Figuring out whether you can use someone else's work in your class, whether in person or online, can be difficult and confusing. This session will give you an organized and consistent approach to help you reach a reasonable conclusion.
Presenter(s): Peggy Hoon (UNC-Charlotte)
About the presenter: Peggy Hoon is a nationally-recognized expert in higher ed copyright issues. As Scholarly Communications Librarian at UNC-Charlotte (and previously at NCSU) she has helped numerous faculty navigate the complexities of copyright and fair use.
Web 2.0 tool usage in classrooms has steadily increased in both in-person and online classes. In this session we will explore some of your favorite Web 2.0 tools, as well as a few new ones. Then, we will brainstorm ways that students can effectively use these tools to create projects and evidences of learning. Many of these tools allow for easy collaboration between authors and we will investigate ways to create lessons to take advantage of these options.
Presenter(s): Bethany Smith (NCSU)
The requirement for state authorization for delivering distance education in other states is a big obstacle for colleges to overcome. This session will guide you through the regional reciprocity process by using the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – Electronic Campus in order to gain distance learning authorization in thirteen of the sixteen SREB states. You will be introduced to the SREB standards and principles of good practice, as well as a demonstration on how to update your online courses or programs to the Electronic Campus site.
Presenter(s): Wanda Barker (NCCCS); Kim Gelsinger (Gaston College)
Exciting neuroscience discoveries on how we learn contradict long held practices of instructional design. Are you stuck on ineffective course design principals? Is the block method the best way to learn a subject? Do you use spacing or testing effects in your course? What guides your selection of best learning strategies? Do best practices have value? This session will address how brain research can be used to improve your course design. Bring your thinking cap to explore this "inner frontier."
Presenter(s): Jami Woolley (Dallas County Community College District)
In this hands on class you will learn how to use the SoftChalk Cloud to create and share lessons. You will learn how to create a lesson using the cloud version of SoftChalk Create, and how to save that lesson to the SoftChalk Cloud. While the lesson is in the cloud you will then see how to place a lesson into an LMS.
Presenter(s): David Evans (SoftChalk); Evelyn Harris (Vance-Granville CC)
From VLC team work to produce the State Authorization Compliance Guide for Distance Learning, we are ready to share best practices we have gleaned. Topics: our own campus experiences, information on joining SREB's Electronic Campus and how the Consumer Information section of the HEOA applies to distance learning. As part of the session, attendees will create a "hot" questions list for their campus teams and a real "to do" list to take home to their campuses.
Presenter(s): Ann Russell (Bladen CC); Wanda Barker (NCCCS); Ann Harrison (Brunswick CC)
How do you measure grit? Do students who seem to have more grit really make better grades, feel more satisfied, participate more fully and enroll more regularly? Research reveals that students often drop out of college courses due to non-cognitive factors such as their availability of time, support from family, levels of motivation, willingness to ask for help, technical skills, etc. Learn about how schools measure and remediate these non-cognitive factors.
Presenter(s): Angela Cantrell (SmarterServices); Libbie McPhaul-Moore (Piedmont CC)
Through online courses, we have the opportunity to reach a diverse group of students. However, when the technology of an online course creates a barrier for students, learning becomes more difficult. Join us for this session as we share resources and tools to meet the needs of all students in online environments and comply with accessibility regulations. This session will explore the impact of inaccessible content and tools and provide ideas and tips for making online courses accessible for everyone.
Presenter(s): Jennifer Jones (Wake Tech CC); Susanne Mistric (Wake Tech CC)
Though LibGuides is mostly used by libraries as a repository for digital resources, the Distance Learning staff at JCC recognized the LibGuides CMS add-on as a way to rebrand their area, market their services, and provide timely information via a customized web site. This workshop will show participants how JCC uses a LibGuides CMS to market our services; easily editing FAQs, workshops offered, and other information for faculty, staff and students. Site: http://johnstoncc.libguides.com/...
Presenter(s): Amber Parker (Johnston CC)
Join us for hors d'oeuvres, conversation, and networking. (Cash bar available.)
Sponsored by the generous contributions of Whitlock and SONY
Sponsored by American Public University System
Join eXplorance to learn how to implement 10 years of insights in developing best practices on optimizing data and boosting response rates in your course evaluation implementation process. The session will cover maximizing student and faculty engagement, demonstrating the value of involving key stakeholders in the term evaluation process, and emerging trends in the higher education sector that allow forward thinking strategies to be integrated to achieve continuous sustainable response rates.
Presenter(s): Miltiadis Vadrahanis (eXplorance); Kathy Davis (NCCCS)
Motivation is the key to success in learning. Different challenges that face instructors in order to engage students in the class along with some suggestions to create and maintain student engagement in online classes will be presented. Therefore, instructors need to use the right tools, speak the right language, create the right assignments, provide the right feedback, and apply the right incentives in order to keep the students engaged so that they value what they learn and thus progress.
Presenter(s): Joyce Bahhouth (Bladen CC)
At Central Piedmont Community College, the required online pedagogy training course is only offered online. Faculty interested in teaching online experience learning online as students: interpreting instructions, navigating the online course, viewing content, dealing with technical difficulties, and -- most important of all -- sharing what they've learned in discussions with their colleagues. End of course survey shows a high level of faculty satisfaction: 83% would recommend the course to others.
Presenter(s): Lane Grann-Stahl (Central Piedmont CC)
This session will provide a forum for attendees to receive updates regarding the audit review process for FY 2013-2014 as well as participate in open discussion.
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Self (NCCCS)
We will introduce an online syllabus solution that incorporates single sign-on through Blackboard and other LMS systems. This product uses a template format that can incorporate institutional level, course level as well as section level information. The application allows for department designation, auditing, and designated levels of permission.
Presenter(s): Sharon Craig (Rowan-Cabarrus CC); Debra NeeSmith (Rowan Cabarrus CC)
Pearson Writer is a new online and mobile solution that helps reimagine what writing and research support can do. It helps students manage their writing and research projects, and find the resources they need from trusted, searchable content. It's accessible from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers. This session will focus on how Pearson Writer can be utilized to improve student writing in any discipline. The product will be demoed and successful implementation strategies discussed.
Presenter(s): Jason Jordan (Pearson)
Peer Review does not have to kill you! We've developed an application that makes the Peer Review process your friend. Your online and webbed/hybrid courses can be rigorous, aesthetic, and standardized to Universal Design. We'll show you how.
Presenter(s): Tonya Riney (Guilford Tech CC)
This session will provide an overview of best practices learned from Tech Teachers. Tech Teachers is a Johnston Community College professional development series for K-12 educators focused on hands-on integration of technology tools and resources to facilitate student centered, inquiry based learning environments. Emphasis is placed on addressing the Common Core State and NC Essential Standards using relevant technology for student success.
Presenter(s): Mia Murphy (Johnston CC)
Moodle 2.5 brings a lot of exciting new features for teachers, students and administrators. This presentation will highlight a few of the most interesting!
Presenter(s): Don Hazelwood (Remote-Learner, Inc)
Blackboard Learn Service Pack 12 was driven by the feedback of thousands of clients through their participation in our Blackboard Community Programs. The enhanced Blackboard Learn delivers exciting innovations as well as deep improvements to core capabilities, resulting in a simpler teaching and learning experience that engages learners and makes everyone's life easier. Join us for a live demonstration of all the new and exciting features in Blackboard Learn!
Presenter(s): Joe Goatcher (Blackboard); Karen Duncan (Gaston College)
Technical, personal and budgetary limitations are eased via the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE). Low cost student owned computers can run advanced software remotely in the VCE, minimizing student travel. Higher education should avoid risky alternatives such as using VDI approaches that evade licensing costs -- penalties can be more than $100,000. Economies of scale of cloud computing let it fit education budgets. Some case histories of successful use in NC Community Colleges will be provided.
Presenter(s): Henry Schaffer (NCSU); Sarah Stein (NCSU); Wanda Barker (NCCCS)
Teaching anatomy and physiology courses using advanced home (eScience Labs) laboratory kits can provide an enriching, engaging and enjoyable learning experience that is comparable to, if not better than, traditional course offerings. The kits include modularized lab components for the hands-on experiments, enhanced with remarkable pre-laboratory simulations and animations that provide an interactive learning environment to deliver an exceptional learning experience to your students.
Presenter(s): Nahel Awadallah (eScience Labs)
As educational institutions expand their distance education programs, meeting the diverse needs of students and finding ways to enhance the student experience become more challenging. This presentation focuses on defining and designing some of the more common areas of support services that are essential to the success of the online learner.
Presenter(s): Brenda DeLee (Catawba Valley CC); Darcie Tumey (Catawba Valley CC)
This session focuses on the benefits of mobile, user-friendly, outcomes-based portfolio solutions to student learning and growth across their program of study. Understand how students are given opportunities to reflect, demonstrate their competency, and increase their employability with integrated web-based tools. In addition, attendees will learn how rubrics are used to assess student learning, providing aggregated data for program improvement, review and accreditation.
Presenter(s): Charlotte Davies (SchoolChapters); Linda Novak (Fayetteville Tech CC)
Developing and delivering training for online teachers is an arduous task. Content experts, especially those new to the online environment, ask "Where are the upload instructions?" first, then "How do I make my course more engaging?" after. Instructors who are new to teaching online often underestimate the need to shape the course, prepare the files, and plan for engagement. This session offers training tips, tools, resources and examples to fit a variety of training opportunities for educators.
Presenter(s): Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood CC)
Panel discussion and question & answers on: key reasons we chose Moodle; the biggest hurdles in transistioning to Moodle and the key to overcoming those hurdles; key reasons we chose to move to the NCCCS Moodle Cloud; the biggest hurdles in moving to the NCCCS Moodle Cloud and keys to overcoming those hurdles.
Presenter(s): Rod Deter (Remote-Learner); Tonya Riney (Guilford Tech CC); Evelyn Harris (Vance Granville CC); Kimberly King (Nash CC)
Institutions use online tutoring to supplement the work of their on-campus tutoring centers and to provide support for Distance Learning students. Twenty-four North Carolina Community Colleges currently use Smarthinking online tutoring, many to satisfy SACS compliance requirements. This presentation will include the results of independent research that illustrate the positive impact of online tutoring on student success and retention. A live demonstration of the service will be shown.
Presenter(s): Barry L. Berman (Smarthinking Online Tutoring); Khristyn O'Malley (Nash CC)
The success of online learners should be central to the goals of an institution. It would be beneficial for institutions to determine factors related to online student success and develop strategies to increase completion rates. A quantitative study at Piedmont Community College analyzed relationships between personal characteristics of online students, online classroom environment, GPA, and course completion. This session will present the study's findings and recommendations for addressing retention issues among online students.
Presenter(s): Libbie McPhaul-Moore (Piedmont CC); Gretchen Bell (Piedmont CC)
Karen Duncan was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Program, which honors members of the community who design and develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning. The Blackboard ECP Award highlights technologically rich, engaging, well designed, & pedagogically sound courses that showcase best practices for the user community. Over 160 entries were evaluated in a rigorous peer-review process with 38 awards presented.
Presenter(s): Karen Duncan (Gaston College)
29th September to 1st October 2013