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Instructional Design & Technology Roundtable [IDTR] Fall Series

The IDT Roundtable series is kicking off this semester with an exciting line of topics. All events will be held from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. at the K-State Union, Room 227 (formerly known as 212). The following is the lineup:

  • Thursday, September 27 – E-textbooks and Beyond – Interested in creating your own e-textbook for your online or face-to-face class or use a publisher’s e-textbook or simply learn about Open Educational Resources available? This session will be presented by Andrew Bennett, David Fallin, and Brian Lindshield, joined by Steve Levin and Jayme Carpenter from Varneys bookstore. Come join the discussion and share your thoughts.
  • Tuesday, October 23  Teaching with the iPad – Thinking about buying an iPad or own one already, want to learn about specific apps to use in your classroom or daily life? Join Dennis Devenney, Mary Hammel, Mattew Heinrich and Rusty Earl from the College of Education’s Catalyst Center for a closer look at some of these apps.
  • Friday, November 9 – Teaching Science Labs at a Distance – The teaching of empirical science courses online has been constrained by the challenges of recreating “wet lab” experiences for online learners. Some universities partner with other institutions to offer local labs for learners; others request that learners arrange their own access for hands-on learning. Home labs are used in some curricular domains, which involve the uses of designed lab kits that are mailed to learners. Others use virtual simulations. This session will be presented by Huseyin Dogan, Lisa Pohlman, Annelise Nguyen, Christopher Culbertson, Stefan Bossmann, C. Michael Smith, and Michael W. Moore. Join us for this presentation, which will introduce seven K-State faculty members who have been delivering “wet lab” learning using a variety of strategies and tools. Online lab providers will be available from 10-11a.m. and after the IDT roundtable from 12:30-2:00p.m. to give demonstrations, discuss their resources, and answer your questions in the Flint Hills Room in the K-State Union.

RSVP to catl@k-state.edu or 785-532-7828 to ensure enough seating is available. Coffee, tea, and water will be on hand, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Videos of previous presentations, upcoming topics, and more are on the IDT Roundtable website.