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Instructional Design & Support

ITCoP – Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Access and Engagement

The IT Community of Practice (ITCoP) theme for the 2017-18 academic year is Access and Engagement. Guest presenters will share instructional technology implementations related to making course content accessible to all and featuring engagement options to enhance student learning..

Fall 2017

September 27:
Content Engagement and Assessment Enhances Student Comprehension

Fall 2016 GTA@OIT Grant recipients share how they implemented instructional technology tools and strategies to better engage and assess students.

Presenters: Amy Heger, Psychology and Vincent Price, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.


October 25:
Digital Humanities Provide Access to Teaching Materials and Research for Varied Student Learning

Panel discussion from Spring 2017 Digital Humanities Scholarship Boot Camp participants will share implementation strategies and insights for academic learning and research

Presenters: Alex Bentley and Mark Freeman, Anthropology; Jill Fennel, GA-English; Josh Jeffrey, GA-History; and Nichole Proctor, Undergraduate Research Intern-Psychology.


November 15:
Open Educational Resources for Student Learning Success

Attendees will learn about a different means of access: Open Educational Resources, which make it easier and more affordable for students to succeed.

Presenters: Rachel Caldwell, UTK’s Scholarly Communication & Publishing Librarian and Adam Alsamadisi, Geography GA and Geography 101 Instructor.


Spring 2018

February 28:
Moving Your Course Online

  • Join in the discussion on pedagogical and practical decisions in creating an online course. Learn of resources available for creating a greater online presence. 
  • Presenters: Jennifer Gramling, Director of Online Programs, Lisa Yamagata-Lynch, Educational Psychology and OIT Course Delivery and Design Staff

March 28:
What’s All the Buzz About Augmented/Virtual Reality?

  • UTK Faculty, Libraries, and OIT will share practical applications for implementing AR/VR for interactive, immersive, educational experiences to increase comprehension. 
  • Presenters:  Michael Camponovo, Geography; Sean Morey, English; Michelle Brennen, UTK Librariesand OIT Course Delivery and Design Staff.

April 25:
An Inside Look At Classroom Engagement

  • GTA@OIT Grant Recipients share classroom collaboration and engagement strategies to enhance student learning. 
  • Presenters: Joel Crombez, GTA Journalism and Electronic Media and Jamie Greig, GTA Sociology

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