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Rashmi Kumar, Ed.D.

Specialist in STEM Learning, Weingarten Learning Resources Center


Ready to blend your course but not sure how to pick the best technology? This session builds on the Blended Learning workshop (DigPed 001) to help participants align a particular overarching goal (for example, Creating a class culture that supports safe and open discussion of controversial subjects) to specific technologies and strategies for their use. The session is highly customized to participants' interests. Based on individual results from a pre-workshop activity, participants will gain hands-on experience with a supported technology. Together the group will become familiar with additional pedagogical support options on campus, and engage in reflection and discussion with colleagues.

Workshop Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this workshop, you should be able to:

  1. Match a learning goal to a specific technological tool
  2. Through hands-on experience, test and evaluate the use of a technology to support an instructional goal
  3. Develop criteria for evaluating tools with colleagues

Skills, concepts, or competencies this workshop delivers:

  • Application and evaluation of technologies used for instruction
  • Continued professional development through campus and online networks

Recommended prerequisite: DigPed 001 online component


This workshop is intended for:

  • Faculty 
  • TAs
  • Staff who provide pedagogical and/or technological support for instructors or TAs

Pre-Workshop Information:

  • Participants will be asked to complete a brief exercise on lesson goals in Canvas before attending the workshop.
  • Within 48 hours of registration, a participant who has not completed the first workshop in this series ("Blended Learning: Teaching with Technology More Purposefully") will be enrolled in the "Blended Learning" Canvas site and will be emailed instructions on how to complete the lesson-goals exercise.
  • Participants who have completed the first workshop will be emailed a reminder to complete the lesson-goals exercise before attending this workshop.

This session is the second in a three-workshop series on blended learning. It will be followed by:

This workshop was preceded by:

Note: Participants are encouraged, but not required, to complete each of the three workshops and their corresponding online components. If a participant has not completed the first workshop in this series, it is strongly recommended that they complete a brief introductory tutorial on blended Learning in Canvas before completing the lesson-goals exercise and attending the workshop. 

Related LibGuide: Teaching + Technology Workshops by Joe Schaffner

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Collab. Classroom, Rm 113, VPDLC
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Digital Pedagogy
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Joe Schaffner

As a Courseware Support Librarian, Joe works with faculty, students, and staff who use Canvas, the University s learning management system. Joe belongs to a team of librarians who plan and lead training sessions to help users see the system's potential for attaining their teaching and learning goals. Additionally, Joe designs documentation for Canvas and other educational technology tools, and he also provides direct user support. Joe holds a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.