What is the Summer Academy?
Every May the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research holds a two day summer academy training session. Each year we focus on a different technology to help faculty enhance their teaching and engage their students.
Faculty submit a brief one to two page proposal to CITR with an expression of interest and a discussion regarding how they plan to integrate the technology into their classroom instruction. Faculty selected for participation are provided with the software and/or hardware that is being taught at the academy. This resource is placed in the faculty's possession following the Academy for their use up to and until they leave the University. At such time, the resource(s) are returned to the CITR office.
This Years Topic - iBooks
Description:This summer, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) Interactive Lesson Academy will provide ten (10) selected faculty members with in-depth instruction on how to create iBooks for the iPad. Using software for the Mac and the iPad participants will learn to create their own iBooks and add dimension to student learning allowing for more interactivity and customized learning materials.
Each participant will receive an Apple iPad with the Book Creator for iPad app preinstalled. By the end of the sessions, participants will have a solid understanding of how to build iBooks with interactive content including photo galleries, videos, review questions and more. The two-day academy will provide faculty with ideas to enhance student learning through the use of iBooks.
Faculty members selected for participation in the academy will be expected to attend all sessions associated with this academy.
Objectives: Upon completing the academy participants will be able to:
- Perform basic tasks on the iPad
- Create an iBook using the Book Creator for iPad app and iBooks Author for Mac
- Add interactive and multimedia elements to an iBook
- Preview and publish an iBook
Schedule: Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 (full-day sessions; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.) at the WIU Macomb Campus.
Proposal Submission Process: Faculty will submit a brief (1-2 page) proposal to CITR with an expression of interest and a discussion regarding how they plan to integrate the iPad and iBooks into their classroom instruction. The proposal should contain the following information:
- Name and Department
- A description of instructional technologies you are currently integrating into your course(s)
- A description of your interest in using the iPad and iBooks
- Your plans for integrating iPad and iBooks into your course(s)
Selection Process: CITR will review applications and the top ten (10) proposals will be invited to participate.
Resources: Faculty selected for participation will be provided with an Apple iPad. This resource will be placed in the faculty’s possession following the Academy for their use up to and until they leave the University. At such time, the iPad should be returned to the CITR office.
Submission Deadline: Monday April 15, 2013
Announcement of Accepted Proposals: Monday April 22, 2013
Summer Academy Archive
2012 - Using the iPad for Instructional
In this academy faculty learned how to incorporate the iPad in their instruction by learning a variety of helpful tips to manage teaching and learning on the go including downloading apps, creating and consuming content, classroom management, and managing research. Ideas were presented to help enhance student learning through the use of the iPad and apps.
2011 - Instructional Images and Screencasts
At CITR we get a lot of quetions on how to record what is on a computer screen. In this academy faculty learned how to use Camtasia software to record and edit everything they are doing on their computer screen as well as their spoken voice via noise cancelling microphones. In addition they learned to incorporate images captured using Snag It and edited in Adobe PhotoShop.
Below are examples of what faculty created during the Instructional Images and Screencasts academy.
2010 - SoftChalk
Incorporating interactivity into online instruction is great for engaging students and improving retention. In this academy faculty learned how to build interactive lessons that include activities, quizzes, video clips and more all with SoftChalk Lesson Builder.
2009 - Grassroots Video
Instructional video is a great way to provide instruction. It alows students to visualize the concepts being taught. In this academy faculty learned how to storyboard an instructional video, and use that storyboard to record and edit a video using the Flip camera and FlipShare software.
2008 - Podcasting
Western Illinois University has partnered with Apple, Inc. to bring iTunes U to the University. In this academy faculty learned how to create audio podcasts, enhanced audio podcasts, and video podcasts for learning. they also learned how to upload their podcasts to iTunes U for delivery to their students.
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