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2014 - 2015 Online Workshop Schedule

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April 14

Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use, Part 2

Copyright infringement lawsuits against colleges and universities are no longer hypothetical – they are reality. Numerous universities around the country have been sued for everything from illegally posting articles and book chapters to e-reserves and learning management systems, to improperly streaming video and digitizing books for the purposes of facilitating research and providing access to patrons with disabilities. In this workshop, you will learn what the courts have said about these lawsuits. Further, you will develop a working familiarity with the “transformative use” doctrine and its growing importance to educational fair use and the continuously expanding collection of “Best Practices in Fair Use.”

4/13/15 at noon
April 15 - April 17

Introduction to Screencasting Tools

Screencasting enables you to capture anything on your screen, add an audio narration, and share the resulting presentation with your students. Screencasting tools can help you create course orientations, present mini lectures, provide assignment feedback, and even support students’ technology use. In this workshop, you will look at a variety of web-based, desktop and mobile screencasting tools to find the right one for your teaching and learning needs. You will engage in the process of creating a screencast, including planning, storyboarding, preparing your screen, recording and publishing.

4/14/15 at noon
May 5

Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use, Part 1

Whether you are new to online course design and delivery, or a seasoned professional looking to deepen your knowledge on the ins and outs, it is increasingly true that possessing a working familiarity with copyright and fair use is a professional necessity. In this workshop, you will first develop an understanding of the basic framework of the applicable law, and more importantly, will learn how to avoid copyright infringement through the application of the Six Rules for Course Design. You will also get answers to important questions like: Do you know how to use copyright law to protect an idea? How long does copyright last? If a use is educational, does it always quality as fair use? Register to get answers to these questions and more from your content-expert facilitator.

5/04/15 at noon
May 15 - May 22

Exploring Online Math Labs

Online math labs can be used to extend student learning beyond the classroom, enabling them to practice and experiment with the concepts they are learning in class. In this workshop, you will explore various examples of successful online math labs. You will review the research on why this type of learning is helpful for students, and consider how the integration of online math labs can improve your math courses in any modality.Online math labs can be used to extend student learning beyond the classroom, enabling them to practice and experiment with the concepts they are learning in class. In this workshop, you will explore various examples of successful online math labs. You will review the research on why this type of learning is helpful for students, and consider how the integration of online math labs can improve your math courses in any modality.

5/14/15 at noon
May 15 - May 22

Strategies for Improvement: Quality Scorecard

The OLC Quality Scorecard is a tool for online administrators to measure the quantifying elements of quality within online education programs in higher education. In this workshop you will get an overview of the OLC Quality Scorecard, explore how the OLC Quality Scorecard can be implemented in your institution and evaluate your institution based on a few chosen quality indicators from the OLC Quality Scorecard. This introductory workshop provides basic information on the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs. This workshop will also highlight the newest version of the scorecard which has 75 indicators organized into 9 categories.

5/14/15 at noon
May 16 - May 22

Creating Effective Presentations

Presentations in the online environment need to creatively engage students to help them process and understand content in the absence of a face-to-face faculty member. In this workshop you will discover elements of an effective presentation that support learning, explore a process for creating presentations, and develop skills for preparing presentations for online delivery.  You will have the opportunity to practice easy-to-master graphic and information design principles that will increase the effectiveness of your online presentations.

5/15/15 at noon
May 20 - May 22

Creating an Interactive Syllabus

The syllabus is one of the most essential elements of any college level online course – however students often overlook the syllabus and therefore miss out on key information about the expectations of your course. In this workshop, you will explore a variety of tools which can be used to design a syllabus that is better organized, more visually interesting, and engaging for your students. By adding a clear navigation structure, multimedia, and interactivity you can grab students’ attention, improve their ability to access the information, and clearly convey your key points.

5/19/15 at noon
May 20 - May 22

Creating Rubrics

Rubrics are an effective tool to evaluate learning and promote effective feedback practices. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and use rubrics to efficiently and consistently evaluate student work. You will discuss the qualities that make a rubric successful, while exploring best practices for grading and assessing students in the online environment.

5/19/15 at noon
May 27 - May 29

Exploring Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources (OER) is a term that was first adopted by UNESCO to describe “digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.” In this workshop you will learn how to locate high-quality, free content that can be used in online teaching and learning. This workshop will also cover a variety of OER issues including quality assurance, licensing, and use.

5/26/15 at noon
May 29 - June 5

New to Online: The Essentials

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself.  This workshop will provide you with an important online learning experience as you explore the basics of online teaching and learning. You will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. Your explorations will include research-based readings, presentations and discussions with other new online teachers and will be supported by sample documents such as online syllabus, discussion rubric etc. There will also be an hour-long optional (recorded) live session where you will get a chance to meet your facilitator to discuss important topics related to online teaching and ask your questions.

5/28/15 at noon
May 29 - June 5

Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback

According to research, feedback on learning is a key factor for improving the learning outcomes and student satisfaction.  While giving effective feedback can help drive your students towards success in your course and help them to better understand the material, it can also take a lot of time. In this workshop, you will identify different feedback strategies along with effective methods for providing feedback to your students efficiently. Many of the practices explored in this workshop can also help increase student engagement in the class and help with faculty satisfaction and workload management.

5/28/15 at noon
May 29 - June 5

Strategies for Supporting and Advising Students

Online and blended education programs create additional opportunities, challenges and roles for Student Services. How are your students doing in their online and blended courses? What challenges are they facing? As campuses reach out to students through new web interfaces, technologies, and portals, such services also improve access for face-to-face students. This workshop addresses these new roles and provides best practices, sustainable solutions, and transformations made possible through technology for student advising and support.

5/28/15 at noon
May 29 - June 5

Introduction to Collaboration tools

Online collaboration tools enable students to communicate, collaborate, and problem solve despite physical distance. In this workshop, you will explore a variety of collaboration tools including, but not limited to, Google Docs, Skype, and Google Hangouts, to analyze their strengths and weaknesses. You will discuss how these tools can be integrated into your online and blended courses to enhance the student learning experience and engagement.

5/28/15 at noon