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May 27, 2020

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Finally, a newsletter from the University of Wisconsin-Stout folks.

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Timesaving Tech Tips 2020

Posted: 26 May 2020 02:31 PM PDT

Tech Tips Newsletter
Revised May 25, 2020
Editor: Karen Franker
Did you make a Professional Development New Normal resolution?

Check out the list of online courses that still have openings. https://www.uwstout.edu/academics/online-distance-education/online-professional-development

Instructional Design Certificate Program: Show me more! 

Math Specialist Certificate Program: Show me more! 

Timesaving Tips to Add Simplicity, Ease, and Security

 


Passwords


Educause ReviewApril 2020: Are Passwords a Thing of the Past?
“There are plenty of reasons to hate passwords. A recent Ponemon Institute study provides some insights into why many people have developed what has become known as password fatigue.”  Find out if there is a better way.

WiredThe Best Password Managers to Secure Your Digital Life
Keep your logins under lock and key. We picked our favorites for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, and web browser.

File Management


Make Use OfCreating Order From Chaos: 9 Great Ideas for Managing Your Computer Files
If you are from the stuff it school of file management, it is probably time to unstuff yourself.

College InfogeekThe Best Way to Organize Your Files and Folders
Paper and Digital file advice – why not get it all done while you are stuck at home?


Collaboration

Doodle – A Quick, Easy and Free Resource For Creating PollsK. Walsh summarizes why Doodle is an excellent, user-friendly online tool for creating quick polls, and is also a great way to determine everyone’s availability when scheduling meetings.
CoSketch: Free Online Whiteboard Collaboration Tool
CoSketch is a free multi-user online whiteboard to quickly share your ideas as real-time images. Sketches can be saved to embed on forums, blogs, etc.
Request Information Online
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Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin – Stout
Phone: (715) 232-2253
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May 26, 2020

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

A newsletter from the folks at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program


WFH? Working From Home – Coping Tips – UW-Stout Online Classes

Posted: 25 May 2020 10:08 AM PDT

Register Now for June Online Classes

Editor: Dennis O’Connor
This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences.

Featured Online Courses

EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning
June 22 – August 14, 2020
Learn proven strategies for designing online instruction to match today’s varied educational needs.
“I wish that I had enrolled in a course like this at the beginning of my venture into online teaching. This course showed me some beneficial tools and strategies. Anyone who is teaching online or thinking about teaching online should take this course.”
~ Ginnie Fleming, Online Instructor Grades 4-6
West Chester, Pennsylvania

How to Cope with Video Conferencing and WFH (Working from Home)

Do’s and Don’ts of Video Calls by Students and Staff UCRiverside provides a video (1:48 minutes) as a quick way to teach your colleagues or students how to make professional video calls. This brief, amusing video is an upbeat introduction to “… the best practices of framing, lighting, etiquette, sound” and more. It will grab your attention!

Three Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely
Catlin Tucker’s infographics explain structuring small group instruction, managing group discussion, and ways to video conference with students. Also, don’t miss the rich Q&A found in the comments section.

Ditch That Textbook
If you need “…tips, tricks, templates…” to engage students new to remote learning, visit this remarkable blog. You will find a deep archive of free activities, e-learning eBooks, classes, guides, and templates. A former high school teacher, Matt Miller, understands the needs of classroom teachers.  This blog will help you customize your online teaching and video conferencing to meet student needs.

Video Conferencing Etiquette: Ten Tips for a Successful Video Conference
This quick read distills ten common sense (but often overlooked) suggestions for your next video conference. Meredith Hart’s tips are appropriate for everyone working from home.

Additionally, OWL labs provide a free app, WFH (Work from Home), to help you organize your new normal life.

121 Tools for Distance Learning; Strategies for Student Engagement
The Albert Team provides an extensive, well-organized list of e-learning tools, guides, benefits, and drawbacks. Just scrolling to the bottom of the page may seem overwhelming, but you’ll find a wealth of resources to fit your circumstances.

Seven Remote Learning Strategies for Classrooms and Schools
Here’s a short and smart list that will get you started.

Register Today

Available Courses for Summer
If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in a course, email:
vanderveldej@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715-642-0209
Register Now!

Dates to Remember

Summer Tuition Due Date
July 15, 2020 – 100% Tuition Due

Tech Tip:
Sample Discussion Board Rubric

discussion rubric guides students in writing original posts and replies to other students. To simply agree or disagree with other students is not sufficient.

Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook?
Connect with us on Facebook

Interested in earning a Master’s in Education Degree?

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our online MS Education degree program.  We’ll cover admissions requirements, course sequences, and program curriculum during our virtual information session. We’ll share information about program requirements, services for our online students, and answer any questions you have about our programs.
Save Your Spot Now!

Degree Overview and Financial Aid Options
Our Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit Master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals.

Select courses within an interest area, earn a certificate, or mix and match classes from several areas.

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May 15, 2020

How To Cope With Video Conferencing And WFH – June Online Courses

A newsletter from the folks at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Courses   |   Archives   |   Register Now   |   Request More Information

Register Now for June Online Classes

Editor: Dennis O’Connor
This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences. If you do not wish to receive future issues, please see instructions to manage preferences at the bottom of this message.

Web-based Version of the Newsletter

Featured Online Courses

EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning
June 22 – August 14, 2020
Learn proven strategies for designing online instruction to match today’s varied educational needs.
“I wish that I had enrolled in a course like this at the beginning of my venture into online teaching. This course showed me some beneficial tools and strategies. Anyone who is teaching online or thinking about teaching online should take this course.”
~ Ginnie Fleming, Online Instructor Grades 4-6
West Chester, Pennsylvania

How to Cope with Video Conferencing and WFH (Working from Home)

Do’s and Don’ts of Video Calls by Students and Staff
UCRiverside provides a video (1:48 minutes) as a quick way to teach your colleagues or students how to make professional video calls. This brief, amusing video is an upbeat introduction to “… the best practices of framing, lighting, etiquette, sound” and more. It will grab your attention!

Three Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely
Catlin Tucker’s infographics explain structuring small group instruction, managing group discussion, and ways to video conference with students. Also, don’t miss the rich Q&A found in the comments section.

Ditch That Textbook
If you need “…tips, tricks, templates…” to engage students new to remote learning, visit this remarkable blog. You will find a deep archive of free activities, e-learning eBooks, classes, guides, and templates. A former high school teacher, Matt Miller, understands the needs of classroom teachers.  This blog will help you customize your online teaching and video conferencing to meet student needs.

Video Conferencing Etiquette: Ten Tips for a Successful Video Conference
This quick read distills ten common sense (but often overlooked) suggestions for your next video conference. Meredith Hart’s tips are appropriate for everyone working from home.

Additionally, OWL labs provide a free app, WFH (Work from Home), to help you organize your new normal life.

121 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement
The Albert Team provides an extensive, well-organized list of e-learning tools, guides, benefits, and drawbacks. Just scrolling to the bottom of the page may seem overwhelming, but you’ll find a wealth of resources to fit your circumstances.

Seven Remote Learning Strategies for Classrooms and Schools
Here’s a short and smart list that will get you started.

Register Today

Available Courses for Summer
If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in a course, email:
vanderveldej@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715-642-0209
Register Now!

Dates to Remember

Summer Tuition Due Date
July 15, 2020 – 100% Tuition Due

Tech Tip:
Sample Discussion Board Rubric

discussion rubric guides students in writing original posts and replies to other students. To simply agree or disagree with other students is not sufficient.

Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook?
Connect with us on Facebook

Interested in earning a Master’s in Education Degree?

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our online MS Education degree program.  We’ll cover admissions requirements, course sequences, and program curriculum during our virtual information session. We’ll share information about program requirements, services for our online students, and answer any questions you have about our programs.
Save Your Spot Now!
May 26 | Tuesday, 4-5 pm

Degree Overview and Financial Aid Options
Our Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit Master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals.

Select courses within an interest area, earn a certificate, or mix and match classes from several areas.

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
School of Education | Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
School of Education
Learn more at
 www.uwstout.edu/academics/online-distance-education/online-professional-development
267 Heritage Hall | P.O. Box 790 | Menomonie WI, WI 54751­0790 US | 715-642-0209
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May 7, 2020

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

A newsletter from the folks at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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EDUC 761 Online Classroom: Creating Collaborative Communities

Posted: 03 Feb 2018 11:43 AM PST

Enroll Today

Online Classroom: Creating Collaborative Communities
E-Learning Graduate Certificate

Last chance to enroll. EDUC 763 Instructional Design for Online Learning

Posted: 22 Nov 2017 12:15 PM PST

Instructional Design for Online Learning - Online course

Enroll Now:  EDUC 763 Instructional Design for Online Learning

For new online instructors seeking training in online instructional strategies and taught by Dr. Susan Manning, a national award winning online instructor. Training begins August 28th.

Course Description

Learn how to create online courses that work efficiently. By understanding how people learn and how to design the experience conceptually and aesthetically, you can shape an effective and engaging learning experience.
The course also addresses blended learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of a variety of media such as video and audio along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design.
This course focuses on instructor-led and facilitated methods more than self-paced/ computer-based training.

You will

  • Write measurable instructional objectives.
  • Generate assessment ideas for online or blended course.
  • Select tools and strategies that support engagement.
  • Apply principles of brain processing.
  • Evaluate best practices in design.
  • Incorporate universal design and accessibility principles.
  • Design with Horton’s three types of activities: absorb, do, connect.
  • Design conceptually powerful curriculum materials.
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Elearning and Online Teaching Career Center – Learn More

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:55 AM PDT

Learn What It Takes

To Find Online Teaching Jobs

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April 25, 2020

Tech Tips: How To Engage Learners Online And Register Now For Your June Online Course

A newsletter from the folks at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Courses   |   Archives   |   Register Now   |   Request More Information

Register Now for June Online Classes

How to Engage Learners Online
Tech Tip: Sample Discussion Board Rubric
Editor: Dennis O’Connor

This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences. If you do not wish to receive future issues, please see instructions to manage preferences at the bottom of this message.

Web-based Version of the Newsletter

Featured Online Courses

Learn how to integrate video conferencing tools, social media, discussion forums, assessment tools, learning management systems, screencasts, and closed-captioned videos.

“Her style of using Zoom and YouTube videos for visual instruction was an excellent example of an online educator, and I will take this experience and attempt to mirror it in my future teaching.”

EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning – Online Facilitation Skills
Learn how to foster group interaction using online discussion boards, chat, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.
“The instructor provided an effective model of online facilitation while teaching about online instruction. Every potential online instructor or trainer should take this class.”

How to Engage Learners Online

How To Create Engaging Discussion Forums
Yvonne Ho shares many ways to use a discussion forum to build a community of practice. Have you considered peer reviews, guessing games, role play, or case studies? Find ten different ways to make your forums effective.When the Tide Goes Out: Identifying and Supporting Struggling Students in Online Courses
Marie A.Revak provides expert insight on engaging all learners. Look for six tips to help students struggling to adapt to online learning.

An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes
Practical classroom insights from Jacqui Murray, a veteran K-8 Teacher turned adjunct professor. Her list of ‘pros & cons’ will help you understand what it takes to teach online.

Best Practices for Using Video in Online Learning
Learn about the effectiveness of micro-lectures as you rethink ways to deliver your traditional classroom content. Mary Fry includes tips for producing and integrating videos into your course. This article is part of TOPkit (Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit).

The Power of Online Discussions
A ‘best articles’ archive of advice from eLearning Industry. This rich curation of ideas about online discussion is especially appropriate for high school and college audiences.

Online Learning Made Simple: How Experts Do It
Our colleagues, Susan Manning, Dan Balzer, and Jonathan Finkelstein, share wisdom. It helps to learn from experts with a wealth of experience in both synchronous and time-shifted online teaching and learning.

Register Today

Available Courses for Summer
If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in a course, email:
vanderveldej@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715-642-0209
Register Now!

Dates to Remember

Summer Tuition Due Date
July 15, 2020 – 100% Tuition Due

Tech Tip:
Sample Discussion Board Rubric

discussion rubric guides students in writing original posts and replies to other students. To simply agree or disagree with other students is not sufficient.

Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook?
Connect with us on Facebook

Interested in earning a Master’s in Education Degree?

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our online MS Education degree program.  We’ll cover admissions requirements, course sequences, and program curriculum during our virtual information session. We’ll share information about program requirements, services for our online students, and answer any questions you have about our programs.
Session 1: April 28 | Tuesday, 12-1 pm
Session 2: May 26 | Tuesday, 4-5 pmDegree Overview and Financial Aid Options
Our Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit Master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals.

Select courses within an interest area, earn a certificate, or mix and match classes from several areas.

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
School of Education | Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
School of Education
Learn more at
 www.uwstout.edu/academics/online-distance-education/online-professional-development
267 Heritage Hall | P.O. Box 790 | Menomonie WI, WI 54751­0790 US | 715-642-0209
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