April 5th DOLCE this Friday!

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Please join us this coming Friday for the first DOLCE of Spring quarter. Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, will present his talk on “How September 11th Changed the Way I Deliver Instruction.” Having taught at UC Davis since the year 2000, this will be Professor […]

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Upcoming Spring Quarter 2019 DOLCE and Faculty Forums

Dear Faculty Colleagues, As Spring quarter is quickly approaching, we would like to announce the DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) and Faculty Forum topics for Spring quarter. Topics this spring will include strategies for teaching during possible future emergency closures, active learning, online citizen science tools, and interactive video tools. We welcome you […]

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March 15th Noon Faculty Forum: Week-One Technology Policies and Strategies

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Please join us for our last faculty forum of Winter quarter this Friday, March 15th, at noon in Surge III/The Grove. For March, we have chosen this focus: “Week-One Technology Strategies: How best to communicate with your students before you ‘meet’ them, and what technology use policies to share on your syllabus.” […]

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Audio and video now available for March 1st DOLCE on Human Rights and Accessible Technologies

Dear Faculty Colleagues, The March 1st DOLCE began with an introduction to UC Davis’ new Assistant Provost and Associate Chief Information Officer. Dr. Meggan Levitt shared her extensive background in instructional technology as well as the details of her work for UC Davis. Her focus on providing services from a faculty and student perspective illustrate […]


How Video has Improved Education for Both Teachers and Students: eLearning Studio

Alexandra Mauceri, a communication intern for The Wheel, wrote the following piece exploring the eLearning Studio at UC Davis.  Alexandra Mauceri is a recent graduate of UC Davis, with a major in Psychology and a minor in professional writing. When she isn’t working for the Wheel, she’s practicing her guitar skills or reading a good […]

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March 1st DOLCE on Accessibility and Technology for Human Rights

Dear Faculty Colleagues, The last DOLCE of Winter quarter takes place this Friday, March 1st, in 1310 Surge III / The Grove. DOLCE will begin with an introduction by Meggan Levitt, the new Assistant Vice Provost and Associate Chief Information Officer for Academic Applications at UC Davis. We at Academic Technology Services are excited to […]

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February 15th Faculty Forum on Instructional Design Strategies

Dear Faculty Colleagues, This month’s Faculty Forum (February 15th) will focus on instructional design strategies. Join Dr. Margaret Merrill and Mark Wilson, instructional designers for Academic Technology Services, for a discussion of how iterative instructional design strategies can make your teaching practices more effective and more efficient. They will be tailoring the discussion to satisfy […]

Best Practices for Teaching Online Transfer to Face-to-Face Courses

Dear UC Davis Faculty, I recently attended the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators’ 2019 virtual conference. This conference covered a wide-range of topics including training faculty for online teaching, international and intercultural online literacy instruction, communicating with students online, and student expectations for online coursework. While a broad range of topics and institutions were […]

Keith Sollers at DOLCE February 1st

Audio and Video for February 1st DOLCE on Lecture Capture, Growth Mindsets, and Duo

Dear Faculty Colleagues, The audio and video from the February 1st DOLCE are now available! At the February 1st DOLCE, Bert Craig, interim manager of Media Services at Academic Technology Services, presented his talk “Lecture Capture: Thoughtful integration to promote student learning.” This presentation covered the current state of lecture capture at UC Davis, intended […]