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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Turnitin FREE Webinar: What's Wrong with Wikipedia? Best Practices for Evaluating Student Sources

30-Minute Webcast Series
What's Wrong with Wikipedia? Best Practices for Evaluating Student Sources
DATE:  Thursday, January 31, 2013
TIME:   10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00 noon CT / 1:00pm ET   View Local Time


Attendees are eligible to receive a free digital file of the Turnitin website evaluation rubric.


Renee Bangerter
is a Professor of English at Saddleback College and has been teaching writing for 15 years. She collaborates with K-12 teachers developing curriculum to bridge the gap between high school and college in reading, writing and grammar. Renee creates the professional development webinars for Turnitin, emphasizing how instructors can innovatively teach students about plagiari  
Webcast Overview
Join us as we explore the connection between student source choices and the development of research and critical thinking skills. We'll also discuss the development of the Turnitin website evaluation rubric to help students enhance their competencies in evaluating online sources.

The 30-Minute Webcast Series from Turnitin is for busy educators who want to stay current with the latest trends and technologies on preserving academic integrity, improving student writing across the curriculum, and promoting student success.


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Call for Proposals | 2013 POD Network Conference

Dear POD members and friends,


It’s time to start getting ready for the POD 2013 conference! Our conference this year will be held from November 6th to November 10th, in Pittsburgh, PA at the historic William Penn Omni Hotel. Our conference theme is “Freedom to Connect – Freedom to Risk – Freedom to Learn.”


Please see the first call for proposals, attached. Our online proposal submission form and our official conference website are still in development due to the construction of a new POD website (coming soon) but we wanted to give you the information you need to start preparing proposals and making plans. You can see our informal conference website at WikiPODia ( We will send updates as our online features are available.


We are looking forward to a great conference, thanks to YOU! 


Warm wishes from your conference team,

Victoria Bhavsar, Patty Payette, Allison Boye, Jake Glover, Hoag Holmgren


POD 2012/13 Core Committee Election - VOTE TODAY!

Dear Colleague,

As a POD member, you are invited to vote in the 2012/13 Core Committee election (choosing five 

POD members who will serve from 2013-2016). The Core Committee is POD's board of directors. 

As such, it oversees and guides the affairs, activities, and assets of the POD Network.

The statements of this year's fourteen candidates have been posted on wikiPODia here.
Please read each candidate's statement before voting. You may vote for up to five candidates.

When ready to vote, please click here to select your candidates using Survey Monkey.

Votes will be accepted until 7:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, February 13.

Please note that Survey Monkey system allows only one vote per user. Note too that your ballot 

is not officially cast until you click the "submit" button on the Survey Monkey page.

Thanks in advance,



Hoag Holmgren

Executive Director

Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education


FRN Europe 2013-2014 A Network for Understanding the New Europe

Attached is a faculty development announcement from the Faculty Resource Network (FRN). If you are interested in attending this seminar please forward your curriculum vitae to me at

The deadline to submit your information is Friday, February 1, 2013.

A meeting is scheduled on Monday, February 4th at 12:00noon, Rosenwald Hall Room 203, for interested faculty and you must bring a copy of your vitae with you to this meeting.

Cynthia M. Carter
Administrative Specialist
Office of Academic Affairs
Dillard University
504.816.4662 (ph)
504.816.4144 (fax)


Dillard University SPRING 2013 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Speaker, Dr. Fern Tsien


Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Speaker

Dr. Fern Tsien

Faculty, Department of Genetics

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)


“Understanding Stem Cells and Cloning –

Reality versus Fiction”


February 01, 2013, Friday at 1:00 pm

Georges Auditorium

2012-13 QEP Theme

What impact (social, economic, political) could the Presidential Election

have on healthcare and gun control?


Facilitated by Dr. Julie Basu Ray

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Dillard University

      504 816 4924


Dr. Carla L. Morelon
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
Interim Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Office: Rosenwald 203
Phone: 504.816.4165
2012-13 QEP Theme: “What could be the impact (social, political and economic) of the Presidential Election on healthcare and gun control?”


iClicker Webinar and Training Events


Cynthia , click into the conversation this Spring by registering for any or all of our free pedagogical webinars. This semester we are proud to sponsor five interactive sessions in which our experienced presenters will discuss various ways that EdTech can be integrated into different university settings. Mark your calendars; here is your chance to see what all of the excitement is about!

Visit to see the Spring 2013 line-up and register for a webinar.
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Matt Evans
Teaching with Clickers in Small Classes

Presenter: Matt Evans from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Date: February 13, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM EST

Description: Everyone knows that clickers are only good for those huge lecture hall-type classes, right? Wrong!

Register Now!>>

Marcus Dickson
Ben Biermeier-Hanson
Different messages for different folks: Persuading faculty members to adopt EdTech

Presenters: Dr. Marcus Dickson and Ben Biermeier-Hanson from Wayne State University

Date: March 06, 2013

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Description: Learn how to focus on the types of messages that faculty members at different stages of readiness for change need to hear to help move them towards consideration of EdTech adoption.

Register Now!>>

Irene Knokh
Clickers for Interactive Learning: Our Story

Presenter: Irene Knokh from University of Michigan

Date: April 04, 2013

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Description: Hear clickers were integrated into various programs at the Department of Professional Development and Education as well as future plans for integrating clickers as part of an enhanced learning experience.

Register Now! >>

Matt Evans
i>clicker Feature and Teacher Workshop: Using and Teaching with Self-Paced

Presenter: Matt Evans from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM EST

Description: Dr. Matt Evans will also discuss ways he has implemented Self-Paced Polling into his classes as well as the benefits and risks associated with using this type of feature for exams.

Register Now! >>

Sue Frantz
Sharpen Your Saw: Technology for Educators

Presenter: Sue Frantz from Highline Community College

Date: May 08, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Description: The fast pace of technological change has many of feeling left behind. Our day-to-day work leaves us feeling too busy to seek out tech tools that may help us be more efficient. What are the newest technologies that you can use right now?

Register Now! >>
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·        Jim Yoder, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Programs, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

(WHOI), who is also representing Ocean Opportunities ( and on


·         Meredith White and Jamie Becker, ocean sciences grad students.


Amy E. Lesen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology Department
Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
Tel: 504-816-4843
Lynn Strong, Director
Undergraduate Research
Human Subjects Protection/IRB
Dillard University
Ensuring students more than a degree.
PSB 250
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70122
T:  504-816-4446


Innovative Educators Webinars 2013

Online Higher Education Training and Professional Development | Innovative Educators
Webinars By Date Webinar Calendar

January 2013

February 2013
5 Intrusive Academic Advising: An Effective Strategy To Increase Student Success Students
6 Summer Bridge Programs: Easing The Transition For First-Generation College Students
12 Supporting First-Generation Students: Best Practices From A Highly Successful Early Intervention Program
13 Supporting Military Veterans: How To Develop An Effective Academic Advising Protocol
13 Identifying & Engaging Unprepared Students: Practical Strategies & Techniques For Today's College Classroom
14 A Faculty Advisor Blueprint: Understanding & Supporting Their Role in Student Success (Part 1 of 2)
19 Responding To A Student Death: How To Create A Proactive Response Plan For Your Campus
20 Training Front Office Staff: Handling Difficult & Disruptive Behaviors
20 Undocumented Students: An Overview Of Policies, Myths & Best Practices
21 Managing Psychotic, Manic & Delusional Students: How To Reduce Legal Risk & Increase Student Safety
21 Assessing The Effectiveness Of Programs For At-Risk Students: Strategies That Work
22 Establishing A Campus-Wide Veteran-To-Veteran Mentoring Program On Your Campus
27 Identifying & Managing Aggressive Student Behaviors, Attitudes & Emotions
27 Three Generations, One Classroom: Using Generational Theory To Understand & Motivate Your Students
28 Go2Knowledge Case Studies & Demo (Free)
28 The Critical Mind: Instructional Strategies That Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills (Part 1 of 3)
28 A Faculty Advisor Blueprint: Understanding & Supporting Their Role in Student Success(Part 2 of 2)

March 2013

April 2013
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TLT Group TGIF -- FridayLive: Seven Futures of American Education


Fuorth issue, Volume Six

TLT Group TGIF 1.29.2013           
From TLT Group World Headquarters
  • Up-coming Member Exchange Events:
    • Using LinkedIn for Silver Cloudian Consulting 1/30
    • VoiceThread: Social Media/Networking Tools/Resources 2/6
    • Online Exploration Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup (sMOOChers) Starts

Check out the TLT website for all 2013 events including FridayLive!  Free to all.

Become a TLT member. Click here to find out how  
More from the TLT-SWG Blog:

Learning JING using the Designated Learner Approach

Member Exchange Events
Members Exchange
Using LinkedIn for Silver Cloudian Consulting
(This session is free to TLT Group Members $75.00  to others)
January 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Charles Ansorge, Michael Dabney, Dale Parker, and others

LinkedIn: Michael Dabney and Charles Ansorge will share what they have learned about how LinkedIn may be helpful for collaborative consulting efforts.

Diigo: Dale Parker will demonstrate this online tool, Diigo, might support the work of Silver Cloudians

IDEA: Steve Gilbert will report on work of IDEA and the emerging connection for Silver Cloudians

Brainstorm: future topics.
Plan: February 13th event

Members Exchange
Voice Thread Social Media/Networking Tools/Resources  
This session is free for TLT Group Members Fee for others Register here.
February 6, 2013 2:00 PM ET

Join Penny Kuckkahn, Instructional Designer, Nicolet College as she teaches our designated learner, Robert Voelker-Morris: Faculty Technology Consultant, Univ. of Oregon.  Your pre-work involves setting up a VoiceThread account, bringing along an image, and taking a look at this link to give you some background information.

Seven Futures of American Education:  Improving Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World
February 1, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all.  Register in advance

Steve Gilbert interviews John Sener who offers the perspectives of author and parent; of observation, theory, and immersion.  Sener is the author of this thoughtful book about the influence of technology on the future of higher education AND  the parent of a son who is now half-way through his freshman year of college.
Excerpts from book description:
"... digital technologies....are...redefining knowledge, redistributing access, and renegotiating authority -- while education's growing importance is changing expectations about its performance. This combination offers a spectacular opportunity to improve various scenarios -- Free Market Rules, Free Learning Rules, Standards Rule, Cyberdystopia, Steady As She Goes -- whose influences would be disastrous in the extreme but can be beneficial in moderation. ...Online learning ...can also lead the way ...Strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, such as learning-centered engagement, learner-generated content, and sensible assessment can enhance the value of the interpersonal interactions which are at the heart of learning and teaching."

Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:

February  8  TBD
February 15 Live from Lilly Greensboro
February 22 Thinking About Violence in our Learning Spaces – Preparation Matters (Steve Bell)
March 1 John Sener returns

MOOCs Round Two Week One Begins

sMOOChers  Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup Online Exploration

January 25, 2013 through March 1, 2013
PLUS FridayLive! report on March 8, 2013. 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern

This series of meetings is free to TLT Group Individual Members.$100 for non members.  [Although you are welcome to become an Individual Member for $75 and attend for free.  Check your institution's status here if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.]  Register here.

Our second cohort will participate in a Coursera course:
E-learning and Digital Cultures      and meet together to discuss the course content as well as the process
Almost weekly online synchronous sessions in the TLT Group’s Adobe Connect classroom - Fridays, January 25, February 8 and 22, and March 1, 2013. 1-1:30 PM ET.

E-learning and Digital Cultures
Jeremy Knox, Sian Bayne, Hamish Macleod, Jen Ross, Christine Sinclair U Edinburgh
This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for e-learning theory and practice. Follow this course at #edcmooc.

Register both for the MOOC and for this TLT Group cohort
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