MMLC Spring Quarter Events

It's the final countdown until Kresge's renovation. In the meantime, the MMLC is gearing up for another wonderful quarter of events to send the building out in style. On the schedule we have two faculty workshops on Canvas, and the continuation of the popular World.Wine.Web series.

World.Wine.Web.

Movin' on Up! Media-project language classes move to mobile
For many years, Tom Simpson (Italian) and Denise Meuser (German) have led several successful classes in which students used desktop media applications to produce amazing videos and podcasts. This winter, they adapted their courses to use more smartphones and iPads and share their results.
Friday, April 4, 4:00-5:30pm, Kresge 1-375

World Wise Web? Students aren't as Web-savvy as many think
Eszter Hargittai from the School of Communication joins us for World.Wine.Web. to share more on what students of the millennial generation do and don't know.
Friday, May 2, 4:00-5:30pm, Kresge 1-375

Workshops


Canvas for All
This quarter, we're offering a very close look Canvas, the leading candidate to replace the current course management system. Come get a head-start on the future of course management as we introduce the key features of the system by building a sample course. Two sessions are available:
Wednesday, April 16, 2:00-4:00pm, Kresge 1-315 Register for this event
Tuesday, April 22, 1:00-3:00pm, Kresge 1-315 Register for this event
Monday, April 28, 3:00-5:00pm, Kresge 1-315 Register for this event

Migrating Content to Canvas
With Canvas as the leading candidate to replace Blackboard, many are wondering how course content can be migrated from one system to another. In this workshop, we'll share the best ways of doing just that! Two sessions are available:
Monday, May 12, 2:00-4:00pm, Kresge 1-315 Register for this event
Thursday, May 15, 1:00-3:00pm, Kresge 1-315 Register for this event

Holiday Operations

In observance of Memorial Day, MMLC computer labs and classrooms will be closed on Monday, May 26.

Posted by matt at March 31, 2014

WildWords Dictionary Project Launches

With words like "Norbucks," "Wooshack," and "the Cage," the spoken language at Northwestern includes a hearty stock of unique unique vocabulary. The students of a new class studying online dictionaries is working to collect and document this vocabulary as part of a new online dictionary project: NUDictionary.

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https://nudictionary.mmlc.northwestern.edu/

The new course and its emerging website are part of an ongoing series of dictionary projects by Slavic Langauges & Literatures Professor Elisabeth Elliott, whose previous works included the Russian Intercultural Dictionary

To help prepare the course, Professor Elliott attended the 2013 Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop, sponsored by Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and organized by the Multimedia Learning Center, Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation, and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

The class dictionary project includes two dictionary sub-projects, "NeD: The Northwestern eDictionary" and "WildWords," each modeled after the popular online dictionary examples of Wiktionary.org and UrbanDictionary.com.

While the NeD dictionary strives to include comprehensive, well-edited entires curated by students of the class, the exciting and fast-moving WildWords dictionary invites fast definitions from the entire Northwestern community.

Sergei Kalugin and Matthew Taylor from the MMLC lend ongoing technical contributions to the project.

Posted by matt at January 12, 2014

Winter 'Face-to-Face Time'

The MMLC is extending the success of its popular "face-to-face time" office hours concept into Winter Quarter. In addition to scheduling an appointment with a member of the MMLC staff, you can simply drop by to meet with us during specified times we have already set aside for faculty for anything from project support, how to better learn online teaching tools, or just to chat.

Winter Quarter "Face-to-Face Time"

Cecile: Monday 3-4pm; Thursday 2-3pm
Matt: Friday 10-11 AM
Mark: Tuesday/Thursday 10-11AM

Posted by matt at January 09, 2014

MMLC Winter Quarter Events

The MMLC is gearing up for another wonderful quarter of events including, three faculty workshops, participation in the January NUIT Mobile Meet-Up, and the continuation of the popular World.Wine.Web series.

World.Wine.Web.

MOOCs, online learning, and Everything Is The Same Todd Murphey from the McCormick School of Engineering talks about his recent MOOC course.
Friday January 24, 4:00-5:30. Kresge 1-375.

Contemporary Spain, Contemporary Textbook Elena Lanza from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese developed an online textbook to meet the challenges of teaching a language course that uses topics on contemporary Spain as its thematic content.
Friday, March 7 4:00-5:30. Kresge 1-375

Presentations

iPadagogy -- The MMLC talks about iPads at the January NUIT Mobile MeetUp
Wednesday January 15. 11:30-12:30. Norris Lake Room

AVD Summer Workshop Information Session faculty from the 2013 workshop talk about their experiences over lunch.
Friday January 31. 12:00-1:30. Kaplan Seminar Room, Kresge 2-370

Workshops

Adobe Photoshop for Faculty Photoshop skills for Blackboard, Canvas, and other course sites
Wednesday, January 29. 2:00-5:00. MMLC Room 1-315.
Register online: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/adobe-photoshop-for-faculty-tickets-10105709449

Adobe Dreamweaver for Faculty Dreamweaver skills for Blackboard, Canvas, and other course sites
Wednesday, February 12. 2:00-5:00. MMLC Room 1-315
Register online: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/adobe-dreamweaver-for-faculty-tickets-10106154781

Getting the most from DiLL DiLL ideas for everyone from novice to expert
Wednesday, February 19. 3:00-4:30. MMLC Room 1-301
Register Online: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-the-most-from-dill-tickets-10106259093

Holiday Operations

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MMLC computer labs and classrooms will be closed and student and faculty services will be suspended on Monday, January 20.

Posted by matt at December 19, 2013