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August 8, 2014

See What’s Up In SoftChalk Cloud – Free Webinar

And from Wednesday’s inbox…

Register Now for Free Demo of SoftChalk Cloud

See what’s up in SoftChalk Cloud!Learn how you can easily meet the needs of your 21st century learners with SoftChalk Cloud.

  • Create your own lessons with mobile-friendly activities, quizzes and media that engage the digital learner and improve learning outcomes.
  • Manage your learning content and track student learning.
  • Share content with your students or with the world—anytime, anywhere on any device, and collaborate on content development with colleagues… all from the Cloud.

Register for a free demo today and learn how you can use SoftChalk Create with SoftChalk Cloud’s award-winning learning object repository to create portable, interoperable content that works with any learning management system.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Register Now
Monday, August 25, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now
Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Register Now

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In this webinar you will see how to take a lesson created with SoftChalk Create and, using SoftChalk Cloud, place it easily and seamlessly into Canvas.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now

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August 4, 2014

Free Webinar: Discover How to Incorporate Assessment and Measurement Tools into Online Courses

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.

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Incorporating Assessment and Measurement Tools in your Online Course Monday, August 4 1:00 PM EDT Register Now

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We look forward to seeing you there!

The SoftChalk Team


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www.softchalkcloud.com

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August 1, 2014

Join Us 8/12 at 3 PM ET for a FREE Webinar on Using Google Docs in Online Course Design

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

Date: Tuesday, August 12
Time: 3:00–4:00 PM ET (Time Zone Converter)
Panelists: Leesa Potts and Diana Garrison, Virtual Arkansas and Lesley Reilly, EdTech Leaders Online

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!

Interested in continuing the conversation about online course design?

 

Continue discussions about webinars and other

online and blended learning topics in the NEW Google+ ETLO Community Forum.

 

 

Have you missed any of our previous webinars?

The recordings are available on the ETLO Webinar page.

 

        

 

This message was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com from:

EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) | ETLOwebinars@edc.org | Barbara Treacy | EdTech Leaders Online @ EDC, 43 Foundry Avenue | Waltham, MA 02453

July 29, 2014

See What’s Up In SoftChalk Cloud – Free Webinar

Another item from Thursday’s inbox…

Register Now for Free Demo of SoftChalk Cloud

See what’s up in SoftChalk Cloud!Learn how you can easily meet the needs of your 21st century learners with SoftChalk Cloud.

  • Create your own lessons with mobile-friendly activities, quizzes and media that engage the digital learner and improve learning outcomes.
  • Manage your learning content and track student learning.
  • Share content with your students or with the world—anytime, anywhere on any device, and collaborate on content development with colleagues… all from the Cloud.

Register for a free demo today and learn how you can use SoftChalk Create with SoftChalk Cloud’s award-winning learning object repository to create portable, interoperable content that works with any learning management system.

Friday, July 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Register Now
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Register Now
Monday, August 25, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now

no imageUsing SoftChalk Cloud with Desire2Learn

In this webinar you will see how to take a lesson created with SoftChalk Create and, using SoftChalk Cloud, place it easily and seamlessly into Desire2Learn.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now

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The SoftChalk Team

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www.softchalkcloud.com

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July 25, 2014

Best Practices for Designing and Assessing Online Discussion Questions

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.

 

Best Regards,

 

Sandra Coswatte

 

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Institute of Learning

Online Learning Consortium

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