Did you know we have an entire community dedicated to helping faculty and administrators with best practices for online teaching and learning?
Check out our (fairly new) monthly feature where we share the latest and greatest from our community of users. Take advantage of our helpful resources and get involved with the Teaching and Learning Community by visiting the blog or registering for an upcoming webinar.
In case you missed it, here’s what happened in the month of June:
Make Sure to Read
If we’re to improve learner outcomes, we need to collaborate efforts across the entire teaching and learning community. During the month of June, we hosted a webinar series which focused on key partnerships that help us address some of today’s biggest challenges. Have a look at this post to see all of the webinars you may have missed, and watch the recordings.
You still have time to register for the last one: Too Much Data Not Enough Insight: Most Effective, Must-Have, Strategies for Student Success
This year we’ll be including a half-day session on Quality MattersTM (QM) in our post-conference workshop lineup. The workshop will be run by Brenda Boyd, Director of Professional Development at QM. Her background in this area is quite impressive – check out the blog post to learn more.
This is a Fusion-first and we’re all very excited about it! This will be the first time a keynote speaker also facilitates a half-day workshop the morning after the main conference comes to an end. Angela Maier’s workshop is taking place on Wednesday, July 20 at 9:00AM and even if you’re unable to attend the main conference, you can still register for the workshop. Check out the blog post on our community site for the full workshop description.
Make Sure to Watch
Derk Riechers and Lamar Younginer from Florence-Darlington Technical College provide their unique insights from the instructional designer and faculty perspective on how to create an effective and well-received online training program. Watch this webinar as they share their journey from beginning to end, on the lessons learned through the implementation process of an online training program.
How do you motivate a student to participate in research and scholarly activities, when they have no motivation to learn the content in the first place? Tamara Ellen Carver from McGill University helps address this problem by going over the rationale for design and development of building a course, how to showcase it, and the challenges that come with it.