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Spring 2018

ETS will be offering the following workshops.  Please use the links associated with each workshop to register. If you are unable to attend, but would like assistance, please contact ets@una.edu.

Walk-in Sessions

Need help with Canvas, Kaltura, Turnitin, Respondus, etc.?   Drop by Stevens 103 & 107 for help at the following times.  No registration necessary.

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM 
Friday, January 5, 2018, 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
Friday, January 5, 2018, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM 

Monday, January 8, 2018, 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
Monday, January 8, 2018, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM 
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM 
Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
Friday, January 12, 2018, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM 

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) is the flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses.  It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.  There are no prerequisites required to take this workshop.  This session is required for faculty who plan to develop new courses and obtain the online course development stipend.  This eight-hour workshop will be held over two days.  You must be present for the full time both days to receive course credit.

Part 1, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12:30 P.M. - 4:00 PM, Stevens 102
Part 2, Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:30 P.M. - 4:00 PM, Stevens 102,
Register for this session (must attend both days 1/17 and 1/19)

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Stevens Hall 102, Register for this session

Part 1, Tuesday, March 13, 2018", 12:30 P.M. - 4:00 PM, Stevens 101
Part 2, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:30 P.M. - 4:00 PM, Stevens 102
Register for this session (must attend both days, 3/15 and 3/15)

Course Design Workshops

All course design workshops are expected to last 1 hour, but are scheduled to allow additional time for attendees to continue working on materials with Instructional Designers.

Course and Module Objectives

What is the purpose of your course?   What knowledge or skills should students have after taking your course?  Before we begin building a course, we need to identify our goals for the course.  In this session we will apply Quality Matters (QM) Standards to your course by writing measurable course (2.1) and module or unit (2.2) level objectives, which are written from the learners’ perspective (2.3) and suited to the level of the course (2.5).  In this session we will discuss learning taxonomies, address higher and lower order processing, use action verbs to encourage active learning, and write measurable objectives. 

 Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session.
Or
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session

Course Maps

In this session, participants will create a course map or rather their plan for course design, which ensures the QM alignment standards are met.  This means a clear relationship exists between learning objectives and course activities (2.4); instructional materials (4.1); course tools (6.1); 4) assessments (3.1).  Additionally, we will ensure the purpose of instructional materials and how the materials are used for learning are clearly explained (5.1).  The course map is a guide, which helps answer the questions of how instructional materials, resources, technology, and learning activities are used in the course, and how each will help them achieve the stated learning objective or course competency.

 Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session

Learner Interaction

One of the most common questions instructors have about online courses is how to encourage student involvement. Unlike the traditional classroom, instructors and students do not share a common space and a common time to devote to learning in a course.   This session will discuss promoting active learning through interaction between instructor and learners through faculty presence, grading, and feedback; interaction between learners through discussion, collaborative projects, and peer review; and interaction between learner and content through reading assignments, projects, and assignments.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session

Assessment and Policies

Utilizing QM standards, participants will develop grading policies and grading criteria.  Additionally, we will address QM guidelines for instructional materials, and assessments.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session  
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session

Usability and Accessibility

When designing a course it is important to consider all audiences.  Will the user be viewing our content from a mobile phone, a PC, a tablet?  Will they have visual, auditory, cognitive differences that might disrupt their use of the course?  This session will discuss methods for ease of use in navigation (8.1), text readability (8.4), alternate means of access (8.3), multimedia usability (8.5), and accessibility policies and accommodation statements (8.2).

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session 
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:00 PM -, 2:30 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session

Design that Welcomes Students

Many times the online course environment is new for learners or the current course differs from their prior experiences.   The goal of this session is to help you create a welcoming environment for students that will also reduce the number of questions you have to answer about topics other than the course content.  This session will cover initial course materials, welcome messages, helping students understand the purpose of the course, timing of instructor responses, course policies, and access to resources such as institutional and technical support.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this Session
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Stevens 102, Register for this session