For NDLW 2016, we offered a number of webinars that explored a variety of distance learning topics including emerging distance learning trends, strategies and best practices to engage online students, and new tools designed to enhance the online teaching and learning experience. Access recordings and available webinar resources for our program below.
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Monday, November 7, 2016
Monday, November 7 | 10:00 – 11:00am EST
The Art of Virtual Storytelling
Kate Nugent | Director, Product and Training, The Ariel Group
Our modern world gives us many opportunities to communicate our ideas and points of view, but few of us stand out from the crowd. Storytelling is the differentiator. In this interactive and practical webinar, you will learn how to integrate a story into your virtual lectures, webinars, 1:1 student coaching sessions and other virtual communications. You will be introduced to powerful storytelling techniques that engage and influence audiences of every size. Storytelling “lights up” every part of the human brain, and your ability to paint a picture for your students increases the chances that the learning will stick.
Monday, November 7 | 1:00 – 2:00pm EST
Trends in Alternative Credentialing: Benchmarks, Badges, and Noncredit Programming
Kyle Peck | Co-director, Center for Online Innovation and Professor, Penn State University
Jim Fong | Director, Center for Research and Marketing Strategy, UPCEA
Peter Janzow | Senior Director, Business & Market Development, Pearson Acclaim
Micro-credentials, nano-credentials, badges…staying current on emerging trends in education is a challenge. It is also the life-force of the work that we do to prepare students for an ever-shifting professional landscape. In this engaging session, learn about the driving factors behind the emergence of alternative credentials, how higher education institutions are responding, and hear insights about what’s next.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Tuesday, November 8 | 1:00 – 2:00pm EST
Don’t Overlook Your Help Desk! How Golden Gate University Supports The Demands of Their Unique Online Student Population
Doug Geier | Director, eLearning and Instructional Design, Golden Gate University
Paulo Dias | Managing Director, Technical Services, Pearson
In this session, learn how Golden Gate University utilizes help desk services to meet the demands of a unique online student population of adult learners – many of whom work full-time, requiring on demand support, ensuring students get a positive technical support experience for their online programs. The 24/7 help desk support allows the school to offer enhanced technical support, allowing students and faculty to access services outside of regular business hours, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Tuesday, November 8 | 1:00 – 2:00pm EST
Snapchat 101: Engaging Students Online
Dr. Wendy Tietz | Professor, Accounting, Kent State University
Snapchat is currently the number one social media platform used by 16 to 24 year olds and is rapidly gaining users aged 35 years and older.
In this interactive session, you will learn the basics of Snapchat, including how to set up an account, how to communicate with other users, and Snapchat lingo and features (e.g. geofilters, swiping, face lenses). We will also discuss at least four ways that Snapchat can be used to engage your students in your class using real-life examples. Participants who have downloaded the Snapchat app will be able to put these lessons into practice in real time.
Join the Snapchat fun – and learn about a powerful way to engage your online students.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Wednesday, November 9 | 10:00 – 11:00am EST
Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices with Learning Catalytics™
Terry Austin | Professor, Temple College
In this session, Professor Austin will describe how encouraging the use of Learning Catalytics on mobile devices can revolutionize student participation as well as team-based learning in your classroom. To make this session as interactive as possible please plan on having a second device (i.e. smart phone or tablet) available during the webinar!
Wednesday, November 9 | 1:00 – 2:00pm EST
Ask Me Anything: Online Students Tell All
Joaquin Van Thienen | Florida International University, Broward Community College (AS)
Alexandria Pipitone | Florida International University
Amanda Condon | Arkansas Tech University, University of Arkansas Community College- Hope (AS)
Andrea Shaw | Director of Student Programs and Partnerships, Pearson
Gillian Seely | Director of Content Strategy, Pearson
Over 5.8 million students are taking at least one distance education course. What did they look for in a program to fit their needs? What tools help them succeed? What advice would they offer to a first-time online learner and/or educator? What do they really want to tell their teacher about their class? Join us for this open dialogue with three students currently enrolled in 100% online courses. “Ask them Anything” about their experiences to best help you engage and motivate your learners. As a bonus, you will also gain insight into recent research on student attitudes toward digital course materials.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Thursday, November 10 | 10:00 – 11:00am EST
The Advantages of Using REVEL to Promote Success in Varied Classroom Settings and Environments
Elizabeth King | Adjunct Instructor, Columbus Technical College
Instructor Beth King will discuss how she implemented REVEL and adjusted instruction to improve performance and engagement in her online and face-to-face Introduction to Music courses at Columbus Technical College.