Dr. Teri Balser

Education for a Global World – Monday, April 11, 2016

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Center for Educational Effectiveness, and Academic Technology Services are pleased to invite you to a series of workshops, sessions and talks: Education for a Global World Monday, April 11th The Grove (Surge III), 1310 Workshops and Sessions Led by Dr. Teri Balser, Dean of Teaching and Learning […]

Video Capture and Production in University Instruction (a report by Professor James Carey)

The following is the preface for Entomology professor James Carey’s Video Capture and Production Handbook. Please download a copy of VideoHandbook_JRCarey, note the many video tutorials created by Professor Carey and his colleagues from various UC Davis departments, and follow the links! PREFACE: This is a first attempt at producing a packet of information (handbook) that […]

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

Designing Our Thinking: Crafting New Directions for Digital Engagement Academic Technology Services invites the UC Davis faculty and staff to attend the virtual webinar of the annual EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Please join us in collaboration and discussion of how the session topics are, or can be, applied at UC Davis. WHEN: Monday, February 9, 8:00 – 6:00, […]

Digital Course Content Pilot from the UC Davis Bookstore!

Good news from the UC Davis bookstore about new opportunity to teach with digital resources while saving your students money on fall textbooks. UC Davis Stores are spearheading a Digital Course Content Pilot that is taking place on campus this fall. During the 2013-2014 school year, the UC Davis Stores have been working with faculty and publishers to reinvent […]

Workshop on Teaching and Learning with Mobile Devices

This Thursday, June 5, Professor Robert Blake will offer a workshop on Nearpod, a tool that facilitates teaching and learning with iOS, Android, and web-enabled PC and Mac computers. The presentation will take place from 12-1pm in Olson Hall, Room 205. Blake will demonstrate how to use the tool to create presentations, polls, quizzes, links to webpages, and […]

Graphics Workstations for Faculty Use

We are happy to announce that there are now two workstations with 27″ iMac computers equipped with Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Microsoft Office, and Acrobat Pro available for faculty use. The workstations include counter space, a partition between the work stations and locking drawers for storage of personal items if needed. Single copy printing of […]

New Horizon Report Released!

The 2014 Horizon Report has just been released. Created by the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, this annual research report identifies and describes emerging technologies that are likely to impact higher education in the next five years. This year’s report identifies six key trends that are accelerating the adoption of higher education technology, six significant […]

Learner Analytics & Direct versus Indirect Evidence

In response to our post about Using Data in Higher Education last week, Kara Moloney, assessment coordinator for UC Davis’ Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), had some interesting comments about learner analytics: The data that fall into the “learner analytics” category provide “indirect” evidence of student learning, but do not provide actionable […]

Provost Hybrid Course Award Winners Announced

Six faculty have received the Provost Hybrid Course Award (PHCA), which provides support to develop innovative hybrid courses in which face-to-face instruction and activities are integrated with online instruction and activities. The courses selected for the 2014-15 PHCA include four hybrid redesigns of existing courses, as well as new classes in economics and communications. The […]