Below is a listing of free online webinars and workshops available to faculty and staff members:

Seeing and Hearing Online Students in an Asynchronous Environment - Increase Involvement and Authentic Assessments using Student Generated Video

Please join us for this webinar, sponsored by YouseeU, which focuses on the key activities of student presentations in online courses, asynchronous video discussions, and oral exams conducted at a distance.

Student video recordings used for discussions and presentations show promise for increasing rich communication and interaction in asynchronous courses. Because of issues related to file size, student privacy, and workflow efficiencies, video interaction has been limited. Recent advancements in academic tool sets are facilitating increased usage of student video recordings. 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.

Session Recording and Materials:
You can access the recording of the session at:  https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.52633D5B2BF45760954BC3D0758E9A
The PDF of the slides can be downloaded here: http://sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/YouseeU_sloancwebinarSW2.pdf
YouSeeU flyer can be downloaded here: http://sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/USeeUFlyer.pdf


Empowering STEM Faculty for Learner-Centered Environments

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

STEM (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 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.

Session Recording:
You can access the recording of the session at:https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.ACC2710B38B84802FB7B716F5A79FA&sid=251

Recordings of webinars can also be viewed at http://sloanconsortium.org/webinar_recordings

The PDF of the slides can be downloaded here: http://sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/webinar_%20stem2_2_2011.pdf


Campus Technology and SoftChalk present:
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FREE webinar:

Migrating from PowerPoint: Make Online Teaching More Engaging and Interactiv

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The best way to reach students is with the use of interactive and engaging strategies, but online students are often inundated with PowerPoint presentations that offer little more than illustrated bullet points. Busy faculty members are understandably reluctant to devote a great deal of time learning how to produce more dynamic online content -- including multimedia.

Join us as two e-learning experts demonstrate just how easy it is to:

- Turn an existing PowerPoint into web content for training or teaching
- Build-in navigation and interactive activities into your presentations
- Produce professional-quality streaming video clips
- Ensure accessibility compliance
- Increase the learning impact at your organization

Speakers:
- Deborah Kell, dean of instructional systems and institutional effectiveness at Mercer County Community College

- Paige Brooks-Jeffiers, eLearning technology coordinator at Kentucky Community and Technical College System

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