Jessica Chiartas Presenting at DOLCE

Video Recording and Audio Available for October 6th DOLCE: Teaching with Video and Real-Time Online Assessments

Dear Faculty, On Friday, October 6th Jeff Mitchell and Jessica Chiartas discussed using video to increase student engagement as well as to connect with and engage the larger community. Towards the end of the hour, David Osleger led a discussion about students taking midterms and final exams in real time using student laptops and devices […]

“The Silence”

Dear Faculty, On September 15th, per tradition, Dr. Andy Jones read a poem he wrote for the 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology while we were tempted by the delicious smells of shawarma wafting across the hallway. If you are interested, check out the poem below. Luckily for us all, the poem finally concluded, […]

Pumpkins and Wheels

University of California Computing Services Conference 2017

By Alex Rockey, Graduate Student Researcher, Academic Technology Services and Margaret Merrill, Instructional Designer, Academic Technology Services Margaret and I had the pleasure of presenting at the University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) in San Diego in early August. We have been collaborating on a mobile learning research project with other instructional designers from […]

SITT Participant Andy Jones

Throwback Thursday: Revisiting the SITT Effect

Dear Faculty, The 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology is officially tomorrow! In honor of this event, we thought we would take a moment to enjoy Throwback Thursday with the article “The Great SITT Effect,” first published in October, 1999. We hope that all who attend SITT tomorrow experience “The SITT effect” and revel […]

Photo of Chairs from Haring Hall

Agenda for SITT 2017

Dear Faculty Colleagues, The September 15th date for the 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) is fast approaching, and we have room for more faculty participants! Running all day on the last Friday of Summer Session II, SITT this year will focus on Canvas, our new learning management system to which all faculty […]

Interview with Dr. Janine Wilson, Keynote Speaker for SITT 2017

Dr. Janine Wilson will be the keynote speaker for SITT 2017. Those of you who attended her presentation at DOLCE on May 5th, 2017 know the inspiring and insightful thoughts she has to share from her experience teaching and developing hybrid and online courses. Dr. Janine Wilson has been gracious enough to answer some questions […]

Recording of May 5th DOLCE

Dear Faculty, Dr. Janine Wilson’s presentation at the May 5th DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) meeting was incredibly inspiring. Dr. Wilson presented tips and tricks for using PlayPosit videos as well as the learning glass in the eLearning studio. She discussed her experiences transforming her face-to-face Microeconomics course into a hybrid course and now into […]

Getting Started with UC Davis Canvas

Dear Colleagues, I would like to remind you or make you aware of a resource Academic Technology Services developed to assist faculty in utilizing and implementing our new LMS: Canvas. Getting Started with UC Davis Canvas is a resource you could use to help you transition to Canvas, and to help you design your course […]