Center for Effective Teaching and Learning

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  • CETL collaboration area
  • fall 2014 online institute group
  • CETL educational services


News

The 18th CSU Symposium on University Teaching
March 13 & 14, 2015 at Cal State L.A.

Interested in presenting a session? Apply here.

Students who set long-term goals and stick to them are likely to be successful in school and in life. They have  GRIT. Grit is about determination and long-term focus in the face of challenge. How do we build 'grit' in our students? What campus conditions help graduation and persistence to degree? How do we get students to value struggle, failure and perseverance in the classroom? Join us!


Online Course Development RFP

The College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) in partnership with the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) seeks proposals for the development of high-quality online courses to be offered during Summer Session 2015.

For more information, please view the RFP at: http://www.calstatela.edu/page/online-course-development-0

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Justin Cassity, Associate Dean of PaGE, at justin.cassity@calstatela.edu or 323-343-4912.


i>clicker Update - Security Vulnerability Issue

i>clicker has alerted us to a recent potential security vulnerability with their i>clicker software.  As a result, we are asking that all faculty using i>clickers update their software immediately.

If you are using the i>clicker in your classes this quarter, please update your software via the WebUpdate icon.  Instructions can be found here.  If you are integrating with Moodle, once this update is done, please download the required Cal State L.A. PC Integration files or Mac Integration files from the CETL i>clicker webpage and copy them in your i>clicker 6.4.2 Resource folder.

If you plan to use i>clicker in your classes next quarter, please download the Full Package files from CETL’s i>clicker webpage.

For any assistance with this process, feel free to contact or visit CETL in Fine Arts 138. 


Beginning with Summer 2014 courses, CSULA will be upgrading Moodle to version 2.6. More information can be found on the What's New in Moodle 2.6 page


Moodle support for your students now available at the ITS Helpdesk! Check out the Moodle Mentor page at: www.calstatela.edu/moodlementor


CETL Department launches updated website! Check out our new Moodle Support Center.

 

Upcoming Events

Bottleneck Course Redesign Institute
Call for Participants
Deadline to apply is November 28, 2014

The Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) has received funding to offer a Bottleneck Institute for departments interested in redesigning a high-demand course.  Participants will incorporate best practices in the redesigned course to leverage class size. The emphasis is on using current information about cognition to restructure a course for optimal learning. We will use some technology, but technology is not the focus of the Institute.

Department teams (up to 3 faculty) are encouraged to apply, but faculty may apply singly.  The Institute will take place Winter Quarter break (week after Fall finals),  Monday, December 15 – Thursday, December 18, 2014.  Institute participants will receive a $250 stipend for their participation.

Application Process and Timeline

  • Please ensure you can attend all 4 days of the Bottleneck Institute: Monday, December 15–Thursday, December 18, 2014. Attendance during all four days is mandatory.

  • Complete the online application at  http://sgiz.mobi/s3/d18c87681167
    You will be asked to upload a syllabus for the class you would like to redesign

  • If you have not used Moodle: Plan to attend a Getting Started with Moodle training workshop at the CETL before the Institute. 

  • Electronic application will close Friday, November 28, 2014

  • Institute members will be notified by Friday, December 5, 2014.

For more information, email CETL@calstatela.edu.


The 18th CSU Symposium on University Teaching
March 13 & 14, 2015 at Cal State L.A.

Interested in presenting a session? Apply here.

Students who set long-term goals and stick to them are likely to be successful in school and in life. They have  GRIT. Grit is about determination and long-term focus in the face of challenge. How do we build 'grit' in our students? What campus conditions help graduation and persistence to degree? How do we get students to value struggle, failure and perseverance in the classroom? Join us!


New Q2S webpages

The latest on semester conversion at Cal State L.A. can be accessed at the semester conversion webpages

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