Contact Educational Technology

Katie McDonald
Educational Technologist

Office: Library 109
Phone: (585) 385-7245
Email: kmcdonald@sjfc.edu

Educational Technology Workshops & Events

The below events are offered by the Educational Technologist. The event topics focus on specific educational technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate, ePortfolios, and Turnitin, as well as workshops targeted for faculty teaching online and/or hybrid courses. Special topic sessions will also be offered periodically. For additional training sessions on other Fisher applications, please check the OIT Training Calendar.


Collaborate Basics Workshop

Wed., May 07, 2014 at 2:30 PM
ONLINE Only Event Collaborate is the web conferencing tool used at Fisher to hold live classes online with remote participants using headsets and web cameras in order to hear and see others in the session. Collaborate is used within online courses and in special situations where students are at a distance from each other and need to communicate remotely. The session will cover the basic features and functions available within a Collaborate meeting and how to set up a session through Blackboard for a specific class. You may attend this event from your office location. You will need to have access to a headset with microphone and a web camera in order to participate in this session. For any questions about Collaborate or how to participate in the event, please contact kmcdonald@sjfc.edu. » Register Now! Event Details


Fundamentals of Online Teaching Course

Tue., May 27, 2014 to Sun., June 22, 2014
This course is a four-week, primarily asynchronous, online experience offered within Blackboard. Faculty in this course will experience what it is like to be an online student while completing readings, participating in online discussions and submitting assignments related to the design and delivery of online courses. Each member will invest approximately 5-7 hours per week on course activities, include specific tasks to be completed each week, as well as communication with the other members of the class. Time spent by each individual will be whenever is most convenient for them, with the exception of one synchronous session during the third week of the class where the group will meet online at the same time. The event follows the Online Education Workshop. Please register for the workshop separately if you plan to attend both. Event Details


Online Education Workshop

Tue., May 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM
This 2 hour session covers topics including Fisher's online teaching and learning philosophy, the differences between online courses and traditional face-to-face courses, the online academic calendar and guidelines for online course offerings. This session is designed for faculty with little or no experience teaching online, but is important for all faculty that plan to teach an online course at Fisher in the future. This is the precursor event to the Fundamentals of Online Teaching course experience. Please register for that event separately as well if you plan to attend both. » Register Now!

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