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Webinars are $50 per location for members and $100 per location for non-members.  The cost is the same to access the live or archived versions.


Archived Webinars

If you are unable to participate in the live presentation, an archived version will be available online for 60 days after each live event or the date you purchased it. 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).

ITC Webinar Sessions for 2016


Accessibility Testing: Bridging the Gap Between Developers and End Users 
Learning Level: All

Tuesday, January 26
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


This webinar will look at accessibility testing and identify and discuss potential gaps between the developers’ stated accessibility of a website and the experience of end users. Although all accessibility elements are important, some components may be more critical to functioning than others, and it helps to understand the experience of end users. We will also talk about strategies for involving faculty in positive ways and how to get needed information to students with disabilities.

Webinar Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding that end users may not be aware of navigational accessible enhancements, so there may be a gap to be bridged when assessing accessibility.
  • To share our experience that faculty understand accessibility issues better when they are able to see someone use a screen reader.
  • Although all accessibility elements are important, some components may be more critical to functioning than others.

Karen Sorensen is the accessibility advocate for online courses at Portland Community College (PCC) in Portland, OR. She has been in this position for five-plus years since Distance Education at PCC took on the challenge to ensure online courses are accessible to students with disabilities. Before this position, she was a web developer for five years on the college web team. She has a master’s in education: policy, foundations and administration from Portland State University. She is passionate about web accessibility.

Phyllis Petteys is an accessibility specialist for disability services at Portland Community College in Portland, OR. Prior to coming to PCC in 2013, she was an assistive technology specialist for 18 years, working in higher education as well as in the community.

Angel Chesimet has worked with accessibility testing at PCC for three years. In addition, she has contracted with other universities, publishers, and community agencies on accessibility projects. She specializes in adaptive technology for individuals experiencing visual impairments which she uses in her personal and professional life. Angel holds a master’s in clinical rehabilitation counseling from Portland State University and has a private practice helping with adjustment to disability. She is passionate about inclusion and equality for everyone.




Using Online Instruction to Prepare Students for Lab in a Technical Program

Learning Level: Intermediate

Tuesday, February 2
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


The Medical Assistant Program at Dakota County Technical College offers an online hybrid program along with a traditional on-campus program. The hybrid program was started in 2009 and has successfully graduated six cohorts. This webinar will present the process and tools used to develop and deliver the Medical Assistant Program in an online hybrid format. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and ideas for creating a vibrant, interactive online environment for online and online hybrid students.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Participants will discuss online preparation of students for lab settings
  • Participants will identify online teaching techniques that could be implemented in their own courses.

Patrice Nadeau had a BS and MS in clinical laboratory science. Early in her career she worked in hospital and clinic settings as a bench tech, supervisor, and technical consultant. She has been teaching in the Medical Assistant Program at Dakota County Technical College since 1994, starting as an adjunct before becoming the full-time director of the program in 2001.  


Teaching World Languages in the Virtual Classroom

Learning Level: All

Tuesday, February 9

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


While the virtual classroom provides remarkable convenience and flexibility, it can also be a challenging environment for both instructors and students. This webinar will provide suggestions for how to succeed as a language instructor in the virtual classroom. The focus will be on how to prepare students for the virtual classroom experience, how to plan and facilitate live sessions that keep students engaged, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Webinar Objectives:

  • How to prepare students to succeed in the virtual classroom.
  • How to keep students engaged in the virtual classroom.
  • How to avoid common pitfalls.

Steven Hartlaub, PhD, has been a language instructor at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, MN for nearly 15 years. He has extensive experience teaching Spanish and French using web-conferencing software such as Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, and Wimba Classroom. 




Federal Regulations Update 
Learning Level: All

Tuesday, March 1

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act has been underway for more than a year. James Hermes, Associate Vice President for Government Relations with the AACC, will discuss the reauthorization of the HEA and will provide an assessment of key Federal regulations and activities that have impacted online learning. Topics will include Financial Aid regulations, ADA compliance, USDOE and USDOL efforts with Open Educational Resources and online education, and College Promise. ITC Board member Fred Lokken will discuss the status of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The session will include the opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Provide updated information on critical federal regulations and the HEA re-authorization
  • Provide updated information on the status of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
  • Afford the opportunity to answer specific questions and concerns from webinar attendees

James Hermes, Associate Vice President for Governmental Affairs, American Association for Community Colleges (AACC)

Fred Lokken, ITC board member and professor of political science, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada, chairs the ITC Advocacy Committee, is author of the ITC Annual National Distance Education Survey and has served on the ITC Board of Directors for the past twelve years. He is also a commissioner for the Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education (WICHE) and has twenty years of DE administrative experience. 


Two-Part Webinar Series: Avoiding the Zombie Apocalypse - Tools for Universal Design in Online Courses 

Tuesday, March 22nd & 29th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


In this Two-Part Webinar Session, participants will learn how to use three tools: ThingLink, FlipGrid and EdPuzzle. 

Throughout the presentations, participants will be able to define universal design and create an interactive course material. These two tools are excellent interactive tools for use in an online classroom. They are engaging and can meet any of the three principles of UD (alternate ways to access, alternate ways to manipulate, alternate ways to submit). The tools are free and can be used off the shelf with no cost to the individual or institution.

Beth Ritter-Guth is the Director of Instructional Design and Director of American Honors at Union County College. Prior to her administrative post, she was tenured in English at Lehigh Carbon Community College in PA. Her use of innovative technology and virtual worlds in the teaching of literature has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today, America Online, and Wired Magazine. She received the Nobel Educator of Distinction Award in 2012 and The Faculty of the Future Award from the National Association of Independent Schools in 2010. Beth's most distinctive work was in using Second Life to create 64 literary sims including Dante's Inferno, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Gloria Naylor's Mama Day. Beth holds a BA in English, a BA in Communication, and a MA in English.





11th Annual ITC National Distance Education Survey - Results and Trends


Tuesday, April 5th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET



Join Fred Lokken, author of the annual ITC National Distance Education Survey, for a "tour-de-force" review of this years' results.  Major findings will be revealed analyzed including new data on typical staffing for eLearning programs.  In addition, with eleven years of longitudinal data, Fred will identify major current and emerging trends for online education.


Fred Lokken, ITC board member and professor of political science, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada, chairs the ITC Advocacy Committee, is author of the ITC Annual National Distance Education Survey and has served on the ITC Board of Directors for the past twelve years. He is also a commissioner for the Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education (WICHE) and has twenty years of DE administrative experience.


Engineering Online Courses with Backwards Course Design

Tuesday, April 12th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


At Laramie County Community College (LCCC), online course offerings are often produced as needed rather than programmatically with minimal consistency in delivery or development of course materials. LCCC's Center for Learning Technologies collected research on the best practices for consistent, high-quality online course delivery which led to the formation of a standardized course development process using backwards course design. The instructional designers and subject matter experts collaborated to design courses that ensured comparability and consistently in meeting the course competencies and learning objectives that mirror LCCC's face-to-face courses. This session will discuss the pedagogy, tools and techniques employed as well as samples of courses prepared using this method.  

Rebecca Reese is a Senior Instructional Designer Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She has a PhD in Instructional Design and Development (IDD) from the University of South Alabama with emphasis in the fields of educational psychology and technology, learning theory, and online learning methods. Her current research focus is on gamification and online learning as it relates to cognitive load and student interaction.  She facilitates workshops on topics such as learning methodologies, educational technology, virtual and online learning, game-based learning, universal design, and disability awareness. You can find her on Twitter @rmreese1 where she shares information on #HigherEd #OnlineLearning #Gamification #eLearning #SocialMedia #EdTech #EdChat.


Refresh, Revise and Comply: A New Approach to Course Quality

Tuesday, April 19th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


In this webinar Donna Simiele will be sharing updates, improvements, and new rubrics and tools for ensuring compliance with ADA requirements and enhancing quality in online and blended courses at Niagara County Community College (NCCC).

As one of the 64 SUNY campuses, NCCC eLearning department had been guided through efforts of what was once called the SUNY Learning Network. In 2014, The SUNY Learning Network transformed into Open SUNY, which resulted in the creation of the Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE). Through this new center, the Open SUNY team along with input from many SUNY campuses launched a new course design rubric called Open SUNY COTE Quality Review Rubric (OSCQR). OSCQR includes an additional rubric that specifically addresses ADA compliance. In the spring of 2015, they received a small SUNY Instructional Technology grant to begin a compliance project. Through this project, the NCCC eLearning department was able to review online courses for compliance with Middle States, HEOA, and ADA. She will be like sharing their rubrics, compliance checklist, results, and new course refresh process created as a result of this grant opportunity.

Donna Simiele has worked in the eLearning Department at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) since 2010 and currently in the position of eLearning Technology Support Coordinator. Donna received her certificate in Instructional Design from the SUNY Learning Network in 2013. Also, Donna has been an adjunct faculty for the Business Education and Computer Information Science Departments at NCCC since 2002.


C.H.A.L.K-From the Chalkboard to the Keyboard: An Online Faculty Development Program

Tuesday, April 26th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


Developing a creative and effective online training program that is well-received can be challenging from the instructional designer and end-user perspective. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the systematic process of developing an online training program within a Learning Management System. We will explore with participants the need for developing a comprehensive online training program. During the presentation we will share our journey from the beginning to end regarding lessons learned and implementation processes of an online training program. We will also discuss in detail our faculty responses towards redesigning online classes into a weekly format as our initial online training was designed for this instructional approach. Therefore, we will be providing some unique insights from the instructional designer and faculty perspectives.

Derk Riechers is gainfully employed at Florence-Darlington Technical College where he works as the Director of the Online College. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics from Francis Marion University and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership & Human Resources Development from Webster University. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration and a Post-Master’s Teaching Certificate from Capella University. Mr. Riechers has held a myriad of positions including a sports contractor for the Upper Deck Corporation. He has also held positions of strategic business director, business forecaster, organizational trainer, faculty development/adjunct organizational behavior business professor.

Lamar Younginer has over 25 years of experience in higher education. He has worked in both the 2 year and 4 year college systems. He currently works with the Online College at FDTC. He also works with faculty training and instructional design. Previously he has worked in the IT department as a Help Desk coordinator, in the Student Services area as a Career Counselor and as an Admissions Counselor and in Human Resources as an Assistant Benefits Coordinator. In addition he teaches as an adjunct instructor for the Business Department where he implements the best practices discussed in this presentation.



Connecting the Distance Learner: Supporting Academic Persistence using Social Media Technology

Tuesday, May 3rd
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


According to the ITC 2014 Distance Education Survey, enrollments in online courses continue to increase even as overall campus enrollments decline. With a growing percentage of students attending college online, campuses face unique challenges in regards to student success and completion. This webinar will explore the research surrounding online student persistence and connecting the distance learner to the campus community. We will consider ways that social media technology (SMT) is currently used in higher education and how elements of SMT may be leveraged in an effort to improve online student persistence.

Bill Knapp serves as the Chief Academic Technologies Officer at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. Bill also serves as the North Central Regional Representative on the Instructional Technology Council Board of Directors. He has over eighteen years experience supporting teaching & learning with technology and distance learning in higher education.


Effective Cooperative Learning Online - Fostering Community in the Online Classroom

Tuesday, May 10
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


David Johnson, Roger Johnson and Karl Smith conducted a study of cooperative learning in the online classroom. The results found that “cooperative learning produced greater academic achievement” than individual learning (Curtis 23), and that higher achievement was found in both lower and higher level learning. What was also found was higher self esteem, and positive attitudes about learning. Creating groups in the online classroom is just as important as face-to-face, but the configuration of the groups is what is most important. In this webinar, particpants will be able to understand how effectively create writing groups and understand the importance of creating community in the online classroom.

Dawn M. Joyce is currently an English professor at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Fl. She teaches Developmental Writing I and II, Composition I and II and World Literature I and II. Dawn teaches face-to-face, blended and online courses. She is currently researching ways of making cooperative learning more effective in the online classroom. Dawn is also a study abroad instructor. She took ten students to Australia and New Zealand in May-June 1015, and will be taking students to China and Hong Kong in May of 2016. She began her career as a high school English teacher in California where she taught at inner city high schools and alternative high schools. Dawn has a BS from Wright State University in Dayton, Oh, and MA from California State University at Sacramento.


Packing your virtual backpack: A required pre-registration assessment for online students

Tuesday, May 17
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


The Distance Education Department at Portland Community College developed the “Virtual Backpack: Online Start Guide” for students who want to take their first online class at PCC. The primary purpose of this experience is to improve student success in online classes. This prerequisite activity helps prepare students for the rigors of online coursework, and allow the student to decide if online courses are appropriate – before they register for an online course. This session will review the content in the start guide and how the start guide fits in with our overall communication plan for new online students.  

Carey Larson is the online student services facilitator and is responsible for planning, implementing and supporting online services at Portland Community College. Carey wears many hats in the distance education department and has coordinated various projects related to help desk improvements, online tutoring, new online student on-boarding, training, and online proctoring.

Jason Pinkal is the online advising and student success specialist for Distance Education at Portland Community College.He also teaches online and mentors new faculty for the College Success and Career Guidance Department.Jason is committed to supporting the development of digital tools and methodologies to support student success and retention.


Teaching with 'Glass'  

Tuesday, May 24
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


Join us as we show how to develop an affective online teaching presence using a truly new and emerging technology for lecture recordings that marries traditional teaching style with an innovative twist. Using a transparent glass whiteboard, we will show how to create dynamic lecture videos, which utilize both solid teaching pedagogy and creative use of technology. This low cost, easy to implement technology moves the faculty from being a small talking head in the corner of the video, to a life size, engaging professor who can bring energy, motion, and props into the online lesson.

Participants will be able to quickly implement a fresh, dynamic technique of instructor lecture capture at their respective institutions. The methods learned in this workshop will increase student engagement, while minimizing the technology learning curve for faculty.

Diane Yeoman has over 20 years’ experience teaching online and in working in instructional design where she has won many international, national, and regional awards for innovations in technology. She is currently the Director of Educational Technology for Midlands Technical College, and has a background in mechanical engineering with advanced degrees in adult and distance education. She has been teaching math online for more than 20 years.

Devin Henson has over 8 years’ experience teaching online and has won national and regional teaching awards. He is currently the Director of Online Teaching and Learning for Midlands Technical College, and has a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics. His YouTube lecture videos consistently garner over a thousand views every day from students across the globe.


Animated, Authentic, Accessible, and Free: Using Video in Online Courses 

Tuesday, June 7
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


This presentation will focus on incorporating video instruction into online courses to improve participation and learning. 

In addition to providing instruction, authentic instructor created video helps students to make a connection with their professor - not their computer. Student created videos, which require the student to engage with course content to conceptualize, script and produce a video, validate that students are achieving learning objectives. Using YouTube to distribute video instruction eliminates technical barriers – students just click a link, watch, and learn. 
Distributing video through YouTube allows the instructor to easily ensure videos are accessible and support universal design. Transcripts are produced using this feature, which, once proofread for accuracy, can be used to both closed caption the video and produce a transcript capable of being read by a screen-reader. The educational impact of self- and student-created video will be discussed throughout the presentation.  

Anne Marie Anderson is a full time accounting professor at Raritan Valley Community College. She teaches in all formats including a face to face, flipped classroom, as well as hybrid and fully online. Anne Marie received her B.S. in Accounting from Montclair State University and her M.S. in Taxation from Seton Hall University. Prior to teaching, Anne Marie spent her early her career working for EY, a Big 4 accounting firm, in the field of international tax. She is a NJ licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Melanie Morris is a full time Professor of Business Law at Raritan Valley Community College. She teaches Business Law I and II, as well as courses in paralegal studies. In addition, Melanie has served the College in the role of Interim Director of Online Learning, is currently Co-Director for the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, and has recently won Outstanding eLearning Faculty at the ITC 2016 eLearners conference. Melanie received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, her M.B.A from Temple University, and her Juris Doctorate from Temple University. Prior to her appointment at Raritan Valley she was Chair of the Business Department at Cedar Crest College. Melanie is an attorney licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 



Is the 2016 HS Graduate Truly a Digital Native? Understanding the Technology Skills of Today’s College Student  

Tuesday, June 14
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


The session will explore the topic of digital literacy and technology skills of our current and incoming college students. As colleges make strategic plans to increase student retention and graduation rates, curriculum leaders have designed college courses that require the ability to use a variety of online technologies in order to prepare college graduates for the global economy. However, are today’s college students truly digital natives? Do all students have the skills to handle the technology-based work in a classroom or distance learning course?

The presenter will provide information on current successful models of K-12 technology use in the classroom but also explore where students experience inequities in access to technology that could potentially harm their future success in any college course. Ideas on what colleges can do to foster equitable academic technology skills for all students in both classroom and distance learning courses will be discussed.

Edith Monroy has worked in K-16 schools and colleges for the past 18 years in both private and public education. With experience as a K-12 instructional technology administrator, Ms. Monroy brings experience designing and presenting professional development to teachers and administrators. As an instructional technology workshop presenter at Oakton Community College, Ms. Monroy is knowledgeable in professional development for college staff. Currently, she is working on a doctoral degree at Northern Illinois University in educational leadership.



The Internet of Things (IofT): What Is It AND How Does It Affect You?

Tuesday, June 21
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Please contact Ashley Jackson to Register for the Webinar

Higher education is buzzing about the Internet of Things. Most of us remain somewhat confused about IofT and whether or not we should be doing anything about it. This webinar will help you better understand what all the buzz is about, and how IofT will impact every aspect of your life.

Mickey Slimp, chair of the ITC’s New Initiatives Group, has worked with distance education innovators to explore technologies from Universal Design to Gesture-Based Computing. Now constructing an ITC publication, College Leadership and the Demands of eLearning, Dr. Slimp is the executive director of the Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities and serves as a co-editor for the Texas DLA Journal.

Roy Bartels is a member of the ITC Board of Directors, as well as the Chief Technology and Information Security Officer at Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas. He has held positions as the Business Technology Instructor, Department Head for Vocational Instruction, Associate Dean of Distance Learning, Dean of College Advancement and the Dean of Technology.



Accelerated Learning in Advanced Manufacturing

Tuesday, June 28

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


As industry demand for a skilled workforce in the Truckee Meadows increased, it became apparent that there is a need for greater numbers of completers in manufacturing technology programs. Truckee Meadows Community College designed a more innovative approach for adult learners looking to learn or upgrade job skills in technical education programs such as Production Technician and Welding. This webinar will discuss our competency-based, self-paced program created to meet the new demands of industry and how this material will be created with CC BY (Creative Commons)licensing that is shareable.

Pat Jarvis is the instructional designer for Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. She earned a master’s in Education from Eastern New Mexico University and her bachelor degree in Professional Technical Education. Her focus is on adult learners. Pat has helped develop a series of accelerated classes for tech education courses that are open entry, closed exit and allow the students to work through the program at their own pace.

Patty Aragona graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with her Elementary teaching credential. She will receive her Masters from University of Nevada, Reno Fall 2016 in Educational Leadership. Patty currently works at Truckee Meadows Community College as the Adult Learner Concierge where her job is to help with the enrollment, retention and completion for non-traditional students. 

Unlearning our Past to Create the Future of Online Learning

Tuesday, July 12
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


Higher education is experiencing tremendous change and online learning is not immune from this change. This is an opportunity to unlearn and re-learn strategic approaches to online learning. This session will introduce the concept of unlearning, discuss future trends and their relevance to online learning, and raise new questions on how to grow and support your online learning programs.

Dr. Christina Royal has been involved in education and training for more than 20 years. In 2013, she joined Inver Hills Community College as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Previously, she served as the associate vice president for e-learning and innovation at Cuyahoga Community College, the director of technology-assisted learning for the School of Graduate and Continuing Education at Marist College, and the director of curriculum for the Beacon Institute for Learning. She has taught fully-online, web-facilitated, hybrid, face-to-face, and accelerated courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Shewas the 2012 recipient of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the field of Distance Learning. She earned her doctorate in education and instructional design for online learning, and a master’s in educational psychology and a bachelor’s in mathematics.


ITC Webinar Sessions for 2015

ITC Webinars September 2015

Step by Step: Transiting to Open Educational Resources
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Presenter: Megan Benefiel, Project Specialist, Learning Design and Solutions, University of Maryland University College

As of Fall 2015, all undergraduate courses at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will use electronic resources at no cost to the students. Presenter Megan Benefiel will examine the lessons they have learned along the way that will influence their approach to the upcoming milestone – 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 over $5 million in student savings.

Accessibility Tips for Online Course Design
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Presenter: Colleen Fleming, Instructional Designer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Inclusive course design improves the quality of online education for everyone, not only students with disabilities, and should be a priority for all schools. However, the process of making an online course accessible can seem intimidating and many educators may not know where to start. This presentation will outline what you need to know about key accessibility issues in online higher education and provide you with practical tips for improving the accessibility of your online materials. Colleen Fleming will discuss helpful software tools, faculty and staff training, clear communication with students, and how to incorporate accessibility standards into the course design process.

The Power, Possibilities and Perils of Video in Teaching and Learning
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Presenter: Angela Mathis, Video Producer/Digital Media Instructor, Prince George’s Community College

In today’s video-obsessed culture, educators need to know how they can harness video, as an effective educational tool inside and outside of the classroom. As a professional video producer and digital media instructor, Angela Mathis, will share innovative ways to use video to enhance teaching, engage students, reinforce learning and promote student success in higher education. Mathis will highlight research supporting video in education and provides interesting examples of how video can help faculty flip their classrooms and enrich their online courses.

Participants will learn the different styles of faculty and student produced videos, receive advice on the best types of instructional videos to create, find out what types to avoid and discover resources to help you get started. This media-rich webinar is sure to inspire you to brainstorm and develop ideas for using videos to help your students succeed.

ITC Webinars October 2015

It's Not Just Another Acronym: BYOD—Transforming the Campus
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Presenter: Steve diFilipo, Chief Information Officer, Milwaukee School of Engineering University

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) acronym has introduced an element of F.U.D. (fear. uncertainty. doubt.) across university campuses—the on-campus conversation continues regarding policy, security and platforms. However, the concept for distance learning should be a given. Online students will ‘bring their own device,’ although there are some considerations to ensure the UX (user experience) is transparent. Steve diFilipo will take a brief trip down BYOD memory lane, note the current trends in BYOx and examine in detail the technical and pedagogical aspects of providing a robust and positive learning experience. Steve's career in technology and education has spanned more than 30 years. He co-authored the Educause ECAR research "The Consumerization of Technology and the Bring-Your-Own-Everything (BYOE) Era of Higher Education." He is also is the principal at JRS, LLC, an agency that provided technical currency to organizations and businesses adopting digital, mobile, social strategies. He has also held executive positions at Rowan College, Quantum Think, Campbell Soup and Deborah Heart & Lung Center.

Capturing the Spirit: Virtual Writing Center with Reference Support
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Presenter: Janice Lathrop, Head of Reference, and Dr. Jessica Rabin, Professor of English and Director of Writing Tutoring, Anne Arundel 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. Winner of the 2014 Innovations Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College, 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!

Complying with Copyright and Ownership Issues in Distance Education
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Presenter: Dr. 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.

Congress passed the TEACH Act in 2002 to amend 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."

ITC Webinars November 2015

Mobile Technologies can Make Learning Engaging and FUN!
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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!

Streamlined Online Course Development Process
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Presenter: Jennifer Veloff, M.Ed., PMP, Associate Dean of Academic Technology, Pasco-Hernando State College

The implementation of an online course design and development process at a small-scale higher education institution required a good foundation and established partnerships amongst all stakeholders. The process brings together a skilled instructional design team that includes an instructional designer, multimedia specialist, and a subject matter expert (SME). By bringing this team together and streamlining the process, the college now has a more robust online program that has produced more than 100 interactive, engaging, and effective online courses to date. Jennifer Veloff will discuss the entire process from start to finish and lessons learned along the way.

Growing Online Peer Led Study Groups in Virtual Supplemental Instruction (VSI)
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Presenter: Jacqueline S. Tyler, Director, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and Lynette Delprete, Faculty Mentor for SI, Anne Arundel Community College

Supplemental Instruction has provided a supportive and collaborative learning environment to master content in traditionally difficult courses. Given the cultural and technological changes in higher education today, SI at Anne Arundel Community College is adopting new best practices that will help the broad range of needs of its students. VSI (Virtual Supplemental Instruction) is the online component that was added to enhance the developmental experience of the student. Learn how we kept the traditional SI model and transferred it to the online environment.

ITC Webinars December 2015

Changing Attitudes to Online Learning and Faculty Training
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Presenter: Liz Watkin, Instructional Designer, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Designed by AB Tech’s instructional support and online learning department, MOIP is a year-long training curriculum for online and hybrid instructors that aims to create a group of instructors who can help others with basic course design before the instructional support office begins its formal college course review. Instructors will become an authority in online learning, provide students with an accessible online learning environment, and become advocates of change within the faculty culture: promoting new instructional methodologies, mentoring others and instigating continuous improvement in their departments. Liz Watkin will describe the ins and outs of this innovative solution for AB Tech.

How You, Too, Can Observe and Evaluate Online Teaching
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Presenter: Thomas J. Tobin, Ph.D., MSLS, PMP, Coordinator of Learning Technologies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Northeastern Illinois University

One of the hidden challenges about online courses is that they tend to be observed and evaluated far less frequently than their face-to-face course counterparts. This is party due to the fact that many administrators today never taught online courses themselves when they were teaching. Participants in this Webinar will learn six "secrets" to performing meaningful observations and evaluations of online teaching, including how to use data analytics, avoid biases, and produce useful results even if observers have never taught online themselves. Faculty members, online support staff, and administrators are the primary audiences for this Webinar.

Funky and Free
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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.