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As you may know, next week is UNC Learning Technologies Week, and we are celebrating by offering 14 webinars on topics of broad interest to faculty, administrators, instructional designers and instructional technologists.
While the webinars are intended to provide professional development opportunities to all, they also showcase the extensive talents and efforts our campuses have undertaken to improve the quality of teaching and learning. I am proud to say that ten of our institutions are presenting sessions this week, and for the first time we had to turn away submissions! Obviously, UNC is committed to collaboration and quality.
The best way to participate in these webinars is with a headset. We ask that you mute your microphones so that feedback is minimized.
Sessions will be recorded and the recordings made available the following week. As well, we will be sending out a brief survey so that you can evaluate any sessions you attend. If there are sessions you wish we were offering, include that in your survey comments and we will find someone to present that topic in the fall. We are committed to enhancing quality throughout the UNC system!
Times and dates for sessions, along with a brief description are listed below. Click on the links to join the session when it is time.
A sincere thank you to the folks at UNCW who are hosting all the webinars and to all the presenters!
Monday 4/7/2014 10:30 AM ECU UNCP
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.
Monday 4/7/2014 1:30 PM UNCC FSU NCSSM
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.
Monday 4/7/2014 3:00 PM ECU
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.
Tuesday 4/8/2014 10:30 AM ECU
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
Tuesday 4/8/2014 1:30 PM UNC-GA
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)
Tuesday 4/8/2014 3:00 PM ASU
Cultivating Community in Online Learning Environments
In this session, presenters will provide a rationale and multiple practical methods for cultivating community in online courses.
Wednesday 4/9/2014 10:30AM WCU
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.
Wednesday 4/9/2014 1:30 PM UNCW
Student Perspectives of Online Learning
In this colloquium session, we will review perspectives of students who have taken at least one online course.
Wednesday 4/9/2014 3:00 PM UNCW
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
Thursday 4/10/2014 10:30 AM UNCG
The Degrees Matter Program @ UNCG
Learn how the Lumina Foundation funded program is helping non-traditional learners finish their degrees.
Thursday 4/10/2014 1:30 PM ECU
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.
Thursday 4/10/2014 3:00 PM ASU ECU WSSU
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
Friday 4/11/2014 10:30 AM ECU
Strategies and Tools for Engaging Students (Panel)
Hear faculty strategies and tools and for engaging students in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.
Friday 4/11/2014 1:30 PM UNCC
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.