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8 Small Teaching Strategies that Deliver Big Results to Engage Online Students and Improve Learning

  • SEPTEMBER 26 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Online courses present unique challenges for both students and faculty. Small teaching can be the answer to those problems. Small online teaching strategies are minor adjustments to class design and teaching, things that are feasible in terms of the minimum amount of time required and that create little to no grading burden.

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How to Use Interactive Lecturing as Pedagogy of Engagement

  • OCTOBER 3 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

In recent years, lectures as a pedagogical approach have come under considerable fire. Critics have called lectures boring, obsolete, old-fashioned, overused, and even unfair. The criticisms, however, are often leveled at one type of lecture: the full-session, transmission-model lecture.

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2019 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

  • OCTOBER 3-5, 2019
  • ST. LOUIS, MO

This two-and-a-half-day event explores the groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the college and university levels today.

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Online Course Design Strategies to Increase Student Completion Rates

  • OCTOBER 8 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Online enrollments are on the rise, even as overall enrollments decline. As an increasingly diverse student body flocks online to meet their educational goals, online completion rates are not yet on par with traditional classrooms and are more problematic for students outside of the once-traditional student demographic.

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Online Program Design Strategies to Increase Program Graduation Rates

  • OCTOBER 15 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Online enrollments are on the rise, even as overall enrollments decline. As an increasingly diverse student body flocks online to meet their educational goals, online completion rates are not yet on par with face-to-face classrooms and are more problematic for students outside of the historically traditional student demographic.

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Applying Andragogy to Online Course Design to Increase Student Engagement and Success

  • OCTOBER 22 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Naturally, adults and children learn in different ways. However, this truism does not necessarily translate when learners transition from secondary to postsecondary educational settings. It’s even more elusive in online learning environments as students are not immediately visible to their instructors.

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Course Design for Faculty: Instructional Design Basics

  • NOVEMBER 5 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

This Magna Online Seminar is perfect for those of you who are just a little lost, a little confused, or really want a glimpse of course planning with a real-life instructional designer. This seminar will focus on the prep work that happens BEFORE the syllabus is given to students.

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Increasing Inclusion and Interaction: Disabilities in the College Classroom

  • NOVEMBER 7 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Creating accommodating, all-inclusive environments for all students should be a top priority for any educator. Fortunately, faculty can implement small, straightforward pedagogical changes to increase the inclusion of students with disabilities that often improve interaction between all enrolled students, improve the classroom experience, and make teaching more efficient and effective.

LEARN MORE

Online Learning That Sticks: Strategies to Shift to Student-Centered Learning

  • NOVEMBER 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

You have the basics of teaching well in hand. Your students are successful. You feel comfortable with your content knowledge and teaching methods. So why would you change anything? This Magna Online Seminar invites you to peek behind the classroom doors and LMS screen of college and university instructors who win national teaching awards to find out what they do that is so different.

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2019 National Conference on Student Leadership

  • NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019
  • ORLANDO, FL

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

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Backward Design: Writing Learning Goals and Objectives

  • DECEMBER 13 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Learning goals and objectives are where the real work of teaching is accomplished. Meaningful and measurable learning goals are tied to student success. When course goals aren't linked to the desired outcomes, then student success is greatly compromised.

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2020 Teaching Professor Conference

  • MAY 29-31, 2020
  • ATLANTA, GA

Founded in 2003, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

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Conferences

2020 Teaching Professor Conference

  • MAY 29-31, 2020
  • ATLANTA, GA

Founded in 2003, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

LEARN MORE

2019 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

  • OCTOBER 3-5, 2019
  • ST. LOUIS, MO

This two-and-a-half-day event explores the groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the college and university levels today.

LEARN MORE

2019 National Conference on Student Leadership

  • NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019
  • ORLANDO, FL

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

LEARN MORE

Online Seminars

8 Small Teaching Strategies that Deliver Big Results to Engage Online Students and Improve Learning

  • SEPTEMBER 26 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Online courses present unique challenges for both students and faculty. Small teaching can be the answer to those problems. Small online teaching strategies are minor adjustments to class design and teaching, things that are feasible in terms of the minimum amount of time required and that create little to no grading burden.

LEARN MORE

How to Use Interactive Lecturing as Pedagogy of Engagement

  • OCTOBER 3 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

In recent years, lectures as a pedagogical approach have come under considerable fire. Critics have called lectures boring, obsolete, old-fashioned, overused, and even unfair. The criticisms, however, are often leveled at one type of lecture: the full-session, transmission-model lecture.

LEARN MORE

Online Course Design Strategies to Increase Student Completion Rates

  • OCTOBER 8 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Online enrollments are on the rise, even as overall enrollments decline. As an increasingly diverse student body flocks online to meet their educational goals, online completion rates are not yet on par with traditional classrooms and are more problematic for students outside of the once-traditional student demographic.

LEARN MORE

Online Program Design Strategies to Increase Program Graduation Rates

  • OCTOBER 15 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Online enrollments are on the rise, even as overall enrollments decline. As an increasingly diverse student body flocks online to meet their educational goals, online completion rates are not yet on par with face-to-face classrooms and are more problematic for students outside of the historically traditional student demographic.

LEARN MORE

Applying Andragogy to Online Course Design to Increase Student Engagement and Success

  • OCTOBER 22 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Naturally, adults and children learn in different ways. However, this truism does not necessarily translate when learners transition from secondary to postsecondary educational settings. It’s even more elusive in online learning environments as students are not immediately visible to their instructors.

LEARN MORE

Course Design for Faculty: Instructional Design Basics

  • NOVEMBER 5 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

This Magna Online Seminar is perfect for those of you who are just a little lost, a little confused, or really want a glimpse of course planning with a real-life instructional designer. This seminar will focus on the prep work that happens BEFORE the syllabus is given to students.

LEARN MORE

Increasing Inclusion and Interaction: Disabilities in the College Classroom

  • NOVEMBER 7 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Creating accommodating, all-inclusive environments for all students should be a top priority for any educator. Fortunately, faculty can implement small, straightforward pedagogical changes to increase the inclusion of students with disabilities that often improve interaction between all enrolled students, improve the classroom experience, and make teaching more efficient and effective.

LEARN MORE

Online Learning That Sticks: Strategies to Shift to Student-Centered Learning

  • NOVEMBER 12 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

You have the basics of teaching well in hand. Your students are successful. You feel comfortable with your content knowledge and teaching methods. So why would you change anything? This Magna Online Seminar invites you to peek behind the classroom doors and LMS screen of college and university instructors who win national teaching awards to find out what they do that is so different.

LEARN MORE

Backward Design: Writing Learning Goals and Objectives

  • DECEMBER 13 | 1:00 PM CENTRAL | 60 MINUTES

Learning goals and objectives are where the real work of teaching is accomplished. Meaningful and measurable learning goals are tied to student success. When course goals aren't linked to the desired outcomes, then student success is greatly compromised.

LEARN MORE