Upcoming Webinars

Date Webinar
09/24/12 Digital Faculty: Faculty, Teaching and Technology, 2012.
09/27/12 Flip the Classroom & Catalyze the Learning - Educause
10/9/12 Introduction to Blended Learning - Virtual Workshop

Digital Faculty: Faculty, Teaching and Technology, 2012. - 2:00PM - 3:00PM. 0300 GITC.

Review the results of Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012 -- A Joint Project of The Babson Survey Research Group and Inside Higher Ed. The second of two surveys of college professors and academic technology administrators about faculty attitudes about and approaches to technology, Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with the Babson Survey Research Group. The Inside Higher Ed survey of faculty views on technology was made possible in part by the generous financial support of CourseSmart, Deltak, Pearson and Sonic Foundry. Your registration information will be shared with these companies.

Flip the Classroom & Catalyze the Learning - Educause. 1:00PM - 2:00PM. 0300 GITC.

This Webinar explores a new data analytics-driven audience response system, Learning Catalytics, that does away with multiple-choice questions and helps instructors design better questions, manage time and process flow, and optimize discussions in the classroom.

Introduction to Blended Learning - Octoberber 9, 2012. 1:00PM - 2:00PM. 0300 GITC.

Online learning is here to stay and all of our institutions are exploring its merits in one form or another. For many, this is a significant and unwelcome disruption to traditional teaching models. Administrators are asking IT and faculty to embrace the shift. This workshop is an introduction to blended learning models where a significant portion of the learning activities are moved online and time spent in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated.


Speaker Introduction:
Barbara Schwartz
, Site Administrator/Faculty Trainer Moodlerooms/Joule, Professor Computer Studies, Pine Manor College

Objectives (what I hope to accomplish in this hour):

Definitions – Types of Hybrid/Blended Learning
• Courses where a significant portion of the learning activities are moved online and time spent in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated. They blend in-class teaching and online learning.
o Web-enhanced
o Hybrid course
o Online course

Advantages and Challenges

Blackboard, Moodlerooms/Joule, Desire to Learn, Sakai,

How to Start or Redesign Process
o Questions to consider when designing a course and Tips (http://www4.uwm.edu/ltc/hybrid/faculty_resources/questions.cfm)
o Pedagogical redesign
o Clear learning objectives, goals and outcomes
o Syllabus development
o Assessment – both formative and summative
o Discussions and online community
o Attendance policy
o Key links to use in a LMS
o Instructional strategies
o Diverse students
o Roles of student and instructor
o Possible online activities (Northeastern University)

• MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
• Designing a Learning Module for a Blended Course
• Designing & Teaching Hybrid Courses - Alexander R. Pagnani
• The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing & Teaching Online Courses – Joan Thormann and Isa Kaftal Zimmerman (a must own for any instructor planning to teach online or hybrid)
• Building Online Learning Communities – Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt

Q & A