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Hofstra Faculty Lunch Series

Faculty Lunch Series

Join us for a faculty lunch session!

We'll meet from 1:00-2:00pm Wednesdays in the Faculty Support Center (located in McEwen Hall, room 215).

We'll supply refreshments and expert insight into the latest and greatest in educational technology. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and experience as Hofstra faculty. Together, we'll explore ways to bring technology into your teaching and research.

FALL 2018 Schedule is coming soon!

See below for the sessions we held during this past spring.

February 7

Using Data and Opscans in Your Instruction

Data-informed instruction doesn’t have to be complicated! Learn how to take data from tried-and-true Opscan results and analyze it with standard, easily accessible programs like Excel and R.

February 21

3D Printing with Students

Learn the basics of designing and printing three-dimensional objects, including details on accessing on-campus printing services.

March 14

Using Scalar to Create Rich-Media Texts

Scalar is a free, open-source, electronic publishing platform that can be used to create your own (text)book and teaching materials. It allows you to harness appropriate material already available online and create dynamic, media-rich (and cost-free) teaching materials for your students as well as the public. It’s also great for collaborating with colleagues. It’s developed by a university rather than a for-profit tech company. Vimala Pasupathi (Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English) will present. For more information about the Scalar project, see here.

April 4

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Make your on-campus and online courses accessible for all learners. Use Universal Design for Learning techniques to ensure that all of your students will benefit from your instructional content, communication, and assessments. For more information on UDL, see here.

April 11

Using Video Effectively in Your Courses

Learn best practices for video content, set up, lighting, and loading. Experts in video recording, production, and Blackboard will teach you their tricks for making engaging, effective video content for your courses.

April 18

Using Sources Wisely and Legally

Sarah McCleskey (Head of Resource & Collection Services, Hofstra University Library) will guide you through the intricacies of properly integrating intellectual property into your courses.

May 9

Teaching with Social Media

Leverage the online tools most of your students already use everyday. See how social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can enhance your existing curriculum.

May 23

Basics of WordPress

As of 2017, about 25% of all websites on the internet use the WordPress platform! Come to see how this intuitive, browser-based site builder can simplify your online publishing work.


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