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  1. 1. Learning Commons The Learning Commons is the Student and Teacher Academic Resource Center of Lake Washington Technical College. The Learning Commons is the Academic Skills Center, Computer Lab, Library, and Teaching and Learning Center http://www. lwtclearningcommons .com
  2. 2. New Initatives <ul><li>New 24/7 access to library databases through the Learning Commons. </li></ul><ul><li>New Databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Lab is free for LWTC community. </li></ul><ul><li>Angel Learning management system. </li></ul><ul><li>The portal. </li></ul><ul><li>Math Lab. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Tutoring. </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Databases <ul><li>Health Reference Center </li></ul><ul><li>ARTstor </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis/Nexis Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Academic ASAP </li></ul><ul><li>Testing and Education Reference Center </li></ul><ul><li>Safari Online </li></ul>
  4. 4. STAR Portal Software <ul><li>STAR Center branded - Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Online and Free </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processor (Word) </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet (Excel) </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation (Power Point) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collaboration <ul><li>Can do group projects from the comfort of their own home, library, or favorite coffee house. </li></ul><ul><li>Version control </li></ul><ul><li>Online storage of documents </li></ul><ul><li>For faculty, can use for grading without clogging inbox with huge papers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Academic Skill Center <ul><li>ABE/ESL Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Center </li></ul><ul><li>Math Lab </li></ul>
  7. 7. Computer Lab <ul><li>60 computers </li></ul><ul><li>Much of the software that is taught in the classroom is available in the lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with classwork and homework. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Library/Learning Commons <ul><li>Information Literacy classes conducted by Faculty Librarians. </li></ul><ul><li>eTutoring. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Conference Room. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and relaxing place to read, learn and study. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to electronic databases, multi-media materials, and reference help. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh yes… Books too </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teaching and Learning Center <ul><li>The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is the primary place for the professional development of the faculty at Lake Washington Technical College. </li></ul><ul><li>Our focus at the TLC is teaching faculty how to develop curriculum, integrating technology and library resources into the curriculum, developing assessment and pedagogical skills, preparing faculty for professional/vocational certification, and the AAS-T degree. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Course Offerings in TLC <ul><li>One-hour workshops: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Office 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Intro to Podcasting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Intro to Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Intro to Google Docs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Intro to Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ What is Angel? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Multi-session seminars: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ How to develop assessment tools for your classes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Integration of library resources into your classroom and Angel. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Integrating technology in your curriculum. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>キ Using Angel in your classroom. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Course Offerings in TLC (cont) <ul><li>History & Philosophy of Professional Technical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Facilitating Learning I </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Facilitating Learning II </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Developing & Reviewing Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>General Education: ENGL101 or 102, MATH107+, Social Science, Oral Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Master Advisor I </li></ul><ul><li>The Adult Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies in Education </li></ul>

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