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Flipping the College Classroom: Transform Students into Active Learners

Fall 2013 - Wednesday, October 16th, 10-11 AM, Haggard Hall 232

Additional Details: Program Highlights
Co-Sponsored by: the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment, Western Libraries, and the Learning Commons.


Creating Experiential Learning Using Social Media

Fall 2013 - Friday, October 25th, 10-11:30 AM, Viking Union 567

Additional Details: Agenda
Co-Sponsored by: the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment, Western Libraries, and the Learning Commons.


Webinar: Understanding “Invisible” Disabilities & What this Means for Online Education (Sloan-C Webinar)

April 23rd, 2013@ 9:00 AM in VU 462B

Webinar Description:

This panel includes four accessibility specialists from Empire State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Drexel University and WebAIM. During the first 60 minutes, each panel member will provide a self-introduction and discuss their work with “invisible” disabilities. The panel will then share effective practices and available resources to support students and faculty with invisible disabilities in online education. The last 20 minutes will be open to questions from attendees.


Accessibility in Online/Blended Learning Workshops

Presenters:

  • Anna Blick, Assistant Director of disAbility Resources for Students
  • Rebecca Marrall, disAbility Management & Accommodations Counselor; Diversity & Disability Services Librarian

"Universal Design for the Digital Classroom: Accessibility and Online Courses"
March 12th, 2013 @ 11:00 in VU 462B

"Accessibility Workshop for Online/Blended Courses"
April 9th, 2013 @ 12:00 in VU 462B

Presentation covers the following components:

  • Brief overview of recent developments in online learning
  • Review of key disability rights legislation
  • Identification of subpopulations of students with disabilities and examples of how subpopulations may experience the online classroom
  • Common accommodations approved through DSS departments and how they may be adapted to online courses
  • Focus on a few readily available and user-friendly tools that enable universal access in digital environments

As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key pieces of legislation pertaining to accessibility in higher education;
  • Recognize populations of students with disabilities that they can expect to work with in both physical and virtual classrooms
  • Recognize common DSS policies and procedures for reasonable accommodation and how to apply these to online courses
  • Identify best practices for accessible instructional design
  • Select appropriate tools for developing accessible course content

Webinar: Online Academic Dishonesty: How To Stop Cheating In The 21st Century

March 19th @ 10:00 AM in Viking Union 552

Webinar Overview:

Cheating and plagiarism in higher education continue to be persistent challenges. In the June 3, 2012 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffery Young explained the challenges technology has added to the problem of academic dishonesty, not only in the classroom but also in the rapidly increasing venue of online learning. Given the expanded strategies that make it easier to cheat than to learn, how can educators possibly tackle such a pervasive problem?

This webinar will identify types of academic dishonesty, as well as strategies that can help decrease incidences of this destructive trend in online learning. Participants will take away a clear picture of the learner's inclination to violate academic codes of ethical behavior. They will also learn how to limit instances of cheating with careful design, implementation strategies, and ongoing monitoring.

Webinar Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand reasons students engage in academic dishonesty
  • Identify types of academic dishonesty that occur in online courses
  • Utilize strategies that can decrease incidences of academic dishonesty
  • Reduce rates of academic dishonesty in online learning environments

Webinar: Building Capacity for Student Success – Advising Online (Learning House)

March 5th @ 11:00 AM in College Hall 137

Webinar Description:

Online academic advising not only helps students achieve their educational goals, it also can improve retention rates. Online academic advisers may proactively monitor student performance, assist with goal setting and provide regular contact to help students feel involved in the institutional community. As online programs continue to grow, however, the role of online academic advisers also expands.

In this webinar, learn best practices for online academic advising and hear how one school has successfully used these relationships to increase enrollment and retention. Dr. Howell Williams and Michael Tyree, of The Learning House, Inc., and Dr. Carol Ziegler, Chief Mission Officer, from Notre Dame College, will discuss:

  • The Appreciative Advising approach in an online environment
  • Best practices for success coaching
  • How these techniques have been applied at Notre Dame College
  • Lessons learned at Notre Dame College

Blended/Online Learning Workshop

Winter 2013

Program Web site: www.wwu.edu/blendedlearning/

With support from the Office of the Provost, representatives from the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment (CIIA), Academic Technology & User Services (ATUS), and Extended Education (EE) will provide a 6-week workshop to interested instructors, entitled Teaching a Blended/Online Course.

The goal of this six-week blended-format workshop is to take the participants through the planning, design, and implementation process of creating a blended course, provide an opportunity to experience a “blended format” course, and give them the ability to create blended/online courses on their own.


"Flipping Your Classroom" Faculty Development Workshops

November 2012

The Center for Instructional Innovation, Academic Technology and User Services, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Extended Education are co-sponsoring two faculty development workshops dealing with integrating social media into your classroom and ‘flipping’ your lecture, learning how to maximize class time and use technology to support your course.  Both workshops will be held on November 14th and will be presented by Jeff Utecht (http://www.jeffutecht.com/).

“Reverse Instruction: Engaging students in deep meaningful learning”

Wednesday, November 14th, 12:00-1:30, VU567
http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/cii/events/events.aspx?eventid=362

“They're all on Facebook; Now What? Engaging Students through Social Media”

Wednesday, November 14th, 2:00-3:00, VU567
http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/cii/events/events.aspx?eventid=363

To register, please click on the above links and register through the WWU Training web site


Blended Learning Workshop

May 1st-25th, 2012

Program Web site: www.wwu.edu/blendedlearning/index.shtml

With support from the Office of the Provost, representatives from the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment (CIIA), Academic Technology & User Services (ATUS), and Extended Education (EE) delivered a 4-week workshop to interested instructors, entitled Teaching a Blended Course.

The goal of this four-week blended-format workshop was to take the participants through the planning, design, and implementation process of creating a blended course, provide an opportunity to experience a “blended format” course, and give them the ability to create blended/online courses on their own.


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