Leftwich named new AVP for Learning Technologies
Newly appointed Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies Anne Leftwich has a passion for teaching.
"I come from a family of K-12 teachers," she said. "I started out thinking I would become an elementary school teacher, but during my student teaching, I received a state-wide award for using technology in the classroom and that really spurred on my love of using technology with students."
Read the full announcement here.
Book an instructional design consultation when it works for you
30-, 45-, or 60-minute appointments Monday through Friday 9am-8pm & Weekends 12-8pm
There's another resource available to help you prepare for next semester: The new Instructional Design (ID) Clinic is staffed with experts to help you get started with or level up your online teaching. As always, you can contact your campus teaching and learning center during regular business hours. On nights and weekends, book a virtual appointment with the ID Clinic (seven days a week until 8pm ET).
Learn more here.
Catch Season 2 of the Digital Gardener Initiative (DGI) podcast
Episode 1. Generative AI: A new pillar of digital literacy
While new voices will emerge on the DGI podcast this year, we kick off this new set with the familiar voices of co-hosts Adam Maksl and Paul Cook, who revisit and extend previous conversations exploring generative AI and talking about the need for smart regulation.
Tune in on Spotify.
From the Mosaic Initiative blog: Beyond a Land Acknowledgement
Why universities are creating Indigenous campus spaces
Universities across North America and Australia have seen a recent push to establish cultural spaces for Indigenous students. While it is common for universities to set aside cultural centers as gathering places for students of shared ethnicities and backgrounds, these new spaces are more than merely a dedicated room or house: they are carefully designed to reflect the cultural history and knowledge of the Indigenous peoples on whose traditional lands the universities are built.
Read more, and view or contribute to a shareable list with observations on these spaces.
Apply to become an Extended Reality Initiative (XRI) faculty fellow
XRI Faculty Fellowships are expanding to include more IU campuses this year
The purpose of these fellowships is to introduce extended reality technologies to faculty and inspire integration of these immersive technologies into their courses. This can be done through the development and implementation of a particular Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) assignment, project, or activity during the semester to improve student learning and success.
Learn more and apply here. Proposals are due by January 19, 2024.