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Faculty Development Institute
All new timely topics
Evaluating Online Work: Asessments and Tests
One of the greatest challenges facing an online instructor is developing online
assessments. Find out how to train your faculty to use assessments other than traditional tests. Topics will include: the purpose of assessment, using alternative methods of assessment, developing and incorporating authentic assessment, creating and using rubrics, turning, and assessing online interaction.
Take home: Powerpoint slide show and handouts.

Rita-Marie Conrad is one of the foremost authorities on online instruction and is co-author of The Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web.
 
Fostering Online Discussion
The most popular issue of the year for faculty. Online discussion is often key to a successful online course. It is also one of the biggest problem areas for faculty. Acquire the knowledge tools to train your faculty on fostering online discussion.
Learn the keys to:
• Facilitate effective online discussion.
• Build community through online collaboration.
• Enhance learning results through assessment of online discussion.

Take home: Powerpoint slide show and handouts.
Leone E. Snyder, Ph.D. is Faculty Chair, Professional Studies, School of Education, Capella University, where she teaches online and administers online courses.
 
Getting Started with Games and Simulations for e-Learning
Exciting premiere on this hot new area! The latest best information on both the principle and practice of using games and simulations in online classes. Find out how to train your faculty to utilize games and simulations.
Topics covered include:
• How do games and simulations teach?
• What research says about the pedagogical effectiveness of games/sims
• Design elements for good games and simulation for instruction
• Game design principles (how to design a learning game – process and principles)
Take home: Powerpoint slide show and handouts.

Les Howles, a leading online media expert, is with the Department of Instructional Technology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a popular conference speaker on multimedia and technology for online courses.
 
Designing Multimedia for e-Learning
Take your online courses to the next level. Get the latest on audio and video online lectures, and how to train your faculty to incorporate multimedia.
Discover:
• What makes a good instructional podcast?
• Design principles for podcasts and auditory learning
• Blending audio and visuals for effective multimedia learning
• Shooting the bullet: Designing PowerPoints for knowledge construction
Take home: Powerpoint slide show and handouts.

Les Howles, a leading online media expert, is with the Department of Instructional Technology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a popular conference speaker on multimedia and technology for online courses.
 
How Gen Y Learns
Gen Y will soon be the dominant student generation in higher education. And Gen Y learns very differently from how your Boomer and even Gen X faculty learn and teach. Discover the fascinating ways in which Gen Y learns and communicates.

Then take away the Top Ten techniques for helping Gen Y to learn in your online or traditional classroom.
Take home: Powerpoint slide show, handouts. Bonus: free book, autographed on request.

Julie Coates is one of the leading authorities on generational learning styles and author of the new — and first — book on the topic, Generational Learning Styles.
 
Plus these presenters from a distance:
Continuous Engagement, a key to fostering online discussion, with Mary Dereshiwsky, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
Technology Update, with Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher, National Research Center, Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Savannah is the south’s most historic and beautiful city.  Your hotel, the Hilton Savannah Desoto, is located in the heart of the charmingly restored antebellum district of 18th and 19th century homes and squares. Within walking distance of the shops and stores along the Savannah River.  Experience this special city where Forrest Gump declared: “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
 
Join the Best Experts

Your presenters are some of the foremost authorities in faculty development and online instruction.  They are authors of leading books in higher education, as well as sought-after conference speakers and consultants.

Your host:
William A. Draves
Special Gift!
Just for you, a complimentary autographed copy of the brand new hardcover book, “Generational Learning Styles”,
by Julie Coates.
 
“Thank you for this
techno-riveting experience.”


- Jill Clark, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL
 
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