Upcoming Events

Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 to Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5pm NCH 398

 

Join other UVA faculty and staff as we explore Project-Based Language Learning with the National Foreign Language Resource Center!

Our group will meet Wednesday evenings to participate in the 2017 Fundamentals of PBLL Online Institute, sponsored by the NFLRC at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The Language Commons is pleased to support UVA participants by covering Institute fees.

Sessions begin 1/25/17 at 5pm in NCH 398. Contact Hope Fitzgerald (hf6v) for more information. 

Hands-On Tech Workshop Series

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017

A&S Learning Design & Technology team is excited to introduce the Hands-on Tech Workshop Series!  The Hands-on Tech series will consist of interactive workshops where learners will be able to gain firsthand experience with a variety of software applications and technology.  Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.   

The schedule for the Hands-on Tech workshops this semester is listed below.  If you are interested in participating in one or both of the workshops please RSVP here, as space is limited.
 

Podcasting Made Easy

Wednesday, February 22nd

2pm-4pm

New Cabell 299 (Language Lab)

Join us for an interactive hands-on workshop and discover the basic principles of creating an effective podcast.  Create audio using various microphones and recording equipment, as well as edit audio with the free audio editing software Audacity.  Learn how to create compelling podcasts, complete with voice-overs, sound effects, interviews and music.  No previous knowledge or experience required.

Note:  This workshop will be held in a computer lab environment and will not require faculty to bring a laptop to participate.  

RSVP here

Free Tech Tools

Friday, March 31st

1pm-3pm

New Cabell 398

Do you want to make a short video, but don’t know what software to use?  Want to learn a tool to edit photos or create quick graphics?  Want to do a screen capture of your computer screen?  Or do you just want to learn some free tools?  This workshop will provide a brief overview of image editor, video editor and screen capture tools.  All tools covered in this workshop are free and easy to learn. No previous knowledge of photo or video editing required.  
Note: Faculty are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow along and interact with the programs during the tool demonstration.  We will have a limited number of laptops available for use during this session, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Most of the applications covered during this session will be online based and will not require anything to be downloaded to your computer.

RSVP here