The essence of academia lies in the continuous exchange of knowledge. In this spirit, the Fall 2023 Technology and Tacos luncheon series puts the spotlight on High-Impact Practices (HIPs) that have been game-changers in our very own classrooms.
HIPs refer to a set of teaching and learning initiatives that research has demonstrated have a significant positive influence on student engagement, retention, and overall learning. These practices require students to invest considerable time and effort into purposeful tasks, encouraging deeper learning experiences. While applicable across all student demographics, HIPs have shown to be particularly beneficial for historically underserved students, bridging the gaps in achievement and ensuring a comprehensive educational experience.
We’ll focus on three HIPs:
- Capstone Projects with Joel Kuehner, Physics and Engineering, and Dave Pfaff, IQ Center;
- ePortfolios with Jared Macary, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Jayne Reino, Romance Languages; and
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects with Elisabeth Gilbert, Business Administration, and Matt Tuchler, Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Registration is now open for all THREE Technology and Tacos sessions at go.wlu.edu/tech. Sign up now! Space is limited.
Who doesn’t love tacos? And what could be better than tacos prepared by Dining Services for lunch with ITS Academic Technologies while learning about how you can partner with the IQ Center?
Please join us in Science Addition 202A (IQ Center) on:
- Tuesday, September 20 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM for “Spatial Reconstruction – LiDAR and Photogrammetry” with George Bent, The Sidney Gause Childress Professor of Art History; Owen Collins, Professor of Theater; and Chris Connors, William E. Pritchard III ’80 Professor of Geology
- Tuesday, October 25 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM for “Imaging – Panoramas, Drones and Video!” with David Harbor, Professor of Geology, and Isra El-Beshir, Associate Director of Museums
- Thursday, November 10 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM for “Virtually Amazing” with Sandy de Lissovoy, Assistant Professor of Art, and Gregg Whitworth, Associate Professor of Biology
Registration is now open for all THREE Technology and Tacos/Thai/Turkey session at go.wlu.edu/tech. Sign up now! Space is limited.
Our Pedagogy and Pizza lunchtime workshop series is back, and it has a new name!
During the Fall term, we’ll meet on three occasions — Tuesday, September 21; Tuesday, October 5; Tuesday, November 9 — in the Harte Center Teaching Hub (Leyburn 119) to explore and learn about the why and how of podcasting.
- Technology and Tacos #1: Incorporating Podcasting into Your Teaching Practice
Educational podcasting has become increasingly popular among educators worldwide. Podcasting can be implemented in a variety of ways: from short, single-concept lectures or audio feedback to students to syntheses of course material through to student-generated content.In this session, hear directly from three W&L faculty members, Mikki Brock, Caleb Dance, and Michael Hill, about why they’ve incorporated podcasting into their classrooms and how it’s worked for them.
- Technology and Thai #2: Teaching Students Interviewing Skills
The interview is a staple of both podcasting and journalism, but many students are unfamiliar with how to effectively plan, conduct, and edit interviews.In this session, Mark Coddington, Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, will go over the basics of what students need to know about interviewing, then have workshop participants pair up to briefly interview each another and debrief afterwards.
- Technology and Turkey #3: The Nuts and Bolts of Podcasting
Get a step-by-step breakdown of the entire process, including technology that’s available for check out, recommended recording/editing software, a quick tour of spaces in the Harte Center that are ideal for student work/collaboration, and how Academic Technologies can support podcasting project assignments, to ensure that students have the skills and background knowledge to create a podcast.
All faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up and attend! Sign up at https://go.wlu.edu/techandtacos.
Participants who attend all three sessions will receive a free AOKEO USB Condenser Podcast Microphone ($39.99 retail value).
Questions? Contact Julie Knudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.