The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) would like to remind everyone of upcoming seminars, workshops, and other events during this Spring 2018 semester. Please visit http://citl.lehigh.edu/events for additional details and to see a complete list of upcoming events and register to attend. They will host the following workshops scheduled for February:
CITL: Working within Googlization: Assignment Design in the Age of (Mis)Information
Wednesday, February 21, 2:00 pm
Google's omnipresence as an information-retrieval engine is often perceived as a barrier to the quality of student research due to its filter bubbles, skewed algorithms, advertisements, and overwhelming mass of results which often include unreliable sources. But what makes Google problematic also makes it a valuable teaching tool in helping students understand the power structures underlying ostensibly neutral information networks. This workshop will discuss how to incorporate Google into classroom activities and assignments as a means for parsing the politics inherent in information retrieval. Register now.
CITL: Using Story Maps: More story...less map
Friday, February 23, 10:00 am
ESRI's Story Map templates allow users to quickly produce and share their stories using dynamic data and interactive maps. While including maps can be useful, some of the best story maps include more story than they do map and some contain no map at all. Telling your story (with or without a map) has never been easier. This workshop will guide users, step-by-step, through the tools and process of creating a great story map. No story, no map, no problem...we will provide the story and the maps, we will even discuss less conventional ways to use the story map framework for things like promoting events, publishing websites or creating presentations. Register now.