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Enhancing Online Engagement Through Technology

Conversations on Teaching and Writing

Our last workshop for the fall 2013 semester will focus on enhancing engagement in our online courses through the use of technology.

Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time:  4:30 – 6:15

Place: Writing Center  LA 5330

Presenter: Emily Halligan, Art History

 

This presentation will give a brief introduction to several technology tools available to more fully engage students in online classes, including screencast videos, VoiceThread, and Prezi.  Furthermore, the presenter will discuss customization of Blackboard sites to make course material more organized and accessible.  Participants will also get a brief overview of the use of project-based alternatives to traditional exams to further enhance students’ online experience.

Dr. Halligan is an Adjunct Instructor in Art History and an Honors College & Transfer Student Advisor in the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education. She received her PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware with a concentration in American& Modern Art and Architecture.  After beginning in the museum field, lecturing and researching at the National Gallery of Art and the Maryland Historical Society, she began teaching at Towson in 2000 and now teaches here regularly, focusing on the history of design and the history of photography.  She has developed multiple online courses for the art department and has worked on the redesign of existing online courses.

Please RSVP to Barbara J. Bass, Department of English: bbass@towson.edu.

Digital maps to the Writing Center are available.

Coffee, tea, water, and sweets will be provided at each workshop.

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