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CITL: Reacting to the Past

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Jason Slipp

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

This workshop will introduce Reacting to the Past and have participants play a game with Q and A after. Reacting To The Past (RTTP), it is a robust pedagogy developed out of Barnard College by Historian Mark Carnes.  Through subversive role play, RTTP promotes imagination, inquiry, and engagement as foundational features of teaching and learning across all disciplines in higher education.  In addition to being student-centered, the RTTP pedagogy consists of instructional undergirding that promote critical thinking, writing and presentation skills, argumentation, collaboration, and more. The pedagogy has been implemented at over 500 colleges and universities and is sustained by a large consortium (of which Lehigh is now a member) that develops two multiple annual conferences, administers grants, and offers consulting services. If you have been searching for ways to enhance your teaching and your students' learning, RTTP could be a perfect fit.  


CITL: Designing and Developing an Online Course

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Online

Presenters: Peggy Kane, Jason Slipp & Ilena Key

Audience: Faculty, Staff

The online workshop will discuss and demonstrate how to structure and build an online course with the Quality Matter rubric as a guide. 

The workshop will be using zoom. Here is the link:

CITL: Visualization Lab Open House (Rescheduled)

Date & Time: Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Presenters: CITL Staff

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

This event will allow clients to come and demo features in our new Visualization lab. The Visualization Lab is open to faculty, students, and staff following a brief series of required training sessions with a member of the Visualization Lab Support Team.  It has been envisioned as a collaborative space that can effortlessly shift from the examination of visual data on a vast pixel canvas to the evaluation of the pedagogical value of virtual reality environments--a place to explore; a place to create; a place to solve.

The Lab's core visualization technologies include:

  • MultiTaction Curved iWall: Comprised of nine vertically-oriented, 55-inch, high-definition displays that curve in front of portions of three walls, this sophisticated, touch-sensitive video wall can support multiple project groups working simultaneously.
  • Ideum Drafting Touch Table:  Housed in a freestanding display case, this 55-inch, capacitive-touch 4K display is married with a powerful Windows PC and can be harnessed for the in-depth exploration of digital objects by an individual or a small group.
  • Mondopad Ultra: An 85-inch, wall-mounted display with an integrated Windows PC, the 4K Mondopad Ultra facilitates presentation annotation, as well as data manipulation in both face-to-face and remote collaboration sessions.
  • HTC VIVE Virtual Reality (VR) System: The VIVE headset and handheld controllers transport the wearer into an immersive world complete with stunning graphics, a 110˚ field of view, intuitive controls, and touch-based feedback.  Not only could a live VR session be concurrently viewed on the MultiTaction iWall and/or the Mondopad Ultra, but the Lab was also designed with the capacity to stream out VIVE sessions over the Internet

CITL: Teacher Development for Graduate Students: Instructional Design with Cognition in Mind

Date & Time: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Professor Farah Vallera (COE-Teaching Learning and Technology)

Audience: Graduate Students

CITL: LUally Training- Pride Center/CITL

Date & Time: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Chelsea Fullerton

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

CITL/MDHI: Turning Data into Art: Behind the Scenes workshop

Date & Time: Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Stephen Cartwright

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Stephen Cartwright will discuss his process for turning data into art and visualization projects. This session will expand on his lecture and get into the details of using a range of software to collect, organize, draw, visualize and fabricate data based work.


CITL: Teacher Development for Graduate Students: Effective Uses of Instructional Technologies

Date & Time: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Ilena Key (Ass't Director, CITL, Instructional Technology)

Audience: Graduate Students

CITL/MDHI: Art and Data

Date & Time: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 4:00 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Stephen Cartwright

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Stephen Cartwright is an artist and self-tracker. He creates his work through the intersection of analog and digital technologies—from pencil on paper to 3D computer modeling and digital fabrication. His personally collected data includes his exact latitude, longitude and elevation for every hour since June 21, 1999 and many other data sets. From the information, Cartwright creates multi-dimensional maps and objects and offers a unique perspective of one person’s transit through life. Cartwright’s sculptural visualizations are more than just illustrations of data—they create new forms and topographies.

CITL: Using Story Maps: More story...less map

Date & Time: Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Scott Rutzmoser

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

ESRI's Story Map templates allow users to quickly produce and share their stories using dynamic data and interactive maps.  While including maps can be useful, some of the best story maps include more story than they do map and some contain no map at all.  Telling your story (with or without a map) has never been easier. This workshop will guide users, step-by-step, through the tools and process of creating a great story map. 
1. Picking a template, understanding the components of the ESRI templates. 
2. Scripting a story, what makes a great story (map).
3. Organizing digital resources and content.
4. Producing and sharing a story, using the ESRI wizards and tools to create and present an engaging story. 
No story, no map, no problem...we will provide the story and the maps, we will even discuss less conventional ways to use the story map framework for things like promoting events, publishing websites or creating presentations. 

CITL: Working within Googlization: Assignment Design in the Age of (Mis)Information

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Jasmine Woodson (Education and Learning Design Librarian), Carrie Baldwin SoRelle (Social Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian)

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

Google's omnipresence as an information-retrieval engine is often perceived as a barrier to the quality of student research due to its filter bubbles, skewed algorithms, advertisements, and overwhelming mass of results which often include unreliable sources. But what makes Google problematic also makes it a valuable teaching tool in helping students understand the power structures underlying ostensibly neutral information networks. This workshop will discuss how to incorporate Google into classroom activities and assignments as a means for parsing the politics inherent in information retrieval.