2014 Workshop Schedule

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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.
 

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.

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


Instructional materials used in face to face classes can be easily converted to online friendly formats making it easy for learners to access the materials. This workshop helps learners do just that. We explore practical techniques and tools that can be used to convert a variety of commonly used files to online learning objects. Learners begin by defining course content and creating a course content inventory for their course. 

This course was designed for instructors making the transition to online and blended learning and instructional designers who support them.

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.


This workshop was developed for faculty who are new to online learning who wish to understand practical use of these tools, see demonstrations of tools and engage in helpful discussion on essential elements for implementation.

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


Student engagement can be one of the most important indicators for a successful class experience. 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. Participants will have the chance to read and discuss challenges they have experienced and methods that have been successful for a variety of students and classroom settings.

As a participant in this workshops, you will:

  • Learn strategies and practices, such as use of multi-media feedback, participation and discussion techniques, and group involvement that can help student engagement. 
  • Review and learn about barriers to engagement and how to address these challenges.
  • Identify strategies that may be helpful to use when a course is experiencing challenges with student engagement.  
  • Develop a plan that can be used in their courses that can lead to greater student involvement and engagement. 

This workshop was developed for faculty relatively new to teaching online or experienced faculty looking for new practices and strategies to increase student engagement in the course.

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. Summative may be more commonly used in practice, but using formative techniques may help students develop and better assess their own knowledge and understanding of the material. Participants will also work on developing strategies for their courses.  Activities will involve discussion of formative and summative assessment in the classroom and implementation strategies. Students will also create a plan to help align learning objectives and activities with formative and summative assessments. 

 
Use of formative and summative assessments may allow students more chances to understand and evaluate their performance in the classroom.  These practices may be essential when working with course modules building from prior assignments. Faculty will also have a greater indication of material that may need more attention or review based on regular feedback from students after applying assessment techniques.

This workshop was developed for faculty involved with course design and faculty looking to add variety to their current set of assessment strategies in the classroom. 
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.
 
This course is ideal for faculty who are new to online learning.
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 OLC 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.
 

This workshop provides an in-depth look at the OLC Quality Scorecard. The workshop participant will review each of the 75 quality indicators and develop a response to each of the nine categories of quality. The new version of the scorecard released in summer 2014 will be reviewed. Each category is discussed in depth with participants beginning an examination of their institution's online education program.

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. This workshop was developed for Instructors, Instructional Designers, Instructional Technologists, Faculty Developers, and Administrators. 

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.

This workshop is designed for those interested in using social media but maintaining professional boundaries for students. Participants will evaluate strategies to maximize social media usage while avoiding some of the awkward issues that result from “friending” students. We will explore ways to manage social media settings to promote appropriate levels and types of engagement with different groups.

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.

This workshop was developed for faculty relatively new to teaching online or experienced faculty looking for new practices and strategies for providing feedback.

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

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 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.
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.
 

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.

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

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.

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


The workshop offers a model of a facilitation approach to an asynchronous (not-live) fully online learning environment during a one week period. Foundational concepts and research are presented for workshops participants to review, discuss, and apply. Modeling of online presence, facilitated interaction, community development through discussion and discourse, application of basic multimedia tools, and feedback are provided.

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 you 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. This course is developed for those interested in using social media but maintaining professional boundaries for students.

Online Design