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In an effort to create greater awareness of distance learning and recognize faculty and best practices in the field, the LeCroy Center joined the United States Distance Learning Association to celebrate National Distance Learning Week, Nov. 7 -11, 2016. NDLW highlights the tremendous growth and accomplishments in distance education and showcases excellence in teaching, technology and research.

Check our website for more information: http://lecroy.dcccd.edu/ndlw2016/

   Monday, November 7, 2016

Align and Redesign:
09:00 am - 10:00 am Central
10:00 am - 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Dr. Roseann Torsiello and Professor Barbara Monaghan, Berkeley College

This webinar will focus on the development of an online advanced writing course transformed by using the Quality Matters rubric. Highlights will include:

  • Rewriting course objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Implementing a learning outcomes matrix to focus on course development and alignment.
  • Understanding the relationship between module-level learning objectives and learning activities.
  • Developing multimedia content, specifically text, audio, video, animation and interactions, that create a meaningful learning environment.
  • Employing formative and summative course evaluation.
  • Lessons learned from student feedback and self-reflection.

How to Make Your Course QM Awesome: Creative QM Applications
Webinar begins at:
 12:00 pm Central
 01:00 pm Eastern
 LeCroy Center Conference Room

Presented by: Shannon Bradley, Education Program Director, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College.

Learn how to use Social Media to Teach

Celebrate National Distance Learning Week with Quality Matters. Hear from Shannon Bradley, QM subscriber, as she explains and demonstrates how she has applied the QM Standards within her QM Certified course using SoftChalk, Google Drive, small group collaborations, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, YouTube, and more.

The presentation will show you creative ways to implement the QM Rubric in your online learning environment! Shannon will explain and demonstrate how she has applied the QM Standards within her QM Certified course using SoftChalk, Google Drive, small group collaborations, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, YouTube, and more. She has used these tools in her own courses, and in the presentation, she will incorporate the ideas gained from collaborating with Math, Communications, and English colleagues that have led to improved student learning and engagement. This presentation will provide practical tips and instructions for implementing these tools into your online course.

Trends in Alternative Credentialing: Benchmarks, Badges, and Noncredit Programming
 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Central
 01:00 pm - 12:00 pm Eastern

Presented by:
Kyle Peck, Co-director, Center for Online Innovation and Professor, Penn State University
Jim Fong, Director, Center for Research & Marketing Strategy, UPCEA
Peter Janzow, Senior Director, Business & Market Development, Pearson Acclaim

Micro-credentials, nano-credentials, badges…staying current on emerging trends in education is a challenge. It is also the life-force of the work that we do to prepare students for an ever-shifting professional landscape. In this engaging session, learn about the driving factors behind the emergence of alternative credentials, how higher education institutions are responding, and hear insights about what’s next.

   Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Snapchat 101: Engaging Students Online
 12:00pm - 01:00 pm Central
 01:00pm - 02:00 pm Eastern

Presented by:
Dr. Wendy Tietz, Professor of Accounting, Kent State University

Snapchat is currently the number one social media platform used by 16 to 24 year olds and is rapidly gaining users aged 35 years and older. In this interactive session, you will learn the basics of Snapchat, including how to set up an account, how to communicate with other users, and Snapchat lingo and features (e.g. geofilters, swiping, face lenses). We will also discuss at least four ways that Snapchat can be used to engage your students in your class using real-life examples. Participants who have downloaded the Snapchat app will be able to put these lessons into practice in real time.

Join the Snapchat fun – and learn about a powerful way to engage your online students.

   Wednesday, November 9, 2016

District Video Services
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Central
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: LeCroy Center/Learning Technology Team

Interested in using or creating video for your students? This presentation takes a look at resources freely available to faculty across the District to create and share video. The session also explores some of the key ingredients for creating videos your students will find useful and engaging.

The webinar will be available at: http://bit.ly/2evxnsQ

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Distance Learning Resources for Telehealth
09:00 am -10:00 am Central
10:00 am -11:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Janet Major, Arizona Telemedicine Program

This webinar will share best practices as well as where to go for the resources you need to produce successful events for telehealth applications.

Please join us to learn how to produce telemedicine clinics and educational telehealth events for patients, physicians and students using telehealth and distance learning technology.

Alternative, Stackable, and Microcredentials: Where are we headed?
09:00 am - 12:45 pm (Times listed are Eastern Standard Time; GMT-5)

Sponsored by: Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)

Webinar moderated by: Malcolm Brown, Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

Watch this event to hear from leading international experts on alternative credentials, microcredentials, and badging. They will discuss current efforts, successful examples, and emerging frameworks for the creation, interoperability, and sustainability of these innovations. The conversation will also address science and engineering since the rapid changes in these fields require professionals to quickly and continually gain new competencies, while receiving the appropriate and acceptable evidence that these competencies are attained. The question is, with the possible proliferation of alternatives to the commonly acknowledged “college degree,” how do we create a shared understanding, a common currency that we, higher education institutions and employers alike, will recognize and accept? Join us for this webinar to the explore potential answers to this question.

On the day of the event, please go to https://educause.acms.com/elifocus or click the "Access Free Webinar" button below and enter as a guest. No special credentials are needed and this event is free and open to all.

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   Thursday, November 10, 2016

STARLINK: A Conversation About Technology and Accessibility with David Wood
10:00 am CDT,
11:00 am EDT

**Webinar is hosted by Cisco WebEx. If your Firefox browser is blocking you from getting access, please use Google Chrome.

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STARLINK: Strategic Technologies for Higher Ed

The higher education ecosystem is increasingly competitive and ever-changing. Institutions must leverage adaptive learning, predictive analytics, digital assessment to Open Education Resources and collaboration technology to become more resourceful and innovative. The lynch pin of innovation often rests on the strategic implementation of technology. STARLINK interviews experts to discuss top technologies to improve student retention, engagement, and thrive in a changing environment.

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STARLINK: Overcoming Test Anxiety

Have any of you ever experienced feelings similar to this while attempting to take a test? If you have, you have experienced something called “test anxiety.” Test anxiety is very common, and most of us have experienced, or will experience, this feeling in one way or another sometime during our school careers. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to manage test-taking anxiety. In this learning module, you will learn what test anxiety is, the causes of test anxiety, and some helpful exercises that you can do to help you to relax and to manage this anxiety. You will be on your way to feeling confident, competent, and doing your best possible work on any test that comes your way.

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How Section 508 Accessibility Helps People with Disabilities Webinar
Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm Central, (Duration is an approximation)
02:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern, (Duration is an approximation)

Sponsored by: FGDLA and Elearning! and Government Elearning! Magazines

Moderator: Dr. Carla Lane, FGDLA Vice President, Higher Education Sector

Helen Chamberlain, Program Director, Government-wide Section 508, GSA and
Alexander Koudry, Director, Center for Information Technology Access, GSA

Join this webinar by Section 508 and assistive technology experts from the U.S. General Services Administration. First assistive technology (AT), accessibility, and accommodation and how they relate will be explained. Participants will then be introduced to the kinds of AT used by persons with disabilities to access web content like distance learning. This will provide insight into the importance of creating accessible distance learning courses and learning management systems. Next will be a brief discussion of Section 508, and how to include accessibility in contracts. This will be followed by a discussion of how accessibility needs to be considered at each phase of the acquisition life-cycle. The presenters will also share some GSA resources available to help create contracts for accessible distance learning solutions. Click here for complete details.

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   Friday, November 11, 2016


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