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SPECIAL LECTURE NOV. 14: Game Changers: Integrating Game Mechanics into Pedagogy
Dr. Bob Appelman

Dr. Bob Appelman, Director of the Immersive Learning Research group and Clinical Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, will lead a special lecture. 

Learn how game designers build engagement into popular games such as World of Warcraft and how those techniques can be applied in the development of learning activities.   

Learning can be an immersive environment.  

Sign Up to Teach in the New Active Learning Classrooms, Deadline Oct. 17
Active Learning Classroom in Kennedy

Would you like to teach in a brand new learning space on campus?  UNC Charlotte has launched a new initiative in classroom design to promote active and collaborative learning and to increase student engagement.  There are two new rooms in Kennedy which differ significantly from other classrooms throughout campus; one room holds 126 students and the other holds 36. 

Tracy Rock Wins BofA Teaching Award!
Tracy Rock

On September 5, associate professor of Education and CTL Faculty Fellow Tracy Rock was named the 2014 recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, the University’s most prestigious teaching honor.  See more details at Inside UNC Charlotte.

CTL Faculty Fellow Tracy Rock Named BofA Teaching Award Finalist
Tracy Rock

Congratulations to Tracy Rock, a CTL Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the College of Education, on being named a finalist for the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, the University’s highest teaching honor. See the full article at Inside UNC Charlotte.

Accessing CTL Training Room During 8/11/14 - 8/17/14 Construction
Kennedy South Entry Closed

During August 11 - 17, the main entrance to Kennedy will be closed for construction.

CTL Welcomes Jessica Kapota as Instructional Designer
Jessica Kapota

The Center for Teaching and Learning welcomes Jessica Kapota, Instructional Designer, as our newest team member.  Jessica has a background in Education and recently completed her Master's degree in History. She provides training and professional development in large group workshops, individual consultations, and online resources.

Coming Soon: Saba Meeting Web Conferencing
Saba Meeting

Beginning August 2014, the name of UNC Charlotte’s web conferencing software will change from Centra to Saba Meeting.  Saba Software, the company that produces Centra, changed the product name to Saba Meeting in 2013. 

CTL has moved to Kennedy
Kennedy

The Center for Teaching and Learning has relocated to the second floor of Kennedy.  Our newly renovated space includes training rooms, faculty fellow offices, staff offices, and the teaching library.   

Spotlights
Using Active Participation Strategies for Sustained Engagement

You've begun your class and captured your students' attention. How do you keep it throughout the rest of the class? Tracy Rock, one of the Faculty Fellows in the Center for Teaching and Learning, explains what active engagement strategies are and why to use them. She also shares examples of a few strategies that are easy to implement.
 

J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.
J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.

Garvey has been the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte since 2013. Garvey leads the Center in providing and supporting the enterprise level academic technologies and faculty professional development programs regarding high quality instruction, scholarly teaching, distance learning, and the use of academic technologies.

SPECIAL LECTURE NOV. 14: Game Changers: Integrating Game Mechanics into Pedagogy
Dr. Bob Appelman

Dr. Bob Appelman, Director of the Immersive Learning Research group and Clinical Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, will lead a special lecture. 

Learn how game designers build engagement into popular games such as World of Warcraft and how those techniques can be applied in the development of learning activities.   

Learning can be an immersive environment.  

Caryl Gordon
Caryl Gordon

Caryl provides support and training to faculty, staff, and students. She is also responsible for tutorial development and implementation. Caryl was adjunct faculty with the American Studies department for 4 years and used Moodle to teach an online intensive writing course.

Heather McCullough, Ph.D.

Heather McCullough is the Associate Director of Instructional Programs at the Center for Teaching and Learning.  She leads the Instructional Programs staff and implements the major instructional programs, large scale instructional projects, and new initiatives offered by the Center. 

Jaesoon An, Ph.D.
Jaesoon An, Ph.D.

Jaesoon provides faculty development services in the areas of course design, learning technology, learning analytics, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL.) She collaborates with faculty members on the development of blended/online/distance courses and programs, and the redesign of large enrollment courses. Jaesoon strives to enhance the quality of courses offered at UNC Charlotte through SOTL-based course design.

You Tube
Making Accessible PDFs

PDF files are one of the most common document formats on the Web. They enable the author of a document to maintain the integrity of that document...

Response Rate in Web-based Course Evaluations

This video describes issues related to the response rate in Web-based course evaluations, including the perceived impact of low response rates on...

WebAIM WAVE Toolbar Introduction

This is a brief introduction and demonstration of using the Firefox, WebAIM WAVE Toolbar for use in evaluating courses or webpages for Section 508...

Examination of Image Maps for Section 508

This is an introductory video to explain image maps for Section 508 compliance. There is a specific portion that applies to courses within Moodle...

Examination of Frames for Section 508

This is an introductory video to explain frames for Section 508-i compliance. The last minute to minute and a half look at frames inside Moodle...

Upcoming Events
Teaching with Moodle 2: The Basics
January 5, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Moodle 2 Open Swim
January 5, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saba Meeting Part I: Online Introduction
January 5, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Center for Teaching and Learning 

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704-687-8080
ctl@uncc.edu

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9201 University City Blvd,
Kennedy 202B
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

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