[FUN_Mail] SfN teaching workshop, Mon Nov 17, 9-11 am: "Online Learning"

Richard Olivo via FUN_Mail fun_mail at lists.funfaculty.org
Thu Oct 30 15:04:22 EDT 2014

Dear colleagues,

As you plan your activities at the SfN annual meeting, I hope you will
consider attending all or part of this year's teaching workshop. The
detailed program (which does not appear in SfN's schedule) is shown below.
It can also be found at tinyurl.com/sfn-pdw . That site also has programs
and links from prior teaching workshops, back to the first one in 2005.

With best wishes,
Richard Olivo

rolivo at smith.edu

*Monday, November 17, 2014     |     9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     |
Washington Convention Center 207A*
*Online Learning*

Online courses are suddenly on everyone's agenda, but traditional courses
also benefit from online components. This year's teaching workshop will
discuss "blended" or "hybrid" learning, where live classes and Web
instruction are combined. It will also look at two neuroscience MOOCs, and
consider whether they can replace or supplement traditional courses.

The panel will present technology for converting PowerPoint lessons to
online videos, discuss a course where online lectures served as preparation
for class discussions, consider what to do in class if you have "flipped"
the classroom, and compare the effectiveness of a blended course to a
traditional lecture course. We'll also learn about best practices in online
pedagogy, and hear from the authors of two massively open online courses

The workshop is open to faculty, postdocs, and students at every level of
teaching experience. There is no fee or preregistration.


*9:00     What's wrong with narrated PowerPoint?*

Richard Olivo
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College (workshop
Resource: Transforming a PowerPoint lecture into a narrated online lesson

*9:15     Online lectures and class discussions: "Neuroscience and Everyday

Samuel Wang
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

*9:30     Flipping the classroom: What do you do in class?*

Kristen Frenzel
Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University

*9:45     Blended vs. traditional courses: Assessing student learning and

Kurt Illig
Assistant Professor of Biology and Director, Program in Neuroscience,
University of St. Thomas

*10:05    Best practices in online pedagogy.*

Patricia Low Dinneen
Director, Teaching and Learning Collaborative, The George Washington

*10:25    "Drugs and the Brain" (Coursera)*

Henry Lester
Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute
of Technology
Resource: Caltech: Caltech: Caltech: Drugs and the Brain

*10:40    "Fundamentals of Neuroscience" (EdX)*

David Cox
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Resource: MCB80x: MCB80x: Fundamentals of Neuroscience

Richard F Olivo, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College
Founding Editor, Educational Resources (ERIN), Society for Neuroscience
    44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063
    413 585-3822  •   http://tinyurl.com/bio300http://erin.sfn.org

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