Center for Innovative Learning

Offerings

How to Apply Basic Digital Design Concept to Effective Digital Presentations

Audience: All University faculty

About:

You are invited to the Summer & Fall 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows workshop session on:

Title: “How to Apply Basic Digital Design Concept to Effective Digital Presentations

Date and time: Friday June 5, 2020, from 3:00 pm – until 4:30 pm

Facilitated by Dr. Jad Melki

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Summer 2019 Faculty Fellows Presentations in Byblos

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) is pleased to invite you to presentations by the Summer 2019 CIL Faculty Fellows, who will share their achievements in successfully designing new courses or introducing new pedagogies, most of which were implemented during the Fall 2019 semester.

The Fellows will share their new teaching experiences and the lessons learned during implementation. They will also demonstrate how they integrated new tools that transformed learning into a more collaborative, personalized, and empowering experience. These sessions are also aimed at promoting the upcoming Summer 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows program.

Two distinct sessions will take place on each campus. They will include presentations and demos and will be followed by a discussion.

The sessions can also be attended remotely via WebEx. 

Byblos Session Speakers

Schedule

Time Title 
12:00 – 12:10 Introduction – Dr. Barbar Akle – Assistant Provost

Opening Remarks – Dr. George Nasr – Provost

12:10 – 12:25

Presentation + Discussion: “Gamifying the CAD course”

Dr. Ali Ammouri –SOE

12:25 – 12:40

Presentation Discussion: “VR experience in Architecture”

Mr. Farid Jreidini – SArD

12:40 – 12:55

Presentation + Discussion: “Developing the LAC course ENV200 into an Online course”

Dr. Christian Khalil – SAS

12:55 – 13:00 Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Technology Meets Medical Education

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Medical education is rapidly changing. Technologies such as podcasts and videos with flipped classrooms, mobile devices with apps, video games, simulations and wearable devices are some of the techniques available to address the changing educational environment and the challenges of preparing the future doctor. Technologies are just one tool in the educational toolbox and the task of modern medical educators is to use these new technologies effectively to transform learning into a more collaborative, personalized, and empowering experience.

This hands-on workshop will be provided in collaboration with the CIL whose major role is to strategically partner with faculty in increasing their teaching efficiency.  After a quick overview about our in-house resources, participants divided into groups, will rotate through stations led by eminent CIL instructors, to acquire a hands-on experience on the use of the various hardware and software.

Workshop Outline

Target Audience
This workshop is designed to all faculty who want to improve their teaching skills using cutting-edge technologies.

Registration

Please register by contacting our Continuing Medical Education Office at T: 01200800 ext. 5830 or email cmeoffice@lau.edu.lb

 
All are welcome to attend.

A Day in the Life of a Blended Learning Student & Faculty Through Blackboard

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The CIL Faculty Fellows Program’s fourth session on “A Day in the Life of a Blended Learning Student & Faculty Through Blackboard” presented by Mr. Hanny Alshazly will take place on Wednesday July 10, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Fouad Makhzoumi Center for Innovation, Irwin 7th floor, Beirut Campus.

To attend, kindly confirm via this LINK.

Course/syllabus design

Innovative Course Designs for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The Center for Innovative Learning is pleased to invite you to attend a workshop session on “Innovative Course Designs for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” on Friday, 28 October, 12noon - 1pm.

Location: Hybrid; CIL Classroom (RNL, 7th floor) and via WebEx: https://lau.webex.com/meet/cil

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Workshop on Syllabus Design & Good Teaching Practices

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) invites you to a workshop on syllabus design and good teaching practices on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am this session is dedicated to our new faculty members but is open to all.


The purpose of the workshop is to give faculty a space to develop strong learning outcomes for their courses while also sharing key tips regarding syllabus design and other aspects of teaching/learning at LAU. There will be ample time to share experiences, discuss best practices, and have all your questions answered.

The meeting will occur both in-person in the CIL classroom on the 7th floor of the Riyad Nassar Library and online via WebEx.

 

Converting Your Traditional Course For Online Delivery

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The Continuing Medical Education Office (CME) and the CIL invite you to take part in the workshop: Converting Your Traditional Course For Online Delivery

In the era of COVID-19 and in an increasingly digital world, online teaching and learning options are vital. Many of us have delivered their courses using Panopto or voice over PowerPoint. However, the teaching and learning experience can be enhanced with the adoption of simple interactive tools that both students and instructors will enjoy. In this workshop, Dr. Ammouri  will help attendees in converting a traditional course for online delivery. The workshop will start with an introduction to course management using Blackboard. Then a list of Best Practice for implementing synchronous and asynchronous classes will be introduced. The webinar will also go over then DOs and DON’Ts of online course conversion.  

Dr. Ali Ammouri is an Assistant Professor of Practice, and Engineering Programs Coordinator-Beirut Campus. He is a CIL fellow and has extensive experience in Blackboard and online teaching.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed to healthcare professionals who want to improve their online course delivery.

Registration

Please register by contacting our Continuing Medical Education Office at T: 01200800 ext. 5830 or email cmeoffice@lau.edu.lb.

To access the WebEx session, please click here to join (you can join the event 30 min before the activity time). 

Continuing Professional Development (1.5 CPD) credits will be offered for attending this workshop. Attendance via WebEx will be recorded by the CME Office.

All are welcome to attend.

Blended and Online Learning Design Course

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The University College London (UCL) team, our collaborators at the CIL are offering a new free online course for instructors in all sectors, on Blended and Online Learning Design. The course will be given on FutureLearn, to launch on Monday, January 11, 2021. It will run for 3 weeks, and then repeat.

The course has been put together, in collaboration with teachers from all sectors, in response to the urgent need for far more support to help teachers with the move to blended and, when necessary, wholly online learning.

Please find here the information about the course.

Components that Compose an Online Course

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Title: “Components that Compose an Online Course

Date and time: Tuesday June 2, 2020, from 1:00 pm – until 3:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Barbar Akle

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Designing an Online Course for Meaningful Learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Title: “Designing an Online Course for Meaningful Learning

Date and time: Monday June 1, 2020, from 1:00 pm – until 4:00 pm

Facilitated by Dr. Rima Bahous

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Call for Proposals: Summer and Fall 2020 FFP

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce two calls for proposals for this year’s CIL Faculty Fellows Program, one for the Summer and the other for Fall 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that shifted teaching into online modalities, this year our Faculty Fellows Program will focus more on online education. The Summer 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows Program is designated for faculty members teaching during the summer semester and would like to improve their courses by employing effective online teaching and learning modules. Due to the short notice, the faculty is expected to complete a minimum of half the tasks during the Summer semester, while the remaining tasks will be completed by the end of the Fall 2020 semester. The Fall 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows Program will start concurrently with the summer version; however, it is intended for faculty members not teaching during the summer semester and welcomes a broader set of topics.

The CIL Faculty Fellows Program is the core of the CIL. It offers its faculty members the opportunity to enhance their teaching and become active members of the LAU teaching community. The program starts with a structured 4-week program in which a faculty member will convert a course to online delivery according to these guidelines, design a new course, redesign an existing course, explore new active learning strategies, apply the latest disciplinary research into teaching, or explore the use of technology in the teaching process. The program includes a series of webinars/seminars from external and internal entities, mentoring support from the CIL Faculty Fellows, and potentially student focus groups to give feedback and the exchange of fresh ideas. The guidelines can also be used by all faculty members who will be teaching online courses in Summer 2020.

Upon the successful completion of the program and the delivery of the proposed tasks, the faculty member may join the CIL Faculty Fellows and may be invited to leadership and service opportunities within the CIL. The role of the CIL Faculty Fellow is to contribute to the community of practice that promotes effective pedagogy among peer faculty. Currently the CIL Fellows are leading workshops, seminars, and potentially program consultations.

The purpose of the CIL remains to bring together colleagues from different schools and disciplines to promote excellence in teaching, learning and assessment through innovation, technologies and high impact pedagogies.

Call for Proposals

Summer 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows Program

All faculty members teaching courses in Summer 2020 (including design courses, studios, and Labs) are eligible to apply to the CIL Faculty Fellows Program. In this program, most of the activities shall be focused on converting an existing course into online delivery. Interested faculty members should submit a proposal according to the template and an updated CV by Monday, May 11, 2020. The documents are electronically submitted to: cil@lau.edu.lb, including a copy to the corresponding Dean and Chairperson. The decision will be announced by Thursday, May 14, 2020. The program will start on Monday, May 18, 2020 and ends on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Faculty members will be working with the CIL Faculty Fellows and Staff, volunteer student focus groups, and will be completing relevant online courses, webinars, and workshops. Participants will continue to receive support during the Summer 2020 semester while they are delivering their courses.

Once the 4-week fellowship program is completed and upon the successful delivery of the proposed actions (the course), the faculty member will be receiving the equivalent of a course release. It is important to note that the Summer 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows Program proposals are reviewed according to the attached/linked course design guidelines and rubrics. It is important to state the items that you believe will be delivered during the Summer 2020 semester and what will be completed later. 

Fall 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows Program

All faculty members are eligible to apply to the Fall 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows Program. Interested faculty members should submit a proposal according to the template and an updated CV by Monday, May 25, 2020. The documents should be electronically submitted to: cil@lau.edu.lb, including a copy to the corresponding Dean and Chairperson. The decision of acceptance or rejection will be announced by Thursday, May 28, 2020. The program will start on Monday, June 1, 2020 and ends on Friday, June 26, 2020. Faculty members will be working with the CIL Faculty Fellows and Staff, volunteer student focus groups, and will be completing relevant online courses, webinars, and workshops.

Once the 4-week fellowship program is completed and upon the successful delivery of the proposed actions (the course), the faculty member will be receiving the equivalent of a course release.

It is important to note that the proposals will be reviewed with the strategic directions of the university in mind, such as:

Best regards,

The CIL Team

Designing a Course for Meaningful Learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The first session on “Designing a Course for Meaningful Learning” presented by Dr. Rima Bahous will take place on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 09:45 am-12:00 pm, Irwin B-C (Beirut).

If you would like to attend, please confirm via this LINK.

 

Syllabus Preparation (do’s and don’ts)

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop helps faculty develop their course syllabus and provides them with essential criteria needed to revise their syllabi. It covers the following topics:  exploration of syllabi samples from the different schools, principles of good syllabi construction, and the development of a syllabus. 

Integrating Active learning strategies

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the benefits of purposefully integrating active learning strategies into their teaching. It covers the following topics: characteristics associated with active learning, importance of active learning, examples of integration of active learning, barriers that prevent faculty from integrating active learning, and strategies to overcome these barriers.  

Aligning CLOs with PLOs

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to CLOs and PLOs. It provides them with an understanding of how CLOs enhance the design of a program and assist in the institutional effectiveness. It covers the following topics: keys concepts in writing measurable and observable CLOs, definition and importance of alignment, curriculum mapping, alignment of the PLOs to the curriculum map and CLOs. 

Writing Good Objectives versus Outcomes

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to writing effective learning objectives and outcomes. It covers the following topics: definitions, purposes, and characteristics of learning objectives and outcomes, the action verbs used in writing objectives and outcomes, and the different domains of learning objectives and outcomes among others. 

 

Instructional Strategies

Team Teaching at LAU, Why and How

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The Center for Innovative Learning is pleased to invite you to attend a workshop session on “Team Teaching at LAU, Why and How ” on Wednesday, 16 November, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Location: Hybrid; CIL Classroom (RNL, 7th floor) and via WebEx: https://lau.webex.com/meet/cil

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Fall 2021 CIL FFP: Setting up your own studio/on-film presence for your eLearning course

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Location: Google Meet, Video call link: kindly click HERE to join

Fall 2021 CIL FFP: Using Immersive Media in Education

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Fall 2021 CIL FFP: Best Practices in Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Synchronous versus Asynchronous: What’s right for me?

Audience: All University faculty

About:

You are invited to the Fall 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows workshop session on:

Title: “Synchronous versus Asynchronous: What’s right for me?

Date and time: Monday June 15, 2020, from 10:00 am – until 11:00 am                                                                                              

Presented by Dr. Jordan Srour, Dr. Reine Azzi, and Dr. Abbas Tarhini

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Implementing Innovative and Effective Teaching Techniques

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop offers faculty effective and innovative teaching techniques to implement in their classroom. It covers the following topics: identification and implementation of effective teaching techniques, examples of effective and innovative teaching practices. 

Increasing students’ participation

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to a variety of methods and techniques that help them increase students’ participation and engagement in the learning process. It covers the following topics: the role of the course instructor in increasing students’ engagement and participation, strategies to increase students’ motivation in large classes. 

Making the Most of the First Day of Class

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the importance of the first day of class and provides them with tips to successfully start the semester. It covers the following topics: the importance of the first day, the role of the course instructor during this day, what to discuss with students during the first session, and do’s and don’ts of the first day of class. 

Promoting Inclusive Teaching

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the theoretical principles and practical applications of inclusive teaching. It covers the following topics: instructional models and strategies, assessment for inclusive teaching, differentiation of instruction, and identification of the instructional challenges for teaching students with diverse needs.

Implementing Active Learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the implementation of active learning strategies in the classroom. It covers the following topics: different active learning strategies to enhance the teaching/learning process and engage students in the classroom.

Applying Research-based methods for teaching and learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to a variety of research-based methods and principles to enhance teaching practices. It covers the following topics: the design of learning activities around contemporary research issues, and build small-scale research activities into assignments.

Assessment

Fifth Brown Bag Session: Online Exams

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Fifth Brown Bag Session:

Title: “Online Exams

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Third Brown Bag Session: How to Assess Learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Third Brown Bag Session:

Title: “How to Assess Learning

Date and time: Friday, March 12, 2021, from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Rima Bahous

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Online Testing and Assessment

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Title: “Online Testing and Assessment

Date and time: Monday June 22, 2020, from 10:00 am – until 11:00 am

Presented by Dr. Ali Ammouri

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE  to join

Writing Exams Highlighting Course Outcomes

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides faculty with tips on mapping exam items to align with course learning outcomes. It covers the following topics: the development of a blueprint for exams, the identification of performance levels, and the selection of best item types.

Creating and using rubrics for grading assignments aligned with outcomes

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides faculty with the necessary skill to create rubrics and align them with course outcomes. It covers the following topics: the different types of rubrics, use of rubric criteria, examples of rubrics and their use for providing students with feedback.

Providing effective constructive feedback

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the types of feedback they may provide their students. It covers the following topics: the purpose of giving students feedback, the impact of instructor’s feedback on students’ productivity, ways and means to make your feedback constructive. 

Exam Item Types: Do’s and don’ts exam item type

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the process of writing effective exam items. It covers the following topics: the different types of test items, the advantages and disadvantages of each type, and the guidelines for their construction. 

Developing different types of assessments

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to different types of assessments. It covers the following topics: the importance and the purpose of assessment, the different types of assessments, the appropriate use of each type of assessment to serve effectively the teaching and learning process. 

Technology Integration

Autonomous, Student Centered Learning and the Digital Condition

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The Center for Innovative Learning is pleased to invite you to attend a workshop session on “Autonomous, Student Centered Learning and the Digital Condition ” on Thursday, 24 November, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please note that this session will also include a discussion on the Erasmus+ Faculty Exchange program — do come ready with your questions!

Location: Hybrid; CIL Classroom (RNL, 7th floor) and via WebEx: https://lau.webex.com/meet/cil

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

 

Technical Orientation for New Faculty

Audience: New faculty

About:

Welcome to LAU!

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) invites you to a technical orientation via WebEx on Friday, August 26, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm dedicated to our new faculty members.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce you to essential LAU systems: Blackboard, Panopto, Starfish, and Banner. You will be introduced to the powerful tools we use in teaching, and we will be answering all your related questions.

Please note that the session will be based on a demonstration from the CIL Account so no LAU credentials are necessary. However, if you would like to follow along with an account during the workshop you can contact Mr. Imad Musleh (imad.musleh@lau.edu.lb) for a temporary account, if you do not already have your LAU credentials.

To join the meeting, please click HERE.

Should you need any further information, feel free to contact us via email: cil@lau.edu.lb

CIL Recording Studios

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Dear Faculty,

We are glad to inform you that the CIL recording studios are now available on both campuses.

We are located in Riyad Nassar library (7th floor) in Beirut and in Block B (first floor underground) in Byblos.

Please do drop-in any time this summer to see how we can help you rewrite your learning outcomes, dress up your syllabus, build a more engaging blackboard page, or embed innovative technology in your classes. You may also book an online appointment via cil@lau.edu.lb.

Schedule for in-person visits:

Beirut: Monday to Friday: from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm.
Byblos: Monday to Friday: from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm.

We look forward to your visit!

Best regards,

The CIL Team

“Best Practices in Hybrid Learning” Workshop

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) is pleased to invite you to a hands-on experiential workshop on “Best Practices in Hybrid Learning”

The general agenda for the workshop is as follows:

1.      Demonstration of Hybrid/Remote-Teaching/Learning Technology by Dr. Rony Khnayzer
2.      Running a Flipped Classroom by Dr. Ali Ammouri
3.      Working with WebEx in the Classroom by Dr. Abbas Tarhini

If you would like to attend the workshop online via WebEx, kindly click  HERE  to join

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Fall 2021 CIL FFP - 4th Week Workshop Session: Online Testing and Assessment

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Training sessions on Blackboard, Panopto and Online Exam proctoring

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The CIL is pleased to invite you to the following training sessions:

Title: “Introduction to Blackboard

Date and time: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Presented by Mrs. Dima Tawk Lead Applications Administrator, IT Applications & Solutions Office

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

 

Title: “How to use Panopto and online exam proctoring

Date and time: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Presented by Dr. Abbas Tarhini Assistant Professor of Information Technology in Adnan Kassar School of Business

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

 

Note: We suggest that all participants watch the VIDEO about Panopto before attending the training session.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Presentations by Summer 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows

Audience: All University faculty

About:

You are invited to presentations of the Summer 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows, who will share their experience in employing effective online teaching as they converted an existing course into online delivery during the Summer 2020 semester.

The Fellows will share their new teaching experiences and the lessons learned during implementation. They will also demonstrate how they integrated new tools that transformed the online learning into a more engaging, collaborative, and empowering experience. 

A brief discussion will follow after each presentation.

The presentations will be held online via WebEx on Friday, August 28, from 11:00 am – until 1:00 pm.    

The Summer 2020 Faculty Fellow Speakers are:

1.      Dr. Brigitte Wex – School of Arts & Sciences
2.      Dr. Abdul-Nasser Kassar – Adnan Kassar School of Business
3.      Dr. Rony Khnayzer - School of Arts & Sciences
4.      Dr. Maha Habre – School of Nursing
5.      Dr. Mahmoud Araissi - Adnan Kassar School of Business
6.      Dr. Nelly Mouawad - School of Arts & Sciences
7.      Dr. Nadine Zeeni - School of Arts & Sciences

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

 

Designing interactive courses on Blackboard

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Title: “Designing interactive courses on Blackboard

Date and time: Tuesday June 23, 2020, from 11:00 am – until 12:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Ali Ammouri

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

MOOCs, Blended and Online Learning: Combining Conventional and Digital Methods

Audience: All University faculty

About:

You are invited to the Summer and Fall 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows Program’s workshop session:

Title: “MOOCs, Blended and Online Learning: Combining Conventional and Digital Methods”

Date and Time: Friday June 12, 2020, from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Diana Laurillard and Dr. Eileen Kennedy from University College London

Location: Online via Zoom

 

To prepare for the workshop, participants are asked to

 

Please also watch these two short lectures, showing

  1. How the 6 different types of learning we will discuss are derived from a theory-based Conversational Framework:

English:

https://youtu.be/TSP2YlgTldc

Arabic:

 https://youtu.be/WKDwOC2uF0o

 

2.   How the learning types relate to different kinds of technologies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_C5f4MVkKg&t=208s – in English only

 

If you are interested to attend, kindly confirm via this LINK.

Virtual Reality in Education Industry

Audience: All University faculty

About:

You are invited to the CIL Summer and Fall 2020 Faculty Fellows Program’s session on “Virtual Reality in Education Industry” presented by Dr. Evan Fakhoury, which will take place on Wednesday June 10, 2020, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Frem Civic Center 205 Lecture Hall (FCC 205), Byblos Campus.

If you are interested to attend, kindly confirm via this LINK.

Active Learning Tools in Online Teaching and Learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Title: “Active Learning Tools in Online Teaching and Learning

Date and time: Monday June 8, 2020, from 11:00 am – until 12:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Jordan Srour, Dr. Reine Azzi, and Dr. Christian Khalil

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Gamification

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Summer & Fall 2020 CIL Faculty Fellows webinar session on:

Title: “Gamification

Date and time: Wednesday June 3, 2020, from 10:00 am – until 12:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Ali Ammouri

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE  to join

Call for Proposals: Fall 2021 Faculty Fellows Program

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Fall 2021 CIL Faculty Fellows Program. The Fall 2021 CIL Faculty Fellows Program is designated for faculty members teaching during the Fall semester and would like to improve their courses by employing effective teaching and learning methods through novel educational technologies and high impact pedagogies.

The CIL Faculty Fellows Program is the core of the CIL. It offers its faculty members the opportunity to enhance their teaching and become active members of the LAU teaching community. The program starts with a structured 4-week program in which a faculty member will design a new course or redesign a current course using state of the art methodologies with the aim of improving the student learning experience. For example, a faculty may convert a course to online/blended delivery according to these guidelines, design a new course, redesign an existing course, explore new active learning strategies, apply the latest disciplinary research into teaching, or explore the use of technology in the teaching process. The program includes a series of webinars/seminars from external and internal entities, mentoring support from the current CIL Faculty Fellows, and assistance from undergraduate and graduate students in instructional design in addition to the normal CIL services.

Upon the successful completion of the program and the delivery of the proposed tasks, the faculty member may join the CIL Faculty Fellows and may be invited to leadership and service opportunities within the CIL. Currently the CIL Fellows are leading workshops, seminars, and potentially program consultations.

The mission of the CIL is to support faculty development, promote innovative pedagogical initiatives, enhance excellence in teaching effectiveness, and facilitate engagement in student learning.

 

Call for Proposals

All faculty members are eligible to apply to the CIL Faculty Fellows Program. Interested faculty members should submit a proposal according to this template and an updated CV by Friday, June 4, 2021. The documents should be electronically submitted to: cil@lau.edu.lb, including a copy to the corresponding Dean and Chairperson. The decision will be announced by Thursday, June 10, 2021. The program will start on Monday, June 14, 2021 and ends on Friday, July 9, 2021. Faculty members will be working with the CIL Faculty Fellows, Staff and graduate students, and will be completing relevant online courses, webinars, and workshops.

Once the 4-week fellowship program is completed and upon the successful delivery of the proposed actions (the course), the faculty member will be receiving the equivalent of a course release. It is important to note that the Fall 2021 CIL Faculty Fellows Program proposals are reviewed according to the attached/linked course design guidelines and rubrics.

It is also important to note that the proposals will be reviewed with the strategic directions of the university in mind, such as:

 

The CIL Team

Synchronous versus Asynchronous: What’s right for me?

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Title: “Synchronous versus Asynchronous: What’s right for me?

Date and time: Monday June 1, 2020, from 10:00 am – until 11:00 am                                                                                              

Presented by Dr. Jordan Srour, Dr. Reine Azzi, and Dr. Abbas Tarhini

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

Student Engagement While Learning Online Using Free Web Tools

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Topics:

1. Maximizing communication in WebEx Meetings

2. Integrating online tools for Active Learning

3. Interacting via Google Docs

Important Note:

We would like to inform you that we have setup a Blackboard for all LAU faculty members to interact and learn about online learning. Once you log into your Blackboard account you should be able to see the course titled “Center for Innovative Learning Support”. We will also use it to post our recorded webinars and all the support material that we are providing.

We remain available to provide you with any needed assistance!

Webinar about Student Engagement while Learning Online using Blackboard

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Dear Faculty,

We would like to inform you that we have setup a Blackboard for all LAU faculty members to interact and learn about online learning. Once you log into your Blackboard account you should be able to see the course titled “Center for Innovative Learning Support”. We will also use it to post our recorded webinars and all the support material that we are providing. Furthermore, we will be using this Blackboard course in this webinar webinar for Demonstration purposes. The webinar will be on:

Topics:

  1. Quick Blackboard introduction
  2. Users and Groups 
  3. Assignments 
  4. Interactive Tools (Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis, Journals, and Chat) 
  5. Attendance 
  6. Achievements and Goals
  7. Grade center

The weekly webinar schedule:

We remain available to provide you with any needed assistance!

Fundamentals of Digital Teaching and Learning Using Blackboard

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The CIL Faculty Fellows Program’s workshop session on “Fundamentals of Digital Teaching and Learning Using Blackboard” presented by Dr. Joel Armando will take place on Tuesday July 30, 2019, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Fouad Makhzoumi Center for Innovation, Irwin 7th floor, Beirut Campus.

This is a one-day workshop covering a sample of modules of course of the Fundamentals of Digital Teaching and Learning. During this workshop participants will access the online materials and practical activities of the first course of the Digital Teaching and Learning Series (DTLS).

Blackboard’s DTLS Certification Program is a development pathway program that delivers world-class training and certification for teachers and associated support staff in the use of digital learning technologies, promoting a high standard of excellence, quality, and consistency in the student experience. 

  Module Learning Objectives
9.30 to 10.45 Introductions

 

Module 1. What We Know About Learning

  • Differentiate the major components of four fundamental learning theories and their implications for contemporary learning and teaching practices
  • Evaluate the four learning theories in relation to your own current or intended educational approaches
  • Describe learning principles that underpin digital teaching and learning
10.45 to 11 Break  
11.00 to 12.30 Module 4. Designing E-learning Content
  • Describe the characteristics of creating effective learning content.
  • Begin planning a well-designed course navigation and structure in order to provide clear navigation for students.
  • Choose the appropriate activity types to support the content of the online course.
  • Identify the types of tools that can be used to create dynamic learning content.
  • Describe the key features of designing personalized learning pathways.
  • Identify the importance of mobile learning, and the mobile learner for learning content.
  Lunch  
13.30 to 14.45 Module 6. Principles of Learner Assessment and Feedback
  • Define the characteristics of effective learner assessment and feedback in a digital world.
  • Discuss the principles for collecting and providing feedback in the online learning environment.
  • Distinguish between formative and summative assessment methods and relate them to good practice in course design.
14.45 to 15.00 Break  
15.00 to 16.30 Module 10. Support and Success of the Online Learner
  • Recognize the characteristics of an effective online teacher.
  • Aid learners in being a successful online student.
  • Explore effective strategies to support online learners.

If you are interested to attend, kindly confirm via this LINK.

The Flipped Classroom

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The CIL Faculty Fellows Program’s sixth session on “The Flipped Classroom” presented by Dr. Barbar Akle and Dr. Rima Bahous will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Fouad Makhzoumi Center for Innovation, Irwin 7th floor, Beirut Campus.

If you are interested to attend, kindly confirm via this LINK.

Multimedia in Teaching and Learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The CIL Faculty Fellows Program’s fifth session on “Multimedia in Teaching and Learning” presented by Dr. Claudia Kozman will take place Monday July 15, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Fouad Makhzoumi Center for Innovation, Irwin 7th floor, Beirut Campus.

Abstract:

The session focuses on the use of multimedia in teaching and learning. Specifically, it highlights the value of including various types of media in lectures and student assignments, among others. This is demonstrated through case studies about the use of digital and social media, specifying the goals and steps of each activity. The case studies are taken from research on the topic as well as the presenter’s own examples from her courses. In addition, the presentation includes methods of active learning that are suitable for assignments using multimedia.

To attend, kindly confirm via this LINK.

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The second session on “eLearning Strategies and Trends”, such as online learning, social learning, micro-learning, and adaptive learning, presented by Dr. Milad Sebaaly will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Fouad Makhzoumi Center for Innovation, Beirut Campus.

To attend, please confirm via this LINK.

 

Fighting plagiarism with Turnitin software

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the Turnitin software and provides them with the ability and the knowledge of how to make use of this software to fight plagiarism. It covers the following topics:  An overview of Turnitin, the importance of Turnitin, creating a faculty account on Turnitin, creating a classroom account on Turnitin, and using Turnitin to interpret reports.

Using Clickers in the classroom

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the use of clickers in the classroom. It covers the following topics: possible uses of Clickers, motivational and learning-based strategies while using Clickers, advantages of using Clickers, types of Clickers’ questions, writing Clickers’ questions, and features of the i-Clicker software.
 

 

Information Security

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The workshop introduces faculty to the latest research and techniques related to information security including computer system security, network security, and web security. It covers the following topics: Applied cryptography, computer system security, network security, anomaly detection, software security, digital forensics, web security and authentication technology. 

Using Lecture Capture

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the use of lecture capture, helps them to create recordings of classroom lectures or presentations for the purpose of sharing them with students. It covers the following topics: the definition of lecture capture, the effective implementation of the software to improve the teaching learning process. 

Creating a grade book to turn number grades into letter grades

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the use of Excel spreadsheets to manage grades. It covers the following topics: the grade book basics, the use of excel functions, and the proper formatting of the data. 

Using the SmartBoard

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces faculty to the various uses of SmartBoard in their classrooms and provides them with the ability to use it independently and effectively.  It covers the following topics: SmartBoard basics, SmartBoard Tutorials, hands-on experience using SmartBoard, the smart notebook software and the use of interactive smart tools.

Operating the Lecterns

Audience: All University faculty

About:

The workshop introduces faculty to the use of the lecterns found on campus. It covers the following topics: overview of the different types of lecterns, their features and their use. Hands-on experience will be provided.

Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation

Audience: New faculty

About:

The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite you to the New Faculty Orientation to introduce all new faculty to the Lebanese American University. 

 

Introduction to Banner

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of Banner. It covers the following topics: What is Banner, the use of Banner to advise students, and for grade submission.

Blackboard e-learn

Audience: New faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of Blackboard e-Learn. It covers the following topics: definition of CMS, the use of Blackboard for teaching, learning and assessment.

Using the Smart classroom

Audience: New faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the use of Smart classrooms. It covers the following topics: Operation of a smart classroom, the features of the touch screen and the do’s and don’ts of operating a smart classroom.

Understanding Your Benefits

Audience: New faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of university benefits relative to status.  It covers the following topics: Medical Insurance coverage, children tuition, leaves (maternity, sick, etc.)

Financial Aid/Student Employment

Audience: New faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of criteria for FA versus Employment. It covers the following topics: Requesting an FA vs student employee, time allocation, and expectations.

CAAP Interpretation

Audience: New faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of CAAP document. It covers the following topics: What is CAAP, Access CAAP and understand the elements of CAAP.

Student Code of Conduct

Audience: New faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the Student Code of Conduct. It covers the following topics: Students rights and responsibilities towards the university, violations, disciplinary proceedings, sanctions and appeals.

Graduate Studies and Research Orientation

Student – Faculty Research Projects: Getting Published (roundtable discussion session #3)

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend a roundtable discussion session on “Student – Faculty Research Projects: Getting Published”.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Sincerely yours,
CIL Team

 

Student – Faculty Research Projects: How to Conduct a Successful Collaboration (roundtable discussion session #2)

Audience: All University faculty

About:

We are pleased to invite you to attend a roundtable discussion session #2 on “Student – Faculty Research Projects: How to Conduct a Successful Collaboration.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Looking forward to seeing you all.

 

Student – Faculty Research Projects: How to Get Started (roundtable discussion #1)

Audience: All University faculty

About:

We are pleased to invite you to attend a roundtable discussion session on “Student – Faculty Research Projects: How to Get Started(details in the poster below).

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Looking forward to seeing you all.

 

 

 

SPSS

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of SPSS.  It covers the following topics: definition of SPSS, the use of SPSS for quantitative data analysis, and the interpretation of outcomes.

nVivo

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of nVivo.  It covers the following topics: definition of nVivo, the use of nVivo for qualitative data analysis, and the interpretation of outcomes.

Identifying Funding Opportunities

Audience: All University faculty

Grant/Proposal Writing workshops

Audience: All University faculty

Academic Writing for Publication

Audience: All University faculty

Research Compliance (IRBs’, sampling, etc.)

Audience: All University faculty

Mentoring/Supervising Graduate Students

Audience: All University faculty

Collaborative Undergraduate Research

Audience: All University faculty

Developing and Implementing a Research Plan

Audience: All University faculty

Data Collection and Databases

Audience: All University faculty

University Service Activities

Helping students in distress

Audience: All University faculty

Starfish

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of Starfish. It covers the following topics: What is Starfish, the use of Starfish to follow-up on students, and for attendance monitoring.

Serving on University wide Committees

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of university wide committees available. It covers the following topics: a list of university committees, the role of the faculty serving on those, and the process of becoming a member of such committees.

University policies

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of all university policies pertaining to faculty. It covers the following topics: What are these policies, implementation of such policies and their impact on university life.

Teaching Effectiveness

CIL Summer 2022 Sessions

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Dear Faculty,

We hope that the summer semester is going well for you! We invite you all to join us for the following CIL sessions associated with our Faculty Fellows Program.

Monday, June 6

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join

10:30 – 12:00 Teaching Effectiveness (Dr. Abdul Nasser Kassar and Dr. Aniella Abi Gerges)
12:00 – 1:30 The Flipped Class and the Teaching Duet  (Dr. Barbar Akle and Dr. Jordan Srour) — please prepare ahead of time by visiting the Center for Innovative Learning Support Blackboard Page -> Faculty Fellows 2022

Wednesday, June 8

Location: CIL, RNL, 7th Floor, Beirut Campus
10:30 – 1:30 Faculty Fellows Favorites (Led by Dr. Reine Azzi)

Wednesday, June 15

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join
10:30 – 11:30 Virtual Exchange (Dr. Reine Azzi, Dr. Carmel Bouclaous, and Dr. Jordan Srour)

Monday, June 20

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE to join
10:30 – 11:30 Assessment (Dr. Ali Ammouri, Dr. Rony Khnayzer, and Dr. Nadine Zeeni)

Wednesday, June 22

Location: CIL, RNL, 7th Floor, Beirut Campus
10:30 – 11:30 Library Resources (Mr. Nabil Badran and Ms. Marie-Therese Mitri)
 

Looking forward to seeing you at our sessions!

Cheers,
The CIL Team

Mentoring Graduate Assistants

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to their role in mentoring graduate assistants. It covers the following topics: the role of a mentor, general guidelines for mentors, and the development of professional relationships with the graduate assistants. 

Different teaching Styles

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to a variety of teaching styles. It covers the following topics: the learning cycle, learning and teaching styles, introducing a variety of teaching methods to address the different styles. 

Content Integration for Teaching

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to integrated learning and provides them with different strategies to ensure effective content integration for teaching. It covers the following topics: definition of content integrated learning, and methods for effective integration.

Facilitating discussions

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to criteria for effective classroom discussions, and promotion of student engagement and interaction in the learning process. It covers the following topics: the elements of constructive and positive discussions, the encouragement of students’ participation, the do’s and don’ts when facilitating discussions. 

Teaching students how to learn

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to a variety of strategies to help students study. It covers the following topics: different strategies for note-taking, time management, and application of mnemonic devices to improving students’ study skills. 

Student-Centered Teaching

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to the importance of implementing student-centered approach in their daily teaching routine and provides them with innovative methods to successfully incorporate this approach into their classroom. It covers the following topics: definition of student-centered teaching, and the do’s and don’ts in student-centered teaching.  

Collecting evidence to demonstrate effective teaching

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to processes of data collection to demonstrate effective teaching. It covers the following topics: definition of effective teaching, collecting evidence of teaching, sources of evidence, and evidence of students learning.  

Motivating students

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to a variety of strategies that may be used to motivate students in the classroom. It covers the following topics: the importance of motivation, its impact on students’ learning, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the role of the teacher, and a variety of motivation strategies. 

Technology enhanced teaching

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with strategies to ensure effective use of technology in teaching. It covers the following topics: the role of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process, and the do’s and don’ts of integration. 

Creativity and Innovation

STEAM

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to the STEAM approach to teaching and learning. It covers the following topics: the definition of STEAM, the characteristics and components of STEAM (interdisciplinarity, problem-based, applied approach, etc.) 

Effective teaching

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to the importance of effective teaching and provides them with the knowledge related to teaching effectiveness. It covers the following topics: what is effective teaching, effective teaching strategies, tips about teaching effectiveness, and the do’s and don’ts in teaching. 

Incorporating critical thinking in the classroom

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of critical thinking. It covers the following topics: the definition of critical thinking, the characteristics of critical thinking, and the assessment of students’ critical thinking skills. 

Fostering Creativity through Experiential learning

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to experiential learning and highlights its power to foster students’ creativity. It covers the following topics: the definition of experiential learning, and the effective application of experiential learning. 

Creative Thinking

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of creative thinking. It covers the following topics: the definition of creative thinking, the characteristics of creative thinking, and the assessment of students’ creative thinking skills.

Leadership

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants with an overview of leadership. It covers the following topics: the definition of leadership, the different models of leadership, and best practice in leadership.

IPE

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This workshop introduces participants to the importance of IPE for students’ development. It covers the following topics: the definition of IPE, and the need for IPE. 

Faculty Development

Second Brown Bag Session: Building an Online Community/Getting to Know Your Students

Audience: All University faculty

About:

Second brown bag session on:

Title: “Building an Online Community/Getting to Know Your Students

Date and time: Wednesday February 10, 2021, from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Presented by Ms. Reine Azzi

Location: Online via WebEx, kindly click HERE  to join

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Learning at cil@lau.edu.lb

Faculty Brown Bag Sessions

Audience: All University faculty

About:

This semester, the CIL will be hosting a series of virtual brown bag sessions. Each session, while loosely structured around a theme, is really meant to be a platform where you can share your online teaching successful moments, commiserate over perceived failures, or just tune in to listen while you work through a stack of grading.

We look forward to having you join us at 3pm on one of the following sessions that are scheduled for this semester:

Friday, 22 January: Setting up a Course

Wednesday, 10 February: Building an Online Community/Getting to Know Your Students

Friday, 12 March: How to Assess Learning

Wednesday, 24 March: Innovative Assignments and Projects

Wednesday, 28 April: Online Exams

Please click HERE to join the meeting via WebEx.

Spring Schools Faculty Meetings

Audience: School-specific faculty

All University Faculty Meeting

Audience: All University faculty

Portfolio preparation (Boyer’s)

Audience: New faculty

About:

This workshop provides participants with a general overview of the promotion portfolio.  It covers the following topics: What constitutes a promotion portfolio, the different sections of a portfolio, and possible evidence provision.