Online CoLAB Networking Event

This speed networking event connects instructional designers and technology professionals for a fun blast of conversational exchanges! The goals of this event are to:

  • Create a safe and engaging online environment in which participants can meet each other, exchange ideas and build foundations to start conversations and collaborations;
  • Spark collaborations, creativity, innovation and partnerships;
  • Support the participants’ engagement in the TOPkit Community.

Please contact Charlotte Jones-Roberts at Charlotte.Jones-Roberts@ucf.edu for questions or more information.

Register or learn more about the Online CoLAB today!

Hot Topics in Online Teaching & Learning

Online teaching and learning continue to grow, and have proven to be important tools in extending access and equity. How do we ensure the highest quality of online teaching, learning, and support? Join two Frontier Set professionals steeped in this work – Flower Darby, Senior Instructional Designer, E-Learning Center, NAU, and Patricia Delgado, Assistant Director, Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning, FIU – for an interactive discussion about practices and policies in the field.


Description: Online teaching and learning (encompassing wholly online, hybrid, and augmented face-to-face courses) may ‘live’ in different places on different campuses, but the overall goals and challenges align and – if done well – can serve to address access and equity issues. Join two Frontier Set professionals steeped in this work for an interactive discussion about practices and policies in the field. Following brief introductory comments, the audience will be polled for which sub-topic(s) to delve into:

Topic 1: Organizational Roles/Structure: How can/do your various faculty
support units collaborate across the university?

Topic 2: Expectations for online teaching: policy, pedagogy, training,
requirements . . .

Topic 3: Templates or ‘Master Shells’ for courses:
provided/recommended/required? Issues?

Topic 4: Equity & Access: How can online learning reach students who
might otherwise not have access? What makes courses inclusive, and
equitable success possible?

Topic 5: Make Online a Strategic Imperative: How might online priorities
be inserted into already-existing initiatives or strategic plans?

Topic 6: Biases related to online: What resistance to online is raised, and
how do we resolve concerns?

Topic 7: Other

Future Trends Forum

Join Bryan Alexander and Rob Kadel, Senior Research Fellow at the Strada Institute for the Future of Work, andAmanda Madden, visiting lecturer in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, for an exciting and interactive discussion on blended learning.

Rob and Amanda are also the co-editors of the just-published Blended Learning in Practice A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers (MIT).

As of the two leading researchers and practitioners on the topic, Bryan plans to ask about their findings concerning blended learning, its reach, the best ways for institutions to support it, and where will blended go next.

What questions or thoughts do you have? Join and take part in the discussion!

This live interactive video chat event is powered by Shindig. As a participant, you will not only be able to enjoy the featured speakers’ presentation but may ask the speakers your own video chat questions. You will also be able to see all other attendees and if you like talk, discuss, share, and otherwise engage with them in your own self-initiated private video chats.

To fully enjoy the possibilities of this Shindig video chat event enable your webcam.

On desktop, please use Chrome. (Firefox support coming soon)

Connect on Mobile!

Get the Shindig mobile app and join the event while you’re on the go. You’ll have the same ability to ask video chat questions “face to face” with the featured speakers and/or video chat privately with fellow attendees.

Read & Write Workshop

FAU’s Center for eLearning invites you to participate in this free Professional Development sessions. They are offered to all FAU faculty and staff, and all eLearning professionals; you are our Community of Practice partners! Please join us, and tell a friend.

Read & Write’s powerful literacy software is free for everyone at FAU. This interactive workshop continues the larger discussion of accessibility in online courses and ways to help faculty, staff, and students soar in their academics.

Headset, microphone, and a quiet area are recommended for optimum virtual participation. CeL tech team will assist with technical questions.

Participate online via WebEx | Password: spring

Or join us at any CeL location. If you have a laptop and/or headset, please bring them. If not, we will do our best to provide them for you.

  • Boca Raton: CeL Training Lab, Building 4, IS-214
  • Davie: Liberal Arts Building, LA-203
  • Jupiter: Student Resources Building, SR-249

Guiding Effective Online Team Projects & Presentations

We all know the value of group/team projects for our online students, yet the perceived challenges tend to make us reluctant to fully engage them in the process to assure success from which we’ve learned. Please join us as we share our successes and some not-so-successful efforts from which we’ve learned. Bring your strategies to the session to help guide community growth and students success!

 

Participate online via WebEx | Password:spring

 

Or join us at any CeL location. If you have a laptop and/or headset, please bring them. If not, we will do our best to provide them for you.

 

  • Boca Raton: CeL Training Lab, Building 4, IS-214
  • Davie: Liberal Arts Building, LA-203
  • Jupiter: Student Resources Building, SR-249

Rubrics: Putting Online Students in the Driver’s Seat

Description:In this session, we will discuss how faculty can use rubrics as tools for instruction and self-directed learning in online learning environments.

As always, these sessions are open to all FAU faculty, staff, and our eLearning Community of Practice partners. Please share the information below!

Participate online via WebEx | Password: spring

A quiet area, headset, and microphone are recommended for optimal virtual participation. The CeL team will help with technical questions.

Or join us at any CeL location. If you have a laptop and/or headset, please bring them. If not, we will do our best to provide them for you.

  • Boca Raton: CeL Training Lab, Building 4, Room IS-214
  • Davie: Liberal Arts Building, Room LA-203
  • Jupiter: Student Resources Building, Room SR-249