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Contributed by Wade Pickren on 10/05/2012
The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following events for the week of October 8, 2012:
FACULTY SHOW AND SHARE
This workshop introduces Classroom Salon, a web site that is part electronic textbook (think kindle) and part social network (think facebook). The goal is to leverage student’s familiarity with social networks to get them to engage in conversations around documents such as textbooks. In Classroom Salon instructors form students into social groups, called salons, and introduce documents, text, and videos into the salons. Students then cooperate in highlighting, annotating, and discussing (but not editing) the text/video and cooperatively answer questions about the it. Classroom Salon also contains analytical tools that help instructors determine how much students are participating. Though there are some similarities to blogs and wikis and web sites such as Pizzaza, Classroom Salon provides a much richer and more focused experience, as we’ll see in the workshop.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
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