• TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CENTER

    SPRING 2018 TRAINING   

    The Distance Learning Department has scheduled various workshop sessions during the semester that focus on topics for instructional design, teaching pedagogy, software training, and leadership.  The sessions vary anywhere from 60 minutes to three (3) hours and will be counted as Professional Development.    

     To register for any of the sessions, please contact the Distance Learning Department via email to distancelearning@coastalbend.edu.     
     Some training sessions will be held online via webinar or in one of our Video Conferencing Rooms at our four CBC sites.  Video Conferencing Room numbers are as follows:   
     LIFESIZE A (rooms E115, A205, K131, P139)   
    POLYCOM B (rooms E110, A103, K119P140)   
    POLYCOM C (rooms E112, A104, K129, P141)   
    LIFESIZE D (rooms E111, A204, K120, P138)  

      

    DATE 

    TRAINING SESSION 

    LOCATION 

    TIME 

    February (available all month through August) 

    How Do I Create a Unique Presentation? 

    (Exp: August 31, 2018) 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    The modality in which you present your ideas to an audience can make or break your viewers' absorption and engagement with the content. Designing a unique and captivating presentation will assist in the delivery and captivation of the viewers. In this online learning module, you'll explore various tools that can be used to create unique presentations and how to implement effective design techniques to assist you in creating a unique delivery of content. By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:

     

    • Design a unique presentation using effective design techniques

      

    • Incorporate elements to strengthen engagement with content 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

    Feb. 2, 2018 

    BLACKboard FRIDAY! 

    CBC Campus – “What Do You Want to Know” about your LMS?

     

     

    11:00 am to 12 noon 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

      

    PB Works – Wiki Workshop (Exp: August 31, 2018) 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

     

    Wikis are simple Web pages that let you collaborate with others. If you're looking for an easy way to get your syllabus online and a tool to let your students collaborate online, this PBworks® 2.0 series is for you.

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

      

    Syllabus as a Guide to Students 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    Join us to discuss using your syllabus as a guide to students with Dr. M. David Merrill, Emeritus Professor at Utah State University 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

    Feb. 9, 2018 

    INSERVICE 

    CBC Beeville Campus – Auditorium

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

    Feb. 16, 2018 

    Camtasia Studio 8 

    CBC Campus – Learn how to use Camtasia to create videos for your course

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

      

    BLACKboard FRIDAY!   

    Gradecenter Training 

    CBC Campus – Learn how to use the gradecenter in your LMS

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    POLYCOM C Rooms 

    Feb. 23, 2018 

    Teaching Online:  The Basics 

    If you're new to teaching online, this learning module will walk through some of the basics, such as what to include, how to add variety of media, and tips on communicating with your students. By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:

     Plan how to better communicate with online students

     Understand the importance of engaging learners in an online course

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    POLYCOM C Rooms 

      

    Best Practices for Webpage Maintenance 

    If you maintain your department’s web pages, you need to attend this training to learn best practices and web standardization

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

    March 

    (available all month through August) 

    The Engaged Classroom and Creating Its Story* 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    We often focus on the content of our learning efforts -- the what. A less discussed topic is -- the how of learning. In this thought provoking discussion, Rodger Bennett and Ed Bowen will use the metaphor of music to present some "Bach to basics" learning strategies. With lively discussion and your participation, you will get to explore and develop new and meaningful learning paths for students and for yourself.  

      

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

      

    Communication Strategies: Collaborating, not Colliding with the Four Generations Generational Guru, Sherri Elliott-Yeary* 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    Millennials, Xers, Generation Z, Boomers…Communicating in today’s diverse, multigenerational classroom brings a new set of challenges and opportunities.  Author, speaker, coach, and “Generational Guru” Sherry Elliott-Yeary, addresses perceived and real gaps in today’s multigenerational classroom/workforce and offers strategies to effectively communicate between the generations. 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

      

    Evaluating Web Resources 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    In this learning module, we'll explore how to determine if a web resource is credible. We'll cover how to cross-check sources for accuracy, differentiate between fact and opinion, and determine whether a source is timely, objective, and may have a conflict of interest. We'll also cover plagiarism, how to spot fake and/or misleading information, and some tips for using search engines.  

    By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:  

     Describe common types of fake and misleading information  

     Determine the purpose of an author  

     Differentiate between fact and opinion  

     Determine whether a source is objective  

     Discern whether information presented by a source is timely  

     Define plagiarism  

     Explain how to avoid plagiarism 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

      

    Facilitating Online Courses in an LMS 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    This online training workshop moves beyond the technical how-to of a LMS to focus on the unique challenges faced by online educators and their students. This workshop is designed to take you through the development of the online course from the beginning to end with both theoretical guidance and practical tips and tools.   

      

    Effective online courses require a lot more than just understanding how the supporting technology works; facilitators need to understand the nuances of online learning and how to engage students and reach learning goals in a virtual environment. We will cover the steps instructors need to take before the course begins, how to build content, how to encourage collaboration, what assessment tools are appropriate, and how to determine success with various evaluation techniques, all while exploring how your institution’s LMS can help you along the way. 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

    March 2, 2018 

    Office 365 Training 

    CBC Campus 

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A 

    Rooms 

    March 9, 2018 

    Colleague Training:  Financial Services 

    CBC Campus – Learn how to check your budget, enter a requisition, and complete your travel reimbursements 

    10:00 to 11:00 am 

      

    LIFESIZE A 

    Rooms 

      

    BLACKboard FRIDAY!   

    Gradecenter Training 

    CBC Campus – Learn how to use the gradecenter in your LMS 

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

    March 23, 2018 

    ILOS Training 

    CBC Campus -- Join us to learn how to produce video recordings 

    10:00 to 11:00 am 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

     

    BLACKboard FRIDAY!   

    Gradecenter Training 

    CBC Campus – Learn how to use the gradecenter in your LMS 

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

    April 

    (available all month through August) 

    Online Learning: Strategies, Rubrics, and Best Practices* 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    STARLINK presents a lively interview and workshop with Dr. Kaye Shelton, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Center for Doctoral Studies in the College of Education at Lamar University. Dr. Shelton will discuss the importance of quality in online learning. Dr. Shelton’s research is focused on Quality Evaluation for Online Programs, Online Faculty Support, Online Faculty Professional Development, Online Course Design, Global Educational Leadership Competencies, and Online Student Satisfaction.   

     Additionally, STARLINK interviews Dan Feinberg and shows highlights from his keynote address. What design components should a high-quality online or blended course have?  How can instructional design and pedagogical best practices be applied to online courses for course review and improvement?  Dan Feinberg, a Senior Instructional Designer and Senior Architect of the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) Rubric and Process, will discuss these questions and more. His keynote presentation titled, My Course Design Rubric Has A First Name: It’s O-S-C-Q-R” is sure to entertain. 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

      

    Teaching Online: The Basics 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    If you're new to teaching online, this learning module will walk through some of the basics, such as what to include, how to add variety of media, and tips on communicating with your students. By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:  

     Plan how to better communicate with online students  

     Understand the importance of engaging learners in an online course 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

    April 13, 2018 

    Adding Content to Your Blackboard Course 

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A 

    9:00 am to 12:00 noon 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

      

    Using Course Tools (Blackboard) 

    CBC Campus -- Lifesize A 

    2:00 to 4:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

    April 20, 2018 

    BLACKboard FRIDAY!   

    Gradecenter Training 

    CBC Campus – Learn how to use the gradecenter in your LMS 

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

    May 

    (available all month through August) 

    The Art of Execution 

    www.starlinktraining.org 

      

    One of the largest challenges in working with a team is getting things accomplished. Bruce Miles works through the important aspects of teamwork as it applies to executing a project, mission, or vision in this online training series. Learn about important topics such as vision, accountability, priorities, project management, and benchmarks needed to successfully execute a project. 

    24/7 

      

    *Be sure to print your certificate and submit a copy to Distance Learning 

    May 4, 2018 

    Adobe Photoshop 

    Learn how to use the program and size down those images 

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

    May 11, 2018 

    BLACKboard FRIDAY!   

    Gradecenter Training 

    CBC Campus – Learn how to use the gradecenter in your LMS 

    1:00 to 3:00 pm 

      

    LIFESIZE A Rooms 

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    Yolanda Abrigo   

    Director of Distance Learning  

    ycharles@coastalbend.edu   

    361-354-2506 

    DISTANCE LEARNING 

    Cynthia Abrigo  

     Help Desk Operator 

    cabrigo@coastalbend.edu    

    361-354-2508