Category: Conference

Jul 16

Blackboard World Live: FREE ADMISSION

Bb World Live

BbWorld is a huge educational conference that brings together educators, administrators and technologists from around the world. Keynote speakers with Industry insights, and visionary thoughtfulness are the norm for BbWorld. This year, BbWorld is offering FREE registration for BbWorld Live 2015 Online. Click the image to register and attend some exciting sessions from July 20-23rd. …

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Feb 03

Tech Tuesday: Google Hangouts On Air

Google Link

Many of you use Google for sharing docs, for connecting to YouTube, and for their video Hangouts. There’s another very cool feature of the Hangout called Hangouts On Air. These are Hangouts that are live streaming broadcasts recorded and automatically saved to your YouTube channel. The cool thing about these broadcasts is that: You can …

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Oct 31

Fried Friday (and Vote!)

It’s that time of week again where we blog some humor for you. If you are familiar with fonts, you may find this week’s Fried Friday post by CollegeHumor amusing. View the Font Conference below and don’t forget to vote on the Faculty Challenge #4: Word Clouds before Monday at 12 pm!  

Jul 30

Tips for Online Instructors Gleaned from Bb Conference

Nicole and Kathi

Nicole and I recently attended the Blackboard World 2014 User Conference (yes, Vegas in July) and came back with a number of ideas that we’d like to share with you. Here are some of the usable best practices that could easily be implemented this semester: In Blackboard’s discussion forums, use the setting “Participants must create …

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Jun 24

Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick– IGNITE

Match igniting

What happens when over 36 Instructional Designers from around the university system gather in one location? It’s a creativity fest where all participants walk away with new friends and new ideas. Thank you Dave Dannenberg and the UAA group for hosting this event this year. One of my favorite take-aways from the conference was shared …

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Mar 25

Games Can Teach!

Karl Kapp Article on Gaming

Nicole and I just returned from an excellent training/conference in Orlando. One speaker who really resonated with both of us was Karl Kapp and his presentation “Game Elements for Learning, Engagement and Fun” (we even purchased several copies of his books to share with faculty at iTeach). We’ll let you know when they arrive on …

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Jan 31

Are You Mentally “Fried” by Friday?

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It’s Friday, and we want to help alleviate your mental weariness! We’re starting something new and calling it our “Fried Friday” sessions where we’ll bring you tutorials, Q&A sessions, or just a little light hearted humor. You’ll be hearing more about these sessions in the following weeks so stay tuned! Meanwhile, to kick off our …

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Aug 06

eLearning 2013

Are you back in the swing of school? Are there terms you are hearing (“gamification”, “mlearning” etc.) or other words you’ve been coming across that you aren’t sure you know? Check out Ms. Marshall’s post: 10 Terms You Should Know in eLearning and get familiar with the language of eLearning today! We were lucky to …

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Apr 22

Guest Post from KPC Faculty

Susan Mircovich

Susan Mircovich, Chemistry Faculty for KPC, recently attended the Sloan-C 6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning in Las Vegas. She shares the following resource links with us. Lots of good information here. Thank you Susan! Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Whitepaper and presentation slides, Veronica Diaz Educause – http://tinyurl.com/worktech Affordable Learning Solutions …

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Apr 17

Summer Training Opportunities For Faculty

One of Title III’s most important goals is to contribute to the professional development of our distance faculty in a variety of ways. To support that goal, we have a number of out-of-town training opportunities listed below which you can apply for. Basically, you qualify for travel on Title III funds if you’ve been involved …

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