Teaching and Learning Innovation

Happenings and Resources

Fall 2013- ISLAS Workshops

Using Video to Engage Students- September 24th @5:00pm-7:00pm

This workshop will introduce 3 methods of creating and using personal video messages to increase student engagement and success in your course. We will examine, Eyejot, YouTube webcam recording and Screencast-o-matic as programs that can be used to send students video based communication.


A Closer Look at Blended Coursework-October 10th @3:00pm-5:00pm

This workshop will introduce faculty to the idea of blended learning in which a portion of course content is provided online rather than face-2-face. We will examine different models for organizing blended learning and look at examples of effective blended courses at CI.


ISLAS Academy


Additional happenings will be announced via email.

Ongoing Resources and Support

CI Faculty Community on CI Learn- The Faculty Community on CI Learn is a place to get information about happenings on campus for faculty. You can find this community on your main CI Learn page.

Scoop It- The Scoop It site is a curated magazine about teaching and learning with technology.

ATS YouTube - The Academic Technology YouTube site houses tutorials for using CI Learn and a collection of videos created by CI faculty demonstrating how they use emerging technologies. Videos are added regularly.

CI Learn Support: If you need support for CI Learn email CIlearnsupport@csuci.edu or call (805) 437-3571.


Course Design Support: If you are interested in redesigning your course to integrate more interactive online components contact Jill.leafstedt@csuci.edu or Chris.mattia@csuci.edu.


Learning and Technology Blog: When time permits, this blog is updated by Jill with ideas for teaching and learning.

Blended Learning

Watch for upcoming announcements for two blended learning opportunities. Both opportunities will provide faculty with support, time and information on transforming their courses from traditional face2face models to blended learning models in which a portion of the seat time is moved online.

Winter Break Blended Learning Preparation Mini (blpp) -3 day workshop in January. Dates to be announced.

Spring Semester Blended Learning Preparation Program (BLPP)- Semester long program that meets every other week throughout spring semester.


About BLPP

Want to know more...

The following are a list of blogs and websites that have great information on emerging technologies and ideas for integrating technology into your teaching.

Teaching without Walls Blog

Teaching Naked

Blended Learning Toolkit

The Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR)


Jill Leafstedt, Ph.D.

Director Teaching and Learning Innovation

Associate Professor Education