Instructor Makerspace



Calling all playful instructors! Bring your lunch and join us at the Exchange for a Friday of low-stress tinkering and exploration. Instructional designers at the Exchange will be on hand to help you as you build all sorts of cool stuff. This semester, we’ll be creating instructional videos and podcasts, analog and digital games, digital textbooks, maps, infographics, and data visualizations. We’ll start each session with a very brief introduction to the topic and then open up the session to exploration. Exchange instructional designers will be on hand to troubleshoot or learn with you. For the R.I.P.P.L.E. sessions (Rework, Innovate, Play, Produce, Learn, Engage), bring a stale, boring, or otherwise ineffective lesson and we’ll play with ways to breathe new life into it.

Cool Tools – New



This series of very short, 20-minute, online demonstrations is designed to not only share some links to cool tools but also offer suggestions as to how they might meet pedagogical aims. And, since we’re hosting them online using Blackboard Collaborate, you’ll also get a sense of how synchronous online classes can be mediated using this GSU-supported tool.

Code Camp – New



Do you want to learn how to code? We do, too! Come join the Exchange’s instructional designers as we learn the basics of scripting and start to write simple programs using JavaScript. The plan is to head to Codecademy.com and then help each other troubleshoot as we all work through the modules together. We’ll be progressing throughout the semester, so it’d be best if you could come to the first session and then keep coming. However, we’ll be posting our progress on our blog, so, if you want to catch up and join us somewhere in the middle, that’s fine, too. Either way, please register for the session so that we know how many people to expect.