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Summer Faculty Institute '16

Join us at a very exciting SFI '16!

IT&D is thrilled to announce this year's SFI will feature internationally known speaker, author and true higher education visionary, Richard Katz.  Richard Katz is the founder and chairman of Edudata, focused on the rapidly evolving e-learning space. Having served as Vice President of Educause for fourteen years, Richard founded the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR). Amongst its research arcs, ECAR investigates how technology can enhance teaching and learning in higher education. Richard currently serves as consultant to higher education institutions world-wide. (See Richard Katz's biography)

Faculty can take part either in a General Track with sessions that are open to all or the Cohort Track, by application, which includes the General Track plus extra sessions on leveraging Sakai to increase student engagement

General Track:

Monday, May 16, 2016


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Reflections on Summer Semester Online
Join us, as a faculty panel shares their experiences with building and teaching online courses as part of Saint Anselm's Summer Online semester pilot program.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch: What's New in Instructional Technology & Design
Enjoy lunch as Dr. Kim Round shares updates on the college's instructional technology and design initiatives and gathers your feedback on next steps.

1 - 1:45 p.m.
Choose one of two tracks:
Using Voice Threads in Sakai
Interested in integrating more digital interactivity into your courses? Check out Voice Threads, a new asynchronous spoken discussion tool now available for use within Sakai. IT&D's Cindy DiMascio will serve as your tour guide.
Getting Started with Micro-Lectures
Ever wondered about how a video lecture might enhance your course? Join Saint Anselm's media guru, David Hjelm, as he showcases examples of micro-lectures created by Saint Anselm faculty and discusses what's possible.

2 - 2:45 p.m.
Choose one of two tracks:
TurnItIn
This past semester, Saint Anselm implemented TurnItIn, an originality detection tool, which can be leveraged within Sakai. Dr. Kim Round will demonstrate the technology and facilitate discussion about pedagogical usage.
Micro-Lecture Tune Up
Already creating and using Micro-lectures? David Hjelm will offer tips and tricks for improving your videos. Feel free to bring links to your micro-lectures!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Richard Katz
We are extremely gratified to present a true higher education visionary. Richard Katz is an internationally known speaker and author, having delivered more than two hundred keynote addresses. He has written or edited seven books and more than seventy five articles, monographs and book chapters. His book, "Dancing with the Devil" was named one of the ten most influential higher education books of 1999. Richard will join us virtually from Colorado, where he will share his thoughts on technology-enhanced pedagogy in the liberal arts. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch: Google, Sakai and VoiceThreads, Oh My! 
What types of instructional technology applications are available to integrate into your courses? Enjoy a tasty lunch while IT&D's Cindy DiMascio takes you on a virtual tour.

1 - 1:45 p.m. Teaching in Saint Anselm's New Active Learning Classrooms
This past January, Saint Anselm launched two new technology-enhanced Active Learning Classrooms (ALC's) - Poisson B and Goulet 3101. Join a faculty panel, as they discuss their pedagogical approaches to teaching in the ALC's this past semester.

2 - 2:45 p.m. Innovation Showcase
Come to a digital poster session, where your faculty colleagues will demonstrate their usage of innovative technology tools. Technologies will include iPad Annotation (Good Notes), Open Educational Resources (OERs), TurnItIn, Teaching with an iPad and VoiceThreads.

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