The Office of e-Learning offers opportunities for instructors to gather and gain more knowledge about the world of online instruction. Each of the following events are scheduled on or off campus. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
The Pub Chat is a fun and informal way to connect with colleagues involved in eLearning. Past attendees report benefits of idea sharing in this environment.
The last pub chat was on June 5th. Stay tuned for the announcement for our next one!
Global Learning Technologies ConferenceThank you to all the presenters, attendees, and staff for bringing Wilmington another great conference! Please visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the conference! Stay tuned for information for next year's conference!
The WSE Instructional Technology Program, WSE Professional Development Services and the Office of e-Learning at the University of North Carolina Wilmington wishes to connect educators, technology coordinators, administrators, instructional designers, developers, researchers and scientists who use and study technology for learning.
Date: October 10 and 11, 2013
Location: Hilton Wilmington Riverside
UNC Online Announces the Celebration of National Distance Learning Week!
As part of our continuing effort to provide faculty development opportunities for all UNC faculty, we are launching a series of FIVE webinars – one each day of National Distance Learning Week (November 11 – 15). These webinars are being conducted by your colleagues across the system. One is here at GA; the others are being held on the local campuses.
When the distance education representatives met last year, we quickly realized that EVERY campus had something to contribute to faculty development efforts. None of us wanted to reinvent the wheel any more than it had already been invented, so we decided we needed to share our efforts. In spring, we are planning a North Carolina Distance Learning Week that will showcase efforts on five more campuses.
Last month we conducted our first FD effort, bringing Dr. Candace Thille in to talk about Learning Analytics. Below, I’ve outlined the sessions we will hold the 2nd week of November. Titles, dates, times and brief descriptions are all listed. You can attend the webinars physically at the offering campus or virtually from the comfort of your office or home. Links to register for the webinars will be released later this week. All webinars will be recorded. Attendance at the webinars should fulfill any continuing education requirements your campus may have and should be noted on your vitae.
MONDAY The Case for the Flipped Classroom: A Faculty Perspective. 11/11 2:00 – 4:00 @ UNCGA
Laurie Cochenour, the E-Learning Policy Coordinator for the UNC-CH Center for Faculty Excellence will offer a brief overview of the history of course redesign at UNC - Chapel Hill. Two faculty members will talk about their own experiences redesigning their courses. They will report on what they know about student learning outcomes and satisfaction since implementing the redesign in their classes.
TUESDAY Helping Faculty Build Student Success with Instructional Tools and Web-based Applications 11/12 10:00 – 11:00 virtual only
Participate in this webinar to learn about how the approach to instructional challenges in NC State's DELTA group leads to the development of reusable instructional tools. Learn about some of the tools we've developed for instruction (MicroExplorer 3D, Flashcard Study Tool and others) and even about a tool that helps deal with space and time constraints for proctored testing (WaitTime). And beyond the tools, learn about our approach to development and hear about some of the things that are on the horizon.
WEDNESDAY Hybrid Instructor Certification Training 11/13 1:00 – 2:00 @ FSU
This webinar will introduce faculty to the Hybrid Instructor Certification process used at FSU. It was designed to introduce faculty to the best practices in Hybrid learning pedagogy and the effective integration of technology to enhance student learning and retention.
THURSDAY Working your CORE: Student Readiness for On-Line Learning 11/14 3:00 – 4:00 @ WCU
Participants in this interactive session will consider best practices in providing student orientations for on-line learning. Using Western Carolina University’s CORE (Catamount Online Readiness Experience) module as a case study, the workshop leaders will facilitate conversations about how we can all address system-wide initiatives to provide students with the skills, tools, motivation, and expectations they need to be successful in the on-line environment
FRIDAY Transitioning to Online Course Delivery Where Quality Matters 11/15 noon – 1:00 @ NCCU
This presentation traces the yearlong journey of faculty members in the MSA Program at NCCU as they prepared to transition the face-to-face program to an online program using the Quality Matters (QM) Program. The QM Program is a faculty centered and peer reviewed process that universities can use to develop, maintain, review, and certify the quality of an online course and its components. It was important to the faculty that they maintain the quality and integrity of the program’s graduate courses. The presenters will share with participants how the QM standards and the QM rubric were used as a framework and measure for designing and formatting the online courses. The presenters will also share the faculty growth factors, professional development, and instructional transformations along the way.