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More and more schools are turning to curriculum mapping. Curriculum maps can enhance your programming and engage your faculty while standing up to increased oversight of by accrediting agencies, funders, students, and employers. This seminar helps you get started with curriculum maps and help you improve the overall educational program at your school.
Parker Palmer and Maryellen Weimer talk about the underpinnings of their approaches to their work as teachers. They discuss the critical role of self-knowledge as a precursor to your work with students as well as why it is the key to growth and development as teachers. Whether you are a new or experienced faculty member who ended the semester on a high note or a low note, you’ll gain insight, inspiration, and validation from this impassioned conversation.
Current assumptions about distance education are based on studies more than a decade old. Learn to separate fact from fiction and evaluate your school’s data to make decisions regarding improvements to online courses. Now is the time to change where you focus your efforts related to improving the quality of online courses and programs.
Explosive. Anti-social. Passive-aggressive. Students with these and other types of troublesome personalities can quickly undermine a class and spoil the learning experience for everyone involved. We help you will gain an in-depth understanding of the seven disruptive personality styles and learn how to identify "red flag" signals and to better manage passive-aggressive behavioral styles.
Your website is a powerful tool for marketing your institution and recruiting new students. In an era of cost-cutting, many are tightening their print budgets and turning more attention to online media. The advantages? Websites are affordable, flexible, and they offer opportunities to share your message in new and exciting ways. In this engaging seminar, explore straightforward but profound online changes that can transform your website into a powerhouse recruiting tool.
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) have emerged as a tool for instructors to improve the teaching experience. Studies show that faculty members who engage in FLCs see improved student learning and engagement, increased attainment of tenure, and greater civic involvement by their fellow faculty members. This online seminar offers 16 recommendations to implement a successful FLC at your institution.
Student dissatisfaction, apathy and attrition threaten to derail the progress of online education at many schools. You’ll discover how to address those problems, and how to build proven engagement-boosters into your online programs. We provide a wealth of tips and techniques you can put to work in your online classroom right now.
The groundbreaking 2009 National Survey of Online Education Programs provided the first-ever, national data on critical issues facing schools involved with eLearning. Sponsored by The Campus Computing Project and WCET, this survey focused on the instructional, organizational, and technological operations of online programs across all levels of postsecondary institutions. We deliver vital, benchmarking information to help distance learning and IT professionals compare their online programming with similar institutions in this category.
Not one, but two seminars in one package presented by Dr. Curt Bonk, “one of the top 10 U.S. e-learning gurus”. Learn the latest state-of-the-art in online teaching today – and what it will look like tomorrow – purchase this seminar package.
Reports of uncivil behavior in social media are skyrocketing. For colleges and universities in particular, that presents a dilemma: how to balance the cherished values of open, free, and honest dialogue with the need to protect people from unwanted, unwelcome, and sometimes truly harmful interaction. It is not a back-burner issue: recent tragedies have confirmed this is something to deal with now. Gary Pavela, J.D., and Sara Jane Shanahan, J.D. demonstrate the power of social media among today’s student population and the deeply destructive impact of cyberbullying and related offenses along with the critical need to take action now.
Despite all its promise, online education faces serious obstacles. High drop-out rates and an increasingly skeptical Congress have caused many to question the effectiveness of online education – a disturbing trend in times of tight budgets. This seminar introduces you to the latest methods for leveraging analytics in the instructional design process and ultimately improve your courses.
How can students work collaboratively if they can’t even show up in the same place at the same time? Fortunately, technology offers some solutions, and there’s one web-based tool in particular that can help you eliminate the scheduling headaches associated with collaborative projects and make them convenient, simple and efficient. We demonstrate how well-suited wiki projects are for collaborative learning, and shares with you a web-based application that’s easy to learn, easy to implement, and absolutely free.
Capstone courses are a powerful tool to ensure that students synthesize all the disparate materials they’ve studied so that they can launch into new endeavors and tackle complex problems in graduate school, their careers, and life. But for capstones to work their magic, schools must design them carefully and implement them deliberately. Learn how in this online seminar.
Electronic portfolios represent a potentially powerful new tool for faculty review. There are many good reasons to embrace this new technology. Fast-forward through a steep learning curve; avoid common pitfalls; and learn to successfully navigate the evolving world of e-portfolio options. We save you time and effort by walking you through the essential groundwork necessary to choosing and developing the right electronic portfolio system for your institution.
“If you want something done right …”When it comes to assessment of student learning, many in academia choose published instruments. Certainly those tools have much to recommend them. But there are equally strong opinions in favor of locally-developed assessment tools. We look at the strengths and weaknesses of various assessment tools, and how you can use them to best advantage in your programs.
Your retention rate reveals how students ”vote with their feet” with regard to your academic offerings, faculty and out-of-classroom experiences. Retention rates are becoming more important to prospective students and taking on greater weight in publications that rank colleges and universities. We show you how to employ a holistic, strategic approach to retention that encompasses your entire institution.
You need to act sooner than later, as the number of online students is exploding. Of all students in college, 29.3% take at least one online course. Meeting the needs of this population is critical for growth and retention rates, but it won’t be easy. Tight budgets and economic pressures make adapting a new approach difficult. Two expert instructors discuss the relationship between technology, student affairs and distance learners. You’ll see best practice models as well.
The stakes are incredibly high when it comes to hiring a new faculty member. We'll teach you the strategies of behavior-based interviewing (BBI). This approach is based on the premise that past behavior is the best predictor for future performance. We provide your search committee with a step-by-step approach that promotes the best practices in hiring.
Ensure your institution’s online education options align with proven programs and policies for capitalizing on the adult market. We offer you a blueprint to effectively serve adult learners, from online offerings to campus life with proven strategies and practices. Presented by Bruce N. Chaloux, Ph.D., a leading expert in online and distance education issues, this seminar benefits many areas involved with the returning adult student market and their online education.
Effective feedback is a critical component of the learning process for online students. It serves an important role in keeping them motivated and engaged.
Learn a set of strategies for reducing feedback’s burden while maintaining the high quality that contributes so much to students’ growth and learning.