Fall 2017

Mastery of Connected and Web-Extended Classrooms

Faculty currently teaching or planning to teach in connected or web-extended classrooms are invited to join a learning community focused on best practices and strategies for managing the teaching and learning process in this environment.   In this six-week series of facilitated online modules, faculty participants will explore options for engaging students, presenting content, conducting learning activities, assessments, etc.  Consultations with instructional designers and support specialists including content and media development assistance can be scheduled throughout the series.

Participants teaching in connected or web-extended classrooms in Fall 2017 are asked to first complete the initial workshop and explore the self-directed training provided by NLI prior to start of semester.  

Participants successfully completing this certification program will earn 12 hours of NLI credit.

CLOSED

September 11 - October 23: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Credits: 12

Exploring Options for Creating Instructional Media

TLOS offers a wide range of options to assist you in the creation of instructional video content. From pedagogy-based best practices for video recording, to helping you learn the tools to record your lectures, to a variety of studio-based options from quick, simple one-button functionality all the way up to a professional-quality studio, this session will let you know more about the expertise and facilities TLOS brings to bear.

CLOSED
September 18: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Credits: 1

Mastery of Online Learning Certificate

Come join fellow faculty teaching online in a learning community focused on effective online teaching strategies.  After an initial real-time meeting on-site or via WebEx, this eight-week series of facilitated learning modules is conducted asynchronously online.  Additional real-time meetings of the group may be scheduled according to participant preferences and schedules.

Community activity focuses on research-based strategies and best practices for structuring online courses, developing content, and managing the online classroom so as to engage learners and increase interactivity.

Faculty successfully completing the certification are in compliance with Virginia Tech’s Distance Learning Policy #6364, particularly for online courses offered across state lines.  This policy is referenced by Virginia Tech’s nc-SARA participation agreement as well as external licensing, certification, and program ranking review processes.

Participants successfully completing this certification program will earn 12 hours of NLI credit.

For more information, please email ledcontact@vt.edu. Series runs September 20 through November 15, 2017. Initial meeting September 19, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

CLOSED
September 20 - November 15: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Credits: 12

Tools and Strategies for Interaction in an Online Class

In this session, LED staff will talk about the importance of interaction in online courses, and then we’ll extend the conversation to include tools and strategies to embed opportunities for interaction in a variety of online course contexts. We’ll cover the tools embedded in Canvas, as well as third-party tools already integrated into VT’s version of Canvas, then other external (and sometimes free!) tools that can allow for a more interactive student experience.

CLOSED
September 25: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Credits: 1

Student-directed and Personalized Learning Experiences

TBA.

CLOSED
September 26: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Credits: 1

Creating Media-Enhanced Courses Using Adobe Photoshop

This session provides an overview of the tools and options in Adobe Photoshop for the creation of media to enhance course design and content development.

CLOSED
September 26: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Credits: 1

Mastery of Blended/Flipped Classroom Teaching

Join LED experts for this intensive, six-session certificate program dedicated to mastering teaching in blended and flipped classroom environments. Learn how to best leverage various tools, assessments, and instructional strategies, both in the classroom and in the online environment, to help your students get the most out of your course (and enjoy the ride more, too!).

CLOSED
October 11 - November 25: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Credits: 6

Using Camtasia to Create Engaging Interactive Lecture Videos

This session serves as a more targeted extension of our "Creating Content with Screen Recording Tools" session, in which we will take an in-depth look at TechSmith's popular tool, Camtasia. Whether you want to record a presentation, create a tutorial, or capture a simulation of expensive software your students may not have, Camtasia may be the tool for you. Learn how to leverage Camtasia to not only record your content, but make it more engaging and interactive as well.

October 23: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Credits: 1

Using Adobe Captivate to Create Engaging Interactive Lecture Videos

This session serves as a more targeted extension of our "Creating Content with Screen Recording Tools" session, in which we will take an in-depth look at TechSmith's popular tool, Camtasia. Whether you want to record a presentation, create a tutorial, or capture a simulation of expensive software your students may not have, Camtasia may be the tool for you. Learn how to leverage Camtasia to not only record your content, but make it more engaging and interactive as well.

October 30: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Credits: 1