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Webinar Recordings

The Sloan-C Accessibility Webinar Series 2013
Dates: January 15, February 12, March 14, April 23, 2013
The Sloan-C Accessibility Webinar Series 2013 includes four 90-minute webinars. The webinars focus on accessibility, including federal regulations, available resources, invisible disabilities, and effective practices for student and faculty success. Each webinar brings together a panel of administrative leaders, faculty, and students with accessibility expertise from across the United States who will provide individual and collective perspectives to working with students and faculty with disabilities in online education.

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February 23, 2011

MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.   MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.

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February 22, 2011

Lack of access to scientific instrumentation represents a significant factor in the educational divide that often exists between high schools, two and four-year institutions. In this webinar, we will introduce participants to the Integrated Laboratory (ILN) initiative and discuss how the ILN is using free and open source Web-based tools combined with remote-control of scientific instrumentation to deliver online science labs to high schools, two and four-year institutions.

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February 9, 2011

“This webinar presented through the generosity of Hewlett Packard’s Catalyst Initiative.”

pTEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education succeeds when the education is learner-centered. At Empire State College, we have an extensive array of STEM courses at all levels, primarily in math and science, which incorporate activities based on the principles of learner-centered education. In this webinar, we will share strategies for empowering STEM faculty to embrace this environment.

Four years ago, STEM faculty at SUNY Empire State College were provided a grant to create or significantly revise fifteen online STEM courses.  Grant goals established for these courses included helping adult students become more informed citizens through increased ability to interpret and apply mathematical and scientific information. Courses were developed that contain rich learning environments, including virtual labs, immersive environments, collaborative learning and the collection and analysis of data.

Although these courses are very successful, we believe we can continue to improve student learning with increased efforts on our part to further develop our faculty’s skills as facilitators of learning in those courses. Therefore, we are currently engaged in a faculty development project funded through an HP Catalyst grant.

In this webinar, we will provide some background about Empire State College’s core values, which focus on the learner. We will then discuss the concept of self-efficacy as applied to higher education faculty and how we see self-efficacy as an important predictor of a faculty member’s success in a learner-centered environment. Principles of Process Education will be presented, as these will provide the foundation for our faculty development activities. Then, several examples will be provided that draw from principles such as continuous assessment, self-assessment, student projects and journaling. Participants will be given access to further examples in a blog created for our HP project.

The PDF of the slides can be downloaded here.

Watch the recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.ACC2710B38B84802FB7B716F5A79FA&sid=251

 

February 8, 2011

sponsored by YouSeeU

This webinar will focus on the key activities of student presentations in online courses, asynchronous video discussions, and oral exams conducted at a distance.  After wrestling with the use of video in asynchronous online courses for over 12 years, Dr. Jeff Lewis designed and developed an academic system to solve the problems faced in his online courses.  The system has proven effectiveness and has matured into a full-featured academic platform in use at leading institutions.

Watch the recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.52633D5B2BF45760954BC3D0758E9A

January 26, 2011

 

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the practical concerns of how to provide effective feedback. We’ll demonstrate some technologies you can use to deliver feedback, and we will also discuss how to do this while keeping in mind student privacy concerns.

 

According to the research, faculty feedback to students plays a significant role in student satisfaction and learning in distance education courses. However, timely and detailed feedback often requires a significant investment of time and resources.  In this webinar, several time- and cost-saving audio and video feedback strategies will be addressed and demonstrated. By the end of the session, you will learn about several free and nearly-free web 2.0 tools, discuss strategies for implementing the demonstrated tools, and take away tutorial and tip sheets for each of the tools demonstrated.

 

January 19, 2011

 Join in this exploration of how to find high quality content and materials for use in teaching and learning among Open Educational Resources  (OER), which have been defined as “digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research” (UNESCO). 

Open Educational Resources (OER) have been defined as “digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research” (UNESCO). Join in this exploration of how to find high quality content and materials for use in teaching and learning. Hear from leaders of OER organizations and faculty who have found effective and creative ways to incorporate these resources in a variety of settings - online, blended, and traditional courses.
 

 

January 12, 2011

This Sloan-C webinar is designed to provide you with an overview of the many print textbook alternatives available to you and your students.  You will also have an opportunity to learn about, share, and discuss strategies for effectively incorporating these alternatives in your distance education pcourses.

Print textbooks have been a mainstay of education and they have a place in distance education courses. However, there are alternatives to the print textbook.  Digital course packs, eTextbooks, and open educational resources are all options that can enhance your courses and decrease textbook costs for your students.

In this webinar, you’ll get an overview of the many print textbook alternatives available to you and your students.  You will also have an opportunity to learn about, share, and discuss strategies for effectively incorporating these alternatives in your distance education courses.p

January 11, 2011

Copy and paste, it takes about as much time to do it as it does to say it. Nevertheless, it sometimes creates a host of unexpected consequences. When is it copyright infringement? When is it conversion (which you’ve likely never heard of)? When is it just plain, unadulterated dishonesty?

A recent string of lawsuits illustrates the relationship between plagiarism and the law. While often misunderstood, plagiarism is not, in and of itself, a violation of law. However, plagiarism can be against the law if it is carried out in a manner that violates federal copyright law or state civil laws such as those prohibiting conversion (i.e. civil theft).

This webinar examines the relationship between plagiarism and violations of law. In addition, it explores the role of information technologies in perpetrating and detecting both.

November 30, 2010

Sponsored by SmarterServices.com

In today's economy student retention is important - especially for distance education programs.  In this presentation learn how that over 300 colleges and universities measure learner readiness and how they use these measurements to identify at-risk students followed by interventions to help these students succeed. 

Watch the recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.5A70223526E3D7428B7661F1C9E042&sid=251

October 27, 2010

Important Guidance Tips to Address Student Concerns

Students have a variety of unique issues they face in the online environment. Many are either too intimidated to ask, or are unaware of what to ask instructors about how to be successful. This webinar will address how students and online professors can both benefit from guidance provided in the online classroom.