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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Complimentary Webinar: Promoting Excellence at UCF

Complimentary Webinar

Promoting Excellence
UCF's multi-pronged approach to student success with McGraw-Hill Tegrity
The University of Central Florida is the 2nd largest public university in the nation with 58,698 total students in Fall 2011. There are nearly 500 integrated multimedia spaces that are standardized across the 10 regional campuses that include state of the art equipment to maximize the student learning experience. When the institution adopted Tegrity, some of those spaces were adapted to help ensure the success of faculty and students using the solution.
What’s more, the university has implemented a faculty development program that addresses pedagogical issues in lecture capture, provides training for instructors using Tegrity, and serves as quality control for faculty recordings. As a result of these innovative efforts, UCF had 14,177 Tegrity users last academic year—the largest of any institution in the country.

Topics covered will include:
· The history of online classes at UCF
· How classrooms were designed specifically for Tegrity use
· The faculty development program created for Tegrity users
· Challenges and opportunities
Presenters: Don Merritt, Interim Director, Office of Instructional Resources, University of Central Florida, and Dr. Beth Nettles, Lead Instructional Development Specialist, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida

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[Webinar]: Teaching Faculty about Effective Use of Clickers

Teaching Faculty about Effective Use of Clickerswith Dr. Stephanie Chasteen from University of Colorado BoulderAugust 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EST
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Many instructors struggle with finding meaningful ways to integrate clickers into their courses. Learn how to tackle the task of teaching them about effectively using this technology. Our interactive webinar is designed for those involved in faculty development and support and will cover these key topics:
  • Research-tested strategies for using clickers to help students learn
  • Addressing common challenges that faculty face when teaching with clickers
  • Helping faculty in multiple disciplines learn to integrate clicker questions into their curriculum
  • How to guide faculty in writing effective clicker questions
  • Great "practice questions" to use with faculty who are learning to use clickers
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Stepanie Chasteen
Stephanie Chasteen

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Elizabeth Roth
Macmillan New Ventures


Innovative Educators Webinar: Best Practices In College TeachingCreating An Active Learning Environment

Free Resources
Webinar Overview
Research has shown that you can significantly increase knowledge retention simply by creating a welcoming environment and incorporating active learning strategies into your teaching. Participants in this session will learn teaching strategies and techniques they can immediately implement in their classes to create a learning environment that actively engages their students and ultimately improves retention and success. Participants will also receive a resource page of active learning strategies.
Webinar Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  • Articulate a rationale for using active learning in the classroom
  • Describe instructional methods that encourage active learning
  • Identify techniques that can be incorporated into their classes to create an active learning environment
  • Incorporate strategies that will improve student retention and success
Webinar Speaker
Debra Runshe is an Instructional Development Specialist at Indiana University. She assists staff and faculty in addressing complex teaching and learning issues relating to teaching methods, assessment, and the use of instructional technology. Her dedication to quality teaching has led to her involvement in many national endeavors. As a member of the Carnegie Foundation's CASTL Program: Scholarly Inquiry about Active Pedagogies cluster group, she explored active learning pedagogies in universities across the nation and presented the findings nationally. She has been involved in several grant projects funded by: Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Education (DOE). Presently, as a member of Cohort VI of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research she is exploring the use and best practices in portfolio learning. She is also participating in the FIPSE project: "Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success," a nationwide educational innovation project focused on exploring and strengthening best practices in ePortfolio pedagogy.

Innovative Educators

3277 Carbon PL
Boulder, CO 80301

Upcoming Webinars
August 7 -Appreciative Education & Supplemental Instruction: Optimizing The Experience For Leaders & Participants

August 8 -Enhancing Part-Time Instructor Performance Through Inclusion And Meaningful Mentoring Practices

August 22 -Best Practices In College Teaching: Designing Effective Rubrics

September 11 -Using Disruptive Innovation To Enhance Student Motivation

September 12 -Developing A Campus Honor Code: A Unifying Force Of Civility

September 13 -Inspired To Be First: Increasing The Success Rate Of African American & Latino/a First-Generation College Students

September 19 -Privacy Rights: How Faculty Can Navigate The FERPA Maze

September 20 -Cheating In An Online Environment: How To Prevent, Detect, & Deter Dishonesty

September 27 -Supporting ADA Accommodations: Manageable Solutions For Faculty

September 28 -How Faculty Can Recognize & Manage Mental Health Issues In The Classroom