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Online Learning Consortium

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2015 - 2016 Online Workshop Schedule

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Jan 25 - Jan 31

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.

01/24/16 at noon 
Jan 25 - Jan 31  

Strategies for Improvement: Quality Scoreboard

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.

01/24/16 at noon
Jan 25 - Jan 31
 
 

 Facilitating Group Work Online

Online group work poses challenges for faculty and students for a number of reasons, including differing technology skills, variances in team member participation, as well as logistics such as time and schedule conflicts. In this experiential workshop you will learn how to address those challenges by participating in a collaborative activity that models effective group work processes. Together your team will build and share a list of strategies, current resources and models to facilitate the design and development of your own group-based learning activity. 

01/24/16 at noon 
Jan 25 - Jan 31  

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. Additionally, you will identify and use techniques that make presentations interactive and meaningful for students in asynchronous environments.

01/24/16 at noon 
Feb 8 - Feb 14  

 Strategies to Improve Retention

One of the biggest challenges in online education today is the high rate of students who do not continue with their programs to completion. In this workshop, you will explore factors impacting retention and possible solutions for overcoming those challenges at your institution. You will review research-based strategies for increasing the retention rates of online students, improving satisfaction and increasing success. You will evaluate best practices with evidence from other institutions to create a plan that will help you to retain students in your classes and throughout your programs.

2/7/16 at noon
Feb 8 - Feb 14 

 Fundamentals: Engaging Learners in Online Discussion

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.”

2/7/16 at noon
Feb 10 - Feb 12 

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.

2/9/16 at noon
Feb 10 - Feb 12

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.

2/9/16 at noon
Feb 10 - Feb 12

Creating an Interactive Syllabus

The syllabus is one of the most essential elements of any college level 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, you can grab students’ attention, improve their ability to access the information, and clearly convey your key points.

2/9/16 at noon
Feb 22 - Feb 28

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.

2/21/16 at noon
Feb 22 - Feb 28

Introduction to Audio & Video Tools

Audio and video provides faculty and students with unique opportunities to present information, communicate and provide content and logistics support in online and blended classes. Additionally, according to research, the use of audio and video can foster a sense of presence, increase engagement, and improve learning outcomes. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively create and use audio and video for your courses using various free tools.

2/21/16 at noon
Feb 22 - Feb 28

Designing Gamified Learning Environments

Game environments encourage collaboration, inquiry-based learning, repetition, practice and control. In this workshop, you will use theories and principles from game design to develop learning environments that motivate and engage students in a creative way. By understanding elements of game design theory, you will begin to adopt and incorporate these elements which promote engagement into your online and blended courses. You will explore elements such as role playing, point systems, competition and collaboration.

2/21/16 at noon
Feb 22 - Feb 28

New to Online: Essentials Part 2, Converting Your Course

Converting face-to-face classroom materials for use in an online course can be challenging. Decisions such as what formats to use and when to use synchronous or asynchronous strategies are an important part of course design. In this workshop, you will develop strategies for migrating content from the face-to-face to the online environment. You will learn to determine when to use asynchronous or synchronous methods, and you will explore tools for easily converting various types of content into web-appropriate formats.

 2/21/16 at noon
Feb 23 - Feb 23

Introduction to Copyright & 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 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 qualify as fair use? Register to get answers to these questions and more from your content-expert facilitator.

2/22/16 at noon