Distributed Learning Seminar Series
Universal Design for Online Learning
Is it your plan to deal with online course accessibility once you have a student who needs it?
Do you think that accessibility only concerns individuals with "certain" disabilities?
What would you do if a student wrote you today stating something in your online course was inaccessible?
Come to this seminar to find out how to design online course materials that are easy for everyone to access!
Emerging Technologies - Millennial Students and their Technologies: Teaching Next Generation Learners (6/22/2006)
"Millennial" students (those born between 1982 and 2002) have been receiving attention in some circles recently due to their differences from "traditional" students and their relationships with technology. In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to hear a university CIO's perspective on the impact of Millennials on higher education, see a demonstration by some Millennial students of technologies they use, and participate in small groups as you plan strategies you can adopt for teaching these next generation learners.
Technologies demonstrated may include (but will not necessarily be limited to):
Rate your professor.com
Do any of these statements sound familiar?
- I’ve been teaching online for awhile now, and I think I’m doing well. How do I know?
- My administrator doesn’t understand online courses. What do I do?
- My colleagues think online courses stink. What do I do?
- Our institution is up for re-accreditation, and our online courses are in the spotlight. What do I do?
Consider the issue of “quality” in online courses from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.
Incorporating Multimedia Into Your Online Course (10/6/2005)
The focus will be on incorporating multimedia elements into online courses in an instructionally meaningful manner. Participants will learn:
- How to work with existing elements.
- How to use best practice examples and selection criteria for digital assets in the selection of a multimedia element.
- Ways to ensure instructional soundness of incorporated multimedia.
Emerging Communications Technologies (6/23/2005)
Emphasis will be placed on clear overviews, demonstrations, and pro/con discussions of the featured technologies. Technologies will include:
- Instant Messaging
- RSS feeds/News aggregators
- Portable devices (PDAs, cell phones, iPods, digital cameras, etc.)
Online Course Assessment (3/24/2005)
- Institutional Context for Online Course Assessment
- Overview of Assessment in Online Courses
- Best Practices Panel