DOLCE - October 7, 2022 - Faculty presentations on dual mode instruction and a podcast project
From Margaret Merrill
Our first fall event, a DOLCE meeting that took place this coming Friday, October 7, at noon via Zoom, featured four speakers, two of them faculty.
Ian Korf, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, spoke on this provocative topic: “Dual mode doesn’t exist, but we do it anyway.” We might think of the transition from remote to in-person instruction as being complete, but many of us continue to deploy the tools (and navigate the student expectations) associated with dual-mode instruction. Korf was an active participant in this year’s Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology.
Heather J. Hether, Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Communication, spoke on a new podcasting project that she will soon be launching. Many faculty are increasingly turning to audio, either from our lectures or as a stand-alone resource, to complement what students get to experience in the classroom. Professor Hether presented a well-received asynchronous talk at SITT 2022.
Speaking of capturing what we share in the classroom, Todd Van Zandt, the ATS Manager of Teaching and Learning Technology Services, spoke briefly about the changing face of lecture capture at UC Davis. Todd also oversees the instructional technologists who support UC Davis Canvas and other teaching tools.
Finally, Joshua Hori, the ATS Accessibility Coordinator, previewed for us the 2022 Disability Awareness Symposium, taking place on Wednesday, October 12 from 11-2 in the Student Community Center, also viewable via Zoom.