2014 Online Lifeline Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop I - Enlivening D2L for Language Instruction (or Any Other Discipline)

Workshop II - Innovations and Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

Workshop III - MOOCs Accessibility Solutions

Workshops IV and V - Atomic Learning Overview-Technology training to empower learners into the No Fear Zone

Workshop I - Enlivening D2L for Language Instruction (or Any Other Discipline)

Wednesday, February 19th 1:30 – 4:30 PM

ROOM CHANGE: Odum Library 3250 lab 

This 3-hour session provides a demonstration of how to bring excitement and sound to D2Lbasic for online language course design and delivery. After each presentation, the attendees will have hands-on practice implementing the tool in their online class.

  • Building Learning Modules with Templates: Kelly Davidson
  • Creating and Assessing Written Discussion Boards: Sandra Kregar and Ericka Parra
  • How to Embed Voice Boards in D2L: Edris Brannen
  • How to Use a Virtual Classroom (WIMBA Class) to Record Lectures: Michelle Ocasio
  • Designing Virtual Student Presentations: Beatriz Potter and Victoria Russell
  • Accessibility: Creating an Accessible Syllabus (attendees should bring an electronic copy of their syllabus): Adolfo Carrillo Cabello
  • Test Bank Authoring in D2L: Beatriz Potter
  • Other faculty to assist with the course building portion: Grazyna Walczak, Karen Acosta, and Randy Gladwin

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Workshop II - Innovations and Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

Thursday, February 20th 8:30 – 11:30 AM

ROOM CHANGE: Odum Library 3270 lab 

This three hour workshop demonstrates innovative tools and best practices for the design and delivery of high quality online courses. Each presentation will last 20 minutes. Following the presentations, the presenters will help attendees embed the tools in their own online courses.

  • The first step to student success in an online course: The getting started module presented by Victoria Russell and Beatriz Potter
  • Course alignment and assessment: Creating rubrics in D2L presented by Adolfo Carrillo Cabello
  • Using blogs and mash-ups to motivate student learning presented by Kelly Davidson
  • Stimulating student-student interaction: A Spanish conversation group in Second Life presented by Michelle Ocasio and Karen Acosta
  • Embedding innovative voice tools: VoiceThread and Conversations presented by Grazyna Walzcak and Victoria Russell
  • Solutions for online exam proctoring presented by Randy Gladwin and Edris Brannen

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Workshop III - MOOCs Accessibility Solutions

Thursday, February 20th 10 – 11:30 AM

Student Union Meeting Room 1

Online education, including MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can provide a wonderful opportunity for people with disabilities if the course materials are made accessible for them. Join the presenters as they lay a framework and highlight techniques in ensuring MOOC and other online learning environments are accessible to all.  This presentation will provide the faculty and support staff a tool kit of resources and strategies. The presenters will also review current accessibility trends and research in the field of virtual learning. 

Arthur Murphy, Aeolian Solutions, LLC

Christopher Lee, AMAC Accessibility Solutions

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Workshops IV and V - Atomic Learning Overview-Technology training to empower learners into the No Fear Zone

Thursday, February 20th 10 – 10:45 AM; repeated 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Pine Hall Computer Lab Room 107

Please join Shannon Gilb for an overview to learn why so many faculty members choose to utilize Atomic Learning as their training resource.  Universities need to coach both faculty and students on an ever-changing number of technologies to facilitate teaching and learning in the 21st century. Utilizing this resources helps to provide the training without reducing instructional time. This ensures that courses focus on the content of the course, rather than a seminar on the technology. In doing so, educators and students are both better prepared to meet the needs of the course. This workshop reviews how to easily fill the gaps to make sure students are fully prepared to master the required coursework and allows educators a simple way to understand the technology tools they need to facilitate learning.  

Shannon Gilb, Atomic Learning

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2014 Online Lifeline Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors