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Spring 2014 Webinars

 

Past Webinars
Social Media in Higher Education: An Institutional Perspective
March 4, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Register Online (questions call 202/293-3132 or e-mail Carlena Meredith)
Presenter: Christina Sax, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation, Shippensburg University
Faculty, students, staff, and administrators use social media in a wide range of ways including, among others, teaching and learning, marketing and admissions recruiting, special interest clubs and groups, and alumni and advancement outreach. These uses raise a variety of policy, legal, risk, governance, academic freedom, free speech, and technical and support issues for the institution.
Christina Sax will provide an overview of these issues, examples of best practice institutional policies, and the process Shippensburg University used to develop its first set of institutional social media guidelines. Objectives: As a result of attending this session participants will: 1) become familiar with the potential issues that impact institutions as a result of the use of social media, 2) gain best practice examples of social media policies and guidelines from several higher education institutions, and 3) gain a model for the development of social media guidelines and policies at their institution.
The archive for this presentation will be available on Blackboard Collaborate until May 23, 2014.
You and any member of your staff are free to access to the archive -- note that this Webinar will be available under a Creative Commons license.
 
2. Depending on how your computer is set up, you may have to install the Blackboard Collaborate software, which should take a couple of minutes.

3. Depending on how your computer is set up, you may have to have your headphones on to hear the audio.

4. Remember to push the round play button (at the very bottom of the screen) to start the presentation.

Ensuring Accessibility in Online Education
March 25, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Register Online (questions call 202/293-3132 or e-mail Carlena Meredith)
Presenter: Colleen Fleming, Instructional Designer Adler School of Professional Psychology
Online education presents unique challenges for students with disabilities. Solutions to these challenges are as diverse as the students who may require accommodations in order to get the full learning experience for a course. Some examples of accommodations include providing transcripts or captions for videos, converting documents such as PDFs so that they can be read by a screen reader, making sure that all course functionality can be accessed using a keyboard, and giving students extra time on tests within the learning management system.
Accessible online courses can be developed by using inclusive course design, reviewing courses for accessibility, and training faculty and staff to create course materials that can be accessed by students with disabilities. Making sure that online courses are accessible can be an overwhelming undertaking, but it is possible even with a small staff. Incorporating accessibility as part of the course design, course review, and faculty education process helps prevent rushed attempts to update a course to meet student needs. Colleen Fleming will outline the accessibility requirements for online higher education courses, the accessibility procedures and training that have been implemented at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and practical ways to ensure that online course content can be used effectively by all students.

The archive for this presentation will be available on Blackboard Collaborate until May 24, 2014.

Please feel free to share this Web site with the colleagues at your institution or organization, although we ask that you not share it with others at other organizations. We are able to offer ITC members the opportunity to participate in these calls, and keep your participation fees as low as possible, by registering as many attendees as possible. Note that ITC owns the copyright for these Webinars, so we appreciate you are not making or storing any copies.

1. Log onto the Blackboard Collaborate Web site:
Mar 25, 2014, [Tue] 09:57 AM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (10:44:59)[12.8462 MB]
2. Depending on how your computer is set up, you may have to install the Blackboard Collaborate software, which should take a couple of minutes.
3. Depending on how your computer is set up, you may have to have your headphones on to hear the audio.
4. Remember to push the round play button (at the very bottom of the screen) to start the presentation.
 
 
Mobile Technologies can Make Learning Engaging and FUN!
April 1, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Register Online (questions call 202/293-3132 or e-mail Carlena Meredith)
Presenter: Jeannine Burgess, Instructional Technology, Palm Beach State College
Studies show that instructors can create more interactive lessons with mobile technologies. Mobile tools can help instructors be more organized, encourage students to be more self-directed, and enhance an instructor’s ability to implement quality, engaging, digital content into online classes. Jeannine Burgess will share concrete strategies for implementing m-Learning activities. She will provide links to mobile apps and share examples of interactive activities, with their success rates in various disciplines. For example, she will demonstrate how students can use mobile technologies to present a topic, capture a moment, or share an idea. Attend this session to learn how to effectively integrate technology to help students learn, and implement engaging activities to make Learning FUN!
 
The archive for this presentation will be available on Blackboard Collaborate until May 31, 2014.

Please feel free to share this Web site with the colleagues at your institution or organization, although we ask that you not share it with others at other organizations.  We are able to offer ITC members the opportunity to participate in these calls, and keep your participation fees as low as possible, by registering as many attendees as possible.  Note that ITC owns the copyright for these Webinars, so we appreciate you are not making or storing any copies.

1. Log onto the Blackboard Collaborate Web site: 
Apr 01, 2014, [Tue] 09:39 AM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (05:27:06)[15.069 MB]
2. Depending on how your computer is set up, you may have to install the Blackboard Collaborate software, which should take a couple of minutes.
3. Depending on how your computer is set up, you may have to have your headphones on to hear the audio.
4. Remember to push the round play button (at the very bottom of the screen) to start the presentation.