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Ideas and concepts for remote instruction.

Join us this Summer for "Thursday Sessions"*

Join us at 1pm on Thursdays this summer for optional Faculty PD opportunities!

All sessions will be available via BlueJeans using the link at the bottom of the email.  We are still seeking faculty who are interested in delivering sessions in the months of July and August; please let us know if there is a topic you would be interested in facilitating, co-facilitating, or being part of a panel for.

BlueJeans Connection Information for all "Thursday Sessions"
URL: https://bluejeans.com/258355074?src=calendarLink

The sessions scheduled for the month of June are below and we will send out session information for July and August closer to the end of the month.

July 2nd, 1pm

Topic: Stories of Online Course Development: Panel

 
In this session a panel of our curriculum consultants will share stories from some of the CNC courses they have been engaged in developing. You will have opportunity to see some examples of online learning and teaching strategies, and ask questions of the panel.

July 9th, 1pm

Topic: Open 101 (Open Educational Resources)
Facilitator: Carolee Clyne

In this one hour webinar learn about the what, why and how of open educational resources (OER). By the end of this interactive webinar you will be able to give several examples of OER, describe in your own words about why you should use OER and know how to get started either adopting, adapting or creating OER.

July 16th 1pm

Topic: Hands-on and Labs Online
Facilitator: Greg Rose

Discussion

 

July 23rd, 1pm

Topic: Using more than MC questions in your Evaluations and Assignments
Facilitator: Grace Dyck

In this session you will see more types of questions you can use in you assessments or to create worksheets for assignments. There will be step by step videos for you to access after the session.

July 30th, 1pm

Topic: Chunking Lectures and Learning
Facilitator: Grace Dyck

In this session we will discuss chunking your Lectures into smaller sections with review questions to set the learning into long term memory.

* TUESDAY  August 11th, 1pm

Topic: Open 101 (Open Educational Resources)
Facilitator: Carolee Clyne

In this one hour webinar learn about the what, why and how of open educational resources (OER). By the end of this interactive webinar you will be able to give several examples of OER, describe in your own words about why you should use OER and know how to get started either adopting, adapting or creating OER.

August 20th, 1pm

Topic: Engaging students with tech (???)
Facilitators: Deb Nielsen & Camilla Sanchez

TBA

August 27th, 1pm

Topic: Getting a "practical" course online
Facilitator: Troy Werrell

There are many changes required and challenges faced to move a "practical" course online. In this session, we will look at some of the ideas around how to move more practical and applied courses online, through the learnings of what it took to move pipefitting online. Faculty from all practical programs can expect to find this session relevant and engaging.

 

 

 

SUMMER SESSION RECORDINGS
June 18, 1pm
Topic: Synchronous & Asynchronous Activities and Engagement 
Facilitator: Mark Wendling Business Faculty/ Faculty Coordinator @CNC,
Steve Chase Curriculum Developer @ CNC
Description:

This session is as an opportunity for you to come together as faculty and share your experiences, questions, and comments on synchronous and asynchronous activities in an online teaching and learning context. We will use some interactive polling to survey the group, and use breakout rooms to give you time and space to share in a small group. We look forward to engaging with you!

Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/9W2xA/

June 11
Topic: Mapping Your Course for Online Learning
Facilitator: Emily Ballantyne Curriculum Developer @ CNC
Description:
Course mapping is a strategy for instructors and students to find their way through online courses. Successful mapping can help you see how outcomes, activities, content and assessments work together to guide your course structure.  In this session, you will learn about how they are connected, and used as a roadmap for a successful online delivery. You will explore different examples, and receive some templates to help you

Recording : https://bluejeans.com/s/bmMQa/

Documents:
UbD-Unit-Design-Planning-Template-1.0

UbD Design Template Quick Overview

Course Mapping Template.

 June 25, 1pm

Topic: Assessment and Evaluation
Facilitator: Faatimah Murad Curriculum Developer @ CNC
Description:

From in-class to online, the need to elicit evidence of the learner’s achievements remains to be an important aspect of any course. Once you’ve mapped out your course and clarified the learning objectives through appropriate content and activities, assessing learning in an online platform becomes a method of engagement, similar to in-class assessment, but also different. The differences and methods of carrying out summative assessments and evaluations are the foci of this session . You will also have an opportunity to share your techniques and strategies with one another to maximize the benefit of this session.

 


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https://morefeetontheground.ca/

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Resources Workshops Apr. & May

Communication

Chad O’Brien, Curriculum Consultant @ CNC and eLearning Educational Developer @ Dalhousie

Explore how to start delivering an online course including student orientation, setting expectations, creating communication channels, and managing online content.

RECORDING " https://bluejeans.com/s/jW2_v

Syllabus Review

Emily Ballantyne, Curriculum Consultant @ CNC and Instructional Developer @ MSVU

Explore how to revisit a course syllabus with a focus on building online learning opportunities and adjusting to better suit the online environment.
Handout: https://cnc.bc.ca/docs/default-source/student-services/ctl/translate-your-syllabus-for-online-learning.pdf?sfvrsn=67e8e83_0

Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/Gw0ks

Video Conference Classes

Steve Chase, Curriculum Developer @ CNC

Explore two of the video conferences tools we have available at CNC (BigBlueButton and BlueJeans) and where and how they can add value to a student’s online learning experience. Participants should review the pre-recorded videos and resources in Online in a Hurry as these will provide instruction in how these tools can be set up and used.

https://bluejeans.com/s/k0Vmr/

Outcomes and Online Course Design

Chad O’Brien, Curriculum Consultant @ CNC and eLearning Educational Developer @ Dalhousie

Walk through strategies and considerations for designing and developing an online course and how to leverage clearly defined outcomes as your guide.
Recording: https://bluejeans.com/playback/s/lksgRxfBmCJC9DvZHH9H5sXbdrEnIS6RKf3DZj6SDoyS8vzIvPFU1zZ7mYye9pYw

Resources:
Online Course Map and Module Plan Template

Full Online Course Development Guide  

(designed to be used in consultation with Curriculum Consultants - please reach out to the Centre for Teaching and Learning if you are interested in developing a course for online delivery on an ongoing basis)

Recording Videos: Lecture Capture and Screen Capture

Steve Chase, Curriculum Developer @ CNC

Explore how lecture capture and screen capture tools can be used to record video and/or audio presentations that students can access at a time and in a way that works for them. The focus of this discussion time will be on Screencastomatic, recording in PowerPoint, and recording directly into Moodle. Participants should review the pre-recorded videos and resources in Online in a Hurry before as these will provide instruction in how these tools can be set up and used.
Recording: https://bluejeans.com/playback/s/Zjt3RRehecP3VRiRAkVTmsoL86bsdHr8QU38BuvsCDlczDfiN1C7tb8BpEVhV8iH

Resources Handout:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hCdrZ7zN6nhi8cLf4p8GFa6vZfsPgICXqQfo2QmN_t4/edit#gid=0

Three Levels of Engagement

Paula Hayden, Director, Teaching and Learning @ CNC

Explore three different types of engagement and how they can be fostered in an online environment: engagement with the material, engagement with the instructor, and engagement with each other.
Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/Ofn6y/

Change Leadership

Mike Ray, Educational Accessibility Developer @ CNC

Explore strategies and tactics that can be leveraged in helping lead students and others through change including setting the change vision, normalizing the change, fostering connection, co-creation and ownership, establishing quick-wins, and incorporating two-way feedback.
Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/SZ6WP/

Assessment

Emily Ballantyne, Curriculum Consultant @ CNC and Instructional Developer @ MSVU

Walk through a few strategies for making the shift from traditional in-person assessments to designing structurally and content-valid online assessments.
Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/1y3g2/

Mike Ray, Educational Accessibility Developer @ CNC

This Q&A session is a great place to walk through some of the basic building blocks of Moodle you will need to get started, including how to navigate Moodle, uploading files, adding links, and strategies for organizing content.  Participants should review the pre-recorded videos and attempt to create some of the activities in Moodle before attending.
Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/q0AgX/

Moodle: H5P (Engagement Activities)

Emily Ballantyne, Curriculum Consultant @ CNC and Instructional Developer @ MSVU

Learn some of the great features of Moodle plugin, H5P, and how it can be used to improve student engagement, reinforce learning, and enhance the online student experience.
Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/Ejyo0/

Open Education Resources

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ noon
Chad O’Brien, Curriculum Consultant @ CNC and eLearning Educational Developer @ Dalhousie

Explore some of the Open Education Resources that exist and how they can be used to help increase student engagement, course relevancy, and accessibility and affordability of post-secondary learning.

Recording: https://bluejeans.com/s/faO39/

Online Resources

Resources CTL