CETL Summer Hangouts

The CETL is happy to announce a fun Summer program called CETL Summer Hangouts. The Summer Hangouts are 30 minute Google hangouts on air conversations on topics relevant to academia and teaching & learning. These conversations will happen during the months of June and July (dates and topics will be shared here soon as well as in our event calendar) and will include a facilitator + three guest panelists. Audience participation will be done via an unique twitter hashtag given to the audience at the time of the hangout.To propose a topic, a moderator or participants please fill out the form below: Loading…    

App of the Week – Prezi

The app of the week this week is Prezi. While Prezi has been known as a wonderful presentation creation tool, it was primarily used via web browser. Recently, they have launched a desktop version of the app and now their iPad app, which previously only functioned as a prezi presentation viewer, can be used for content creation as well as editing of presentations that have been previously created via the web and desktop apps. To download it for iOS click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on […]

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Julie Vowell

Dr. Julie Vowell, winner of the CETL Professional Development Award – Fall 2013 talks about the experience of working with the CETL and how it has influenced her teaching.

This Week at the CETL 4.14.2014

  Hello everyone!Even though it is a short week here on campus, we don’t want you to forget about the remaining events that are planned for you. Next week, we will host an Intercultural Competence Webinar: Training Essentials for Staff & Faculty on April 22. On April 30 join us for a QEP Tea! Cookies and tea will be provided while you indulge in discussion with faculty on how you incorporate critical thinking aspects within your classroom. Also, be sure to save-the-date for May 20-21 Summer Institute! Lastly, if you need any additional instruction or help preparing your Summer and/or Fall courses sign-up for individual consultations. If you want to […]

“Best-in-Track Award” at SLOAN-C

The CETL was recognized at the Sloan Consortium 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium. The CETL was honored with the Best-In-Track Award for their efforts in faculty and student development, specifically regarding “Gamification and Faculty Development: Practices from a Pilot Program.”‌ The SLOAN-C Emerging Technologies Symposium is devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online. The conference focuses on the technologies that drive online learning effectiveness, highlighting research, applications and best practices of important emerging technological tools. CETL also presented at SLOAN-C, highlighting their efforts regarding the incorporation of gamification and faculty development. Find out more about how to become involved in CETL’s […]

App of the Week – Subtext

The app of the week this week is called Subtext. Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills. To download it for iOS click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

Sloan-C/Merlot Presentation

Welcome to the resources page for our presentation at the Sloan-C/Merlot International Symposium for Emerging Technologies in Online Learning. To earn your Credly badge, please CLICK HERE to complete a feedback survey. To preview what our presentation was about, please watch the presentation teaser video below: To understand the rationale for the implementation of our badges and points system, please read the information on our Rationale for Implementation page. To view all of the badges that we offer as well as the activities where faculty and staff can earn points, visit our Badges and Requirements page. To view the latest badges awarded by the CETL through our website, visit the […]

This Week at the CETL 04.07.2014

Hello everyone! The CETL has lots of faculty development treats in store for you. Be sure to check out our calendar and save-the-date for the remaining webinars and events! April 8: QEP Lunch & Learn April 9: Gamification Webinar: Theory & Applications in the Liberal Arts April 22: Intercultural Competence Webinar: Training Essentials for Staff April 30: QEP Tea May 20-21: Summer Institute Also, if you have attended any of our workshops and want to brush up on the subject and/or want to work on preparing your Summer or Fall courses to implement what you have learned with us sign-up for individual consultations. If you want to learn about anything else, […]

App of the week – TapeACall Pro

This week’s app of the week is called TapeACall Pro. It allows users to record phone calls on the iPhone and Android phones. It is a great tool if you are conducting research with phone interviews or any other activities that require documentation of phone conversations. While the app is priced at $9.99, it is a good deal because it does not require any in app purchases and there isn’t a limit on the number of recordings or time of recordings that the user makes. To download this app for the iPhone click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video […]

CETL Announces Spring 2014 Mini-Grant Winners

The CETL is pleased to announce Dr. Jay Brown and Dr. Kalpana Pai as the winners of the Spring 2014 mini-grant competition for research in critical thinking, teaching and learning. Both faculty members will use the funds to incorporate gamification elements into their courses. These elements will ask students to engage in critical thinking and analytic reasoning. Dr. Pai plans to include an accounting game, Ledger Mania, in her Financial Accounting class. Ledger Mania is an educational board game designed for use in the financial accounting classroom. “My hope is to get students actively engaged in problem solving and have them apply their critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills in class,” said Pai Dr. […]

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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