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SILC Learning Support Services provides a wide variety of workshops, training, brown bag and other events to help faculty and students learn how to use technology effectively in their learning and teaching. Topics range from using digital storytelling techniques and tools to assessing online course environments, to learning camera and recording techniques, to Blackboard tips and tricks.

All events are coordinated through SILC LSS's Online Instructional Support team (silclss_ois@asu.edu).

The currently scheduled workshops for Spring 2018 are listed below.

Please contact us at silclss_ois@asu.edu with requests for other topics. We are glad to create other workshops, or meet with you one-on-one or in a group setting.

All scheduled events are in LL 68, unless otherwise noted.

Not a workshop, but a weekly two-hour coffee event, focused on technology and instruction.

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January 11
1:45 - 3:15pm
MyASU/Blackboard basics - Welcome to the new semester - Refresher - Introduction

This workshop will cover the "basics", Including but limited to: My ASU basics, Blackboard basics, Resources available to you and your students from SILC Learning Support Services and ASU. Bring your questions on these, or any other, "basics" topics.
March 28
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Swivl - Workshop and Pilot information - David Parks

Swivl is a fantastic device and app combination, that allows you to easily video-record yourself as you move around the room, while also recording audio (and video, if needed) from students or other participants. Setup of Swivl in a room, takes 5 minutes or less.

Swivl also allows you to add comments to your video, add bookmarks, share it with others, etc.

Come find out what is possible with, and how to use, our new Swivl video recording devices. This will be a hands on workshop that will include: physical setup, app use, and some use cases.

This event is focused on SILC Faculty, but SILC Staff and Students are also welcome to attend.

Note: We will be running a pilot of the advanced Swivl functionality, for the remainder of the semester. Please contact us at silclss_ois@asu.edu if you are interested in participating.

Please click on the Red Button to register for this workshop.

April 6
12:30 - 1:30pm

Dyslexia: Theoretical Background and Course Strategies for
Supporting Learners - Sara Lee

Dyslexia is a condition which most people understand as children swapping letters or reading slowly. Dyslexia is, however, a developmental disorder that may be based on audiovisual processing problems and affects about 15% of English speakers. A thorough analysis of the mistakes from a dyslexic person helps to determine the individual level of written language processing skills.

Acquiring a second language seems like an impossible task for many dyslexic students, however, the language requirement makes them do so. As second language instructors, it is fundamentally important to understand this developmental disorder and spot the characteristic mistakes of dyslexic people to be enabled to help these students developing their full potential.

In this workshop, we will explore the theoretical background of dyslexia, as well as present a wide variety of classroom and course strategies to help and support dyslexic learners.

Please click on the Red Button to register for this workshop.

          More Workshops are coming

Training and workshops are coordinated through LSS's online instructional support team.

Have a request for a topic or event? Contact us at silclss_ois@asu.edu.