Lake Land College faculty participated in a four-day workshop focusing on accessibility and innovation in the classroom. Pictured from left to right are: Tina Moore, director of career services; Sarah Hill, information services librarian; Tanille Ulm, early childhood education instructor; Sue Nugent, CTPD support technician; Katie Lotz, economics instructor; David Seiler, history instructor; Nicole Zeller, nursing instructor; Lisa Earp, business instructor/ office professionals program coordinator; Andrea Bright, academic counselor; Josh Fulk, civil engineering technology instructor/coordinator; Brian Lynch, economics instructor; Matt Greider, history instructor; Brenda Hunzinger, biological science instructor; Ryan Wildman, agriculture business instructor.
Mattoon, IL – (Effingham Radio) – In early May, 14 Lake Land College full-time faculty members attended workshops focusing on innovation in the classroom.
Faculty members applied to take part in the camp and funding was provided by Lake Land’s Innovation Committee.
Information Services Librarian Sarah Hill developed the idea to host the camp after attending similar workshops.
The Innovation Camp focused on innovation and improving pedagogy and brought together faculty members who often do not have the opportunity to interact with one another.
The four-day professional development activity included sessions on finding and evaluating open educational resources, copyright, intellectual property, best practices in Canvas course design, creating videos, accessibility and web 2.0 tools to use in the classroom.
Faculty were especially interested in making all their classes accessible to everyone and were exploring new ways to make information engaging and varied.
New databases, Padlet, Quizlet, webcams and video were some of the engaging resources that the faculty were excited to implement into their teaching.
“I’m going to enjoy using these new innovative means of technology,” said Nursing Instructor Nicole Zeller. “Making the classroom user friendly is important to all of us.”
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