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Online Workshops and Webinar Series

The Teaching and Learning Center is excited to screen a series of webinars. Karen Shader, PhD, will facilitate a brief discussion after each viewing.

For a brief description and to register, please see the information below. 

As always,  coffee, tea and water is available for you. We welcome you to join us. 

All webinars will screen in the Teaching and Learning Center, 920 Madison Ave. Suite 424 as outlined in the schedule below.  

Contact Karen Shader, Ph.D.,, with any questions or comments about the series. 

November 5

  • 11:00-12:00 | Making Online Course Content Accessible
    This presentation will review how accessibility was made a primary priority during a course redesign effort.  It will focus on the various actions needed in order to institutionalize presentation templates, train faculty, and modify content. Attendees will learn the tips and tricks that were used to upgrade a 15-week Project Management fundamentals course
    Online Registration

November 6

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 | How to engage online students through discussion boards
    Getting students engaged in the classroom is tough enough, but to get an online class involved in a discussion can be difficult if not done correctly.  Learn how you can engage students in your online classroom with discussion board questions mixed with online videos.  Audience members will leave with ideas necessary to create an engaging online discussion forum that can help with online student retention, feeling of acceptance in the classroom, and getting students to complete discussion boards
    Online Registration
  • 1-2:00 CT | Using Twitter to Teach
    Introduces methods for incorporating Twitter into online or blended courses. Covers how to create a Twitter presence, compose a tweet, and create an assignment using Twitter. Discusses social media policies for using Twitter. Bring your computer!
    Online Registration
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 | No Student Left Behind: Individualized Support in an Online Environment
    We take the mystery out of providing quality individualized student support in the highdemand online learning environment. Exciting and effective technology tools coupled with well-trained, committed professionals consistently deliver three levels of critical support to online learners.
    Online Registration

November 14

  • 12:00-12:45 CT | Interactive Resources for Asynchronous Modules: Using Articulate Storyline
    Demonstrates interactive resources designed for a large-scale asynchronous workshop. Discusses how the digital tools embedded in the workshop created opportunities for participants to explore innovations in teaching and learning.
    Online Registration
  • 1:00-1:45 CT | Kicking Lecture to the Curb! Even Large Lecture Classes Can Experience Deeper Learning Using Active, Gamified, Project-Based Learning Strategies
    Demonstrates how a high enrollment course was transformed into an instant success by kicking lecture to the curb and using active, gamified, group project-based learning strategies.
    Online Registration
  • 2:30-3:15 CT | Teaching Online Lab Science Courses: Challenges And Solutions
    Addresses how to run lab sections of science courses online.
    Online Registration
  • 3:30-4:45 CT Learning How to Make the Future
    In this keynote , futurist Jane McGonigal, you’ll take a trip ten years into the future to see how new ways of collaborating, questioning, and scoring have transformed online learning.  When you approach the future of learning with the mindset of a gamer, who knows what doors you’ll unlock, what super powers you’ll gain, or what level you’ll break through to?
    Online Registration

November 15th

  • 8:00-8:45 CT | Group Work: Students Don’t Have to Hate it
    Explores how different levels of group work that can highlight the benefits of collaboration that can only be practiced through a group work experience.
    Online Registration
  • 9:00-9:45 CT | The Strategic Use of Analytics to Create a 360° Overall View of Course Quality
    Learn how data analytics are used to determine course health and identify course enhancement opportunities.
    Online Registration
  • 10:15-10:00 CT | WelcomeOnlineStudents: Collaborating to Build Flexible Orientation Experiences for Online Learners
    Demonstrations how  an orientation for online students creates flexible and scaffolded experiences which allow students to select resources relevant to them.  Bring your computer; you will test-drive some of the orientation experiences.
    Online Registration
  • 12:30 -1:15 CT | Applying Artificial Intelligence to Student Success
    Demonstrates how artificial intelligence can be used to help improve student success through learning pathway analysis and personality dimensionalization.  Case studies demonstrating the use of AI and potential applications within the institutional context and implications will be the focus of the presentation.
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  • 2:15-3:00 CT | Speed Geeking with Tech Tools and Apps - Examples for Engagement, Assessment, and Presence
    Highlights a variety of ed tech tools through actual course-based examples.   Demonstrates how tools and apps can expand and enhance the student learning experience, increase assessment possibilities, and offer new engagement opportunities.
    Online Registration

November 16th

  • 8:45-9:30 CT | Optimizing Cognitive Load for Student Success in Online Courses
    Demonstrates how to apply cognitive load theory to reduce the effects of extraneous cognitive load and ensure optimal learning in online courses and modules.
    Online Registration
  • 9:45-10:30 CT | Flipped Classroom Storytelling with Deep Media: “Ethics in Engineering” from Purdue University and the University of Central Florida
    Discusses how a team translated their philosophical framework into deep media storytelling combined with facilitated student engagement. Overviews a six-stage pedagogy, with interactive video and deep media storytelling as the foundation for establishing knowledge and scaffolding, their flipped classroom.
    Online Registration

Last Published: Nov 20, 2018