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Online Teaching and Learning Workshops

The Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) Workshop series is created with the intent to explore strategies, assessment, pedagogy, and tools and technology in online education. These workshops are mainly led by EKU faculty with moderate to extensive online teaching experience or by faculty/instructional designer tandems. OTL sessions are 40 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for Q&A.

Spring 2019

Ally, Audio/Video Grade Feedback, Jonathan Sikora, View Recording

Utilizing Rubrics, Chris Daniel, View Recording

Online Course Planning with Backward Design, Nedim Slijepcevic, View Recording


Creative strategies for fostering community and student engagement in your online classroom, Jennifer Fairchild, View Recording

 

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement, George Heines - Wednesday, February 21, from 1-2 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | Register Here

Recreating Class Discussion in an Online Environment, Eileen Shanahan, Tuesday, February 26 from 1-2 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | View via Zoom | Add to Outlook

Session info: In this session, Dr. Shanahan, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will guide participants through reasons for designing instruction aimed at recreating student discussion in an online environment. Multiple instructional ideas will be provided that ensure students engage in “discussion” (written and verbal) in ways other than discussion boards. The session will help instructors help their students become more engaged in the course and leave with a deeper understanding of the content.

Setting Goals for you and your Students: Online Course Planning and Assessments, Yoshie Nakai, Tuesday, March 5 from 1-2 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | View via Zoom | Add to Outlook

Session info: In this presentation, Dr. Yoshie Nakai from the Department of Psychology will share how to organize module and course level student learning objectives to drive her course planning process. Dr. Nakai will also show how she utilizes GoogleDrive and applications in her course design.

Online Cheating - Can Anything Be Done to Prevent It?, Steve Dwinnells, Tuesday, March 20 from 11-12 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | View via Zoom | Add to Outlook

Session info: In this session, Dr. Steve Dwinnells, the Director of e-Campus Instructional Design Center, will discuss online cheating as one of the biggest concerns of faculty who teach online. Yet, what are the actual threats and can anything be done to mitigate or eliminate aspects of this kind of academic dishonesty? Come for an informative and interactive session about one of the hot-button topics of online learning.

“Dear A11y”: An Hour of Advice about Digital Accessibility, Jennifer Perkins, Tuesday, March 26 from 1-2 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | View via Zoom | Add to Calendar

Did you know that one out of every ten students in postsecondary education has a disability? Are you meeting the needs of all your students—providing digital content that anyone can access, regardless of vision, hearing, or other issues? In this 1-hour session, “A11ygal Van Buren” provides answers to common questions about digital accessibility, such as
1. Can’t I just wait until a student files an accommodation before making my Blackboard course content accessible?
2. What do I do if a student can’t read the documents I’ve uploaded to Blackboard?
3. Why can’t I use YouTube’s auto-captioning for video lectures or other videos I use? Bring your own questions, and A11y will happily offer advice. (Disclaimer: A11y responds to only questions about digital and web accessibility. She cannot resolve life’s personal problems.)

Online Student Interaction Activities, Anne Cizmar, Monday, April 1 from 11-12 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | View via Zoom | Add to Outlook

Online students need opportunities to interact with each other, just like students in traditional classes. Sometimes getting students to meaningfully engage with one another in the online environment can be challenging. This session led by Dr. Anne Cizmar shows several methods for student peer engagement aside from traditional discussion board question prompts, including suggestions for assessment.

Creating Unique and Engaging Online Assignments, Jessica Harber, April 10 from 11-12 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | View via Zoom | Add to Outlook

Join us for an informative session on engaging assessments led by Jessica Harber, a lecturer from the Department of Math and Statistics. Students often seem to be just going through the motions when completing online assignments. Creating unique scenarios in these assignments can increase student engagement and even create a fun online atmosphere.

 

Quality Matters Certification, April 19 from 9:00-4:30 | More info | Register here

The Instructional Design Center (IDC) is offering the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) certification course to all EKU faculty and staff. APPQMR is the flagship workshop about the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses. After completing this certification, you will be able to relate the QM Rubric to your course and consider changes that will benefit your online students.

Real-World Discussion Boards: New Strategies for Faculty Consideration, Molly Bradshaw, Tuesday, April 23 from 1-2 p.m. in Commonwealth 1801 | View via Zoom | Add to Outlook

Join us for an informative session led by Dr. Molly Bradshaw, an associate professor from the department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing. During the session, Dr. Bradshaw will discuss the feasibility of discussion board use in real-world context beyond a learning platform.

Fall 2018

Student Engagement in Your Course: A Data Snapshot (Esther Tattershall, August 22). View Recording

Using VoiceThreads to Increase Student Engagement (George Heines, VoiceThread, August 29). View Recording

Audio/Video Grade Feedback and other new Bb Features (Jonathan Sikora, August 30). View Recording

Gamified Practice Testing 2.0 in Online Classroom (Dr. Michael Chen, September 4 ). View Recording

Mastering Online Discussions (Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic, Dr. Steve Dwinnells, September 11) View Recording

Online, but not Isolated! Teacher Presence in the Virtual Classroom (Dr. Dorie Combs, September 19) View Recording

Relationship Building without Match.com: 10 Take Home Strategies for Online Student Connectedness (Drs. Brooke Bentley, Angela Wood, and  Margaret Zoellers, September 26) View Recording

How to Build a “Digital Bridge” (Jennifer Perkins, October 2) View Recording

Blackboard's Exemplary Course Award Showcase (Margaret Frozena, October 8) View Recording

Introduction to Smarthinking (Jennifer Koch, Pearson, October 9) View Recording

You Have an Ally in Blackboard! (Jonatan Sikora, October 10) View Recording

Online Teaching Yoga: Combining Pedagogical Strengths with Flexibility in Instruction (Dr. Beth Polin, October 22) View Recording

How I Disrupted My (Boring) Use of Discussion Boards (Dr. Scotty Dunlap, October 24) View Recording

Wikis and Audio/Video Feedback (Dr. Shirley O'Brien, October 29) View Recording

The Case(s) for Formative Feedback: A Dynamic Communications Tool in Online Asynchronous Courses (Chris Danie, November 27l) View Recording


Spring 2018

Barry Burkett: Online Course Timesaving Techniques with Google Docs - View Recording

Voicethread Training: Effective use of VoiceThreads in Online Courses - View Recording

Dr. Steve Dwinnells: Top 10 + 2 Best Practices for Effective Online Teaching - View Recording

Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic: Introduction to Rubrics - View Recording

Dr. MyraBeth Bundy: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices - View Recording

Jennifer Perkins: Designing Documents with an “Access Ramp" - View Recording

Barry Burkett: Metacognition and Online Course Design - View Recording

Dr. Laura Clark and Dr. Dusty Embury: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices - View Recording

Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic: Applying the Quality Matter Certification 

Alix Heintzman: Building better bridges: Race and Inclusivity in Online Courses - View Recording

Dr. Fontaine Sands: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices - View Recording

Sam Williamson: Best Practice Tips & Strategies for Video Editing - View Recording

Dr. Steve Dwinnells: e-Campus Course Evaluations - View Recording


Fall 2017

Megan Jones and Barry Burkett: Online Course Timesaving Techniques with Google Docs and Microsoft Drive  - View Recording

Dr. Ryan Baggett and Mikah Pritchard: Online strategies with an emphasis on engagement or tools and technology - View Recording

Alix Heintzman: Building Better Bridges: Race and Inclusivity in Online Courses  - View Recording

Dr. Donna Corley and Chris Daniel: My Online Teaching and Learning Practices - View Recording

Dr. April Blakely: 10 Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Online - View Recording

Dr. Cindy Hayden: It works for Me in Blended Classroom - View Recording

Jennifer Perkins: Designing Documents with an “Access Ramp” - View Recording

Dr. Steve Dwinnells: Improving Student Retention in Online Courses - View Recording

Jonathan Sikora: What's New in Blackboard SaaS - View Recording

Dr. Alex Varakin: Utilizing Publisher and Free Resources in your Online Classroom - View Recording


Spring 2017

Dr. Laura Clark: -It works for me in Online Classroom (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.). - View Recording.

Dr. Nedim Slijepcevic: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) certification

Dr. Michelle Gremp and Dr. Elizabeth Crane (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.) - Online Tools for Student Engagement: Wikis, Journals, and ThingLink - View Recording

Megan Jones and Barry Burkett: Online Course Timesaving Techniques with Google Docs and Microsoft Drive  (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.) View Google TutorialsView Microsoft Tutorials - View Recording

Dr. MyraBeth Bundy: It works for me in Online Classroom (Commonwealth 1801 from noon-1 p.m.) -View Recording

Jennifer Perkins: A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility (Online) - View Recording

Dr. Leslie Hardman - It works for me in Online Classroom. - View Recording

Voicethread Overview - View Recording


Fall 2016

Dr. Zekeriya Eser: Effective use of Camtasia and iSpring in Online Classroom - View recording

Jennifer Perkins: A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility - View Recording

Dr. Ryan Baggett and Mikah Pritchard: Online strategies with an emphasis on engagement or tools and technology - View Recording.

Dr. Antoinette Davis and Catherin Beechie: Using lightboard for online instruction

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