Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Engaging International Students in the Classroom

The Teaching Commons is offering an event that should be of interest to all faculty who teach internationally, or who have international students in their classes:

Engaging International Students in the Classroom

Garrett Grenz from the Office of International Students and Scholars is organizing a panel of faculty, staff, and students to discuss problems and strategies. This will be an interactive and informative session.

The event is free and food will be provided; you can register online here:


  • Day: Friday, November 13th
  • Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Lincoln Park Student Center 380

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Teaching Commons Workshops

DePaul's Teaching Commons is offering a series of Workshops. I think several of these may be of interest to Commerce faculty. Notable workshops include Darsie Bowden on helping students read effectively, and Garrett Grenz on engaging international students in the classroom.

Workshops are free to DePaul faculty. More information and registration can be found on the website:


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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Barefoot Vodcasting: Half-day Workshop

I will be presenting a half-day workshop at the 25th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning on Wednesday 5th August, 2009 (1:00-4:00 p.m.).

I will assemble and distribute additional materials for the workshop on my website here.

The conference is held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center along Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. You can register for the conference here.

About the Workshop

Learn how to vodcast ‘barefoot’—recording face-to-face lectures, workshops, and presentations without IS/IT support. Using simple tools and techniques, classes can be recorded and then broadcast from any location in the world. The equipment is low-cost and easily carried in a laptop bag. Vodcasting can transform the effectiveness of blended classes and enhance the learning experience.

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