Faculty Center for eLearning Announces Instructional Technology Learning Opportunities St. Thomas Newsroom July 19, 2010 Instructional technology classesThe Faculty Center for eLearning will present a series of classroom sessions on a variety of instructional technology tools for early and mid-August, including:Working with Blackboard, UST’s learning management systemWorking with Adobe Connect and Adobe PresenterWorking with several new instructional technology tools from the UST LibrariesView the full schedule for topics, descriptions, and day, time and room details. The schedule also is available at the FCL web site.E-mail the Faculty Center for eLearning to register for a session.Save the date: Blended Learning Fall Focus webinarThe Faculty Center for eLearning will present “Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment,” the 2010 ELI online Fall Focus session, on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 15 and 16. Hosted inside an Adobe Connect learning environment, this virtual event will be much more than a typical online seminar.During this two-day online event participants will:Revisit the status of blended learning today – what we’ve learned and how this instructional approach continues to evolve to support learning across many disciplines.Create a framework for the successful design and deployment of faculty development for blended learning.Explore successful implementations of blended learning across different types of institutions.Reflect on the potential for blended learning to promote critical thinking, student engagement, and success.Consider assessment strategies for blended learning, both at the course and program levels.Identify the role learning technologies – synchronous and asynchronous – can play in blended learning.Engage in dialogue with a community of professionals focused on how to design and deploy blended learning across the curriculum.The webinar will be held in Room 102, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, on the St. Paul campus, and in Room 322, Schulze Hall, on the Minneapolis campus. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Specific program details for each day will be available in early August.E-mail the Faculty Center for eLearning for a program schedule when it becomes available.