Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dr. Magen and Prof. Periman present to technology fellows on scholarship of teaching and learning

Standing l to r: Lee Henrikson, Instructional Designer; Dr. Randy Magen; and Prof. Deb Periman
introduce the the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to the Tech Fellows.
Prof. Deb Periman, J.D, Justice faculty, and Dr. Randy Magen, School of Social Work, co-presented to the 2012 Technology Fellows Program for UAA faculty on May 18.  Their presentation on "The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" is part of the Making Learning Visible Project sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).  They presented strategies for connecting intentional course design and planning to the demonstration of improved student learning, approaches to reflecting on teaching to fully develop the craft of teaching, and suggestions for collaborating and sharing with peers and colleagues about teaching as a way to strengthen and improve student learning.

Tech Fellows discussing topic in small groups.
Faculty members applied to be a Tech Fellow and 14 were selected for the week-long intensive held May 14 - 18. Using information from the intensive, participants are to improve and offer one course in the coming academic year that incorporates technology. The focus is to increase collaboration among students and with professors that leads to enhanced learning.  Tech Fellows will also participate in online discussions during the academic year, and report progress and outcomes to colleagues in spring 2013.  Lee Henrikson and Sarah Frick, instructional designers with the Faculty Technology Center, designed and taught the intensive.