CSU Webinar Series: Winning with Leading-Edge Technology

You are invited to attend a series of webinar events illustrating how various institutions are taking advantage of leading-edge technologies to rise above the rest. Striving to achieve CSU system goals such as redesigning courses to optimize student success, bridging the achievement gap, and seeking solutions for bottleneck courses are more easily attainable through innovative use of lecture capture and student engagement solutions.

Next webinar is:
Empowering Fearless Teaching and Increasing Student Success
When: Thursday, April 17 at 12 PM PDT

Perry Samson, Ph.D., LectureTools Founder and Professor University of Michigan

Frustrated by the lack of participation and blank stares in his large lecture classes, Dr. Samson decided to leverage the technology that students were already using by creating LectureTools. Using LectureTools to add polls, quizzes and other activities to his presentations, he has seen class participation skyrocket with more than 66% of his students now asking questions. More than 5,000 instructors around the world are now using LectureTools to engage students and pinpoint the ‘aha’ learning moment.


Faculty & Department Chairs,

Academic Technology & Creative Services is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for Sac State’s eAcademy program. The eAcademy program is a comprehensive course-instructor professional development opportunity where instructors convert a traditional face-to-face course into a Hybrid format. Instructors will work in cohorts and have the opportunity to receive hands-on help transforming their course. The cohorts must consist of 2-4 instructors where each instructor will transform a course (one course per instructor). Ideally, the cohort should be part of a College, Department, or University eLearning initiative. Instructors who successfully complete the program will receive a $1,500 professional development allotment.The eAcademy will be delivered by a team of faculty and staff who will work with each participant from the start of the eAcademy to the delivery of the transformed course. Please note that the eAcademy has deliverables and participants must be willing and able to devote the time and effort. The eAcademy is delivered as a Hybrid course and participants are required to attend about 8 face-to-face sessions on Friday mornings, as well as participate in online activities. In addition, you must be at least an intermediate user of SacCT tools and features – this is NOT a technical workshop on how to use SacCT.

Our goal is to help Faculty develop and deliver a quality course. Thus, our program is built upon Quality Matters, which is a researched-based course development rubric.

To apply, each department cohort must submit the attached application by Dec. 6, 2013. The application requires the approval of the Dean and Department chair, see application.

To learn more about the eAcademy and the timeline, please refer to the application – eAcademy 2013-2014 Application

Fall 2013 Technology Training

The Free Technology Training workshops are now available for Sac State staff and faculty. Register at www.csus.edu/training.

Learn about the NEW SacCT course tool enhancements, such as: discussions, calendars, testing analytics, new global navigation, and improved threaded discussions. In addition, discover the NEW social tools for students, such as People, Messages, and Spaces in the SacCT Communications workshop.

Go mobile with an iPad workshop: Cloud computing, presenting from iPad, and meeting virtually via video conferencing. Please bring your iPad. 

Brush-up your word processing skills with the 2010 or 2013 Microsoft Office Workshops.
Requests or questions? Email us at training@csus.edu

Raymond Piña, Academic Technology & Training Manager
Academic Technology & Creative Services