distance learning

04/22/2015 - 9:15am - 12:15pm
Red Gym
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member

Curious to know more about how Moodle can help you improve your students' learning experiences? Want to know more about what makes Moodle different from other learning management systems?

Please join us as we explore some best practices for Moodle courses and demonstrate how new and underused features in Moodle can reduce instructor workload and facilitate student learning. This annual event is intended for both instructors and support staff alike.

2015 Agenda

9:15-9:30 | Welcome

9:30-10:00 | Keynote Address
Comm Arts Professor Lyn Van Swol will discuss her department's approach to blended/online course design, describe her recent experience blending a medium-sized undergraduate lecture course, explain why she chose Moodle as her LMS, and describe the impact it is having on learning outcomes.

10:05-11:40 | Breakout Sessions
Topics include best practices for blending large-enrollment classes, integrating audio and video with Kaltura MediaSpace, updates coming in Moodle 2.8 this Fall, a new real-time quizzing module and more!

11:45-12:15 | Conclusion: Funding your Innovation

12/10/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rm 117 WISCIENCE 445 Henry Mall
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member

Wondering about how to bring out the best in your students in a variety of learning scenarios? Struggling with how to keep students motivated in distance environments? Join Tawyna Cary and Caroline Jakuba Wienhold from WISSCIENCE (Wisconsin Institute for Science Education & Community Engagement) as they share an overview of Hope, Grit and Social Belonging situated within a growth mindset. Heather Shimon from the College of Engineering will share affective teaching strategies designed to engage students online and strengthen community.  Professor Beth Fahlberg from the School of Nursing will share new and innovative approaches designed to strengthen clinical and community-based learning environments.

In this session, participants will have time to consider how affective classroom strategies translate to a distance learning environment, and come away with new approaches to building community and fostering a growth mindset.

For more on Hope and Grit, here is Angela Lee Duckworth's TED talk posted on Youtube.

Spread the word! Faculty, academic staff, technical support are all welcome.

Whatya Know about guidelines for online courses

10/14/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
243 Teacher Education (225 N. Mills Street)
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member

Join us for this interactive session!  We will share our collective wisdom and fill in our knowledge gaps on issues such as web accessibility, FERPA, intellectual property, copyright, open access & scholarship publishing as it impacts web-based learning.

Special guests include:

   Todd Schwanke, Assistant Director, Adaptive Technology Services, McBurney Center   
   Brigid Daly, Associate University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
   Jim Jonas, Information & Instructional Services Librarian, MERIT - School of Education  

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sponsored by the ComETS Distance Learning SIG
Catherine Stephens & Lauren Rosen co-chairs

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