DOLCE — Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education — October 2nd at Noon

DOLCE — Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education
October 2nd at Noon
1310 Surge III – The Large Conference Room

Dear UC Davis Colleagues,

Welcome back to UC Davis, and to the fall quarter. Here at Academic Technology Services we have been preparing for and hosting teaching institutes and other events for faculty, exploring best practices in teaching with video, helping faculty prepare to teach hybrid and online classes, as well as working with faculty on deciding the future of SmartSite / the campus learning management system at UC Davis.

As you may know, at ATS we hold a number of faculty forums to discuss teaching and instructional technologies. On October 2nd, for instance, we look forward to the return of DOLCE, or “Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education.” DOLCE provides a forum for faculty and staff to provide updates on faculty-related and instruction-related projects and initiatives.

On October 2nd we will be joined by Gail Yokote, Associate University Librarian for the Collection Services Directorate, to discuss UC Davis University Library’s Archives & Institutional Assets Program. Gail’s short presentation will help all of us consider how library archiving processes and resources can help all UC Davis faculty build our reputations as teachers and researchers, and thus get a jump start on building our individual and departmental legacies. More immediately, Gail will help us think about ways to evaluate and sort through all of our university-related “stuff.”

For your information, Collection Services is composed of library units and programs which: 1) develop the develop the framework for deciding which content (e.g. books, journals, databases, data sets, images, manuscripts, sound/video recordings, etc.) the Library should acquire or license to meet faculty research, teaching, patient care, and service to the University and its community’s needs, 2) process and manage the selected content for physical or virtual housing and discovery, 3) archive/preserve selected content for use by others in the future, 4) coordinate the library’s efforts in supporting UC Davis faculty, staff, and students to make informed decisions regarding options for their ownership rights and use permissions associated with content they create.

Instructional Designer Dan Comins will also preview the October 9 Online and Hybrid Learning Showcase (for which you are invited to register), and I will update DOLCE attendees on the progress we have made on the learning management system review process. Preview: you can expect an announcement this fall.

So please join us October 2 at noon in 1310 Surge III, the large conference room found in the academic and office building that is just west of the Silo. And please forward this invitation to any interested parties.

Post Author: Simon Dvorak

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