Virtual School Meanderings

August 9, 2017

Upcoming Workshops: Implementing OER Resources, Digital Badges, And More

From Monday’s inbox…

Online Learning Consortium -
Amplify Your Online Teaching
Enhance your online teaching skills with OLC workshops.

OLC workshops are a cost-effective way to collaborate with peers and experts via synchronous and asynchronous methods for effective and engaging learning.  We are committed to modeling best practices for online learning in all of our workshops. Toward that end, our workshops will utilize numerous proven instructional strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own online or blended course.

Upcoming Workshops

Implementing OER Resources, Part 2
Introduction to Online Presentation Tools | Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning
Fundamentals: Engaging Learners In Online Discussions
Introduction to Digital Badges
New! Implementing OER Resources,  Part 2
karen_gardner_athey_cir.pngKaren Gardner-Athey is the Professional Development Training Facilitator for Library Systems and Open Educational Resources (OER) at the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). August 21-27, 2017

Join facilitator Karen Gardner-Athey as she shares best practices and strategies for implementing the use and creation of open educational resources (OER) in an educational setting. Develop a practical understanding of how to engage and support teaching faculty in adopting, adapting, and creating OER at a course and/or program level.

Online Presentation Tools | Creating YouTube Videos
DrJuliaVanderMolen_circle.pngDr. Julia VanderMolen is an Assistant Professor in the Allied Health Sciences program within the College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University. 

August 21-27, 2017

In this workshop, you will explore web-based presentation tools that leverage the 2.0 potential to engage learners, build communities, and promote continuing dialogue. Join facilitator Dr. Julia VanderMolen to explore techniques for making presentations more interactive and meaningful for students, and hold their attention in asynchronous environments.  Register >

LeahChuchran_circle.pngEngaged in higher education since 2006, Leah Chuchran is the former Digital Learning Specialist at Emory University representing the Center for Digital Scholarship.

August 21-27, 2017

Are you looking for new multimedia strategies for your virtual classroom? Join facilitator Leah Chuchran as we explore an easy to use and often overlooked online video editing option, the YouTube Editor. This widely used video sharing website offers educators the opportunity to create multimedia resources that can be easily embedded into most learning management systems.
Register >

Fundamentals: Engaging Learners In Online Discussions
September 11-17, 2017

Online discussions have the potential to increase student interaction while also enhancing opportunities to engage with course content.  Consequently, both faculty and students collaborate in the learning process as they explore unique perspectives.  Join facilitator Dr. Brian Udermann to develop a plan for creating engaging and effective online discussions in your courses.

DrBrianUdermann_circle.pngDr. Brian Udermann is the Director of Online Education and a Full Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Introduction to Digital Badges
September 11-17, 2017

In this workshop, join facilitator Dr. Errin Heyman to explore the benefits and challenges of implementing badging and explore the potential for your own course or institution by thinking about specific guidelines and evaluation criteria to establish the value of the badge. Register >

DrErrinHeyman_circle.pngDr. Errin Heyman is a passionate and experienced educator, specializing in facilitation and assessment of student learning outcomes through faculty development and program/institutional review and assessment processes. 

New! Strategies for Increasing Interaction & Engagement
Self-Paced Workshop

Student engagement can be one of the most influential factors for student persistence and success, especially in the online learning environment. In this workshop, you will learn about the barriers to engagement and how you can best address these challenges to lead to greater student involvement and engagement.  Register >

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The Online Learning Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950

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