Learn How to Facilitate an Assignment Charette!

I just signed up for this FREE Webinar “Facilitating an Assignment Charrette: Providing Space for Faculty-Led Conversations on Assignment Design” an exclusive webinar presented by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

I heart NILOA; I heart assignment design; I’m fascinated by the professional learning structure of a charette.

I am going to learn so much! Come join me at 2pm ET on March 22, 2018!

Register Now!

NILOA has conducted numerous charrettes all over the United States and guided both faculty and administrators through charrettes at their institutions. This webinar will provide an overview of the tools, resources, and processes for conducting an assignment charrette at your institution.

Participants will leave this webinar equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead assignment conversations and gain access to resources to support them in their work going forward.

Webinars on Launching Full Degree Programs that Use OER for Required Programs

Lumen Learning is hosting several free informational webinars about how to launch full degree programs that use open educational resources for all required courses.

Essential Steps to Launching an OER Degree Program
Tuesday, 9/29/15
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Practical lessons and tips for how to launch successful OER degree programs and support their sustainability, based on Lumen Learning’s first-hand experience helping develop programs for individual institutions and statewide systems.

Trailblazing OER Degrees in Virginia
Wednesday, 10/7/15
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The Virginia Community College System has broken new ground with “Zx23,” a statewide program to encourage every community college to launch a “Z-Degree” or zero textbook cost degree program using OER. Richard Sebastian, Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies for Virginia’s Community Colleges, and representatives from two colleges discuss their approach and progress to date.

The 5R Framework for OER Course Design
Wednesday, 10/21/15
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Open education pioneer David Wiley shares the 5R Course Design Framework, a set of guidelines and best practices to help you capitalize on the unique rights and possibilities afforded by teaching with OER.

Find out more about this series and other Lumen Learning webinars!

October How to Use Open Educational Resources (OER) Training

Due to a number of requests from our faculty, it has been decided to offer another training in October. Thank you so much for your continuous support and interest.

The training will begin on Monday, October 5, 2015.

This two week course is fully online and asynchronous, providing participants with information and experience in adopting and integrating open educational resources (OER) into their pedagogy. In addition to discussing the concept of OER and open licenses, participants will practice locating and sharing open educational resources.

As this is a fully facilitated training that will produce an official certificate to the participants upon successful completion, participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete the course. This training is FREE for anyone in the WA CTC system.

For those who would like more information from a participant perspective, Read messages to the next class from previous participants.

Interested? Head to the training website.

Technical difficulties in registration? Please contact wa-online@sbctc.edu.

Inquiries about the training content? Please contact Boyoung at bchae@sbctc.edu

Free Webinar: Faculty Perspectives on Cultures of Assessment

AALHE is hosting a free webinar
Faculty Perspectives on Cultures of Assessment
Friday Oct 16, 2015 1:00 PM EDT
Register Now!

Description
Through books, articles, and presentations, assessment scholars have advocated specific practices to gain faculty support and “buy in” for assessment. Tying assessment practices to tenure and promotions policies, engaging faculty in early and frequent dialogue, and developing assessments that are associated with what faculty value are a few examples of recommended efforts. However, very few studies have actually asked faculty what they believe about assessment and fundamental perspectives on their institution’s culture of assessment.

The Faculty Survey of Assessment Culture is a nation-wide, annual survey of faculty members’ perspectives on their institution’s cultures of assessment. The instrument is meant to explore the extent to which institutions exhibit elements of culture of compliance, fear, or generative support for assessment in faculty members’ perspectives.  Much has been learned about faculty perceptions and, through a parallel study of administrators, similarities and differences between administrators and faculty have been identified.

Join presenter Matthew Fuller of Sam Houston State University to learn more about the higher-order factors of a culture of assessment, leadership strategies for assessment that have been identified and measured through this five year research effort.

The survey identifies several factors

  • Faculty perceptions
  • Use of Data
  • Sharing Data
  • Compliance or Fear Factors
  • Normative Purposes of Assessment

Questions? Contact Catherine M. Wehlburg, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Texas Christian University, President-Elect, AALHE

Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) at Olympic College

Olympic College
invites faculty to join
Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

February 19th to March 3rd, 2015

Facilitators: Kathy Bright and Laurie Adamson
Fee: $25/person, billed directly from QM to your institution.

eLearning Directors in the CTC system: Register interested faculty directly by logging into MY QM, choosing the “Higher Education” tab, then “Workshop – Register” on the left, and “Dedicated Training”.  If you are registering others, select [Group Reg].

Contact
Kathy Bright
kbright@olympic.edu
ELearning Faculty Support
Olympic College | Haselwood Library Rm 18
Ph: (360) 475-7772 | Fax: (360) 475-7775

Review of Open Educational Resources (OER) Research Studies

Join the
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
for a free, open webinar
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10 am (PST).

Click here to log in to the webinar
Dial-in if needed: 1-913-312-3202, passcode: 943818

Featured speakers

Boyoung ChaeBoyoung Chae,
Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges released a report last month on use of open educational resources based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system which was built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty.  Faculty were queried about

  1. how and why they chose to use OER
  2. six benefits (including student savings)
  3. six challenges of using OER
  4. nine supports from college and statewide stakeholders that could help them to expand their OER use

John Hilton III, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture, OER Researcher, Brigham Young University.

This presentation synthesizes the results of eight different peer-reviewed studies that examine

  1. the perceptions students and instructors of OER that replaced traditional textbooks
  2. the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and
  3. the cost-savings resulting from OER.

Suggested paths forward to expand the pool of academic peer reviewed research on (1) the perceptions students and instructors have of OER, (2) the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and (3) the cost-savings resulting from OER.

2015 IGNIS Webinar Schedule!

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 2 pm
My Decade of Mistakes: Four Things I Did Wrong as an OL Teacher
Alyson Indrunas
eLearning Director, Everett
Click here for Recording and Materials

Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 2 pm
Position Stands
Janet Hinson, MS, CHES
Faculty, South Seattle

Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 2 pm
Universal Design for Learners
Al Souma
Counselor, Seattle Central

Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 2 pm
Reading Strategies for the Digital Age
Bellingham Technical College Faculty Learning Community

Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 2 pm
Quality Matters’ Principle of Alignment
Brenda Boyd
Director of Professional Development and Consulting at Quality Matters Program

Thursday, May 21st, 2015, 2 pm
Making Accessibility Accessible
Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

My Decade of Mistakes: Blackboard Collaborate Recording and Materials

IGNIS Promo - My Decade of Mistakes - ALYSON INDRUNASThank you to Alyson Indrunas, eLearning Director at Everett Community College, for kicking off our 2015 IGNIS Webinar series with such passion and integrity.  Her presentation, My Decade of Mistakes– Four Things I Did Wrong as an Online Teacher, has received much praise from our record number (more than 70!) of attendees.

CBE Coaching Webinar: Register Now!

WGUSupporting students in a competency-based education (CBE) program is somewhat different from traditional on-line programs. Most CBE programs offer some form of coaching to assist students in navigating through the program and keeping them on track.

Join presenters from Bellevue College, Broward College, Sinclair Community College, and Western Governors University and as they describe their unique student coaching models developed for and operating in their CBE programs. Each institution has developed a model for supporting their students that fits within the structure of their own campus operations. This interactive webinar will allow you hear about each model and ask questions of the presenters.

Who will benefit from attending: academic administrators developing CBE programs as well as faculty supporting CBE students

The webinar will be held on July 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 EDT/12:00 – 1:30 CDT/ 11:00 – 12:30 MDT/ 10:00 – 11:30 PDT/ 9:00 – 10:30 AKDT/9:00 – 10:30 HST.

You must register to participate. Registration is open until July 27.

The webinar will be archived in October 2014.

Questions?

Sally M. Johnstone
Vice President for Academic Advancement
Western Governors University
voice: 801.924 4662
email: sjohnstone@wgu.edu