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November 17, 2019

Your NDLW Recording Link + More Multimedia Resources

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Uncover Answers to Your
Multimedia Questions

Thank you for your interest in our 2019 National Distance Learning Week webinar on multimedia use in online courses! The recording of the webinar — “Busting Multimedia Myths: An Evidence-Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media” — is now available for you to view. It may also be viewed on Facebook.

During the webinar, Dr. Steven Crawford explored different multimedia modalities and the research that supports best practices for using multimedia in online courses. Several of you inquired about Dr. Crawford’s references. Here is the complete list of references for your review. There were many other questions as well. These resources will help you find some answers:

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Many of you had general questions such as how to make presentations engaging for all types of learners. Delve into this issue and discover how you can use instructional materials, learning activities and technology to effectively promote learner engagement in Using Instructional Materials & Technology to Promote Learner Engagement. The next two-week workshop begins December 5. Register today!
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Accessibility was another hot topic with several participants wondering about making multimedia materials accessible for all learners. A great place to get info on that is the Accessibility and Usability Resource Site. The site addresses many important accessibility issues, including video captions and audio descriptions. Register to access the site today!
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Questions about video length also popped up in the Q & A. Take a deeper dive into the research behind the issue with “Video Length in Online Courses: What the Research Says.” Then, visit our Research Library and search for research related to QM Standard 4. Over 280 results represent the latest findings on the use of instructional materials in online learning, including video.
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November 15, 2019

Principals And Teachers: Are They On The Same Page? | Education Week Summit

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Join us Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, for Education Week’s Personalized Learning: What Works Summit.
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The use of personalized learning approaches in K-12 schools is expanding, fueled by new teaching approaches and technological advances. But making personalized learning work in the classroom is easier said than done. That reality is in clear view based on the results of a nationally representative survey of teachers on personalized learning, conducted by the Education Week Research Center.

This online summit will help keep Education Week readers ahead of the curve in an edgy, critical, and useful way by staying on top of how technological advances are changing personalized Learning, what school/classroom practices (non-tech as well as tech-oriented ones) are showing the greatest impact on student learning, and what balance needs to be achieved between too much use of technology and not enough.

  • Personalized Learning Is Hard to Do. Teachers Tell Us Why
  • Principals and Teachers: Are They on the Same Page?
  • Getting Personalized Pacing Right

Join Education Week on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at 1-3pm ET for a deep dive on personalized learning.

Find out if your state or district requirements enable you to use our Certificates of Completion for CEUs and professional development or “clock hours.
You can register today for the Personalized Learning: What Works Summit 2019
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November 12, 2019

📺 Webinar Recording — How to Build An Effective, Community-Based SEL Program In Your School

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📺 WEBINAR: How to Build an Effective, Community-Based SEL Program in your School

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our webinar on building an effective, community-based SEL program in your school.

 

It was an honor to have Dr. Joe Ricca, Superintendent of White Plains Public Schools, join us to share his expertise on the following topics:

  • How community service projects are a form of SEL
  • Re-branding your school with SEL in mind
  • Communicating to students, parents, and the community.
  • And more!

If you were interested but unable to attend, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. You can watch the full recording of this webinar below. 

Psst. . Did you know that we have SEL programming for K-12 students and FREE SEL professional development courses for educators? Check out our SEL offerings here→

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November 9, 2019

[WEBINARS] Essential Lessons For Creating Accessible Digital Content In The Modern Era

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Dear OLC Colleague,

Is your institution doing all it can to be accessible? The following upcoming webinars will help you protect your institution.

These complimentary resources, provided by 3Play Media, feature industry leaders with expertise in accessibility legal requirements and making videos accessible.


WEBINAR: Designing Accessible Cyberlearning: Recommendations and Lessons Learned
Thursday, November 7th at 2pm ET

This webinar shares recommendations for how cyberlearning researchers can address accessibility issues in their research and for how instructors and designers can employ accessible technology and pedagogy in their practice. Register now.
WEBINAR: Quick Start to Captioning
Thursday, November 14th at 2pm ET
Learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. Register now.
WEBINAR: The Best Way to Create Audio Description
Thursday, November 21st at 2pm ET

In this webinar, James Herndon (Technical Writer and Accessibility Consultant at Equal Entry) will dive into what audio description is and teach the best practices for writing your own descriptions. You’ll learn what to describe and when to describe. Register now.

WEBINAR: State of Automatic Speech Recognition
Thursday, December 12th at 2pm ET

Is automatic speech recognition (ASR) enough to make video accessible? What is the most accurate ASR software? In this session, will dive into the research of the current state of automatic speech recognition. Register now.

WEBINAR: The Marketer’s Toolkit for Accessible Digital Media
Monday, December 16th at 2pm ET
In this webinar, we’ll dive into the essential tools digital marketers need to create accessible content. This webinar is designed by marketers for marketers and is presented by Level Access and 3Play Media. Register now.
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November 7, 2019

You’re Invited To Our Free Research Conference

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QM Research Conference

FREE Virtual Mini-Conference

November 15 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

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Get ready to delve into the latest online learning research at the QM Research Online Conference. Join leading experts in the field for a FREE half-day virtual experience where you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Pick the topics you want to explore from a number of research-related subjects
  • Learn what other institutions are investigating and their investigative approach
  • Assess elements important to include in your own research
  • Ask questions of the expert presenters in real-time
  • Gain valuable knowledge with minimal resource investment

Choose from several pivotal topics that can help inform your own quality assurance initiatives or research projects, including the online student experience, QM’s impact on student learning, designing research studies, online instructor competencies, and more!

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Several of today’s most prominent voices in the field of online education research will present at the virtual conference:
  • Dr. Patrick Dempsey, Loyola University Maryland
  • Dr. Will Diehl, Pennsylvania State University
  • Shimon Sarraf, National Survey of Student Engagement
  • Dr. Kay Shattuck, Quality Matters
  • Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Oregon State University
  • Dr. Karen Swan, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Dr. Roger Wen, California State University – East Bay
  • Dr. Whitney Zimmerman, Pennsylvania State University
globe with magnifying glassCan’t make it? No need to register — recordings of the QM Research Conference sessions will be available in the Research Webinar Archives. Find information about the Research Webinar Series and other research-related resources in the Research section of the QM website.
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