The SITT 2014 Schedule of Talks and Workshops


The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology

Friday, September 12, 2014


The Art Annex / Technocultural Studies Building

(Behind the Art Building, and next to the Theatre Building)



Title Time / Speaker          Room
Welcome 9:30-9:40 AM

People milling around, looking at the program and making new friends.

Art Annex
A formal Welcome from Viji Murali 9:40-9:50 AM

Viji Murali, our new CIO and Vice Provost for Information and Educational Technology

Art Annex
Welcoming remarks from Andy Jones 9:55-10:00 AM

Five minutes on SITT enthusiasms!

Art Annex
Getting Started with Teaching Hybrid and Online Courses


10-11 AM


Cara Harwood Theisen, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

This interactive session will introduce key differences between online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. Participants will leave with new ideas for how to incorporate technology and online tools to promote student interaction, deliver content, and assess students.

Art Annex
Update on Teaching with Technology Projects 11AM-12PM

  • The Future of SmartSite: Andy Jones
  • CETL Initiatives: Chris Thaiss
  • The CETL Faculty instructional technology resources hub website: Mary Stewart
  • Classroom updates
  • Preview of faculty concerns about student devices in the classroom: Cara Harwood Theisen
  • Description of afternoon sessions
Art Annex
  • 12-1PM


Burritos provided by Dos Coyotes. Brave participants will dine outside in the delightful heat of mid-September in Davis.

Art Annex
“Teachnologies” (Presentation of 20 instructional technologies in 40 minutes) 1-2PM

  • Andy Jones
  • Steve Faith
  • Dan Comins
  • Paul Salitsky


Technologies to be reviewed (briefly) include Camtasia, Videoblocks, EduCreations, Zaption, and a variety of other portmanteau words that may make no sense until after this rapid-fire four-way presentation.

Art Annex
Now we move to the computer classrooms in the basement of Olson Hall. Choose a workshop!
Creating a WordPress Website 2-3:30PM

  • Andy Jones
  • Charlie Turner
  • Simon Dvorak
Olson 1
Teaching with Video Workshop 2-3:30PM

  • Professor James Carey
  • Dan Comins
  • This will be an abbreviated version of the video boot camp.
Olson 21
Technology Tools Workshop 2-3:30PM

  • Steve Faith
  • Fernando Socorro
  • Paul Salitsky

This workshop will cover a few of the aforementioned “Teachnologies,” and give faculty an opportunity to explore new SmartSite tools, and consider aspects of other Learning Management System candidates (i.e. Canvas by Instructure and Brightspace by Desire2Learn) that will be piloted by UC Davis faculty this fall.

Olson 27
Wrap-Up 3:30-4:30PM

  • We will be joined CCFIT Chair Michael Kleeman, and ATS Director David Levin
  • Review of other resources, if we have time
  • Sharing of hopes, concerns, and discoveries
Art Annex



Directions to the Art Annex for SITT 2014
Directions to the Art Annex for SITT 2014

Post Author: Simon Dvorak

1 thought on “The SITT 2014 Schedule of Talks and Workshops


    (September 19, 2014 - 11:50 am)

    Could you share the 20 tools in 40 minutes flyer?

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