December Workshops!

Kick off the new year the right way by accelerating your professional development. Below find some great December workshops.
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UPCOMING

This webinar, co-hosted by Jennifer Rafferty of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the programs four phases, time commitment, program objectives, and participant experience will be discussed. Participants will learn about the application process and timeline to prepare a successful application submission. Questions and comments are welcomed.

For information about the program visit our websiteLEARN MORE >

Designing and developing even a single online course is a challenge. How can we scale this process to maintain quality and continuity across an entire program? At the University of Maryland Global Campus, we are testing an Agile framework that enables us to design entire programs, ensure continuity across courses, and remain enmeshed in the details of an individual course development. Furthermore, this framework can be adapted to fit the needs of any institution.

During this webinar, we will share how you can apply a Scrum framework to develop program content using cross-functional teams. We will demonstrate how to divide complex work into simple iterations, or sprints. We will discuss the key components of Scrum and the generally accepted practices for participants to adopt Scrum for program design and development.

Intended Audience:
Course Development Team (Faculty, Instructional Designers, Multimedia, Writers/Editors, etc.)

Key Takeaways:
Individuals will learn to work in cross-functional teams to design and develop courses iteratively, reacting earlier to challenges or feedback. LEARN MORE >

Since the majority of OER are delivered online, even a face-to-face course that uses OER digital material becomes, in effect, a hybrid course, making online course design an essential element in planning. OER presents an opportunity for faculty to refresh and renew their courses and by means of intentional planning, improve course design and student learning. No matter whether faculty are working on their own or with the support of an instructional designer, course development should involve an intentional and practical step-by-step (modular) process.

This webinar will discuss a strategy for course design with OER, and will present two practical and easy to use tools to guide the course planning, course design, and development processes. The evaluation and selection criteria checklist will assist faculty in choosing the most appropriate OER for their courses. We also introduce a course planning tool that can be used by faculty as part of an instructional design consultation, working independently, or in conjunction with faculty development efforts. Both of these instruments are themselves OER, and attendees can adopt or adapt them for their own needs.

Takeaways:
- Better understanding of the need for international and thoughtful course planning and design for OER.
- Two practical, easy-to-use tools to assist in the course development process with OER.
- Prepare for planning and implementation of OER, from learning how to find, select, and evaluate OER using appropriate standards and criteria, to completing a course planning document to implement revisions or integration of a chosen OER within a course.

Intended audience:
Instructional Designers, Faculty, Learning Experience Designers, Instructional Technologists, Online Education Directors, Faculty Developers, Librarians, OER Coordinators, Higher Education Administrators

Please note: This webinar will be recorded and all registered participants will receive a link to the recording after the webinar. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 1 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 2 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 3 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

A

Designing and developing even a single online course is a challenge. How can we scale this process to maintain quality and continuity across an entire program? At the University of Maryland Global Campus, we are testing an Agile framework that enables us to design entire programs, ensure continuity across courses, and remain enmeshed in the details of an individual course development. Furthermore, this framework can be adapted to fit the needs of any institution.

During this webinar, we will share how you can apply a Scrum framework to develop program content using cross-functional teams. We will demonstrate how to divide complex work into simple iterations, or sprints. We will discuss the key components of Scrum and the generally accepted practices for participants to adopt Scrum for program design and development.

Intended Audience:
Course Development Team (Faculty, Instructional Designers, Multimedia, Writers/Editors, etc.)

Key Takeaways:
Individuals will learn to work in cross-functional teams to design and develop courses iteratively, reacting earlier to challenges or feedback. LEARN MORE >

D

This is Part 1 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 2 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 3 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

I

This webinar, co-hosted by Jennifer Rafferty of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the programs four phases, time commitment, program objectives, and participant experience will be discussed. Participants will learn about the application process and timeline to prepare a successful application submission. Questions and comments are welcomed.

For information about the program visit our websiteLEARN MORE >

Since the majority of OER are delivered online, even a face-to-face course that uses OER digital material becomes, in effect, a hybrid course, making online course design an essential element in planning. OER presents an opportunity for faculty to refresh and renew their courses and by means of intentional planning, improve course design and student learning. No matter whether faculty are working on their own or with the support of an instructional designer, course development should involve an intentional and practical step-by-step (modular) process.

This webinar will discuss a strategy for course design with OER, and will present two practical and easy to use tools to guide the course planning, course design, and development processes. The evaluation and selection criteria checklist will assist faculty in choosing the most appropriate OER for their courses. We also introduce a course planning tool that can be used by faculty as part of an instructional design consultation, working independently, or in conjunction with faculty development efforts. Both of these instruments are themselves OER, and attendees can adopt or adapt them for their own needs.

Takeaways:
- Better understanding of the need for international and thoughtful course planning and design for OER.
- Two practical, easy-to-use tools to assist in the course development process with OER.
- Prepare for planning and implementation of OER, from learning how to find, select, and evaluate OER using appropriate standards and criteria, to completing a course planning document to implement revisions or integration of a chosen OER within a course.

Intended audience:
Instructional Designers, Faculty, Learning Experience Designers, Instructional Technologists, Online Education Directors, Faculty Developers, Librarians, OER Coordinators, Higher Education Administrators

Please note: This webinar will be recorded and all registered participants will receive a link to the recording after the webinar. LEARN MORE >

WEBINAR

This webinar, co-hosted by Jennifer Rafferty of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the programs four phases, time commitment, program objectives, and participant experience will be discussed. Participants will learn about the application process and timeline to prepare a successful application submission. Questions and comments are welcomed.

For information about the program visit our websiteLEARN MORE >

Designing and developing even a single online course is a challenge. How can we scale this process to maintain quality and continuity across an entire program? At the University of Maryland Global Campus, we are testing an Agile framework that enables us to design entire programs, ensure continuity across courses, and remain enmeshed in the details of an individual course development. Furthermore, this framework can be adapted to fit the needs of any institution.

During this webinar, we will share how you can apply a Scrum framework to develop program content using cross-functional teams. We will demonstrate how to divide complex work into simple iterations, or sprints. We will discuss the key components of Scrum and the generally accepted practices for participants to adopt Scrum for program design and development.

Intended Audience:
Course Development Team (Faculty, Instructional Designers, Multimedia, Writers/Editors, etc.)

Key Takeaways:
Individuals will learn to work in cross-functional teams to design and develop courses iteratively, reacting earlier to challenges or feedback. LEARN MORE >

Since the majority of OER are delivered online, even a face-to-face course that uses OER digital material becomes, in effect, a hybrid course, making online course design an essential element in planning. OER presents an opportunity for faculty to refresh and renew their courses and by means of intentional planning, improve course design and student learning. No matter whether faculty are working on their own or with the support of an instructional designer, course development should involve an intentional and practical step-by-step (modular) process.

This webinar will discuss a strategy for course design with OER, and will present two practical and easy to use tools to guide the course planning, course design, and development processes. The evaluation and selection criteria checklist will assist faculty in choosing the most appropriate OER for their courses. We also introduce a course planning tool that can be used by faculty as part of an instructional design consultation, working independently, or in conjunction with faculty development efforts. Both of these instruments are themselves OER, and attendees can adopt or adapt them for their own needs.

Takeaways:
- Better understanding of the need for international and thoughtful course planning and design for OER.
- Two practical, easy-to-use tools to assist in the course development process with OER.
- Prepare for planning and implementation of OER, from learning how to find, select, and evaluate OER using appropriate standards and criteria, to completing a course planning document to implement revisions or integration of a chosen OER within a course.

Intended audience:
Instructional Designers, Faculty, Learning Experience Designers, Instructional Technologists, Online Education Directors, Faculty Developers, Librarians, OER Coordinators, Higher Education Administrators

Please note: This webinar will be recorded and all registered participants will receive a link to the recording after the webinar. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 1 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 2 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 3 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

JANUARY, 2020

This webinar, co-hosted by Jennifer Rafferty of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the programs four phases, time commitment, program objectives, and participant experience will be discussed. Participants will learn about the application process and timeline to prepare a successful application submission. Questions and comments are welcomed.

For information about the program visit our websiteLEARN MORE >

MARCH, 2020

Designing and developing even a single online course is a challenge. How can we scale this process to maintain quality and continuity across an entire program? At the University of Maryland Global Campus, we are testing an Agile framework that enables us to design entire programs, ensure continuity across courses, and remain enmeshed in the details of an individual course development. Furthermore, this framework can be adapted to fit the needs of any institution.

During this webinar, we will share how you can apply a Scrum framework to develop program content using cross-functional teams. We will demonstrate how to divide complex work into simple iterations, or sprints. We will discuss the key components of Scrum and the generally accepted practices for participants to adopt Scrum for program design and development.

Intended Audience:
Course Development Team (Faculty, Instructional Designers, Multimedia, Writers/Editors, etc.)

Key Takeaways:
Individuals will learn to work in cross-functional teams to design and develop courses iteratively, reacting earlier to challenges or feedback. LEARN MORE >

APRIL, 2020

Since the majority of OER are delivered online, even a face-to-face course that uses OER digital material becomes, in effect, a hybrid course, making online course design an essential element in planning. OER presents an opportunity for faculty to refresh and renew their courses and by means of intentional planning, improve course design and student learning. No matter whether faculty are working on their own or with the support of an instructional designer, course development should involve an intentional and practical step-by-step (modular) process.

This webinar will discuss a strategy for course design with OER, and will present two practical and easy to use tools to guide the course planning, course design, and development processes. The evaluation and selection criteria checklist will assist faculty in choosing the most appropriate OER for their courses. We also introduce a course planning tool that can be used by faculty as part of an instructional design consultation, working independently, or in conjunction with faculty development efforts. Both of these instruments are themselves OER, and attendees can adopt or adapt them for their own needs.

Takeaways:
- Better understanding of the need for international and thoughtful course planning and design for OER.
- Two practical, easy-to-use tools to assist in the course development process with OER.
- Prepare for planning and implementation of OER, from learning how to find, select, and evaluate OER using appropriate standards and criteria, to completing a course planning document to implement revisions or integration of a chosen OER within a course.

Intended audience:
Instructional Designers, Faculty, Learning Experience Designers, Instructional Technologists, Online Education Directors, Faculty Developers, Librarians, OER Coordinators, Higher Education Administrators

Please note: This webinar will be recorded and all registered participants will receive a link to the recording after the webinar. LEARN MORE >

MAY, 2020

This is Part 1 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 2 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >

This is Part 3 of a three-part webinar series that will examine how disability is framed in society and explore the power of design to promote equity. Throughout this series we will discuss concepts that shape the disability experience as well as practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Drawing from disability studies, we will answer the following questions:
1. How is disability framed in society and in education?
2. How does design perpetuate stereotypes?
3. How can online environments promote equity?

Part 1: Re/Framing Disability - Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to prevalent models of disability. We
will explore how disability is framed in society, specifically in language, media, and design.

Part 2: Disabled By Design - Wednesday, May 13th at 1pm ET (separate registration required)
The disability experience is shaped by the dynamics of power and privilege. This 60-minute webinar will explore prevalent stereotypes about disability and how design choices can both perpetuate or combat these damaging ideas.

Part 3: Equitable Online Environments - Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm ET
Emerging thinking about disability suggests that disability is created by the design of our
environments. This 60-minute webinar will explore strategies to maximize access and inclusion in online learning environments.

Format:
This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually.

Audience:
Designers, administrators, and other professionals interested in expanding their thinking on disability. LEARN MORE >