie): “Leaf it to Cortina” Podcast; Dr. Faith Kurtyka, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

2nd place: "Interactive Web Pages for Student Learning”;   Dr. Dave Reed, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

3rd place: "Using Technology to Increase Student Ownership of Learning in Team Projects”; Dr. Cindy Corritore, Professor, Heider College of Business

All are invited to the Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase:  The award ceremony is followed by refreshments, poster presentations and demonstrations by award winners and recipients of the TLT grants. 

TLT Showcase Application

Technovate Award:  Recognizing Innovative Use of Digital Technology in Teaching and Student Learning
Applications in the review process.

The Center for Academic Innovation is pleased to announce the first annual Technovate Award, created by Dr. Bob Whipple, CAI Innovations Fellow, and the Technovate Advisory Group.

First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected and notified no later than March 18th.
Awards include: 1st Place - $1,000; 2nd Place - $500; 3rd Place - $250.
Winners will showcase their project as part of the “Celebration of Mission, Technology, and Teaching” on April 29, 2016.

Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant
The purpose of the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Grant Program is to foster and support the innovative use educational technologies to advance student learning at Creighton University.

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Creighton University Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Grant awardees.

Dr. Kimberley Begley, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions: Development and Implementation of Interactive Interprofessional Telehealth Activities
Dr. Noam Ebner, School of Law: Producing Online Branched Learning Exercises
Dr. Cynthia Corritore, Heider College of Business: Increasing Student Engagement and Learning through Real Time Interactivity and Feedback
Dr. Kandis McCafferty, College of Nursing:  Utilizing Technology and Real-time Assessments to Improve Efficacy and Competence with Technical Skills in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students

Digital, Innovative, Creative:  Creativity in the Classroom
Dr. Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing, Michigan State University
Dr. DeVoss provided an engaging and though provoking workshop that was well received by attendees. 

Workshop Summary: Creativity is one of the most transferrable skills we can engage students in and equip students with. Creative thinking and processes spans disciplines, institutions, and professions. In this interactive presentation, participants will engage in a range of activities designed to get them reflecting on their own creative potential in the classroom and exploring ways for fostering creativity in their classes and among their students.

If you are from Creighton University and would like a PDF copy of Dr. DeVoss' presentation, please contact Sarah Oliver at saraholiver1@creighton.edu

Back to the Future: Technologies Old and New
CAI, DoIT, and OLAT team members
Team members from the Center for Academic Innovation, Division of Information Technology, and the Office of eLearning and Academic Technology provided an interactive session to explore new technologies as well as revisit some of the “tried and true” technologies available for your classroom and online teaching.  Workshop information is available: Back to the Future. Contact the CAI office, cai@creighton.edu, to let us know if you are interested in more detailed workshops on any of the topics covered.