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December 9, 2016

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Friday, December 09, 2016

OLC: Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning

This asynchronous workshop will begin December 12th at 6:00AM and end December 18th at 11:59PM

 Are you looking for new multimedia strategies for your virtual classroom? Join experts from the OLC Institute as we explore an easy to use and often overlooked online video editing option, the YouTube Editor. This widely used video sharing website offers educators the opportunity to create multimedia resources that can be easily embedded into most learning management systems. In this collaborative learning environment, you will learn to implement effective video editing strategies as you combine and remix images, video, sound, narration and text for your own short video production.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore ways the YouTube Editor can be used to create engaging instructional media
  • Experiment with the YouTube Editor to edit and remix content
  • Develop a short video and an implementation strategy for your own course

Format

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on Monday and end on Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time for completion: 7 days.

OLC: Designing Gamified Learning Environments

This asynchronous workshop will begin December 12th at 6:00AM and end December 18th at 11:59PM

 Game environments encourage collaboration, inquiry-based learning, repetition, practice and control. In this workshop, you will use theories and principles from game design to develop learning environments that motivate and engage students in a creative way. By understanding elements of game design theory, you will begin to adopt and incorporate these elements which promote engagement into your online and blended courses. You will explore elements such as role playing, point systems, competition and collaboration.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the parallels between game design theory and successful learning environments
  • Design a learning activity which incorporates elements of game design

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

OLC: Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback

This asynchronous workshop will begin December 12th at 6:00AM and end December 18th at 11:59PM

 According to research, feedback on learning is a key factor for improving learning outcomes and student satisfaction. While giving effective feedback can help drive your students towards success in your course and help them to better understand the material, it can also take a lot of time. In this workshop, you will identify different feedback strategies along with effective methods for efficiently providing feedback to your students. Many of the practices explored in this workshop can also help increase student engagement and improve faculty satisfaction and workload management.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify effective student feedback strategies.
  • Develop methods for efficiently providing effective student feedback in your courses.

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

OLC: Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction and Engagement

This asynchronous workshop will begin December 12th at 6:00AM and end December 18th at 11:59PM

 Student engagement can be one of the most important indicators for a successful class experience. In this workshop, you will explore theories and practices that foster student engagement in your own courses, including the use of multimedia feedback, discussion techniques, and group involvement. You will learn about the barriers to engagement, and how you can best address these challenges, and develop a plan for your course which will lead to greater student involvement and engagement.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe strategies that help overcome obstacles to student engagement
  • Develop a plan to improve student engagement in your online course

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

OLC: Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty

This asynchronous workshop will begin December 12th at 6:00AM and end December 18th at 11:59PM

 Adjunct and non-tenured faculty play a pivotal role in the success of online programs. Whether they are industry specialists, retired academics, freelancers or scholars, an institutions’ ability to effectively orient and engage part-time faculty in the instructional culture is even more important online. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for providing effective support for these faculty, including training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work. You will learn how to develop effective faculty support strategies for their own programs and institutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify research-based practices for retaining quality adjunct faculty
  • Develop a support plan for online adjunct/part-time/non-tenured faculty

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UHR Employee Benefits: BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Brown Bag Seminars

The Office of Employee Benefits, UHR now offers FREE monthly seminars open to university staff and faculty.  Each month, we will update the topics.  Be sure to check out the UHR Connect newsletters to learn about the 'topic of the month'.  Bring your lunch -- we have beverage and snack machines in the main lobby.

December 9, 2016 - Happy and Healthy Holidays Month: Learn how to enjoy the holiday festivities without sabotaging your health habits.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Google Advanced Training (UMD Libraries Staff Only)
Learn more about Google tools that will assist you in accomplishing your everyday work. This training session will cover such tools as Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Backup, Google Keep, and Google Phone/Hangout. DSS staff will also provide some information about Google Calendar, such as how to publish an event. This overview session is recommended for Library staff who are interested in learning about the additional features Google Apps has to offer.




Facilitators: Members of the Digital Systems and Stewardship Division


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