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2013-2014 Faculty Learning Communities

The primary goal of ETS Faculty Learning Communities is to explore best practices in teaching and learning as they relate to technology.  These are small study groups that receive support from Educational Technology Services. FLC members set their own schedule and agenda to discuss their experiences and to share information. FLC members create a year-end report of their findings that can be in any form of the group's choosing (a document, a presentation, etc.).  

Please contact Aisha Gabriel, agabriel@smith.edu if you would like to learn more or to join.

Faculty Learning Communities for the 2013-2014 school year:

Flipped/Blended Classroom Faculty Learning Community

The Flipped Classroom FLC will examine the concept of “flipping” or "blending" and pursue a variety of methods for taking first exposure outside the classroom.

The Flipped Classroom Moodle course is full of resources and examples.  The course is also intended for faculty experimentation with Panopto, a lecture capture software. 

Learning Catalytics Faculty Learning Community
Learning Catalytics is a new generation of student response system in the classroom.  This FLC will explore the system’s potential for giving the instructor a real time understanding of what students have learned.

Take the Learning Catalytics tour: https://learningcatalytics.com/pages/intro . 

The Sherrerd Center held a learning catalytics workshop on May 21, 2013.

Tablets (Digital Humanities) Faculty Learning Community

The Tablets (Digital Humanities) FLC will focus on using tablets in support of digital humanities at Smith College. 

Participants may borrow an iPad, Android tablet, or Windows Surface mobile device from the Center for Media Production.  Borrowing is always dependent on availability.

Please contact Aisha Gabriel, agabriel@smith.edu if you would like to learn more or to join.

Tablets (Field Research) Faculty Learning Community

The Tablets (Field Research) FLC will experiment with tablets as data collecting tools.

Participants may borrow an iPad, Android tablet, or Windows Surface mobile device from the Center for Media Production.  Borrowing is always dependent on availability.

If you would like to learn more about faculty learning communities, please, read here.