Monday, June 16, 2014

Online Teaching Conference 2014: The Virtual Sessions

The 2014 Online Teaching Conference is sold out, but here are all of the pre-recorded virtual sessions from practitioners around the world who contributed to this year's conference. Enjoy - and learn! Hopefully, we'll be able to see you in person at next year's conference!

This presentation outlines 5 methods successfully utilized to enhance student engagement: the use of the group function in Collaborate to produce a video project; the use of student podcasting; the use of student voice applications for discussion forums; the student use of Camtasia for individual ad group online projects/presentations; the use of the journal on, for example, Blackboard and other LMS's. Student responses to these methods and sample work are showcased during the presentation. By Douglas Borcoman of Coastline Community College. 

Creating an Online InteractiveSyllabus (OTC14) Deanna Heikkinen

Confer session:
This presentation shows how to create an interactive and engaging electronic syllabus. Learn how to create a magazine look for your syllabus in full color that includes hyperlinks in an index. This is a great way to engage your students from the start of the class. By Deanna Heikkinen of Los Angeles Valley College. 

Cyberbullying of Faculty in OnlineClassrooms (OTC14) Michael Eskey (and son)

Confer session:
The number of students enrolled in online courses is increasing. With the growth, online learning is experiencing an increase in cyber-assaults, written and verbal assaults, and cyber=bullying. The presentation addresses the growing problem of faculty bullying by students in the online classroom. Policies and protections available to online faculty are addressed, with recommendations for preventing and addressing cyber-bullying. By Michael Eskey of Park University. 

Decreasing Student ProcrastinationThrough E-mail and Multimedia Tools in Online Courses (OTC14) Sonja Bethune and Steven Brownson

 Confer session:

A research study on student procrastination examined the impact of using a multimedia method o Voki videos (animation) as well as consistent e-mail communication as a strategy to increase on-time student postings of the weekly discussions and written assignments. Based on the methods, the researchers hypothesize that there will be a connected impact with higher levels of student retention and greater interactivity leading to higher levels o student satisfaction with online learning. The findings will be used as a form of best practices in order to improve student interactivity and student retention online. By Sonja Bethune and Steve Brownson of Ashford University.

Designing Successful FacultyTraining for Online Teaching PART 2 (OTC14) Rolando Regino

Confer session:
As online courses and programs in the colleges increase year by year, the training of online instructors has not kept up with "the demand for excellence," according to Dr. Rena Palloff, one of the authors of The Excellent Online Instructor (2011). This workshop discusses research into the characteristics of good online instructors and courses, the pedagogy paradigm shift for instructors, as well as current faculty development models such as Quality Matters, all of which contribute to producing the excellent online instructor. Faculty training models that are developing in the colleges are also discussed. By Dr. Rolando Regino of Victor Valley College. 

Embedding Multimedia: Enegize andEngage the Online Learner (OTC14) Steven Brownson and Wendy Conaway

Confer session:
This presentation show you a hands-on way to incorporate multimedia such as animation, videocasts, and pow toons to motivate online learners. The session is presented by two instructors who field-tested the multimedia leading to higher levels of interactive (student-student, student-instructor, and student-content). Contains practical knowledge on extending interactions and reaching your online students. By Steven Brownson and Wendy Conaway of Ashford University.

How to Collaborate with Facultywhen Developing an Online Course (OTC14) Mauricio Cadavid

Confer session:
 Learn some of the strategies used to develop a productive collaboration program with faculty teaching online / blende courses. Strategies and techniques to help instructional technology staff and faculty work together are presented. Includes tips and stories from successful working relationships tat have led to effective course development and delivery. By Mauricio Cadavid of CSU San Bernardino. 

Integrate Collaborative GoogleDocs Into Existing LMS (OTC14) Darlene Scangarello

Confer session:
Many times faculty wish to have students interacting with one another's assignments, offering feedback and reflecting on each other's work products. However, what tool to use, and where to house it, are often cumbersome questions to answer. Google Docs provides a single location with multiple users to add content and feedback and can easily be embedded into your course iframe HTML. Explanation, instructional video, and job aid provided. By Darlene Scangarello of National University. 

iPad Yes I Can! Efective iPadIntegration Strategies for Your Course (OTC14) Mauricio Cadavid

Confer session:
Provides ideas and strategies to successfully implement the iPad in class settings as well as integrate interactive and engaging activities in lessons. Learn basic iPad navigation shortcuts, with an array of applications that will surely enhance your instruction. With Mauricio Cadavid of CSU San Bernardino.

Moodle for Constructing OnlineLearning (OTC14) Cynthia Chandler and Scott Moss

Confer session:
For many, Moodle is the preferred system for constructing the final digital project online. There are many learning management systems, few as flexible or robust with built-in learning objects, and even fewer are open source. The session demonstrates four major elements: Design and Technology, Pedagogy and Instruction, Student-centered Learning, and Assessment and Evaluation. By Cynthia Chandler with National University. 

Set Sail with Science Online! (OTC14) Nicole Simon

Confer session:
Still teaching science the old way? Try teaching scince online! Using simulations and virtual experiments, students can repeat laboratory experiments and increase retention of information. This presentation provides examples of simulations within the STEM disciplines, and you will learn how to use simulation in your classes. Presented by an educational technologist and a science educator who teaches laboratory science courses online. With Nicole Simon of Nassau Community College. 

Who Should Succeed in OnlineCourses? (OTC14) Larry Lambert

Confer session:
Student success in online learning depends on preparation, awareness and an epilogue of interaction from faculty and mentors There is no such thing as a bad student, but not all students are good. Understand how students display signs of unpreparedness with online courses and how to overcome those obstacles. With Larry Lambert of Southwestern College District.

You Are Teaching a Course Online!Did You Do It Right? (OTC14) Mauricio Cadavid

Confer session:
Strategies for student success, engagement, and a positive learning experience are presented. The session also covers about developing rapport with online students, as well as a list of Web tools that can be used for effective design of class activities and participation. With Mauricio Cadavid of CSU San Bernardino. 

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