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Tech Tuesday: Social Media Guide For Educators

social media for educators

The next Technology Tuesdays session will take place on the 25th September. This session focuses on:

Social Media Guide For Educators
Social media can be a useful tool for outreach, research, and student interaction. Learn what you can do (and what to avoid).

In this dynamic session we will cover:

  • Definitions and history of social media
  • Best practice
  • Social dashboards
  • Educational activities
  • New apps and social media tools to look out for

Date: September 25
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: DC 7406 (7th floor of the DePaul Center, adjacent to the Department of Marketing)

You can RSVP here.


DePaul University wins national award for excellence in faculty development for online teaching


Congratulations to the FITS team! You can read more about the award here.


Illinois Desire2learn Regional User Forum on October 19

DePaul is gong to be well represented at the upcoming Illinois Desire2learn Regional User Forum that is taking place on October 19th. I will be making a short presentation on lecture capture and D2L, and my colleagues in FITS and IS will be sharing their expertise with D2L.

Illinois Desire2Learn Regional User Forum
October 19, 2012

Peer Collaboration | eLearning Best Practices | Training | Technical Innovations

Official Website:
Location: Elgin Community College
University & Business Center (Building E)
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast, Registration and Networking)
Registration: $80 per person or $70 per person group rate (if attending with a group of 10 or more) Click here for online registration
Food: Breakfast, break snacks and lunch will be provided


Workshop: Teaching for Success

The first Teaching Commons workshop of the academic year starts next week. Caryn Chaden and David Kalsbeek will be presenting, and Melissa Koenig and Rana Husseini will be providing some teaching-related resources. Lunch will be served.

More info can be found here:

“Teaching for Success”

One of the great things about teaching at DePaul is the diversity of our students, including their educational backgrounds. However, this broad range of learners can present challenges for instructors who strive to ensure that all of their students thrive in the classroom and succeed at DePaul. Come to this workshop to learn more about DePaul's diverse student body and about teaching strategies that help increase student engagement while achieving your course goals.

  • Thursday, September 27, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (DePaul Center 8011, Loop Campus)
  • Friday, September 28, 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (Library 300, Rosati Room, Lincoln Park Campus)

RSVP here

Vision 2018: Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Community

All DePaul students, faculty, and staff are invited to the kick-off celebration of DePaul’s new strategic plan, Vision 2018: Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Community. The last day to RSVP is Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The event is on Friday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m., and will feature remarks from the president, a tree-planting ceremony, a great picnic on the Lincoln Park quad and much more. this will be lots of fun!
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