The Distance Learning Department has scheduled various different workshop sessions on the dates listed below. The sessions vary anywhere from one (1) to two (2) hours long and will be conducted via Video Conferencing or online in a webinar format using Adobe Connect.
November (available all month)
Technologies for Higher Ed
Best Practices for
Implementing Video into Courses
Presented by: Dr. Roseann Torsiello and Professor Barbara Monaghan (Berkeley
This webinar will focus on the development of an
online advanced writing course transformed by using the Quality Matters
rubric. Highlights will include:
Rewriting course objectives using Bloom’s
Implementing a learning outcomes matrix to
focus on course development and alignment.
Understanding the relationship between
module-level learning objectives and learning activities.
Developing multimedia content, specifically
text, audio, video, animation and interactions, that create a meaningful
Employing formative and summative course
Lessons learned from student feedback and self
9:00 to 10:00 A.M.
The Art of Virtual
Presented by: Kate Nugent, Director, Product and Training, The Ariel
“In any situation that calls
for you to persuade, convince or manage…the ability to tell a purposeful
story will be your secret sauce.”
– Peter Guber, entrepreneur and storytelling guru
Our modern world gives us many opportunities to communicate our ideas
and points of view, but few of us stand out from the crowd. Storytelling is
the differentiator. In this interactive and practical webinar, you will learn
how to integrate a story into your virtual lectures, webinars, 1:1 student
coaching sessions and other virtual communications. You will be introduced to
powerful storytelling techniques that engage and influence audiences of every
size. Storytelling “lights up” every part of the human brain, and your
ability to paint a picture for your students increases the chances that the
learning will stick.
9:00 to 10:00 A.M.
Alternative Credentialing: Benchmarks, Badges, and Noncredit Programming”
Presented by: Kyle Peck, Co-director, Center for Online Innovation and
Professor, Penn State University; Jim Fong, Director, Center for
Research & Marketing Strategy, UPCEA; Peter Janzow, Senior Director,
Business & Market Development, Pearson Acclaim
Micro-credentials, nano-credentials, badges…staying
current on emerging trends in education is a challenge. It is also the
life-force of the work that we do to prepare students for an ever-shifting
professional landscape. In this engaging session, learn about the driving
factors behind the emergence of alternative credentials, how higher education
institutions are responding, and hear insights about what’s next.
1:00 to 2:00 P.M. (EST)
NDLW WEBINAR: Overcoming Test Anxiety
Repeat session 6:30 to
Engaging Students OnlinePresented by: Dr. Wendy Tietz, Professor of Accounting, Kent State
Snapchat is currently the number one social media
platform used by 16 to 24 year olds and is rapidly gaining users aged 35
years and older. In this interactive session, you will learn the basics of
Snapchat, including how to set up an account, how to communicate with other
users, and Snapchat lingo and features (e.g. geofilters, swiping, face
lenses). We will also discuss at least four ways that Snapchat can be used to
engage your students in your class using real-life examples. Participants who
have downloaded the Snapchat app will be able to put these lessons into
practice in real time.
Join the Snapchat fun – and learn about a powerful
way to engage your online students.
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Distance Learning Resources for
Presented by: Janet Major (Arizona Telemedicine Program)
Moderator: Pat Cassella (USDLA Board of Directors)
This webinar will share best practices as well as
where to go for the resources you need to produce successful events for
Please join us to learn how to
produce telemedicine clinics and educational telehealth events for
patients, physicians and students using telehealth and distance learning
10:00 to 11:00 A.M. (EST)
Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices with Learning
In this session, Professor Austin will describe how encouraging the
use of Learning Catalytics on mobile devices can revolutionize student
participation as well as team-based learning in your classroom. To make this
session as interactive as possible please plan on having a second device
(i.e. smart phone or tablet) available during the webinar! Our Presenter: Terry Austin, Professor, Temple
Compliance for ADA
This webinar will provide the tips needed to make
your videos ADA Compliant.
3:00 to 4:00
Advantages of Using REVEL to Promote Success in Varied Classroom Settings and
Instructor Beth King will discuss how she implemented REVEL and adjusted
instruction to improve performance and engagement in her online and
face-to-face Introduction to Music courses at Columbus Technical College.
Video Conferencing &
Streaming Support: How to Effectively Plan and Facilitate Connections
Presented by: Ken Conn & Roxanne Glaser (i2i Technologies)
Moderator: Sunay Palsole (USDLA Board of Directors)
“You want me to do what by when?” Those thoughts often enter
our minds when faced with requests for video meetings, interviews, guest
presentations, or classroom connections in the reactive world we live in.
During this session, we will highlight four basic scenarios for using video
communication and help participants think through the logistical and
technical details. Topics will include when is video streaming more
appropriate than video conferencing, specific variables to consider during
preparation & set-up, and how to get everyone on the same page to set
How VTC is Changing K-12
Education in the Kenai PeninsulaPresented by: Mara
Youngren-Brown and Matthew Zorbas (Student Interns); Elaine Shuck
(Polycom); Rob Sparks and Greg Zorbas (KPBSD Teachers)
Moderator: Janet Major (USDLA Board of Directors)
Kenai Central High School and Soldotna Prep school
are part of a school district the size of the state of West Virginia. The
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District includes 44 schools most
accessible by road but several only accessible by airplane or boat. Video
conferencing is becoming an integral part of delivering the curriculum to
students and is becoming part of the training method for teachers and support
staff. See how Greg Zorbas, Rob Sparks their students and many other teachers
in the school district are using VTC to deliver and enhance the curriculum.
11:30 to 12:30 P.M. (EST)
Using Blogging to Contribute Expertise to Your Field
Presenter: Janine Lim, PhD, Andrews University
A regular, useful blog is a true win/win, both for
the writer as well as for the reader and, more broadly, a big win for an
entire community of interest. A good blog serves to promote the
writer’s organization while underscoring that person’s credibility. The
reader, or course, gains useful insights and helpful perspectives.
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9:00 to 11:00 A.M.
December (available all month)
The Art of Influence
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