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2015 - 2016 Online Workshop Schedule

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Mar 28 - Apr 03

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. In this workshop, you will address these new roles and explore best practices, sustainable solutions, and transformations made possible through technology for student advising and support.

03/27/16 at noon
Mar 28 - Apr 03

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.

03/27/16 at noon
Mar 28 - Apr 03

Exploring Competency Based Education

Competency based education measures student achievement of stated outcomes, rather than time spent on specific learning activities. In this workshop, you will explore the elements of competency based education to better understand how you can structure self-paced, learner focused, outcomes driven learning environments which measure student achievement through the collection of learning artifacts. You will develop an understanding of how to define competencies and how to set up ways for students to then demonstrate their ability to meet those competencies.

03/27/16 at noon
Mar 28 - Apr 03

Designing Courses with a Multimedia Approach

Multimodal course design creates a learning environment which is conducive to various learning styles by delivering the same content in multiple formats. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for developing content in various formats by using visuals, audio, and video to engage a diverse set of learners. You will explore the research-based foundation of why this approach to learning design is effective, while viewing examples from best practices in multimodal content design.

03/27/16 at noon
Mar 28 - Apr 03

Fundamentals: Framework for Quality Design

Quality course design is one of the many things that need to be considered in online and blended instructional models. Many institutions and organizations have carried out extensive research and published useful guidelines and rubrics to help ensure the design of quality courses. There are numerous quality frameworks for online courses, online programs and online teaching. In this workshop, you will explore various well-known and well-respected quality frameworks that can help you improve the quality of your online course.

 03/27/16 at noon
Mar 29 - Mar 29

Introduction to Copyright & 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."

03/28/16 at noon
Mar 30 - Apr 01

Exploring Interactive Video Tools

Interactive video content encourages active learning and participation from students. In this workshop, you will explore free online video tools and easy to implement strategies for creating interactive video. The interactive video format enables you to add quizzes, embed resources, and place discussion questions directly into your videos, transforming the learning experience from passive to one that is engaging for students.

 03/29/16 at noon
Apr 11 - Apr 017

New to Online; Essentials Part I, Getting Started 

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.

 04/10/16 at noon
 Apr 11 - Apr 017

 Introduction to Mobile Apps & Tablets

Combined with educational apps, tablets have become powerful educational tools. Based on recent surveys, mobile apps are the fastest growing dimension of the mobile space in higher education right now, with impacts on virtually every aspect of informal life, and increasingly, every discipline in the university. So, how can this popular technology be used to benefit both students and instructors? What are the implications and limitations that need to be considered regarding course access, design, delivery and assessment? In this workshop, you will explore these benefits and challenges to determine ways to effectively integrate mobile apps and tablets into your own courses.

 04/10/16 at noon
 Apr 11 - Apr 017

 Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty 

Adjunct and non-tenured faculty play a pivotal role in the success of online programs. Whether they are industry specialists, retired academics, freelancers or scholars, an institutions’ ability to effectively orient and engage part-time faculty in the instructional culture is even more important online. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for providing effective support for these faculty, including training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work. You will learn how to develop effective faculty support strategies for their own programs and institutions.

  04/10/16 at noon
Apr 11 - Apr 017

Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning 

Are you looking for new multimedia strategies for your virtual classroom? Join experts from the OLC Institute as we explore an easy to use and often overlooked online video editing option, the YouTube Editor. This widely used video sharing website offers educators the opportunity to create multimedia resources that can be easily embedded into most learning management systems. In this collaborative learning environment, you will learn to implement effective video editing strategies as you combine and remix images, video, sound, narration and text for your own short video production.

04/10/16 at noon
Apr 13 - Apr 15

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 student’s 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.

04/12/16 at noon
Apr 13 - Apr 15

Designing with Accessibility in Mind

How accessible is your online course? What steps can you take to make it more accessible? In this three day problem solving asynchronous workshop, you will work with your accessibility specialist facilitator and your fellow participants to explore and answer these and other related question and evaluate the accessibility of your course materials. Then you will develop an actionable plan for improving the accessibility of your online course.

04/12/16 at noon