Friday, December 18, 2009

Webinar: The Future of ANGEL

At these webinar sessions, Blackboard will provide an update on the promises that were made at Angel Users Conference in May ‘09 and will provide some additional detail about organizational influences the ANGEL and Blackboard teams have had on one another. Then, they will focus on the road ahead for ANGEL clients such as USP. They will share how they have been listening to client concerns and what their current plans are for ANGEL 8.0 and beyond.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 11:00 am EST - Register Now!
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 2:00 pm EST - Register Now!
Thursday, February 18, 2010, 1:00 pm EST - Register Now!

You will receive email confirmation with all information needed to participate.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Creatively Engaging Online Students: Models & Activities

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Join us to view this recorded webinar by Dr. Curt Bonk, Professor of Education, Indiana University. According to the program...
Dr. Bonk addresses growing concerns about a lack of engagement in the online classroom. Student dissatisfaction, apathy and, increasingly, attrition threaten to derail the progress of online education at many schools. During this presentation, you’ll discover how to address those problems, and how to build proven engagement-boosters into your online programs.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Place: FOW 110, 4101 Woodland Building

  • Learn how to address student learning preferences online.
  • Discover ways to motivate students in online environments.
  • Take home a minimum of a dozen ideas you can use in your classrooms and programs.
  • Get the facts on two unique ways of thinking about teaching and learning in online environments.
  • Hear about a wealth of low-risk, low-cost, low-time activities.
  • Create a vision of what you would like your classroom to be, and develop a plan to achieve it.
  • See how to use the “R2D2 model” for thinking about diverse learning needs.
  • Understand how the example you set online can help (or harm) your students.
  • Learn to build peer and expert feedback into your online classes with techniques like critical friends and cross-institutional mentoring.
  • Find out how to successfully prepare students for the rigors of online learning.