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Here are titles, presenters and dates for ITC’s professional development Webinar series through July 2015.

If you are unable to participate in the live presentation, an archived version will be available online for 60 days after each live event. Registrants are free to share the archive information with your staff during this time (note that ITC owns the copyright for these Webinars so we appreciate your not making or storing any copies).

Registration costs only $50 per Webinar, 20 for $900 ($45 each), or all 36 calls for $1,620 ($45 each). These fees are double for non-ITC members. The cost is the same to access the live or archived versions. Choose any of the presentations we have scheduled so far, and carry over a credit for what remains, to take advantage of the 20 Webinar package. A big thank you goes to Anne Arundel Community College for contributing the use of their Blackboard Collaborate Web platform to us so we can keep our costs down!

We welcome your ideas and recommendations for Webinar topics and presenters as we schedule our Webinar presentations through July 2015!

  • Are there any topics of interest to you for which you would love some assistance or ideas?
  • What challenge is dogging your distance learning program?
  • Is there a Webinar you would like to offer to members of your staff?
  • Is your college doing some amazing things in distance learning that you would like to share with ITC members?

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September 2014

Coaching to Completion: Sinclair Community College and Student Support in Competency-Based Programs
Sept. 16, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Christina Amato, Student Retention Coordinator, Sinclair Community College

In 2012, Sinclair Community College won a Department of Labor TAACCCT grant, to develop competency-based IT programs online. Using the case management foundation developed at the college in 2010, SinclairOnline set out to adapt a more robust, technology- and data-driven support model for CBE students. Christi Amato will explore SinclairOnline’s student support evolution, from early case management practices with online students, to new processes developed to support students in the CBE classroom and beyond. In particular, she will explore the CBE program’s development of student pathways for success, technology tools, use of predictive data to guide student progress toward milestones, and automation of routine interventions with at-risk students.

Mobile Technologies can Make Learning Engaging and FUN!
Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Jeannine Burgess, Instructional Technology, Palm Beach State College

Studies show that instructors can create more interactive lessons with mobile technologies. Mobile tools can help instructors be more organized, encourage students to be more self-directed, and enhance an instructor’s ability to implement quality, engaging, digital content into online classes. Jeannine Burgess will share concrete strategies for implementing m-Learning activities. She will provide links to mobile apps and share examples of interactive activities, with their success rates in various disciplines. For example, she will demonstrate how students can use mobile technologies to present a topic, capture a moment, or share an idea. Attend this session to learn how to effectively integrate technology to help students learn, and implement engaging activities to make learning FUN!

October 2014

Offering Online Tutoring Services to Online Students
Oct. 3, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time (New Rescheduled Time)
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Presenter: Deborah Hardwick, Manager of Online Tutoring, Houston Community College System

Houston Community College began offering asynchronous, multi-subject online tutoring in September 2006. The program does not, and was never intended to, only serve distance learning students, but that population is an important part of its mission. They tried synchronous chats in several subjects and formats, but were unhappy with the results. So they decided to focus on what they do best: text-based writing tutoring in English and all subjects that require papers. They also offer math, chemistry and physics tutoring, as well as tutoring in a growing number of workforce programs. The program has grown in scope, number of students served, number of tutors, number of subjects offered, and budget - all in a time of diminishing resources. Join Deborah for a discussion of what works for them and what you can do at your institution!

Deborah Hardwick, online tutoring supervisor, has taught academic ESL, developmental English, and freshman English at HCC since 1981. She designed the English tutoring program at Southwest College and supervised it for 15 years. She is the primary architect of the eight-year-old online tutoring system at HCC and has supervised it since its inception in September 2006.

Innovative Techniques for Teaching a Hands-On Lab Course Over the Internet
Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Jennifer A. Herzog, Assistant Professor of Biology, Herkimer County Community College

A stumbling block for offering entire degree programs online is the requirement that students complete at least one lab science course to graduate. In response, Jennifer Herzog developed an online general biology course for non-science majors taught with an accompanying hands-on laboratory component.

This course is completely asynchronous, and open to traditional and non-traditional students. Herzog devised several methods for conveying the on-campus learning environment over the Internet. For the course's lecture section, she uses movies, novels, TV shows and interactive Web sites to reinforce concepts and principles, while students analyze current biological issues by threaded discussions. Students purchase a LabPaq lab kit and manual from a company called Hands-On Labs so that they can perform hands-on experiments at home. Course assessment is built directly into the modules: students can use online office hours, question and "talk to the professor" areas to provide instant feedback on activities, examinations and Herzog's teaching methods. Students provide more in-depth responses through a culminating activity in a questionnaire format.

Interactive Tools to Promote Student Engagement in Hybrid, Online and Face-to-Face Classes
Oct. 14, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Lynda Randall, Professor of Secondary Education, California State University–Fullerton

Lynda Randall will discuss several Web 2.0 tools the staff at California State University–Fullerton piloted in various curricular contexts at their university, including VoiceThread, Voki, xtranormal, QR Codes, and Socrative. Some used SoftChalk LessonBuilder to create interactive, Web-based lessons. Others created literature circles in face-to-face and online learning environments. All of the strategies produced positive results and generated enthusiasm on the part of students and instructors, as they learned how to optimize the applications to enhance teaching, cognitive and social presence. Several instructors created short recorded video presentations using green screen technology to share their experiences with the campus community. They have proven to be a valuable professional development resource.

State Authorization Regulations and Reciprocity
Oct. 21, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Marianne Boeke, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

Although the U.S. Department of Education has put federal regulations for state authorization on hold, states expect institutions to follow their laws and regulations before out-of-state institutions can enroll students or perform other regulated activities in their state—whether there is a federal regulation or not. Given the complexity and expense of gaining authorization in multiple states for an institution, it seems clear that a reciprocal agreement, such as the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), is the most promising way to ease the burdens of institutional compliance for state authorization. SARA is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Marianne Boeke will discuss the “pause” for the federal regulations, provide an overview of SARA, and offer an update on SARA membership.

Complying with Copyright and Ownership Issues in Distance Education
Oct. 28, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Fritz Dolak, Copyright and Intellectual Property Office Manager and U.S. Copyright Office's Copyright Agent, Ball State University

Fritz Dolak will provide a comprehensive overview of what educators need to know in order to comply with copyright laws and respect intellectual property in a distance education environment. He will provide the basics for applying a fair use test to determine whether an educator can legally use copyrighted materials in his or her online course.

In 2002, Congress passed the TEACH Act which amended the U.S. Copyright Act to allow educators at accredited higher education or recognized K-12 institutions to transmit portions of legally-acquired audiovisual works over distance learning networks, without having to first obtain permission from the work's copyright owner. The CONFU Multimedia Guidelines were crafted to give educators specific portion limitations so they can comfortably comply with fair use limitations and not fear retribution. Fritz will also review the list he created for the Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education, "Do's and Don'ts for Transmitting Copyrighted Materials."

November 2014

Funky and Free
Nov. 4, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Milissa Copeland, Instructional Designer III, University of Central Oklahoma

In her role as an instructional designer, Milissa Copeland introduces and shares innovative and inspirational ways faculty can share their knowledge and content with their online and face-to-face students. Since budgetary issues are a huge concern for many institutions, Copeland will share and demonstrate how faculty members can create a sense of engagement and community within their online class by using a variety of funky and free tools that are available. Anyone who develops or teaches online courses can use these tools—in higher education, corporate America, at for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Capturing the Spirit: Virtual Writing Center with Reference Support
Nov. 18, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenters: Janice Lathrop, Head of Reference, and Dr. Jessica Rabin, Professor of English and Director of Writing Tutoring, Anne Arundel Community College

Winner of the 2014 Innovations Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College, the AACC Virtual Writing Center with Reference Support uses desktop and voice conferencing to provide synchronous writing tutoring and research assistance, promoting retention and success for academically vulnerable student populations. Offering flexible, seven-day-a-week scheduling, the Virtual Writing Center maintains the student-driven pedagogy of traditional writing center tutoring and library instruction. After two years of pilots and planned growth, the service is now open to all enrolled students: all subjects, all delivery modes. Learn how we captured the spirit of traditional writing tutoring and research support in the online environment, what we discovered in the process, and how you can adapt this cutting-edge service to your institution's needs!

December 2014

State Authorization: One Institution’s Path toward Compliance
Dec. 9, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenters: Christina M. Sax, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation, and Stefanie Pfister, Distance Education Compliance Coordinator, Shippensburg University

The presenters will offer a case study of Shippensburg University’s path toward compliance with out-of-state authorization requirements. They will focus on the many internal policies, infrastructure, resources, processes, internal partnerships, and communications that Ship established and put into place for both initial and ongoing compliance. This session will provide attendees with a model and set of tools that can be adapted for use at their institution to establish and sustain processes and activities related to the state authorization requirements. (Note: This session will not provide a comprehensive overview or status update of the state authorization regulations and requirements, SARA, or filing requirements in each state.)

Crafting and Implementing a Successful Online Advising Program
Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenters: Audra Barrett, Vice President of Student and Instructional Services, and La’Kendra Higgs, Director of Admissions/Registrar, Dallas Colleges Online

There have been a lot of presentations on pedagogy, instructional technology, and learning management systems, but there is a real need to serve students remotely. Audra Barrett and La’Kendra Higgs will discuss the ups and downs of providing student services online. Discussion topics will include admissions, advising, and tutoring. They will also provide an overview of the online services they offer at Dallas Colleges Online—from Skype to Chat. They will offer resources on customer service to surveys of satisfaction. Participants will learn about the resources they need to begin the process of setting up these online student services.

January 2015

The Transition to Open Educational Resources at University of Maryland University College
Jan. 13, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Megan Benefiel, Project Specialist, Learning Solutions Group, Instructional Services and Support, University of Maryland University College

By Fall 2015, 100 percent of all undergraduate courses at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will use electronic resources at no cost to the students. As we approach this milestone of this initiative, presenter Megan Benefiel will examine the lessons they have learned along the way that will influence our approach to the upcoming milestones – 100 percent of all graduate courses by Fall 2016. She will discuss the process UMUC established and the program's  most significant challenges and accomplishments, including nearly $3.5 million in student savings in Fall 2014.

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Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Christopher Shamburg, Ed.D., Professor and Coordinator of Doctoral Program in Educational Technology Leadership, Graduate Program in Educational Technology, New Jersey City University

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February 2015

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Feb. 3, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Flipped Advising with ePortfolios to Impact First Generation Student Engagement
Feb. 10, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: G. Alex Ambrose, Ph.D., Professor of Practice & Associate Program Director, Notre Dame ePortfolio Engagement Program, Concurrent Associate Special Professional Faculty, University of Notre Dame

Advisors are too often overbooked with draining surface-level, information, and transactional student meetings that just deal with pins and paperwork. How can we shift the advising paradigm to focus on passions and purpose through deeper and more transformational meetings? How can we pre-engage students so they “do their homework” before they meet with us, leading to a more engaging meeting? How can the ePortfolio also function as a platform for re-engaging them after the meeting and beyond? How can we improve first generation student engagement?

Solution: Flip the advising process through the Advising ePortfolio by both expecting students to update it before meeting with their advisors and, most importantly, empowering them outside of face-to-face meetings with a way of taking a more active, reflective role in their educational path. Advising ePortfolios (as opposed to showcase ePortfolios) are a teaching tool designed to assist students in improving their decision-making, goal-setting and planning skills, skills which are necessary in order to be actively engaged in managing their own learning. The ePortfolio also gives students the opportunity to begin to collect, organize, and present multimedia evidence (i.e. papers, projects, pictures, videos, and reflections) of learning experiences (class, work, research, time abroad, and/or service).

March 2015

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March 3, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Stories from the Sandbox: Building the Sandbox
March 10, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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Presenter: Cheryl Stanley, Instructional Designer, Kristi Baldwin, and Wayne Breau, Great, Falls College Montana State University

What happens when you send the entire eLearning department to a technology conference? Come find out about our adventures in creating a Sandbox Classroom, and how it stemmed from a conference just like the ITC eLearning Conference! We will share our story of what it took to create a technology-rich environment that also needed to be safe, wireless, innovative, exciting and most of all… fun and easy to use. We will explain what we used, why we chose it, and how it impacts the learning in the space. Still, the space isn’t the focal point of our adventures in the sandbox. Student learning is! The technology has allowed instructors to better use their time while challenging students to learn through a discovery approach. Finally, our team will explain how we did this and share the data from the space. After this session, you will be able to create your own Sandbox Classroom, or apply this to the classrooms already on your campus. We will walk you through our process so that you will be able to easily start working in your new space next fall!

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March 17, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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March 24, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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April 2015

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April 7, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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April 14, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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April 28, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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May 2015

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May 5, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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May 12, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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May 19, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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June 2015

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June 2, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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June 9, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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June 15, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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June 23, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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July 2015

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July 7, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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July 14, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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July 21, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
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