2014 Workshop Schedule

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July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - July 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Exploring Interactive Video Tools

Banish passive video! Create interactive video content that encourages active learning and participation! Join us to learn easy-to-implement strategies and online free video tools to create interactive online video-based quizzes, discussions and other embeddable content. Your students will thank you.

Online Tools
July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - July 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Introduction to Concept Mapping Tools

In this workshop we will survey a variety of web-based, desktop, and mobile concept mapping tools that are readily available. Join us for this very practical workshop and explore best fit tools for your teaching and/or instructional design needs. We'll have fun and learn a lot as we look at the many concept mapping tools.

Online Tools
July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: The Essentials

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.

Online Design
July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Strategies for Supporting Student Research and Curation

The ability for 21st century learners to effectively manage the vast amount of information they interact with is imperative to success in student research. Curation tools help learners locate, select, and organize digital content into meaningful collections. This workshop will provide practical ideas for incorporating web based curation tools to support student research success.

Online Learners
July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Leadership: Structures and Models

The Sloan Consortium has been researching and tracking trends in education, while providing best practices in online education, for over a decade.  The Quality Framework of the Sloan-C Pillars has been the basis of this practice.  The Sloan-C Pillars have served as a benchmark for institutional quality in the field of online learning for individuals and institutions worldwide.  If this framework has not already been applied in your own institution, this workshop will provide you with the structures and models for quality online education.  This workshop examines models of online learning through the lens of access, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction, learning effectiveness, and scale in relation to cost effectiveness and commitment. You will analyze successful institutional and programmatic models and structures in order to determine models which can be effectively initiated to address your individual or institutional needs.

Online Management
July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling combines multiple media formats to create impactful learning experiences that engage both the mind and emotions of the learner. Join us as we explore the possibilities of this powerful strategy in both instructor-led and student-created learning activities.

Online Learners
July 29, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Synchronous Workshop
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.

Online Design
August 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Developing an Interactive Syllabus

Do your students ignore your syllabus? Are they missing key information? Do you find yourself answering the same questions repeatedly? We can help! During this 3 day workshop, you will gain all the skills you need to easily add interactivity to your syllabus so that information is easy to find and so repetitive questions are reduced.

Online Design
August 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Creating Engaging Multimedia Introduction Activities

Set the pace this semester with interactive, multimedia introduction activities! During this 3 day session, you will work at your own pace to explore and experience a number of easy and practical multimedia tools compatible with all major learning management systems. At the end of this workshop, you will have a multimedia activity you can use in your course and plenty of experience to create more.

Online Tools
August 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Introduction to Screencasting Tools

Screencasting tools can help you create course orientations, present mini lectures, provide assignment feedback, and even support students technology use.  In this workshop, we'll look at a variety of web-based, desktop, and mobile screencasting tools to find just the right tool for your teaching and learning needs.

Online Tools
August 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Developing Effective Presentations

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

Online Design
August 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: Effective Feedback Strategies

According to research, feedback on learning is a key factor in improved learning outcomes and student satisfaction.  Giving effective feedback can help drive your students towards success in your course, while helping them to better understand the material.  However, feedback can also take a lot of time, so it is another factor to consider regarding faculty workload.  In this workshop, you will identify different feedback strategies along with effective methods for providing feedback to your students efficiently.

Online Learners
August 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Student Advising and Support

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.

Online Management
August 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Introduction to Collaboration Tools

A survey of the top tools that allow students to build together in online environments including Google Docs, Skype, and Google Hangouts. Additional tools will also be highlighted for exploration based on the recommendations of the Sloan-C Institute Community. Use this practical asynchronous workshop as an opportunity to explore best fit tools for your teaching and/or instructional design needs.

Online Tools
August 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Developing Rubrics

Well-designed assessment rubrics benefit educators and students. A good rubric helps clarify expectations which leads to better learning and also easier and quicker assessment.  This workshop will help you  develop well-written holistic and analytic rubrics that can help improve learning outcomes and save you time!

Online Design
August 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: The Essentials

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.

Online Design
August 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: Engaging Learners in Online Discussions

Well-designed online discussions address a number of research-based strategies critical to effective online learning and improved educational outcomes. Through online discussions, student-student and student-content interactions are increased, and both faculty and students can collaborate in the learning process as they explore new perspectives. In this workshop you will learn how to engage learners in effective discussions to improve educational outcomes.

Online Learners
August 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - August 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Introduction to the Quality Scorecard

The Quality Scorecard is a tool for online administrators for measuring the quantifying elements of quality within online education programs in higher education. In this workshop you will get an overview of the Quality Scorecard, explore how Quality Scorecard can be implemented in your institution and evaluate your institution for a few chosen quality indicators from the Quality Scorecard.

Online Management
September 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Synchronous Workshop
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.

Online Design
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Leadership: Financials and Economics

Online and blended learning programs are providing increased access to education on a global basis. These programs are also supplying institutions with additional revenue streams.  How do you maintain a competitive edge in this new world of education?  What are the financial challenges that you are currently facing? What challenges do online and blended programming present for your institution?  Online and blended programs can grow and expand your institutional presence, but you have to do this without negatively impacting existing services and programs.  How can these programs be aligned with your institutional mission, vision, and values and still address the competition? This workshop will examine some of these issues while also addressing program sustainability and models for financial and economic success.

Online Management
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: 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.  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.

Online Design
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: Introduction to Audio and 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.

Online Tools
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: Strategies for Increasing Interaction and Engagement

Research indicates engagement is a critical factor in student learning success. In this workshop you will explore theories and practices that foster student engagement in your own courses by participating in practical activities you can implement in your own courses.

Online Learners
September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Synchronous Workshop
YouTube for Learning

Creating instructional videos can be easy even if you are not a Hollywood director. In this hands on workshop you'll explore options for finding and sharing educational content on YouTube as well as easy ways to create, remix and add interactivity to your own YouTube videos. Choices are provided to accommodate your comfort and experience level.

Online Tools
September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 3, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Designing Effective Assessment Strategies

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.

Online Design
September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 3, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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.

Online Tools
September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 3, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: The Essentials

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.

Online Design
September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Implementing the Quality Scorecard

As competition continues to fiercely increase and students all over the world click to find a respectable degree program, the assessment of quality online education has never been more important. That’s why many online education administrators have requested a tool to help identify quality online education programs. For these reasons the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs was developed. This workshop helps you identify areas where improvement is most often needed, and provides best practices and recommendations for implementation.

Online Management
October 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Writing Quiz Questions that Require Higher Order Thinking

Your online quizzes can be more effective at assessing higher order thinking skills. In this practical workshop learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to being a quiz ninja.

Online Design
October 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
ePortfolios for Learning

ePortfolios provide a learner-centered environment conducive to reflective learning and evidence-based learning. In this workshop, we will explore how ePortfolios enhance deep learning. Examples of ePortfolios will be assessed using rubrics. And, participants will use journaling throughout the workshop to experience reflective learning first-hand.

Online Learners
October 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: Engaging Learners in Online Discussions

Well-designed online discussions address a number of research-based strategies critical to effective online learning and improved educational outcomes. Through online discussions, student-student and student-content interactions are increased, and both faculty and students can collaborate in the learning process as they explore new perspectives. In this workshop you will learn how to engage learners in effective discussions to improve educational outcomes.

Online Learners
October 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Facebook for Learning

Explore the many alternatives you have to friending your students while exploiting the features of Facebook in education. In this hands-on workshop you'll explore options most relevant to you. Whether learning to manage your settings in a way that supports your professional persona or planning integrations between a Facebook group and your next course, this learning experience will further your ability to make use of this powerful social networking tool.

Online Tools
October 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: Introduction to Online Tools

There are many wonderful free and inexpensive online tools that can be used in conjunction with your Learning Management System (LMS) to provide a robust 21st century learning experience; but how do you choose which tools and, once you decide which tool(s) you will be using, how do you effectively integrate them with your LMS? Join us in this workshop to learn about the many available web 2.0 tools, quick and easy ways to evaluate them, and strategies for linking and embedding to get them into your LMS.  As an added bonus, we'll share tips and strategies for managing multiple accounts, filtering large quantities of information, and other important web literacy skills.  If you've never used any web 2.0 tools before, this workshop is for you.

Online Tools
October 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Synchronous Workshop
Easy Course Enhancements to Improve Access

How accessible is your online course? What steps can you take to make it more accessible? In this 4-hour synchronous workshop, you will work with your accessibility specialist facilitator to explore and answer these and other related questions. Then you will develop an actionable plan for improving the accessibility of your online course.

Online Design
October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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.

Online Design
October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Introduction to Mobile Apps and Tablets

Combined with educational apps, tablets have become powerful educational tools. According to the last Horizon Report, 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 and determine ways to effectively integrate mobile apps and tablets into your own courses.

Online Tools
October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: Effective Feedback Strategies

According to research, feedback on learning is a key factor in improved learning outcomes and student satisfaction.  Giving effective feedback can help drive your students towards success in your course, while helping them to better understand the material.  However, feedback can also take a lot of time, so it is another factor to consider regarding faculty workload.  In this workshop, you will identify different feedback strategies along with effective methods for providing feedback to your students efficiently.

Online Learners
October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: The Essentials

This workshop can't be counted as an elective in the Certificate Program.

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.

Online Design
November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - November 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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 draws from best practices in Online Learning to meet this new paradigm.

Online Learners
November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - November 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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.

Online Design
November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - November 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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 thier own programs and institutions.

Online Management
November 11, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Synchronous Workshop
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.

Online Design
November 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: The Essentials


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.

Online Design
November 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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.

Online Design
November 17, 2014 - 12:00pm - November 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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!

Online Tools
December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm - December 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
Developing Effective Presentations

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

Online Design
December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm - December 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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.

Online Learners
December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm - December 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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.

Online Tools
December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm - December 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: The Essentials

This workshop can't be counted as an elective for the Certificate Program.

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.

Online Design
December 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Synchronous Workshop
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.

Online Management
December 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - December 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
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,will learn how to teach with infographics and explore the possibilities for creating infographics with your data.

Online Design
December 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - December 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Asynchronous Workshop
New to Online: 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. 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.

Online Design