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Online Learning Consortium

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2015 - 2016 Online Workshop Schedule

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 Sept 11 - Sept 18

Introduction to Online Presentation Tools  

Presentations are an important method for delivering content to students in the online environment. In this workshop, you will explore web-based presentation tools that leverage the 2.0 potential to engage learners, build communities, and promote continuing dialogue. You will explore techniques for making presentations more interactive and meaningful for students, and how to keep their attention in asynchronous environments.

9/11/15 at noon
Sept 11 - Sept 18

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..

9/11/15 at noon
Sept 11 - Sept 18

Exploring Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling combines multiple media formats to create memorable learning experiences that engage both the mind and emotions of the learner. In this workshop, you will explore the elements of an effective digital story, including point-of-view, voice, sound, images and pacing. You will observe examples of digital storytelling in education and discuss what makes them effective learning experiences. Finally, you will look at implementation strategies for adding these stories to your courses.

9/11/15 at noon
Sept 11 - Sept 18

Creating Concept Maps

Concept mapping is a research-supported strategy for improving online learning effectiveness. Concept mapping is not only a learning tool, but also can be used for teaching and assessment. In this workshop you will explore some of the many ways you can use concept maps in various phases of the teaching and learning cycle.

9/11/15 at noon
Sept 11 - Sept 18

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.

 9/11/15 at noon
Sept 11 - Sept 18

Creating Multimedia Introductions 

Multimedia can be used to increase social presence in online courses by making a personal connection to the students and engaging them in the learning experience. In this workshop, you will explore and experience a number of easy and practical multimedia tools compatible with all major learning management systems. By the end of the workshop, you will have a multimedia activity you can immediately add to your course, and the experience to create many more.

 9/11/15 at noon
Sept 25 - Oct 02

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.

 9/24/15 at noon 
 Sept 25 - Oct 02  

Creating Effective Assessments 

An important component of successful online teaching is developing efficient assessment strategies and methods. In this workshop you will explore formative and summative assessment techniques used in online education and develop assessment strategies suitable for your online course. You will create a plan to help align learning objectives and activities with assessments. You will explore the differences between summative and formative assessments, and discuss strategies for implementing them. Integrating multiple forms of assessment allows students more opportunities to evaluate their performance.

  9/24/15 at noon
Sept 25 - Oct 02   

Managing Faculty Workload 

While online faculty value the flexibility of online teaching, the reality of the 24/7 classroom can be daunting in terms of faculty workload and faculty burnout. In this workshop, you will explore research-based strategies to assist faculty in managing their time more effectively and reducing the risk of burnout. You will review practical workload management tips and tools for both new and veteran faculty. Finally, you will develop a workload management plan that will help improve the online faculty experience.

  9/24/15 at noon
 Sept 25 - Oct 02   

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.

  9/24/15 at noon
 Sept 25 - Oct 02   

Strategies to Increase Faculty Motivation 

Faculty satisfaction and motivation are key factors in determining the success of an online program. In this workshop, you will examine research on intrinsic and extrinsic motivating factors and inhibitors for online faculty, and develop strategies to increase faculty motivation and engagement in your institution. You will learn from the experience and practices of others, and walk away with an action plan to motivate your online faculty.

  9/24/15 at noon