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Call for Participants: Active Learning & Engagement Initiative

February 9, 2012

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) and Emory Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT) are pleased to announce our new spring program for faculty in teaching with technology, the Active Learning & Engagement Initiative (ALEI).  This program provides dedicated assistance for faculty to develop technology-enhanced course materials and assess their impact upon teaching and learning with a focus on active learning principles in the classroom. The Active Learning & Engagement Initiative is designed to provide insight into new technologies and learning strategies to enhance the classroom experience as well as best practices to create and deliver course content. 

Read the Emory Report article about ALEI


Program Objectives:
• Cultivate inter-connectivity between learner-centered concepts and methodologies
• Participate in daily learning activities
• Gain knowledge and practice of pedagogical technologies for classroom use
• Build an ongoing Community of Practice (CoP) using the WordPress ALEI website
• Develop and implement enhanced content for curricular use
• Gather and report findings through multi-layered assessment

What are the commitments of this Proof of Concept program?
• Attend the nine scheduled sessions and participate in the learning activities
• Develop content using an advanced technological tool in conjunction with one selected assignment for the Fall 2012 
        semester
• Develop an instrument for assessing the selected assignment
• Present assessment data findings

When and Where?
ALEI Spring 2012 will meet on Mondays from 9:30am to 11am for nine weeks.  The first meeting will be on February 27th and the final meeting will be on April 30th, 2012.  There will not be a meeting on Monday, March 12th due to spring break.

All sessions of ALEI Spring 2012 will be held in Emory’s Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT) on the second floor of Woodruff Library in Room 215.

Active Learning & Engagement Initiative Spring 2012 topics include:
• Content Design & Delivery
• Active Learning & Assessment Strategies
• Blackboard
• Digital Media Elements
• Video production
• Digital Storytelling
• Web 2.0, Social Media and Communities
• Data Visualization and Collaboration

Application Details

Please provide the following information as part of the application for ALEI Spring 2012.  Send your information in either in the body of an email or as an attachment and email to Leah Chuchran @ ACTIVE-LEARNING@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU

1. Your name, phone and email address.
2. Your department.
3. What is the single most important goal or objective you would like to accomplish in learning more about active
        learning principles and the use of technology to support your curriculum?
4. List, in order of importance, the things you would like to be able to do, or most important types of content   (images,      audio, video, etc.) you would like to develop for your teaching (be as specific as possible).

You will be notified of the status of your acceptance by February 22nd, 2012.

DEADLINE for application is February 17th, 2012 @ 6 p.m.
Faculty who are selected to participate in ALEI Spring 20212 will receive:
• Dedicated support from the Faculty Services subject matter experts to complete curriculum goals.
• A letter of completion endorsed by CFDE and ECIT.

If you have questions about the Spring 2012 ALEI program please contact:
Leah Chuchran: ACTIVE-LEARNING@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU