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Lehigh Community of Practice: VR/AR, September 19

Kevin Park illustration

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) invites you to our next Community of Practice on Augmented and Virtual Reality. 

We will have a special guest speaker, Kevin Park. 

Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 3:00 PM-5:00PM
Location: CITL Center, RM 379

Kevin Park has had a distinguished career as a leader in business and technology. Currently he’s a faculty member at NYU (2013) and NYiT (2007) and co-founder/director of UX design at ObjectivEye, a startup that provides a deep understanding and customized UX/UI design and analysis to the AR/VR industry.

Park has more than 20 years of professional experience in the art, design, and emerging tech culture. He worked as a senior UX design manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for 17 years, and a design consultant for Pentagram, Antenna International, Smithsonian Museum, MoMA, Guggenheim, The Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard University, and McDonald's. He has been influential in the culture of design and remains unmatched through his passion of bridging the gap of AR/VR technology through our daily lives today. Park plans share with Lehigh’s AR/VR community of practice his experiences developing multiple AR/VR certificate programs and an M.A. in UX/UI Design and Development highlighting best practices, tools, and lessons learned. Kevin will also be sharing case studies and bringing additional AR/VR tools to explore.

All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome, and if you are not on-campus at that time, join us remotely via Zoom Session

We look forward to seeing you.

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning | citl.lehigh.edu

Start-of-semester CITL sessions

Start your semester a step ahead! The CITL is offering a few brief refresher sessions and tours of spaces Thursday morning, August 21st. The first two sessions are hyrbid sessions offering both in-person and remote attendance via Zoom.

Hybrid Information Sessions

Course Site: Basics - Introducing Lehigh’s LMS (Course Site)

This session will discuss how to request a Course Site and set up your course, by adding content, assignments, discussion boards, grade book, adding roles, etc.

Semester Kick-Off: Five Essential Tools for Content, Collaboration, and Communication

This session will introduce Lehigh’s LMS (Course Site - discussion board, choice, quizzes), and several tools such as Panopto, Zoom , Google Assignments, or Turnitin, that help faculty to meet their pedagogical goals.

Tours of Spaces

Tours of classrooms and makerspaces.  We will have our CITL staff available to give tours and answer questions about classrooms as well as makerspaces available around campus.
Classrooms tour will include:
  • PA 101
  • MG 102
  • MG 103

High-tech classroom/spaces in FML tour will include:

Register now for the 2019 Symposium on Teaching and Learning

We are excited to invite the campus community to Lehigh University’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning. The event will be held over two days, April 10-11, and will highlight over 50 different presentations from a variety of disciplines.

Learn more and see the full schedule at https://citl.lehigh.edu/symposium2019.

In addition to a wide variety of talks by Lehigh faculty, this year's Symposium will feature:

  • A screening of the documentary film, Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields, and a conversation with the filmmaker Dr. Kendall Moore, award-winning documentary filmmaker and professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media, University of Rhode Island
  • A talk and discussion on Global Learning by Dr. Jill E. Blondin, Interim Executive Director of the Global Education Office at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • Presentations by CITL Faculty Fellows, Creative Inquiry Faculty Fellows, recipients of the CBE Instructional Innovation Grants, and Center for Community Engagement faculty, student, and community partners
  • An Open House for Faculty and Staff at the Lehigh University Art Galleries, featuring a reception, drop-in workshops, and a preview of the 2019-20 exhibitions

We hope you will join us for one, some, or all of the sessions.

Register online now! (opens new window)

Register now for the CITL Winter Workshop 2019

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is hosting a day-long workshop on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.  Coffee, tea, and lunch will be provided.

The workshop will have sessions on a wide variety of pedagogical and instructional technology topics, including: Course Design, The Art of Lecturing, Active Learning Approaches, Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments, Online Learning, Course Site assignment boot camp, drones and AR/VR, and much more.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about key Course Site features, discuss teaching with colleagues and CITL staff, and to warm up your teaching skills for the spring semester. We will also be offering tours of innovative spaces throughout the day.

Please register by 9:00 am, Monday, January 7th.

See full schedule of sessions and additional details.

CITL Fall 2018 Workshops Announced

CITL has released the schedule of Fall 2018 workshops to be held throughout the semester. Topics ranging from inclusive teaching and teacher development to digital scholarship and instructional technology to innovative teaching strategies and activities. View and download the flyer for more information and plan to join us for one or many!

New Faculty Orientation 2018

The CITL is hosting new faculty orientation in the CITL Commons in the EWFM library on Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21, 2018. Download the Schedule

Wednesday will also feature a CITL open house including opportunities to visit our new/updated learning spaces, get a crash course/refresher on Course Site, tour the Vizualization Lab and One-button Studio, and a peak at LUapps - a new solution for running apps virtually on-demand from anywhere.

 

Register now for the 2018 Symposium on Teaching and Learning

2018 Symposium poster

We are excited to invite the campus community to this year’s Lehigh University Symposium on Teaching and Learning. This year the event will be held over two days and will highlight over 40 different presentations from a variety of disciplines.

Learn more and see the full schedule at https://citl.lehigh.edu/symposium2018

The first day of the symposium, April 11th, will be focused on community-engaged teaching, learning, and research, exploring and exemplifying the public purpose of higher education. This year, our Featured speakers will include Dr. Judith Lasker, N.E.H. Distinguished Professor of Sociology, reflecting on her work in Global Health Volunteering.  We will also have individual breakout sessions and the Community Fellows poster presentation, as well as the awarding of the Percy Hughes Award for Scholarship, Humanity, and Social Change and the Library Research Prize during a lunch catered by South Side restaurants.

The second day, April 12th will be focused on Innovative Approaches to Teaching, Entrepreneurship-Mindset, Engaging and Guiding Students and Learning through Visualization & Digital Media.

Register online now (opens new window)!

Save the date: 2018 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh

The purpose of this annual event is to highlight new, interesting, and effective approaches to teaching and learning at Lehigh. Each year, faculty, staff, student, and community presenters from across disciplines and contexts share good ideas and inspire others. Come share an idea, learn from colleagues, and join us as we celebrate the work of those who have met with success of one kind or another in their teaching and learning.

The Symposium will once again be held over two days: Wednesday, April 11th and Thursday, April 12th and will be presented in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement.

Please mark your calendars and attend as you are able.

All are welcome to submit a proposal to present at the Symposium.

We will consider all proposals but we especially encourage proposals that fall under the following themes:

  • Active Learning
  • Community-engaged Learning and Research
  • Course-related Digital Scholarship Projects
  • Creative Inquiry
  • Entrepreneurial-minded Learning
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Innovative Uses of Classroom Spaces
  • Online / Hybrid / Blended / Flipped Courses
  • Peer Learning / Collaborative Learning
  • Project- or Problem-Based Learning

Please submit your proposal by March 25th, 2018.

Winter Workshop 2018

Materials from Winter Workshop 2018

Below are the available materials from the 2018 Winter Workshop:

About the event 

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is hosting a day-long workshop on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.  Coffee, tea, and lunch will be provided.

The workshop will have sessions on a wide variety of pedagogical and instructional technology topics, including: Course Design, The Art of Lecturing, Active Learning Approaches, Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments, Online Learning, Course Site topics (assignments, quizzes, and grade book), Creating Instructional Videos, Instructional Uses of WordPress, and Virtual Reality in Education.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the new Course Site upgrade, discuss teaching with colleagues and CITL staff, and to warm up your teaching skills for the spring semester. Our new Visualization lab will be open for tours and demonstrations, as well as our data center.

Please register by 9:00 am, Monday, Jan 7th.

CITL unveils new Visualization Lab

Photo of student interacting with the MultiTaction multi-touch iWall in the 370D CITL Visualization Lab

Lehigh's highly anticipated Visualization Lab opens later this month in E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library.  It features several innovative visualization tools, including a MultiTaction Curved iWall for the collaborative investigation of digital information at large scale.  In addition, the Lab is outfitted with an HTC VIVE system, which provides users with an immersive virtual reality experience.

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:

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