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The Centre for Teaching and Learning (KE.DI.MA.) hosts a number of educational seminars and workshops for UCY teaching staff. These activities fall within the categories below and have arisen as per decisions taken by UCY Authorities. All activities are part of the University of Cyprus Policy for Quality Assurance in Teaching and specifically of Area II which refers to initial training and ongoing faculty professional development:

(1) Orientation & Induction Programme for new teaching staff: The programmes are offered at the beginning of each academic year and include presentations by UCY Administration Services and introduction to teaching seminars.

(2) Workshops & Seminars for instructors: In every academic year, KE.DI.MA. organises educational workshops and seminars on general or specialised topics.

(3) Promotion of e-Learning: At the end of 2004, the Senate of the University of Cyprus approved a policy (in Greek) for the active promotion of e-Learning at UCY. KE.DI.MA. will assume an active role in incorporating eLearning by organising workshops and demonstrations on how eLearning tools available at UCY may be used (e.g. Blackboard, Turnitin). Similar workshops will also be offered to students.

 

Material relevant to the above can be found here:

Databases / Electronic Sources

Useful Links for instructors

Material from Educational Programmes for Instructors

Useful materials (in Greek) from the Human Resources Services and the Academic Staff Manual (in Greek).

FREE ONLINE SEMINAR - TAKE YOUR TEACHING ONLINE - You can download the material here: Part-1 and Part 2
 

 

Online Registration for current events 
This webpage is updated frequently and further information is posted closer to the date of each event.
*Please note that some of the information on these activities is available only on the Greek version of this website.
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

12th Orientation & Induction Programme for new teaching staff 2021-2022 (online):
Day 1, Monday 30 August 2021 (14:00-18:00): Welcome to UCY
Day 2, Tuesday 31 August 2021 (09:00-13:00): Presentations by UCY Administrative Services
 
Indicative list of workshops to follow  - open to all UCY teaching staff:
(1) Wednesday, 1 September 2021 (10:00-12:00): Library services for NEW teaching staff (online)
(2) Wednesday, 1 September 2021 (14:00-18:00): First Aid seminar
(3) Thursday, 2 September 2021 (09:30-13:30): Office 365 & Panopto video platform (online)
(4) Friday, 3 September 2021 (10:00-13:00): Blackboard I: first steps for teaching support
(5) Wednesday, 8 September 2021 (14:00-17:00): Blackboard II: tools for hybrid teaching (οnline)
(6) Wednesday, 6 October 2021 (14:00-16:00): Library tools for teaching staff (online)
(7) Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (14:00-18:00): Research and Innovation Support Service: Memorandum 4.8-Internal Funding-Writing and submitting a research proposal.
(8) Wednesday, 10 Novemeber 2021 (15:30-16:45):Teaching Distracted Minds: Old Challenges, New Contexts (online): Faculty frequently express concerns about the distractions and distractibility of our students, but our real focus should be on how we help students achieve attention. This seminar draws upon scholarship from history, neuroscience, and education in order to argue that distractions are endemic to the human condition, and can’t be walled out of the physical classroom or online course. Instead, we should focus on creating educational experiences that cultivate and sustain attention. Participants will learn about a variety of potential pathways to developing such experiences for their students. Facilitator: James M. Lang, Ph.D., Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence, Professor of English, Assumption University, USA.
 
For more details on all of the above see the Preliminary Programme (in Greek).
You can Register Online for all events.  
 
PAST EVENTS:

The Centre for Teaching and Learning in collaboration with [SEIT Lab], is offering the course: ‘Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Online Study-Units’. The course has been selected for an Honorable Mention in the E-Learning category of the International e-Learning Awards 2020Target audience: This course is designed to provide academic staff, who have little or no experience with online teaching, with the support needed to transfer study-units from a face-to-face to a blended or online format. The course will be available/taught in English. The course facilitators are: Alexandros Yeratziotis (Ph.D) is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the SEIT laboratory, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus & Evangelia Vanezi (M.Sc.) is currently a PhD candidate and Researcher at the SEIT laboratory, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus. The course will run over a nine-week period plus breaks (3 March to 18 May 2021) with the kick-off meeting on 3rd March, only at 3-6pm (synchronous). The remaining sessions will be totally online via Moodle and can be completed from anywhere you have Internet connection, and at any time during the week the session is offered. 

Only 30 places are available. Before registering, you are kindly requested to take into consideration the time required to complete the course successfully (a certificate of completion will be provided). It is estimated you will need 3-4 hours to watch the sessions, read the provided materials and to submit the coursework each week. Within the course, you will be required to complete two online surveys for the evaluation of the course content. At the end of the course you may also be asked to participate in a focus group session in order for the facilitators to receive more feedback. 

You can read more about the course in the RoadMap.

 

NEW SEMINARS for instructors (taught online in Greek):

  1. Using ZOOM, Sunday 22/11/2020, 3-6 pm
  2. Using MS TEAMS, Saturday 28/11/2020 3-6 pm
  3. Digital tools for asynchronous and synchronous online teaching, Sunday 29/11/2020 3-6 pm
  4. Creating online exams using Teams, Blackboard and Zoom, Sunday 6/12/2020, 9am-12pm.

All seminars are taught by Professor Charoula Angeli-Valanides, Department of Education, KE.DI.MA. Director.

 

11th Orientation & Induction Programme for new teaching staff 2020-21:

You can download the Preliminary Programme (in Greek) for the Orientation & Induction of new academic staff:

  • Day 1 - Monday 31 August 2020, 15:00-19:30: Welcome to the University of Cyprus
  • Day 2 - Tuesday 1 September 2020, 09:00-17:30: Presntations by UCY Administrative Services
  • Day 3 - Wednesday 2 September 2020, 09:00-17:00: Useful tools and services at UCY
 
Indicative list of workshops to follow - open to all academics at UCY:
 
9 September 2020
14:00-16:30
Office 365 Tools (IT Infrastructure Service)
 16 September 2020
14:00-18:00
First Aid Seminar (Medical School)
23 September 2020
14:00-16:00
Library tools for teaching staff:
Part A: Resources and subscriptions.
Part B: Research tools (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar)
 30 September 2020
14:00-17:00
Advanced level for Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
Panopto video portal (IT Infrastructure Service)
 7 October 2020
14:00-18:00
From writing to submitting a research proposal
(Research Support Service) 
 
Other events:
  • Live Q&A session for instructors on managing the corona virus, 24/9/2020
  • Teaching mathematics in HE, workshop & guide manual, Department of Mathematics and Statistics only, 5/2/2021

 

 
PREVIOUS SEMINARS:
 
 Academic years 2018-2020
 Academic years 2016-2018
 Academic years 2014-2016
Academic years 2012-2013
Academic year  2011
Academic years 2008-2010
Academic years 2005-2007

  

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