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  • What is the Best Scholarship Advice I Ever Received?
    • What is the Best Scholarship Advice I Ever Received?
    • What is the Best Scholarship Advice I Ever Received?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • What things can teachers do to become more effective scholars? For faculty who are interested in becoming a better and more efficient researcher and writer, this presentation shares scholarship advice assembled from outstanding research professors.
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  • What is the Best Citizenship Advice I Ever Received?
  • How Can I Write a Course Syllabus That’s Worth Reading?
    • How Can I Write a Course Syllabus That’s Worth Reading?
    • How Can I Write a Course Syllabus That’s Worth Reading?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • Your syllabus is one of the first impressions your course will make on your students. Need an aha moment to punch up your syllabi? Learn how to transform them from long, boring and text-laden documents to something elegant and engaging that your students will want to read.
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  • How Can Educational Programs Use Backwards Design to Drive Learning and Student Success?
    • How Can Educational Programs Use Backwards Design to Drive Learning and Student Success?
    • How Can Educational Programs Use Backwards Design to Drive Learning and Student Success?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • Backwards design is a straightforward process that provides value to both learners and instructors by creating alignment between objectives, class format, and examination questions. This method can assure student success by focusing on the outcomes first and ensuring that the course content aligns with those outcomes, while also creating a better process for instructors by allowing them to focus on their own content more efficiently.
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  • How Can Change Management Principles Help New Educational Programs Succeed?
  • How Can I Build a Mindset for Assessment in an Academic Department?
  • How Can I Analyze Department Data and Move Towards Closing the Assessment Loop?
  • How Do I Go Beyond the Basics of Universal Design for Learning?
  • How Do I Lead Change from the Middle?
    • How Do I Lead Change from the Middle?
    • How Do I Lead Change from the Middle?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • Change is sweeping through higher education. Major strategic choices come from university leadership rather than deans and department chairs. The deans and department chairs represent the middle management where actual change must be implemented. This 20-Minute Mentor helps explicate the causes of these changes and the strategies to address the need for change.
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  • What Should I Consider When Evaluating Online Teaching Faculty?
  • How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?
    • How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?
    • How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • This Magna 20-Minute Mentor discusses core power skills which include: teamwork, communication, positive attitude, critical thinking, professionalism, and time management. You'll also learn a four phase approach to integrating soft-skill education into a curriculum and how to design related activities to unleash the full potential of your students.
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  • How Can I Use Microactivities to Engage Students and Improve Learning and Retention?
  • How Can I Create an Effective Syllabus for My Online Class?
    • How Can I Create an Effective Syllabus for My Online Class?
    • How Can I Create an Effective Syllabus for My Online Class?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • The syllabus can not only help a student navigate the course content, but it also can become a substitute for first-day-of-class conversations, detail major assignments, and explain online-specific requirements such as technology required, netiquette, or recycled writing policies. Learn how to make an effective syllabus for online courses that will help you create a smoothly running class.
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  • What Technology and Tools Do I Need to Create a Podcast for My Students?
  • What Are the Basics of Podcasting?
    • What Are the Basics of Podcasting?
    • What Are the Basics of Podcasting?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • Discover how to evaluate your content in the context of a podcast and determine if this is an appropriate tool for your content delivery. Gain an idea of the benefits to podcasting, both as a content delivery platform and a way for students to receive content in an efficient and convenient way.
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  • What Can Engagement in Games Teach Me About Engagement in My Courses?
    • What Can Engagement in Games Teach Me About Engagement in My Courses?
    • What Can Engagement in Games Teach Me About Engagement in My Courses?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • We can all use fresh ideas for engaging students with course content. What can the games we play teach us about designing our courses? Games have kept people engaged for decades because they have systematically designed engagement practices. In this program we will explore how to recognize these engagement practices and apply them into course design. Learn how to use the games that surround us to make our courses more powerful.
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  • How Can I Increase Student Completion Rates in Online Learning?
    • How Can I Increase Student Completion Rates in Online Learning?
    • How Can I Increase Student Completion Rates in Online Learning?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • In this program, learn how to adopt a systemic and practical approach to increase online completion rates in the context of declining overall enrollments, increasing student diversity, and rising educational costs. And, understand that instructors partnering with instructional designers in the context of institutional support is key to implementing the proposed framework elements.
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  • How Do I Create a Class That Support First-Year Students?
    • How Do I Create a Class That Support First-Year Students?
    • How Do I Create a Class That Support First-Year Students?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • Learn several design-based first-year supports, how to create opportunities in the facilitation of your courses to create and build classroom skills, and how to plan/implement evaluations to continue to support students in their educational journey. Designing with students in mind first helps you be purposeful in your approach to building their skills and meeting their needs.
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  • How Can Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory Improve My Instruction?
    • How Can Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory Improve My Instruction?
    • How Can Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory Improve My Instruction?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • Attrition rates are 10% to 20% higher in online courses than their face-to-face counterparts. While online course formats offer convenient methods of instruction, poor course development often leads to high attrition rates. This program explores how applying Media Richness Theory (MRT) and Social Presence Theory to online course design and instruction can aid overall program retention and student satisfaction.
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  • How Can High Quality Faculty Development Improve Online Course Quality?
  • How Does Consistency Improve Quality in Online Courses and Programs?
    • How Does Consistency Improve Quality in Online Courses and Programs?
    • How Does Consistency Improve Quality in Online Courses and Programs?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • Enhancing consistency in online courses and programs is a current topic of interest to university administrators. Viewing this mentor will lead to enhanced awareness of the many benefits to both students and faculty that come from consistent course design. The program provides development staff, faculty, and other administrators many ideas that can be implemented easily at almost any institution.
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  • How Can I Ensure Academic Honesty in My Online Assessments?
    • How Can I Ensure Academic Honesty in My Online Assessments?
    • How Can I Ensure Academic Honesty in My Online Assessments?

    • $39.00$499.00
    • This program offers a realistic and practical alternative to the ever-escalating cheating wars that consume so much college and university resources in prosecuting dishonest academic conduct. Implementing the strategies in this presentation can greatly reduce the hassle for instructors and student-support staff of having to go through the paperwork, process, and frustration of responding to academic dishonesty.
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  • How Can I Build Engagement in My Online Classes Through Student-created Videos?
  • How Can I Assess Students in My Online Classes Through Student-created Videos?