Session Recordings

11/15/2023 12:00 PM
Math Accessibility, Part II – Equation Creation Tools
Mathematics is foundational to STEM fields, but the focus of accessibility efforts is typically on the written word, overlooking the information conveyed in equations. In Part I – Math as a Language, . . . we shared why accessible content is important for disabled STEM students and professionals. In Part II – Equation Creation Tools, we will explore accessible equation creation tools. Accessible equations use mathematical language that can be recognized and read accurately by assistive technology. We will provide an overview of the mathematical languages MathML and LaTeX and share best practices for creating accessible equations using the tools MathType, EquatIO, and the Canvas equation editor. We will provide a table of Accessible Math Languages, Tools, & Outputs that can serve as a decision tree tool as you develop mathematical content for your courses.

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11/08/2023 12:00 PM
Math Accessibility, Part I – Math as a Language
Mathematics is foundational to STEM fields, but the focus of accessibility efforts is typically on the written word, overlooking the information conveyed in equations. In this first session on Math . . . Accessibility, we will share background information on why disability inclusion and equitable access to math content matter for disabled STEM students and professionals. We will highlight ‘math as a language,’ including the visual, auditory, and symbolic content, and what course designers and content creators should consider when making math content accessible. https://facultyforward.jhu.edu/magazine/entry/47506/

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11/08/2023 7:00 PM
Behind the Curtain of AI: Exploring the Fine Line Between Accuracy and Misinformation, New Offering
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools has become increasingly popular in education. These tools offer great promise in terms of their ability to automate complex tasks and accelerate . . . processes. However, there are also concerns about the accuracy and reliability of AI-generated information. One of the biggest concerns for faculty, staff, and others who design, develop, and teach curricula is how to communicate to students the benefits and drawbacks of using such technologies. In other words, how do educators harness these technologies for teaching and learning while simultaneously providing caution to students about overreliance and misinformation that may result from using them for academic purposes?
The presenters will share some of the technical aspects of AI to better understand how information is collected and shared by the tools, and their impact on teaching and learning. They will also share the results of an exercise conducted using several AI tools to determine the accuracy of the information obtained. Participants will need access to an AI tool to participate in an exercise and discussion exploring the validity of AI-generated content and uses in education.

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04/13/2023 7:00 PM
Managing your Canvas Gradebook
In this workshop we will focus on how to manage Gradebook in Canvas to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in grading through navigation and time management techniques. We will investigate views and . . . filters, manual grade release, calculation policies, assignment groups, icons and colors, and more. Bring your questions, as there will be time for group discussion.

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04/05/2023 12:00 PM
Actionable Strategies for Inclusive Teaching
Did you know that learner variability is the norm, not the exception? Did you know that as a faculty member, you play a key role in creating an inclusive learning environment? In this workshop, you . . . will examine misconceptions around the ‘average’ learner. You will explore ways to create inclusive environments through a proactive approach to learner diversity. By the end of the session, you will have actionable strategies, illustrated through examples, that you can apply immediately in your courses.

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11/30/2022 12:00 PM
Active Teaching and Learning in Canvas: Learner-to-Learner Interactions
Active teaching and learning ensure that students are fully engaged in your course content. In part two of the active teaching and learning series, you will learn about several Canvas tools that . . . support active learning and learner-to-learner interactions in your online course(s). This session will focus on Canvas discussions, groups, collaborative documents, and more.

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11/16/2022 12:00 PM
Active Teaching and Learning In Canvas Series: Learner-to-Content Interactions
Active teaching and learning ensure that students are fully engaged in your course content. In this fast-paced, active workshop, you will learn about several Canvas tools that support active learning . . . and learner-to-content interactions in your online course(s). This session will focus on tools that promote self-reflection, self-quizzing, automated feedback, and others.

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11/09/2022 7:00 PM
Recording in Progress: Creating Quality Video Content
The session will review the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of producing quality video course content. Providing models of effective lecture recordings, we will examine the theoretical foundations that support best . . . practices for creating such materials. Ultimately, we will explore recommended tools for developing recordings that are engaging and productive for students.

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05/29/2024 12:00 PM
WSE Spring 2024 Book Club
Explore the fascinating intersection of human memory and digital technology.
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06/12/2024 12:00 PM
WSE Spring 2024 Book Club
Explore the fascinating intersection of human memory and digital technology.
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06/21/2024 4:00 PM
Insights from Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology – Dr. Michelle Miller, Author Keynote Presentation
Join us for an engaging and informative Keynote presentation followed by a Q&A session with the author of Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology, Michelle Miller.
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07/17/2024 12:00 PM
Math Accessibility, Part I – Math as a Language
We will highlight ‘math as a language,’ including the visual, auditory, and symbolic content.
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07/24/2024 12:00 PM
Math Accessibility, Part II – Equation Creation Tools
We will explore accessible equation creation tools.
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