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2014 Online Workshop Schedule

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November 7 - November 14

MOOCs:  Exploring Learning in Open Courses

Few trends have had such a broad impact on higher education as the arrival of the massively open online course ( MOOC). The rise of large-scale courses confers a new level of preparation and facilitation to educators. Open boundaries, transparency, and access to vast networks provides new considerations for facilitation. Authority, control, expectations become negotiated or defined. Learning and community become uniquely personal and intertwined. The transformation of education from limited access to open access calls into question rigor, evaluation, assessment, accreditation, and value of theory versus skill-based learning. This workshop was developed for Professionals who have heard about MOOCs but haven't been explored the topic beyond reading about it in news outlets. The workshop draws from best practices in Online Learning to meet this new paradigm.
  • Defining MOOCs, and what the underlying assumptions are for the different types of MOOCs.
  • Research in MOOCs, both the traditional online research that trickles down into the MOOC sphere, and the MOOC specific research.
  • Trying things out by yourself. You can't understand MOOCs until you've been a learner in a few of them.
11/06/14 at noon
November 7 - November 14

New to Online:  Quality Course Design Frameworks

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. This workshop will help you explore various quality metrics that can help you improve the quality of your online course.

11/06/14 at noon
November 7 - November 14

Supporting Your Online Faculty

Non-tenured and adjunct faculty play a pivitol role in the success of online programs. Whether they are industry specialists, retired academics, freelancers or scholars, an institutions' ability to effectively orient and enage part-time faculty in the institutional culture is even more important online. Effective support for these faculty includes adequate training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work (Lyons & Burnstad, 2007). This workshop can support administrators and faculty development specialists in developing effective faculty support strategies for their own programs and institutions.

11/06/14 at noon
November 11

Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright infringement lawsuits against institutions of higher education are not hypothetical: numerous universities around the country have been named in lawsuits alleging various types of infringements involving everything from posting articles and book chapters to e-reserves, course web sites, or learning management systems to streaming video and digitizing orphan works. In this workshop, you will learn how to avoid copyright infringement through application of Six Rules for Course Design as well as Fair Use guidelines.

While there are complexities to copyright and fair use, this workshop distills them into Six Rules for Course Design. Recent court decisions provide a measure of clarity to the parameters of fair use. The transformative use doctrine has taken on greater significance for educators relying on fair use. The growing body of Best Practices in Fair Use provides useful guidance for lawfully utilizing a wide range of resources.

This workshop was developed for faculty members, instructional designers and online program administrators.

11/10/14 at noon
November 14 - November 21

New to Online:  The Essentials

This workshops is for faculty who are new to online learning. the ability to describe differences in course design, roles, and expectations for online courses.

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself. Gain important online learning experience as you explore critical differences between teaching online and face-to-face, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design. Your explorations will include research-based readings and discussions with other new online teachers.

11/13/14 at noon
November 14 - November 21

Designing a Flipped Classroom

Flipping the classroom is currently one of the most popular trends in education and there are several great flipped design models being used. In this workshop, you will explore different flipped design models and the educational benefits of the flipped design so you can implement this design in your own courses.

11/13/14 at noon
November 17 - November 19

Finding and Using 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 find high-quality, free content that can be used in online teaching and learning. This workshop will also cover a variety of OER issues including where to find materials, quality assurance, licensing, and use.

Learn to use OER and stop worrying about copyright!

11/14/14 at noon
December 5 - December 12

Developing Effective Presentations

What are the secrets of highly effective presentations? What do we know from research?

This workshop was developed for Faculty, Instructional Designers, Administrators, Teachers. In this workshop you will discover elements of an effective presentation that support learning and develop skills for creating effective presentations for online delivery. Join us for an informative and highly engaging workshop to learn and practice easy-to-master graphic, presentation, and information design principles that will increase the effectiveness of your online presentations.

12/04/14 at noon
December 5 - December 12

Knowledge Representations with Concept Maps

Concept mapping is a research-supported strategy for improving online learning effectiveness and knowledge representations created with concept mapping tools can be used for teaching, learning, and assessment.  In this workshop you will explore some of the many ways you can use concepts maps in all phases of the teaching and learning cycle.

12/04/14 at noon
December 5 - December 12

New to Online: Introduction to Online Presentation Tools

PowerPoint can be useful for many things in our online courses, but it is essentially one-way and does not easily invite continuing engagement, interaction and collective community building. Web-based presentation  alternatives exist that leverage the 2.0 potential to engage learners, build communities, provide full discussion and continuing dialog. In this workshop, you will examine a number of these alternatives and learn how to use them for your own online courses.

12/04/14 at noon
December 5 - December 12

New to Online: The Essentials

This workshop will give participants an understanding of how the roles and expectations for online teaching differ from face to face instruction.  Participants will also gain an awareness of a variety of strategies they can employ to better engage learners in their online courses.

This course is ideal for Instructors, Instructional Designers, Instructional Technologists, Faculty Developers, and Administrators.

12/04/14 at noon
December 9 

Online Faculty Development Strategies

Despite extensive research in effective faculty development practices, there is still a significant divide between theory and practice. This workshop will give an overview of three different research-based strategies to engage faculty in online development, including the challenges and opportunities inherent in each. The research presented will help faculty members/administrators improve their current online faculty development models.

12/08/14 at noon
December 12 - December 19

Infographics for Learning

Infographics use data and graphic design to tell stories, teach concepts, and present information. Online activities integrating visual data can be opportunities to develop content literacy and analytic thinking. In this workshop you will learn how to teach with infographics and explore the possibilities for creating infographics with your data.

12/11/14 at noon
December 12 - December 19

New to Online: Converting Your Courses

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.  This workshop will help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to determine when to use asynchronous or synchronous methods and how to easily convert different types of content into web-appropriate formats for those methods. This course is developed for those interested in using social media but maintaining professional boundaries for students.

12/11/14 at noon