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THE PROBLEM


Information Overload


What can the OTL Do?


The Office for Teaching and Learning

can explore the vast compendium of information available and filter it for what faculty need


HOW?


By producing an information delivery format that is: o Attention-getting o Interesting o Easy to access o Easy to navigate o Multimedia rich o Linked to external sources o Pertinent o Focused


THIS

NOT THIS


WHY a Digital magazine?


The OTL Digital Magazine

The OTL digital magazine delivers the News


The OTL Digital Magazine

o on the OTL website o on your laptop o on your PDA


ARTICLES

You can read the articles o In single page or double page mode o Zoom in or out for clearer viewing o Add notes o Highlight parts you want to remember o Bookmark sections for further review o Do a word search o Print specific pages o Download entire digital magazine o Link to additional sources


The OTL Digital Magazine allows for deeper exploration Interested Want to Know More Very Interested


VIDEOS

YOU CAN o Watch assorted videos:  TRC/OTL instructional  Global seminars  Author interviews  “How to….”  Faculty interviews oNo downloads – just read online o Share them


WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS


BOOK REVIEWS


EXTRAS

We’ll share what our explorations have unearthed: o Blogs o Stories o Websites o News o Interesting People o New technologies


THE PROCESS


Phase 1 THEME  Theme of issue chosen  Story topics decided  Stories assigned


Phase 2 ASSEMBLY Articles are researched and written  Value added information collected  articles on same topic  workshops on theme (with registration link)  videos, charts, additional reading, new technology, etc.  Draft copy prepared Draft reviewed Revisions, editing completed


Phase 3 DESIGN LaCesha and Sherry will prepare digital magazine based on: a)Theme b)Articles and supplementary information provided by writers c)Maintaining scholarly content

Add: a) Advertisements (OTL, TRC, Digital resources, LUNA, etc.) b) Audio, video clips highlighting WSU c) TRC/OTL handbooks, etc. d) Features (to be determined) - Ask an Expert - websites, blogs, etc.


Phase 4 APPROVAL 1. LaCesha and Sherry present digimag 2. Make corrections 3. Edit as needed 4. Obtain final approval


Phase 5 DISSEMINATE 1. Put on OTL website 2. Email to faculty 3. Link to workshop/seminar sites


Down the Road


THE OTL WILL HELP FACULTY CREATE THEIR OWN DIGIMAGS


To Enhance their Personal Website


To Illustrate Syllabi


To Exhibit Student Work:


Reaching Visual Learners • 40% of college students are visual learners • The preference is to be taught through diagrams, charts, timelines, demonstrations. • However, instruction is still heavily on verbal cues such as spoken words. • Without visual instruction, these students underperform due to inconsistency in teaching and learning styles.


Rewards • Instructors who are willing and eager should find the experience and student engagement rewarding.


Digi Mag