National Distance Learning Week

National Distance Learning Week SAVE THE DATE! 

November 11 – 15, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field. 

Goal: For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.

Who: Professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military/government, and telehealth) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies.

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Monday, November 11

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Google Apps for Education
Presented by Laurie Sherrod
Academic Success Center, Room 118

An overview of three powerful free Clemson Google Apps for Education Applications

  • Google Drive - a demonstration of using Google Drive for file storage, sharing, collaboration, and publishing - and using group folders to share documents with your classes
  • Google Forms - a demonstration of using Google Forms for creating surveys or tests - where the responses land in a Google spreadsheet - and using a tool to send individual responses to students by email
  • Google Sites - a brief look at using Google Sites to create your own website which will include embedding your Google documents, YouTube videos, Photo albums, and much more
  • Blackboard - we will show linking files from Drive to Blackboard 

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Library Online: Resources at a Distance
Presented by Anne Grant
Academic Success Center, Room 118

Doing research on the go? Need to access that journal article, but your're hundreds of miles away from campus? No worries! The CU Libraries are here to help! Learn how you can access books, articles, and other library services from wherever you happen to be studying. You'll be surprised how much we can help you!

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Webinar Campus Pack Tips & Tricks sponsored by Campus Pack
Presented by Hal Herzog
Academic Success Center, Room 118

Campus Pack is a set of simple, social and modular apps that faculty and students use everyday at Clemson University. Did you know you can create templates, keep all of your work in an easy-to-use personal area and export your content after graduation? Join us to uncover how Campus Pack is more than just wikis, blogs and podcasts but also has great uses for groups, personal spaces and ePortfolios.

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1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Designing Your Course for the Facebook Generation with WileyPLUS and Blackboard Learn
Presented by Professor H. Kyle Anderson, CGMA, CMA, CPA from Clemson University
Academic Success Center, Room 118

Come hear directly from faculty who have been using WileyPLUS—a research-based, online teaching-and-learning-environment—to seamlessly add digital content to their courses. Learn about the pedagogical advantages of incorporating Wiley’s rich collection of interactive learning content right from within your Blackboard Learn course. Instructors like: “The ability to design a learning environment that provides all the resources my students need to be successful.” Students like having: “A convenient and organized place for all my course work.” Come discover how you can take advantage of the capabilities and resources now available through Blackboard LearnTM and also save your students money.
Note: WileyPLUS is available for the following disciplines:  Business, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics, Modern Language, Psychology, Science, Social and Behavioral Science

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Webinar - Software Secure Remote ProctorNow
Presented by Mark Musacchio, Business Development Manager for Software Secure, Inc.
Academic Success Center, Room 118

Software Secure is a recognized leader in Cloud-based (SaaS) online testing and provides convenient, scalable and cost-effective solutions that protect exam integrity for higher education, K-12 and certification organizations. our award winning Remote Proctor NOW technology can enable an online or distance learning student to take a proctored exam anytime and anywhere using simply a webcam. Remote Proctor NOW is used by hundreds of institutions including Clemson University, Florida Institute of technology, Texas A&M, University of Pennsylvania. Students and faculty can be confident that all students are on the same level playing field when it comes to exam integrity.

Winner of Door Prize of a Patagonia Backpack provided by the vendor:  Melissa Sternhagen

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Tuesday, November 12

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Demonstration of the Brown Digital Resources Laboratory provided by Tim Howard

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Teaching Gems on the Web
Presented by Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D., OTEI Director of Clemson University
Cooper Library - Brown Room

This workshop will showcase valuable instructional resources for specific disciplines, including yours, and get you started on finding more. You can use these resources for demonstrations, visual aids, or homeowrk assignments in your distance learning or hybrid courses. Since they are on the web adn many of them are visually rich, animated, and/or interactive, they will likely appeal to your students and enhance their motivation, engagement, and learning. You will examine six types of web resources: student self-assessment tools, videos and podcasts, experimental learning activities (simulations, cases, virtual labs, virtual field trips, and problem scenarios), performances and events for analysis, student research tools, and learning objects for independent lessons, exercises, and games.
You will have time to explore sites that interest you and to share any web-based teaching gems that you have found on your own. Please bring your laptops.

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: Integrating Cengage Publisher Content with your Course
Cooper Library - Brown Digital Resources Laboratory
Sponsored by Cengage

Integrating publisher software into your course with Cengage Learning. This session will describe the Cengage products available for integration into Blackboard through Cengage Learning MindLinks. Cengage has several options available to seamlessly link your course with Single Log-In, Gradebook Integration, and Deep Linking of videos, quizzes, and other learning tools.

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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Half Day Workshop - Quality Matters: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning:  Meeting Students Needs
Cooper Library - Brown Digital Resources Laboratory
Sponsored by Clemson Online
**Paid Webinar - No recording available

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technology for Efficient and Effective Feedback on Student Work
Presented by Leslie and Witt Salley
Tech Talks Meeting Space (http://connect.clemson.edu/techtalks)

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Wednesday, November 13

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Half Day Workshop - Quality Matters: Engaging Learning Activities: Increasing Student Interactions
Academic Success Center, Room 118
Sponsored by Clemson Online
**Paid Webinar - No recording available

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pearson - Lunch and Learn
Presented by: Rebecca Leidy and Dorothy Laymon
Academic Success Center, Room 118

Please come enjoy lunch with us and learn about integrating Pearson content with BlackBoard and taking advantage of course design services offered by Pearson.  We will demonstrate and discuss the learning design behind using video lecture capture, interactive ebooks, videos, online tutoring, and adaptive assessments.  In addition to helping you design and implement new technology in BlackBoard for January classes, we will showcase Pearson online learning design currently in use at Clemson.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Copyright
Presented by Andrew Wesolek
Academic Success Center, Room 118

Join Head of Digital Scholarship, Andrew Wesolek, to discuss copyright basics, learn how to determine if your use of copyrighted material is a  "fair use" and to explore some existing services offered by the Library to help you remain copyright compliant.

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Generation in Digital Learning
Presented by Chris Teague and Dr. Duane Cagle of Hands On Labs
Academic Success Center, Room 118

As leaders and innovators within the science and distance education space, HOL is proud to present the next generation of distance science digital courseware called LabBridge.  Dr. Duane Cagle will give a live demonstration of the hands-on solution showcasing how LabBridge uses the  Five E’s of Learning,  Bloom’s Taxonomy, and formative/summative assessments.   He will also discuss how best practices and course enhancements are incorporated, clearly defined learning outcomes, mobile accessibility, and how to maximize the student learning experience ensuring success for your online science courses.”

Winner of Door Prize: Puneet Pooja

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Thursday, November 14

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Integrating Clemson Box files with your Blackboard Course
Presented by Laurie Sherrod
Cooper Library - Room 204

An introduction to using Clemson Box for cloud storage - including backup, sharing, or collaborating. In this session we will also demonstrate uploading and linking files from Box into a Blackboard Course. 

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
McGraw-Hill's Adaptive Learning Technology
Webinar sponsored by McGraw Hill
Cooper Library - Room 204

LearnSmart. Maximize time spent studying.No two students are alike. Why should their learning paths be? LearnSmart uses revolutionary adaptive technology to build a learning experience unique to each students individual needs. It starts by identifying the topics a student knows and does not know. As the student progresses, LearnSmart adapts and adjusts the content based on his or her individual strengths, weaknesses and confidence, ensuring that every minute spent studying with LearnSmart is the most efficient and productive study time possible. LearnSmart also takes into account that everyone will forget a certain amount of material. LearnSmart pinpoints areas that a student is most likely to forget and encourages periodic review to ensure that the knowledge is truly learned and retained. In this way, LearnSmart goes beyond simply getting students to memorize material. It helps them truly retain the material in their long term memory. Want proof? Students who use LearnSmart are 35% more likely to complete their class, 13% more likely to pass their class, and have been proven to improve their performance by a full letter grade.To learn more visit http://learnsmartadvantage.com/products/learnsmart

SmartBook. The first and only adaptive reading and learning experience.As the first and only adaptive reading experience, SmartBook is changing the way students read and learn. SmartBook creates a personalized reading experience by highlighting the most important concepts a student needs to learn at that moment in time. As a student engages with SmartBook, the reading experience continuously adapts by highlighting content based on what each student knows and doesn't know. This ensures that he or she is focused on the content needed to close specific knowledge gaps, while it simultaneously promotes long-term learning. The end result? Students are more engaged with course content, can better prioritize their time and come to class ready to participate in thoughtful discourse.To learn more visit http://learnsmartadvantage.com/products/smartbook

Winner of Door Prize of a Kindle Fire provided by the vendor:  Minory Nammouz

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar - Respondus & the Lockdown Browser
Sponsored by Respondus
Presented by Nick Laboda
Cooper Library - Room 204

Respondus 4.0 – Quiz authoring and management tool that allows instructors to create exams, quizzes, and surveys offline that can be delivered to a Blackboard course. We will discuss how to import MS Word Docs, utilize publisher test banks, and how add advanced formatting to an exam easily.

LockDown Browser – A custom browser designed to provide security to the testing environment in Blackboard. We will discuss how to use LockDown Browser as a way to provide a stable testing environment so that students aren’t able to digitally cheat on an assessment in a proctored testing environment.

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Friday, November 15

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Designing Online Courses with the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program
Presented by Lauren Krznaric of Blackboard Inc.
Academic Success Center, Room 118

Designing engaging courses for an online learning environment is critical for student success. Blackboard's Exemplary Course Program (ECP) identifies best practices for designing engaging online courses. Join Lauren Krznaric, Community Programs Manager as she discusses the fundamentals of the program and how the Exemplary Course Rubric can be used for individual course improvement, faculty training, and professional development. You will also learn how to participate in the 2014 program as a course submitter and a course reviewer.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

McGraw-Hill's Adaptive Learning Technology
Webinar sponsored by McGraw Hill
Academic Success Center, Room 118

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Proven Curriculum Design for Improving Online Retention and Results
Lunch and Learn sponsored by Colloquy
Presented by Jennifer Scott, Vice President of Academic and Institutional Services and Ross Craycraft, Consultant of Strategic Partnerships, Southeast
Academic Success Center, Room 118
Please join us for this session to learn more about Colloquy and to review best practices in instructional design and delivery that help make the online class an engaging and rewarding experience for both faculty and students.  From re-conceptualizing a traditional face-to-face course for online delivery, to enhancing a current online course for a more engaging experience, Jennifer and Ross will review evidence-based practices, methodology, and tools that have successfully enabled Colloquy to maintain a 96% retention rate in its online programs.

**Recording available upon request.  Email memarsh@clemson.edu for access to the recording.