And from Wednesday’s inbox…
August 8, 2014
August 4, 2014
Yet another item from Friday…
Practice Makes Perfect – Incorporating Assessment and Measurement Tools in your Online Course
Monday, August 4, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
Whether you’re teaching in a college or K-12 learning environment, a well-designed online course should be built around measurable learning objectives. The key is to design and align graded assessment tools that are consistent with what you want the student to learn. Attendees will discover how to improve their lessons, by incorporating practice quizzes and interactive learning games and how an LMS that supports LTI or SCORM can score the questions and games.
Join us for the fifth installation of our Best Practices in Online Course Design webinar series to learn how you can incorporate practice quizzes and interactive learning games in your own courses to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.
To learn more about the series and keep up to date with all of our upcoming webinars visit our Best Practices in Online Course Design page.
Incorporating Assessment and Measurement Tools in your Online Course Monday, August 4 1:00 PM EDT
We look forward to seeing you there!
The SoftChalk Team
August 1, 2014
Also from Tuesday’s inbox…
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Join us for this free webinar event!
Designing an Online Course with the Help of Google Docs
Webinar Room: http://go.edc.org/Aug12webinar
How can Google Docs be used effectively to support collaboration when designing online courses?
During this interactive webinar, Leesa Potts and Diana Garrison from Virtual Arkansas will share how they used Google Docs and Google Drive as they developed content for a personal finance online course designed for high school students.
While participating in ETLO’s Online Course Design online course facilitated by Lesley Reilly, Leesa and Diana maintained an organized system of folders in Google Drive for each module of the course which allowed for seamless collaboration during course development and allowed additional contributors to provide them with feedback on their work in progress.
Each module of their course creatively presents content through a mix of text, Voki (audio enhanced) scenarios, and other multimedia. A variety of assignments throughout the course allow students to apply what they learn in ways that meet a variety of learning styles.
Webinar participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with using Google Docs for online course development and collaboration.
To access ETLO’s Collaborate Webinar Room for the August 12th webinar:
Visit: http://go.edc.org/Aug12webinar at the scheduled time.
Type your name in the text box and select “Log In.”
You may be prompted to download the software required for Collaborate and you will need the most recent version of Java.
Pre-registration is not required for this free webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ETLO Webinar page.
Hope you can join us!
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July 29, 2014
Another item from Thursday’s inbox…
July 25, 2014
And another item from Wednesday’s inbox…
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Best Practices for Designing and Assessing Online Discussion Questions
Webinar: July 30, 2PM ET
Online discussion can provide students the opportunity to express ideas, think about course content, apply course concepts to real-world situations, interact with classmates and faculty, and reflect on attitudes or values. However, it can be challenging to create discussion questions that engage students in critical thinking and encourage robust interaction. It is additionally challenging to assess different aspects of online discussion and provide students with meaningful qualitative and quantitative feedback.
In this webinar you will learn strategies for:
- Designing discussion questions that encourage students to critically evaluate course materials and topics.
- Fostering an environment that supports active and meaningful discussions among class members.
- Communicating clear expectations to students regarding online discussion.
- Creating rubrics to assess discussion participation and provided detailed feedback to the students.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Sandra Coswatte | Director | Institute of Learning
Online Learning Consortium
Empowering Educators Everywhere