The Transformation of Asian Economies

Drs. Maysami, Drake, and Seeman proudly announce the MOOC “The Transformation of Asian Economies,” a collaborative effort between East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. This 7 week course will focus on one key question:
What factors contribute to the transformation of developing Asian nations into developed economies?

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This course will:

• Explore the historic transformation of various societies from undeveloped (and sometimes tribal) civilizations into economically advanced nations

• Review the economic transformation of Singapore and Malaysia and distinguish different paths each country has taken since their independence

• Address the current political and economic landscape of two emerging economies – China and India

The course was developed by a grant from the UNC General Administration and supported by technology partner SAS.

Dr. Ramin Maysami is a Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Business at UNCP.

Dr. John Drake is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems in the College of Business at ECU.

Dr. Elaine Seeman is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the College of Business at ECU.

See the videos:
Promotional video – John

Promotional video – Elaine

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Webinars from San Diego!

The following information may be of interest to some of you. You can subscribe to receive announcements such as this by registering for one of the webinars and completing the form.

Each week the San Diego County Office of Education provides a concise, one-hour webinar for all educators on various web-based tools. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Expand your digital literacies from the convenience of your office, classroom, or home. Web Tool Wednesdays takes place from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Pacific).

April 23, 2014 – QR Codes

Quick Response (QR) codes are an easy way to present content, resources, and more. We’ll learn different ideas for use and how create codes that link to websites, audio, or anything you have in your Google Drive.

April 30, 2014 – “New” Features in Google Forms

Google Forms now allows you to filter responses to your form, allowing some and rejecting others. (For example, if you ask for an email address, you can make sure what you get is actually an email address.) This is called Data Validation, and it can be a powerful tool in your classroom. This webinar will review some of the newer features of Google Forms, and then go over how you can use data validation with your students to streamline your work.
May 7, 2014 – Connecting Parents and the Community with MailChimp

Create an online newsletter with multimedia elements to connect with parents, staff, and the larger community. Keep your students’ support network informed about current classroom curriculum, exemplary student work, and more.
May 14, 2014 – Flip, Collaborate, and Differentiate with Blendspace
May 21, 2014 – Where on the Earth is History?

Bring history to life using Google Earth! Students can tour historic sights, follow in the footsteps of an individual from history, or analyze geographic features and the impact on the people. Be it whole group or small group projects, Google Earth allows students to discover the earth and history that has been made on it. Leave knowing how to create content in Google Earth and how to scaffold lessons so your students can create content and show their learning in a unique, authentic way.
May 28, 2014 – Subtext

Engage Readers and Support the Common Core with collaborative reading in your classroom. Use Subtext to build more actively engaged readers and support the Common Core standards for ELA.
June 4, 2014 – Student EdCamps

EdCamps, as professional development, are sweeping across the nation. Come see how this structure can engage and empower your students across curricular areas, and teach you a thing or two.
June 11, 2014 – Graphite

Do you wonder about what Apps, games, or websites are good for your classroom? Do you wonder how to use “that webtool” you heard other teachers talking about? In this webinar we will explore a free service that provides tips, advice, and the information you need to make great technology choices.

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Links to Recordings of Webinars presented during UNC Online Learning Technologies Week

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If you were unable to attend a session of interest, the links below will allow you to view the recordings. As well, at the end of the sessions, there will be a link to a survey we would like you to complete. Happy viewing!

Monday 4/7/2014 10:30 AM MOOCs: Challenges in developing a MOOC
Developing a MOOC to reach thousands of students requires a rethinking of traditional online education. In this session, a panel of MOOC developers will highlight some of the challenges and opportunities that MOOCs present. Faculty and administrators

Monday 4/7/2014 1:30 PM Student Support Services for Online Programs/Courses
This session demonstrates how to scale student support services for online students enrolled in individual courses and fully online degree programs using examples from UNC Charlotte, Fayetteville State, and NCSSM. Faculty, advisors, student support personnel, and administrators

Monday 4/7/2014 3:00 PM Faculty Development Online Modules from College STAR
College STAR, a UNC system program, will introduce online instructional modules created by faculty that utilize instructional strategies which align with the principles of Universal Design for Learning. Faculty

Tuesday 4/8/2014 10:30 AM The Art of the Online Syllabus and UDL (panel)
Every syllabus should include important information about the nature of the course, communication, course requirements, organization of instruction, feedback and grading, and community Faculty

Tuesday 4/8/2014 1:30 PM The UNC Proctoring System, including proctoring via WebCam
A demonstration of the UNC proctoring system and its latest addition – live remote proctoring via WebCam (ProctorU) Faculty and administrators

Tuesday 4/8/2014 3:00 PM Cultivating Community in Online Learning Environments
In this session, presenters will provide a rationale and multiple practical methods for cultivating community in online courses. Faculty

Wednesday 4/9/2014 10:30AM Business On-Line: eTeaching and AACSB Accreditation
This workshop will explore how Blackboard tools and functionality can be used to assist COBs in the collection of data required by the AACSB’s assurance of learning standards. Faculty in colleges / schools of business

Wednesday 4/9/2014 1:30 PM Student Perspectives of Online Learning
In this colloquium session, we will review perspectives of students who have taken at least one online course. Faculty, advisors and administrators

Wednesday 4/9/2014 3:00 PM Student Interaction – Beyond Discussion boards
A discussion on various research based methods of creating engagement for different types of interaction: student-student, instructor-student, student-content. Faculty

Thursday 4/10/2014 10:30 AM The Degrees Matter Program @ UNCG Faculty, advisors and administrators

Thursday 4/10/2014 1:30 PM Feedback in Online Courses – A Key Component of the Successful Online Course
In this session, a panel of experienced faculty share their policies and procedures for feedback. faculty

Session not recorded

Thursday 4/10/2014 3:00 PM Our Time, Our Future: How Libraries Can Help with Expected Learning Outcomes
How three libraries assist with the research and information literacy skills of online students Faculty, advisors and administrators

Friday 4/11/2014 10:30 AM Strategies and Tools for Engaging Students (Panel) Faculty

Friday 4/11/2014 1:30 PM Conquer Condensed Delivery: Effective Teaching Techniques for Summer and Shorter Term Courses
A hands-on workshop series for the Summer School faculty to help them conquer the challenges of teaching in the condensed summer sessions. Faculty, advisors and administrators

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