NDLW 2017



Creating awareness of distance learning and recognize faculty and best practices in the field, the LeCroy Center joins the United States Distance Learning Association to celebrate National Distance Learning Week , Nov 6-10, 2017. NDLW highlights the growth and accomplishments in distance education and showcases excellence in teaching, technology and research.

You are invited to celebrate the LeCroy Center’s commitment to excellence in distance learning by participating in a week-long series of free webinars.

Events

NDLW 2017 Webinars & Resources

LeCroy Center Schedule-at-a-Glance

Time Monday, 11/6 Tuesday, 11/7 Wednesday, 11/8 Thursday, 11/9 Friday, 11/10
01:00 PM CST     eCampus Grade Center: What You Need to Know to Teach Your Course (LeCroy’s Learning Technology Team)    
On-Demand Accessibility Resources Available from the Learning Technology Team Making Documents ADA Compliant – LeCroy, Rhett Jon Reswik

A video tutorial on how to use the Microsoft Office Accessibility Checker to check documents for ADA Compliance.

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Accessibility Checklist – El Centro College, Christina Jones

A checklist on how to make your online course content accessible.

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Accessibility YouTube Channel – Eastfield College, Jason Busbin

How to add Alt Tags to images.

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Accessibility YouTube Channel – Eastfield College, Jason Busbin

How to make electronic forms accessible to assistive technology.

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Designing for Different Abilities Conference – Keynote, Kathryn Fink Martinez

Kathryn Fink Martinez delivers the keynote speech “Creating Change”.

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On-Demand Webinars Available from the Learning Technology Team Syllabus as a Guide to Students (Dr. Dave Merrill)

Dr. Merrill discusses how to create a more effective and efficient syllabus to guide students in your course.
On-Demand Webinars Available from the Learning Technology Team Badges in Education (Dr. Rick West)

A digital badge is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments. Open digital badging makes it easy for anyone to issue, earn, and display badges across the web through an infrastructure that uses shared and open technical standards.
Learning Technology Team Website Learning Technology Team Website
(https://myportal.dcccd.edu/facultyinformation/LearningTechnologyTeam/Pages/Home.aspx)

Visit our website to find out information about Support for Instructors Teaching Online or Hybrid Courses at DCCCD.

Website Login Note: MyPortal requires logging in with your 3x4 username.
For employees, please enter your Login ID (same as your desktop), password (case sensitive), and press "Submit" to log in.

On-Demand OLC Webinar: The OSCQR Rubric: Course Quality Review Through a partnership with the State University of New York, OLC is able to provide the OSCQR Course Design Review scorecard. Based on online best practices, the rubric can be used by faculty, staff and instructional designers to evaluate the effectiveness of an online course and identify areas of opportunity.
This session will include:

  • An overview of the partnership
  • The resources available through the OLC
  • Case study examples from institutions that have used OSCQR
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National Distance Learning Week Schedule-at-a-Glance

Time Monday, 11/6 Tuesday, 11/7 Wednesday, 11/8 Thursday, 11/9 Friday, 11/10
9:00:00 AM CST Fending off the Webinar Woes: Designing for Interest and Interactivity (USDLA) BALTO: A History of Humans, Huskies, and Health in Alaska (USDLA) Communicating Algebra Remotely: Problem Solved (USDLA) Office 365 & Skype for Business in the Classroom (USDLA) 4 LMS Data Points That Can Help You Move The Needle On Student Retention (USDLA)
11:00:00 AM CST 8 Tips for Addressing Accessibility       How Kenai Borough Schools in Alaska Are Using Video-Enabled Learning Spaces (USDLA)
12:00:00 PM CST 10 Disruptive Technologies & Innovative Applications in Online Learning (USDLA) A Brief History of Distance Communication & Collaboration (USDLA) The Often-Overlooked eLearning Strategic Plan – Don’t Have One? You Should. (USDLA) Using Humor to Engage Students Online (Blackboard)  
12:00:00 PM CST       Distance Learning & Technology Resources for Telehealth (USDLA)  

NDLW Webinar Descriptions

Monday, 11/6/2017

Title: Fending off the Webinar Woes: Designing for Interest and Interactivity
Time: 9am-10:00am CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenters: Janine Lim, Andrews University and Roxanne Glaseer, i2i Technologies

Description:
We've all experienced webinars that put us to sleep; or where we listen with half an ear while working on something else. What can fend off these webinar woes? Let's explore strategies for generating interest, catching the eye with appealing visuals, and engaging the brain with interactivity. Come experience the difference with us!

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-fending-off-the-webinar-woes-designing-for-interest-and-interactivity/


Title: 8 Tips for Addressing Accessibility
Time: 11am-12:00pm CST (Live)
Hosted by: Quality Matters
Presenter: Catherine Artac, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Description:
The session will look at eight steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. High-level topics will be discussed, as well as nuts and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and specific examples. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues and a number of practical resources.

Registration Info:
https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/registration/index.cfm?sid=9824


Title: 10 Disruptive Technologies & Innovative Applications in Online Learning
Time: 12pm-1:00pm CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenters: Dr. Susan Aldridge, President Drexel University Online and Marci Powell, USDLA Chair Emerita and Vice Chair for Global Partnerships

Description:
As educators, we know we must embrace emerging technologies and pedagogies in our designs for online, open and flexible teaching and learning. What are these and how are they being applied? In this webinar, we will look at 10 disruptive technologies and innovative approaches educators around the world are taking in applying them.  From a shoestring budget to high end applications, see these tools in action, while exploring how they are rapidly reshaping the landscape of distance education in the digital age.

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-10-disruptive-technologies-innovative-applications-in-online-learning/


Tuesday, 11/7/2017

Title: BALTO: A History of Humans, Huskies, and Health in Alaska
Time: 9am-10:00am CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenter: Lee Gambol, Distance Learning Coordinator

Description:
Did you know that the real Balto is at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History? Bring the amazing achievements of mushers and their sled dogs into your classroom as we present the story of Balto and the heroic dogs and mushers of the 1925 Alaskan Serum Run, and compare their experience to the Iditarod of today. Discuss diphtheria with a health educator and find out why the outbreak in Nome, Alaska is so famous. Investigate equipment used to enable humans and huskies to survive in harsh Arctic conditions. Hear how the entire city of Cleveland rallied to the aid of Balto and his teammates after they were abandoned and mistreated. It’s a ‘tail’ for all ages!

**Note this is an interactive Zoom Connection – information and login details to be provided by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History!

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-balto-a-history-of-humans-huskies-and-health-in-alaska/


Title: A Brief History of Distance Communication & Collaboration
Time: 12pm-1:00pm CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenters: Ken Conn, Director, Partnerships & Collaboration, i2i Technologies; President, USDLA,
Roxanne Glaser, Director, Marketing & Learning, i2i Technologies
Elaine Shuck, Director, Communication & Development, i2i Technologies; Chair Emerita, USDLA

Description:
As educators, we know we must embrace emerging technologies and pedagogies in our designs for online, open and flexible teaching and learning. What are these and how are they being applied? In this webinar, we will look at 10 disruptive technologies and innovative approaches educators around the world are taking in applying them.  From a shoestring budget to high end applications, see these tools in action, while exploring how they are rapidly reshaping the landscape of distance education in the digital age.

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-a-brief-history-of-distance-communication-collaboration/


Wednesday, 11/8/2017

Title: Communicating Algebra Remotely: Problem Solved
Time: 9am-10:00am CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenter: Michael Eiseman, Creator of Algebra By Hand TM, 2017 USDLA Innovation Award Winner

Description:
There are many interactive distance learning tools for reading and writing because text editors have long been a mainstay of internet communication. This is not the case for mathematical equations. Until now, remote assessment for algebra has been limited to multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank responses that give teachers little insight into their students’ thought processes. New tools empower teachers to dynamically create, present and manipulate equations before their remote students’ eyes.  This technology promises to arm students with advanced procedural fluency for algebraic problem solving while saving teachers hours of time.  Analytics from automated problem grading give teachers much richer feedback that form the basis for better differentiated teaching.  This session will describe and demonstrate this exciting new development in distance learning for algebra.

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-communicating-algebra-remotely-problem-solved/


Title: The Often-Overlooked eLearning Strategic Plan – Don't Have One? You Should.
Time: 12pm-1:00pm CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenters: Darcy W Hardy, PhD , Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard Inc.
Jeff Rabey, PhD, Principal Strategist, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard Inc.
Scott Ready, Principal Strategist, Accessibility, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard Inc.

Description:
To ensure the long-term success of an eLearning program (blended, hybrid, fully online), colleges and universities need an eLearning strategic plan for growing online programs sustainably and at scale. An institution must consider and develop its goals, vision, organization, governance, policies and procedures, as well as accessibility planning around eLearning. When these areas are not at the core of the eLearning programming, the institution risks any competitive advantage in the eLearning space. Institutions often jump into developing courses and marketing programs when the campus is not organized efficiently, and the overall program has not been operationalized. Skipping strategic planning can cost the institution unexpected expenses and personnel resources. This webinar will address the components of an eLearning strategic plan and how it is critical to the success of the eLearning program.

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-the-often-overlooked-elearning-strategic-plan-dont-have-one-you-should/


Title: eCampus Grade Center: What You Need to Know to Teach Your Course
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm CST (Live)
Hosted by: The Learning Technology Team (LeCroy Center)
Presenters: Michelle Stewart, Instructional Designer and DCCCD Quality Matters Co-Coordinator

Description:
The eCampus Grade Center allows instructors to record, calculate and manage grades for students in their course. The electronic gradebook in the eCampus Grade Center serves as the official record of the college. This webinar will show instructors the basics of recording grades and comments with students in the Grade Center. Instructors will also learn some tips and tricks for effectively managing the eCampus Grade Center.

Webinar Link Info (No pre-registration for this webinar):
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9915dc27b3e44e8581a5bda3bfcca0f9

Webinar Instructions


Thursday, 11/9/2017

Title: Office 365 & Skype for Business in the Classroom
Time: 9am-10:00am CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenter: Greg Plum, VP Channel – US, OBT Anywhere

Description:
Office 365 has taken the business and academic world by storm.  Microsoft issues 1.2M new licenses every single month! The communication gem that is included with many of these licenses is Skype for Business.  Now, don’t be fooled… this is not the Skype that Grandma uses to keep up with the grandkids.  Skype for Business is a full-features collaboration tool that allows you to send instant messages, conduct a voice and/or video call (with multiple people), and share your screen with your audience.  Join us to learn why every other collaboration service in the enterprise and education sectors is keeping at least one eye on Microsoft and Skype for Business. As a bonus, we will spend some time covering OneNote and how students are using it in your classrooms today!

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-office-365-skype-for-business-in-the-classroom/


Title: Using Humor to Engage Students Online
Time: 12pm-12:30pm CST (Live)
Hosted by: Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series
Presenter: Lisa Panagopoluos, Asst. Director of Faculty Development for Online Learning and Senior Adjunct Faculty University of Massachusetts Lowell

Description:
Want to learn how to effectively incorporate appropriate humor into online courses to enhance the learning journey? Then this webinar is for you!

Presented by one of our Blackboard Exemplary Course Program winners, with "Humor" being one of her exemplary practices, you will learn the following strategies:

  • Pepper in subject-related jokes
  • Include subject-related humorous videos
  • Present Virtual Awards
  • And a few more tips and strategies.

Feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive - and Lisa can't wait to share these fun ideas with you!

Registration Info:
https://webinars.on24.com/Blackboard/HigherEdBITS


Title: Distance Learning & Technology Resources for Telehealth
Time: 12pm-1:00pm CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenter: Janet Major, Arizona Telemedicine Program

Description:
This webinar will provide an overview on clinical and educational applications in the telehealth world as well as  provide some excellent resources for folks who are interested or already producing telehealth events.

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-distance-learning-technology-resources-for-telehealth/


Friday, 11/10/2017

Title: 4 LMS Data Points That Can Help You Move The Needle On Student Retention
Time: 9am-10:00am CST (Live)
Hosted by: USDLA
Presenters: Amanda Thorne, Regional Manager, BNED LoudCloud & 
Rhonda D Blackburn, PhD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, BNED LoudCloud

Description:
Institutions are more focused than ever on using data to improve outcomes but accessing requisite data and building institutional capacity can take years. Through our partnership with schools across the country, Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud, has found that 4 data points are the biggest drivers of student success from the LMS. In this session, our team will share insights that you can begin applying at your institution today.

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-4-lms-data-points-that-can-help-you-move-the-needle-on-student-retention/


Title: How Kenai Borough Schools in Alaska Are Using Video-Enabled Learning Spaces
Time: 11am-12:00pm CST (Live)
' Hosted by: USDLA
Presenters: Natalie Marlow and Ashlyn Branning (Students, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Description:
In this webinar see yourself using live video telecommunications (VTC) to explore bringing the world into your classroom. Using interactive video conferencing as a tool to deliver instruction or enrich curriculum broadens student access to content while increasing the depth and relevance of their learning experience.  Not only are students more actively engaged but also a variety of learning styles are readily accommodated.  Experience how VTC is becoming an accepted way of life for both teachers and students.

Learn how to implement strong technology as part of the instructional strategy in a learner-centered environment.  See firsthand how it can positively impact teaching and learning in your school.  Examples, best practices, and content resources will be shown.

Join this live session as Alaska students, along with their teachers, reflect on how they have successfully implemented interactive videoconferencing connections to capture and explore new curriculum experiences.

Registration Info:
https://www.usdla.org/events/ndlw/ndlw-2017-webinar-schedule/registration-how-kenai-borough-schools-in-alaska-are-using-video-enabled-learning-spaces/