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Center for Teaching and Learning

The Western New England Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with access to cutting-edge, empirically validated teaching strategies. Through workshops, faculty presentation, and consultation, the Center serves as a repository for teaching related information and gives students access to faculty who are well trained to be excellent in and out of the classroom. Founded in 2011, the Center continues to build and develop programs focused on teaching and teaching related activities.

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, April 5th
Topic: 
Fulbright Scholar Program
Location and Time: 
CSP 402, 12:30 PM

 

April 11th 
Title: An Introduction to Open Education Resources: Providing Low Cost and No Cost Materials to the WNE Community
Location and Time: Bear’s Den (Campus Center), 4pm
Presenters: Heidi Ellis, Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, Vicky Ludwig, Collection Development Librarian/Reference Coordinator
 

With textbook costs always on the rise, as well as the cost of education, now is a good time to consider less expensive learning options for your students. Join us as we explore Open Education Resources. It is not true that you always get your money’s worth! We will look at  several platforms that offer free and low cost textbooks and supplemental materials, as well as hybrid OER in the form of databases  already available through the WNE D'Amour library  that provide access to books and media at no additional cost to your or your students. Restructuring curriculums and mindsets is always a challenge, but  even small changes can enhance  students’ education at little or no cost. If you already are making use of any OER material, please come prepared to share your experience with the rest of us.  

 

Tuesday, April 17th
Topic: MERLOT OER
Location and Time: CSP 432

Join us for a follow-up discussion of Heidi Ellis and Vicky Ludwig's workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER), the focus of which will be on the use of MERLOT. MERLOT is one of the largest international OER services, providing a wide range of teaching and faculty development services. For more information on MERLOT, visit their website

 

 

2017-2018 FACULTY & STAFF WORKSHOP SERIES

   

April 11th 
Title: An Introduction to Open Education Resources: Providing Low Cost and No Cost Materials to the WNE Community
Location and Time: Bear’s Den (Campus Center), 4pm
Presenters: Heidi Ellis, Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, Vicky Ludwig, Collection Development Librarian/Reference Coordinator
 

With textbook costs always on the rise, as well as the cost of education, now is a good time to consider less expensive learning options for your students. Join us as we explore Open Education Resources. It is not true that you always get your money’s worth! We will look at  several platforms that offer free and low cost textbooks and supplemental materials, as well as hybrid OER in the form of databases  already available through the WNE D'Amour library  that provide access to books and media at no additional cost to your or your students. Restructuring curriculums and mindsets is always a challenge, but  even small changes can enhance  students’ education at little or no cost. If you already are making use of any OER material, please come prepared to share your experience with the rest of us.  

 

April 25th
Title:Launch of the WNEU Center for Global Health Engineering
Location and Time:Bear’s Den, Campus Center, 4:00-5:00 PM
Presenters:Christian Salmon, Director Center for Global Health Engineering, Michael Rust, Co-Director Center for Global Health Engineering

 

The mission of the new Center for Global Health Engineering at Western New England University is to lower barriers to accessing healthcare at the frontiers of global health by enabling local healthcare practitioners through access to information, supplies and technologies.  We are establishing “The Center” at WNE so that we can package our current global health related research and field projects within the context of an organizational structure that will enable us to develop productive partnerships within and outside of the university, as well as seek resources (expert knowledge and funding).  We invite all interested WNE faculty, students and staff to become active participants in The Center’s projects, whether as assisting in the laboratory, identifying grant opportunities, as a content experts, or as in identifying opportunities to which we are able to applying our skills and knowledge to advance the Center’s mission.

 

 

2017-2018 Brown Bag lunches

 

Tuesday, April 17th
Topic: MERLOT OER
Location and Time: CSP 432

Join us for a follow-up discussion of Heidi Ellis and Vicky Ludwig's workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER), the focus of which will be on the use of MERLOT. MERLOT is one of the largest international OER services, providing a wide range of teaching and faculty development services. For more information on MERLOT, visit their website

 

April 26th
Title: Launch of the WNEU Center for Global Health Engineering
Location and Time: Welcome Center Conference Room, 12:30 PM
Presenters: Christian Salmon, Director Center for Global Health Engineering, Michael Rust, Co-Director Center for Global Health Engineering

 

The mission of the new Center for Global Health Engineering at Western New England University is to lower barriers to accessing healthcare at the frontiers of global health by enabling local healthcare practitioners through access to information, supplies and technologies.  We are establishing “The Center” at WNE so that we can package our current global health related research and field projects within the context of an organizational structure that will enable us to develop productive partnerships within and outside of the university, as well as seek resources (expert knowledge and funding).  We invite all interested WNE faculty, students and staff to become active participants in The Center’s projects, whether as assisting in the laboratory, identifying grant opportunities, as a content experts, or as in identifying opportunities to which we are able to applying our skills and knowledge to advance the Center’s mission.

 

 

2017-2018 NEW FACULTY LUNCHEON SERIES



Thursday, April 19th
Topic:Advising Students
Location and Time: Welcome Center Conference Room, 12:30-2:00PM

 

D'Amour Library Workshops
D'Amour Library is offering a special faculty/staff-only workshop on Piktochart, a powerful design tool that can help you easily make posters, flyers, infographics, presentations, and more! The flyer above was made with Piktochart in less than half an hour.
 
WHO will be presenting?: Tracey Kry, our Emerging Technologies Librarian
WHAT will she be teaching you?: The basics of using Piktochart, plus some of the features offered in the upgraded Piktochart PRO
WHERE is it happening?: D'Amour 215 (the DLC)
WHEN is it happening?: Wednesday, March 28th, 4-5pm OR Tuesday, April 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm
HOW do I register?: Email emily.porter-fyke@wne.edu
 
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! A limited number of Piktochart PRO licenses, valued at $39.99/year, will be available to faculty and staff members who attend the workshop!

Any questions? Just email Emily (see above). We look forward to seeing you there!

 

CTL Advisory Board Meetings

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