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Professional Development Webinars

This workshop will explore how an innovative leader may utilize authentic and distributed leadership frameworks to succeed in today's higher education climate. Putting the emphasis first on who and then on what, we will examine how Higher Education has remained relatively stable over the past two centuries. But today, a torrent of technologies, techniques and connections, as well as economic upheaval, has brought about opportunities and challenges that are unprecedented in the field. Mid-level leaders are now being expected to become strategic, visionary leaders who will transform the institution and the field through their understanding of the evolving technology and pedagogy in the field of online learning. These leaders are called upon to move from operational to strategic leadership. Those who are successful will cultivate a broad vision for the institution, developing strategic approaches both internally and externally while assuring that the myriad of details of operations, regulations, and faculty adoption are addressed. This workshop will explore operational leadership, strategic leadership and the techniques of distributed and authentic leadership approaches. By using definitions related to Jay Halfond's work in online learning leadership, as well other scholars in the field of both leadership broadly, and online leadership specifically, we will explore what today's online learning leaders need to understand to lead their institutions effectively. This workshop will provide hands on activities throughout the day, as well as several discussion points for the participants to engage in table top discussions. Case studies will be utilized to think deeply about problem solving in the current climate of higher education today.
This presentation will share the experiences of the McHenry County College (MCC) team that created and implemented the first MOOC to be offered by an Illinois community college. The MOOC, a collaborative effort among MCC's library, career services, and online learning staff and one of the only (perhaps *the* only) MOOCs to focus on student success from a student services perspective, was offered through Canvas Network. Presenters will share details regarding the course design and implementation process and discuss why they believe the course was so successful - the MOOC had an 11.4 percent completion rate, compared to the "less than 7 percent" average MOOC completion rate noted in the often-cited study by Katy Jordan. Presenters will also guide participants through discussion and reflection exercises – to help them identify their own MOOC philosophy, to help them determine goals and objectives for MOOCs they may want to create, and to help them identify high interest/niche topic ideas for MOOCs they may want to create.
How do you get online students involved and make them feel like they belong to a community? During this webinar learn how synchronous and asynchronous discussion methods, group projects and online resources are used to promote student participation and accountability.
This webinar will focus on the key elements of designing a successful MOOC, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to make the most of the effort. We will look at choosing topics, delivery modes, designing the MOOC, and the making the most of the experience for your college.
This iTunes webinar will give an in-depth look at what iTunes can do for both the faculty and students. Topics touched on will include the ins and outs of full-length audio lectures, short audio clips, and video uploads. Instructor hints and student feedback on each method will be presented.
PowerPoint has become the presentation standard, but it lacks many of the qualities that we value in online learning teaching and learning. It is paper-centric; static; singular; serial, not scrollable; and non-interactive. It is from a prior century and carries the values of that paper-based culture. We seek instead to use Web 2.0 tools that are Web-native; promote active discussions; provide simple updating; scrollable by the user; and syndicated around the world via RSS. In this session we will explore alternatives this century offers to the PowerPoint of the last century.
In this webinar, Ralston-Berg, co-author of the book MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts, will describe how the key to creating an ideal online course is meeting the challenge of micro-collaboration. In order to develop sophisticated online learning activities, we must find a way to convey the tacit knowledge of someone with real-life experience using the tools of software design. This requires us to micro-collaborate: individuals with very different backgrounds and very different skills sets have to work in harmony to achieve a common goal. This session will discuss the leadership, management, and communication strategies that make effective micro-collaboration possible.
Ada Wainwright is a fulltime psychology professor and an advocate for distance learning. She has taught online for many years and served as the faculty DE coordinator for psychology and other disciplines. Though COD no longer has faculty DE coordinators, she continues to assist new or adjunct instructors and coordinate activities to ensure consistency and quality of online psychology courses while allowing instructors to personalize their classes. She will share her insights and experiences, suggest best practices, as well as discuss issues related to this topic in this webinar.
Live, online faculty development options are often appealing to our faculty audiences, and the ability to record sessions for later listening/viewing widens their reach even more. This session will share how BHC got involved with call-in talk radio over the Internet, the equipment and software we use, how the TLC has used it for faculty development and podcasting, and lessons learned. Audio clips will be shared.
Illinois Central and Lincoln Land colleges will provide information on their conversion to Blackboard 9 and lead a discussion on issues related to converting to Blackboard 9.
The Elluminate Live synchronous software has gained critical mass on many college campuses. Faculty and staff understand what a vital role this software plays in meetings and classes where participants are located across the street and across the globe. Many that have experienced Elluminate Live meetings have only experienced this synchronous environment from the participant perspective. This 1-hour workshop will cover the facilitator interface and many of the tools and their controls that can be used by the facilitator to aid in running an effective, efficient, and appealing meeting or class session. The instructor will also offer some strategies for ways to successfully integrate this tool into your virtual meeting space. Every attempt will be made to leave ample time for a question and answer period at the end of the presentation.
This information session provides an overview of the use of Amazon for streaming media with the state of Washington's community and technical colleges.
This information session will provide an introductory overview and a brief demonstration of several resources and tools faculty may use to learn, evaluate, and provide a more engaging and inclusive online learning environment. Topics to be discussed include authoring and evaluation tools, Universal Design for Instruction, and Web accessibility.
In this Webinar, Michelle Stephens will walk you through some time saving tips and ways of maximizing quality student interactions in your online course. Then, after exploring some common misconceptions and pitfalls, the Webinar will focus on alternative ways of using the discussion forum tool to create dynamic, interactive assignments that keep students engaged in course content and active in the course.
Creating and managing a personal learning environment is easy when you know what it is, why it is valuable and how to do it. A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a system that helps a learner take control of and manage their own learning. The web offers some great tools and resources for professional development and networking. Learn about resources and tools that can help you achieve your own goals for professional development. Get an overview of some of the best web based tools for networking and professional development. Discover tips and tricks for organizing and utilizing these tools to create your own personal learning environment.
Join ILCCO for the April 2, 11AM-Noon free webinar on Teaching Chemistry Lab Courses Online. Our guest presenters will be Bill Bloemer from UIS and Niranjan Goswami from Kaskaskia Community College. They will discuss how the chemistry courses were developed, how they handle the labs, issues and challenges they have dealt with and lessons learned. There will be plenty of time for questions, as well.
ILCCO is sponsoring a March 26, 11AM-Noon webinar on Teaching Biology Lab Courses Online. Our guest presenters will be Carolyn Peters of Spoon River College and Dani DuCharme from Waubonsee Community College. Both have been teaching biology online for several years. They will focus on how they developed their courses, how they handle the labs, issues and challenges they have dealt with and lessons learned. There will be plenty of time for questions, as well.


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