A new online program from the University of Minnesota Language Center began this fall. It provides a way for University of Minnesota-Morris students to enroll in language courses taught by Twin Cities instructors that were not previously offered. The program currently offers an intermediate Latin course and a first-year Dakota course.
The Minnesota Daily has published an article highlighting the pilot language exchange between the Twin Cities and Morris campuses. The article features interviews with Stephen Smith and Wayne (Joe) Bendickson, the instructors teaching the two pilot courses this semester.
The Jones 35 video recording system was upgraded this summer. The new system allows for instructor-controlled recordings with two camera options. Instructors can quickly upload video files to <a href="https://mediaspace.umn.edu">Kaltura MediaSpace</a> where they can be shared with students.
In an effort to encourage dissemination of the PACE Project results, the Language Center is pleased to make available to CLA language instructors and researchers travel funds to present research results or reports on assessment, instructional, or curricular initiatives related to or stemming from the PACE project at a relevant conference until December 2019.
If you are using Proctorio for assessments in Canvas this semester, please be sure to indicate this in your classroom reservation. Using Proctorio requires the installation of a browser plugin for students.
You’ve taught an online or hybrid course in the past and have experience creating activities and interacting with students in those environments. Now what? If you’re interested in building your online teaching skills with a supportive group of colleagues, this seminar is for you.
This guided experience will familiarize instructors with key ideas and principles for designing and teaching online courses. Applicants should plan for 15-20 hours of engagement from start to finish (approximately three hours per week).
Liberal Arts Technologies & Innovation Services (LATIS) is offering a series of workshops during the fall semester. These workshops are created by their experts and are free and open to all faculty and graduate students.
Instructors: If you have been thinking about setting up a class-to-class exchange for your course this fall, but haven't yet, please contact Beth Kautz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students: Intrigued by the thought of having a language partner this year? The TandemPlus Face-to-Face program registration is now open for the Fall 2018 semester!