Engineering (Lecture) & Something More: Lunch Discussions

Join your colleagues for discussion and demonstrations of technologies and strategies they have used to enhance engineering student learning.  Lunch is provided by the College of Engineering.  All discussions will be held in 3111 SC unless otherwise noted.

Dean Alec Scranton will kick off the ELSM series.  Join him for lunch in on Friday September 6th between noon and 1.  He will discuss his own experience with developing an online class and how online resources might enhance teaching and learning here in our College.

Prof. Al Ratner will demonstrate use of Lecture Tools and other technologies that he has used in Thermodynamics and Thermodynamics II.  He will also discuss his experience creating an online version of Thermodynamics II offered for the first time this past summer.  Monday September 16th between 11:30 and 12:30. 

Prof. Mona Garvin will demonstrate technology she has used in her course Computers in Engineering.  She will discuss use of clickers, computers in the classroom, and robots. Wednesday October 2nd between 12:30 and 1:30.

Prof. Raghu Mudumbai will demonstrate technology and online methods he has used in his courses Linear Systems I, Linear Systems II, and Introduction to Wireless. The discussion will mainly focus on lecture capture (UICapture using Panopto) and course blogs (Wordpress) as discussion forums. The links to all of the resources are available on his department website:  Monday October 7th between 12:30 and 1:30. 

Prof. Geb Thomas will discuss and demonstrate a novel process he used in Information Systems Design which focused on direct faculty-student interaction with 10-minute weekly meetings with individual students in lieu of lectures. Content was supported through on-line essays, quizzes and a variety of individual and group activities.  Presentation slides are here.  Friday October 18th between 11:30 and 12:30.

Prof. Sarah Vigmostad will describe her experience “flipping” her Statics class, through the use of podcasts and in-class group problem solving activities. She has done this in TILE classrooms, as well in a fully-online course that she offered this summer. She will also discuss similar approaches she has employed in other classes.  Thursday October 24th between 12 and 1:00.

Join Prof. Julie Jessop will present "Flipping without the Cold Turkey" as she shares her experiences in preparing to flip her chemical engineering core course and with the students in the flipped classroom.  Tuesday Nov 5th from 12:30 to 1:30.

Join Maggie Jesse, Senior IT Director of Instructional Services (ITS), to find out what resources her office supports for enhanced teaching and learning by enabling the effective use of technology. She will discuss the implementation and refinement of emerging technologies, methods, and support options available to College of Engineering faculty.  Wednesday November 13 between 12:00 and 1:30.

Join Doug Eltoft, Chief Technical Officer for the College of Engineering and Chair of the building design committee, to discuss possible configurations of the three large classrooms planned for the new addition to the Seamans Center.  This lunch discussion will consist of poster viewing of several options, a short presentation, and an opportunity to influence the final design.  Monday December 2nd between 11:30 and 1:30.  


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