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June 2024

Smeal Academy Newsletter Special Edition: Chuck Farewell and Podcast

Smeal Academy Newsletter Special Edition: Chuck Farewell and Podcast

Photo from BA 545 Lightboard Video “Basic Model: What If Capital Stock”

Best Wishes, Chuck!

Dear Chuck,
As your retirement draws near, the eLDIG team wants to express our appreciation for the wisdom, leadership, and dedication you have shared with us and the college. The eLDIG team wouldn’t exist without your vision and commitment to excellence in business education. Thank you for your twelve years of service at Smeal and the positive impact you’ve made. We wish you all the best as you begin this new chapter. You will be missed!

With warmest regards and deep gratitude,
The eLDIG team (Kitt, Mark, Emily, Donna, Brett, Michael, Chris, Renee, Eileen, Apryl, Francesca, Jill, and Heidi)

Two-Part Smeal Academy Podcast Interview of Chuck Whiteman (aka: The Chuck-Casts)

Check out this week’s new Smeal Academy podcast, a two-part Interview of Chuck Whiteman, by clicking below! Smeal Academy Podcasts are released frequently, and housed on our eLDIG website, or follow the Smeal Academy Podcast on your preferred podcatcher!

Photo from BA 545 Lightboard Video “Basic Model: What If Capital Stock”

Contact Us

Email us at eldig@smeal.psu.edu or fill out the eLDIG Contact form and we will be in touch.

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Keep Learning Edition

Smeal Academy Newsletter: Keep Learning Edition

The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design and Innovation Group at the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with technology to support Smeal’s business education and research needs.

John Dziak, CCO, via Wikimedia Commons

The Power of Professional Development

This week we are focusing on the opportunities for professional development around teaching and learning and educational resources. This week’s Smeal Academy podcast features Kitt Camplese, Director of Learning Design for the eLDIG team. Kitt talks about the importance of continual learning and a willingness to adapt.

This summer, professional development opportunities abound! Consider these approaches when planning your summer learning:

  • Smeal Academy: This option is, of course, our top recommendation! Check out the eLDIG website for dozens of Smeal Academy recorded sessions on everything from recent Canvas updates to strategies for approaching AI in teaching. And keep reading to see the upcoming Smeal Academy sessions you can attend this month!
  • Library Workshops: Lauren Reiter, Interim Head of the Schreyer Business Library at Penn State, recently shared some upcoming sessions that might be of interest. See below for dates, times, and links to register:

Want to learn more about Kitt and the eLDIG team? Check out this week’s new podcast, Meet the eLDIG Team: Kitt Camplese, Director of Learning Design, by clicking below! Smeal Academy Podcasts are released frequently, and housed on our eLDIG website, or follow the Smeal Academy Podcast on your preferred podcatcher!

Upcoming Smeal Academy Sessions

  • Smeal Academy Summer Book Club
    This summer, we will read The Spark of Learning by Sarah Rose Cavanagh. We will meet three times over the summer to discuss the book. Join us for our first discussion on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST via Zoom. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/710269538?pwd=VmNhWEl5R241YlloWHF5WTFpODVKZz09. Password: Smeal.
  • Smeal Academy: Exploring the Affordances of AI for Assignments
    In this session, we will explore assignments that actively involve student use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools. We will discuss the potential affordances of AI and uncover practical strategies for integrating these AI capabilities into various types of assignments. Additionally, we will address the ethical considerations of using AI in education. Join us on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST via Zoom: https://psu.zoom.us/j/710269538?pwd=VmNhWEl5R241YlloWHF5WTFpODVKZz09

NOTE: Recordings and resources from previous Smeal Academy sessions can be found on our eLDIG Website.

eLDIG ID Tips

  • Tip #1: Practice Canvas Hygiene. At a recent Smeal Academy session, the eLDIG team advised attendees to remove old files from Canvas to help improve their course’s Ally accessibility score. Want to know more? Check out the recording to learn more.
  • Tip #2: Use AI to Jumpstart Idea Generation. Generative AI is great at brainstorming ideas. Feeling stuck? Give AI a try to get the juices flowing for creative tasks.

Contact Us

Email us at eldig@smeal.psu.edu or fill out the eLDIG Contact form and we will be in touch.