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Magna 20 Minute Mentor programs are intensive—but brief—programs designed to help you address your everyday teaching challenges. Fast, focused and on-demand, they're great resources to have on hand at the departmental or institutional level. Each program cuts to the point, answering one critical question and offering specific strategies you can start using right away at your university.
If you’re an online educator, creating online video content is no longer an option. It’s a virtual requirement in today’s online environment, where students expect your curriculum to keep pace with new technologies. Unfortunately, even if faculty would love to make their students happy, most educators don’t understand how to create online video, and budget shortfalls are limiting training opportunities. Learn all about video creation from inception to viewing and discover simple ways to effectively create and deliver online video content.
This 90-minute seminar, led by Ike Shibley, Ph.D., offers proven strategies for technology to increase flexibility and access, improve student performance, and manage costs. With experience and expertise with technology and course design, Shibley helps you harness the opportunities of technology at your own school.
With the availability of VoiceThread, technology that allows educators to host secure conversations using media that include videos, images or presentations, students can now post comments within a lecture itself. An expert in distance education program development, discusses how VoiceThread can add a whole new element of interaction to an online course.
Today’s teachers need a thorough understanding of how the available wide variety of technological tools can enhance learning. Knowing about the tools is the first step, but the most successful teachers become adept at creating courses that capitalize on the pedagogical benefits that technology can bring.
Magna Commons offers the tools you need to improve teaching and learning on your campus. We provide you online, cloud-based access to more than 100 full length Magna Online Seminars with new seminars added monthly. Also included: Supplemental materials custom-designed to help you implement the strategy, handouts, in-depth facilitator's discussion guides and complete transcripts of each program. This on-demand service eliminates the need for CDs and provides instant access to a complete faculty and administrator professional development library at an extremely affordable price. Use Magna Commons for faculty development, just-in-time learning, and group meetings and discussion.
Online Classroom newsletter as been helping educators develop and define the world of online education since its inception in 2003. Issue after issue, we look at the challenges and opportunities presented by this dynamic, fast-growing teaching medium.
It's not that difficult to move online, and there's an easy, practical, painless way to learn how. Or if you tried teaching online and the results weren't what you expected, here is a way to get you there. Online Courses: Step-by-Step is an online training program that introduces you to critical online teaching concepts. We give you the tools you need to get your classes online successfully.
Just as smart phones, Twitter, Facebook and all of Web 2.0 are transforming communication, they’re also changing how teachers teach and students learn. These new technologies could encourage learner-centered teaching and help students learn skills they’ll need to succeed. Discover how to maximize the effectiveness of 21st century teaching tools with Selecting and Using Technologies in Online & Blended Courses, a 60-minute audio seminar with noted presenter Tony Bates.
The growing availability of portable multimedia devices and the proliferation of Course Management Systems make the time right for college instructors to begin to integrate audio and video teaching and learning modules to create more engaging–and more effective–courses. Learn how technology can free up class time for higher order learning activities.
Constant change is emerging as the new normal. To survive and thrive, organizations and individuals must be able to adjust, and enhance their knowledge and skills to meet evolving needs. This means the most important thing your students can learn is how to learn. We'll show you how to use technology to engage your students and prepare them for lifelong learning.
Office hours for online faculty might sound like an oxymoron, but in this Magna 20 Minute Mentor you’ll discover web-based tools you can use to connect with your students.