August Our Turn
August Our Turn registration is currently open, with sessions running from Wednesday, 8/13 through Friday, 8/15. A full schedule of offerings, as well as online signup, is available at: https://ru-citl.com/ot/moodle/login/index.php.
CITL Spring Film Challenge
The 2014 spring film challenge was a great success! RU students had from March 26 - April 4 to make an original short film, and entries were screened at the Radford Theater on April 17. Visit the Film Challenge Page for details.
The Grader's Dilemma
From the August 2013 NMC blog: Tom Haymes has taken a leap of faith -- he's abandoned textbooks, thrown away the traditional syllabus, and is encouraging his American Government class to design their own education paths. Inspiring? Yes! Easy? Not even close. Use the link below to read about this and other educational musings by Tom:
The Future Of Education
Using Jeff Conklin's (CogNexus Institute) notion of 'wicked problems,' a group of 100 distinguished scholars from around the world met in January 2013 to articulate the five most current pressing topics in higher education. What distinguishes these particular issues is that they are extremely difficult and even seemingly impossible to solve, because of the complex or ever-changing environments in which they arise. The resulting two-page communique is well worth the read: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-Horizon-Project-Summit-Communique.pdf
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
275 Walker Hall
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Started in late 2012, this series spotlights RU faculty engaged in new, innovative activities inside and outside the classroom. Visit the Faculty Profiles page to view our ever-growing lineup of RU faculty from across the disciplines including Music, Philosophy, Marketing, Core Curriculum, English and McConnell Library.
Put That Class Online!
Visit the Faculty Development Institute area of our site to view this cautionary tale about a department that decides to put a class online without realizing what they are geting into. Starring Bill Kennan, Chandish Nester, Susan Van Patten, Ryan Waide, and Wesley Young.
The CITL is pleased to announce the availability of Lynda.com online training for RU staff. Please click HERE to view a special announcement from Provost Dr. Sam Minner about this staff training and development initiative. To learn more about training resources offered through Lynda, please visit here.