DOLCE- April 2, 2021- Aggie Square
From Andy Jones
Then Dr. Andy Jones shared his new collaborative curriculum project that he is launching in my advanced journalism class this quarter. Rather than his choosing all the assigned readings, his students will make a record of relevant readings they have discovered, sharing their findings with their classmates via always-growing interlinked Google Docs. Dr. Andy plans to substite this approach for a traditional textbook this quarter, with the hope of using this shared research and analysis project to encourage in his students a regular habit of reading ambitious contemporaneous articles about the important issues of the day, as well to find another way to support the social and intellectual community created by the remote class.
Finally, ATS Instructional Technologist Fernando Socorro will give a presentation that I have cheekily titled “I Came, I Saw, I Clicker.” As our resident personal response system expert, Dr. Socorro commented on some of the ways faculty have taught with iClicker and other tools during the remote teaching era. Fernando shared how faculty can get one-on-one support from Instructional technologists, remind them of the Knowledge Base pages that can help to answer the instructional technology questions. He also shared past and present webinars offered by Academic Technology Services.