Webinars on CDROM
These webinars are available on CDROM. They have been purchased by TNU and may be viewed by individuals or shown to campus groups. If you find a description below you would like to see or use in a class, please contact Dr. Mike Vail in the Center for Teaching and Learning (mailto: mvail@trevecca.edu).

Webinar Titles
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Webinar Descriptions:
10 Ways to Engage Your Students on the First Day of Class (June 2009) [w010]
Presenter: Dr. Mary C. Clement, professor of teacher education at Berry College, GA.
During the seminar, Dr. Clement will highlight how to:
  • Set up your classroom
  • Welcome students and performing introductions
  • Establish a first-day agenda
  • Review the syllabus
  • Conduct interest inventories
  • Deliver a "mini-lecutre"--how and why
  • Outline expectations on attendance, grading and more
  • Address plagiarism and cheating issues
  • Give first assignments
  • Establish communication channels, including new media
10 Ways to Improve Blended Course Design (March 2009) [w020]
Presenter: Dr. Ike Shibley, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks.
Key aspects of blended learning:
  • Facotrs necessary for successful blended courses
  • Which learning activities are best accomplished in a classroom, and which online
  • Which courses are the best candidates for blended design
  • How blending contributes to a learner-centered course
  • When to structure blended courses that meet less often than traditional ones, with better or comparable results
  • Steps involved in redesigning an existing, face-to-face course to work as a blended one
15 Survival Strategies for New College Instructors (September 2007) [w030]
Presenter: Dr. Peter M. Saunders, director of Oregon State University's Center for Teaching and Learning
By participating in this seminar, you will:
  • Set learner expectations through a well-crafted syllabus
  • Create a safe environment and emphasize time on tasks
  • Identify when technology should be used and when it should be avoided
  • Motivate learners with the power of peer pressure and peer admiration
  • Integrate teams into small and large classes
  • Provide feedback on your students' learning without burdening you with time-consuming grading
Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom (August 2013) [w032]
Presenter: Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Teaching Programs at North Carolina State University, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education at the College of Education at North Carolina State, and creator of Flip It Consulting in 2011.
By participating in this seminar, you will learn how to
  • Map learning outcomes to flipped teaching strategies
  • Apply the concept of layering to assessment
  • Identify different assessment techniques for a flipped class
  • Create a layered assessment plan for a flipped class
Best Practices for Designing Successful Blended Courses [w033]
Presenter: Dr. Veronica Diaz, associate director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, formerly, led learning technology and faculty development initiatives for Maricopa Community College's 10-college system
By participating in this seminar, you will learn
  • an overview of re-design for the blended environment
  • a basic model for course re-design
  • mapping your course into the blended mode
  • organizing content into instructional modules
  • common crisis points for students and instructors, and how to handle them
  • Tips for aligning your course with quality assurance rubrics
Considering the Courage and Practice of Teaching [w034]
Presenters: Dr. Maryellen Weimer and Dr. Parker J. Palmer in a recorded conversation recorded on November 6, 2012
Dr. Weimer and Dr. Palmer discuss the following ideas:
  • Why does effective teaching require courage?
  • How does knowing why you teach change the way you teach?
  • Many teachers lose heart as the years go by. What is required for healing?
  • If your objective is to create a community in your classroom, how do you set rules and policies that support learning?
  • For many, instruction is either teacher-centered or learner-centered. Can good teaching be both?
  • What should we do about our short-comings as teachers?
Connect Learning Across Courses with Curriculum Mapping [w035]
Presenter: Dr. Peter Wolf, director, Teaching Support Services, University of Guelph
In this audio seminar, you will learn:
  • What curriculum maps are, and how to use them at your school
  • How to enhance and reinforce learning across the curriculum
  • Three main types of mapping: structure, alignment, and evidence
  • Facilitation approaches to curriculum mapping
  • How to use program outcomes to guide curricular decisions
  • High-tech and no-tech ways to map curricula
  • Ways to enhance curriculum mapping with technology
  • Using data to drive academic program design
Designing an Effective Collaborative Wiki Project (December 2009) [w040]
Presenter: Dr. Rhonda Ficek, director of Instructional Technology Services at Minnesota State University Moorhead
The seminar will present to you:
  • Critical elements of a successful instructional wiki project
  • Recommended wiki projects types for the classroom
  • How wikis streamline and support the collaborative process
  • How to creat the all-important opening page
  • Best practices for page structure
  • How wikis help develop student organizational skills for digital and other assets
  • How to monitor and troubleshoot wiki projects
Five Steps to Improve Your Online Courses and Instruction (June 2009) [w050]
Presenter: Dr. Patti Shank, CPT, president of Learning Peaks LLC, co-author of Making Sense of Online Learning, and editor of The Online Learning Idea Book
The seminar will help you:
  • Cultivate an informal and yet committed continuous improvement approach to design and maintain online courses
  • Analyze specific course content and learner profiles to discern learner-specific and content-specific challenges for teaching and learning online
  • Determine th data needed for online course and instruction improvement efforts
  • Understand when and how to gather course and instruction improvement data
  • Recognize what changes to make and how you'll evaluate them
The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class (2013) [w055]
Presenter: Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Teaching Programs at North Carolina State University, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education at the College of Education at North Carolina State, and creator of Flip It Consulting in 2011.
By participating in this seminar, you will learn how to
  • Participate in a flipped learning experience modeled for you on video--including a discussion of what worked and what can be improved
  • Analyze each piece of a simplified lesson plan to recognize flippable moments
  • Discover ways to flip your existing less plan(s)
  • Identify the skills you need to develop to effectively manage the classroom part of the experience
  • Generate ways to engage students through effective questioning and discussion strategies
  • Receive a list of additional resources and articles to continue your professional development in designing effective learning environments
Growing Successful Online Programs at a Small School (June 2010) [w060]
Presenter: Dr. Carol Williams, director online efforts, Abilene Christian University
This audio seminar will cover:
  • 5 crucial areas to evaluate before launching an online program
  • Articulating a clear online mission
  • Leveraging existing resources
  • Creating efficive marketing plans
  • Finding the right faculty members and gaining their buy-in
  • Handling admissions
  • Putting comprensation plans in place
  • Providing pedagogical support for online faculty members
  • Determining appropriate administrative structures
  • Partnering with essential student support services
Handling Annoying, Disruptive, and Dangerous Students (May 2012) [w063]
Presenter: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., and Laura Bennett, M.Ed.
During this 75-minute presentation, you will learn to
  • Identify, distinguish, and categorize various negative student behaviors
  • Develop unique intervention and management strategies for different kinds of problem behavior, including annoyances, diruptions, and threats of danger
  • Initiate conversations that lead to positive changes in student behavior
  • Identify when to report, potentially dangerous behaviors to a Behavioral Intervention Team or to other campus departments or offices
  • Handle emergencies and other high-stress situations
  • Employ/Change Theory techniques
  • Recognize personal triggers and enact strategies to overcome them
  • Use persuasion and body language
  • Defuse, rather than escalate, crisis situations
  • Identify campus resources and determine when to engage them
  • Appropriately document and report incidents when necessary
How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions? [w064]
Presenter: John Orlando, Ph.D.
During this 20-minute program, you will learn:
  • The difference between good and bad discussion questions
  • Why questions written for a test or essay do not work in an online environment
  • How to tease out a good question from different subject matter
  • Key do's and don'ts to consider in writing good online discussion questions
How Recent Copyright Court Cases Affect Distance Education [w066]
Presenter: Linda Enghagen, attorney and professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, recorded April 30, 2013
The presentation teaches participants:
  • Develop a working understanding of the transformative use doctrine
  • Learn practical strategies for employing the transformative use doctrine in course design and delivery
  • Develop a working knowledge of best practices in fair use
How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning (October 2013) [w67]
Presenters: Melissa Terlecki, Associate Professor of Psychology at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA and Leslie Myers, Director of Teaching and Learning at Chestnut Hill College
This 60-minute seminar is designed to teach participants:
  • How learning "works"
  • How to apply that knowledge in the classroom
  • What techniques you can employ to support your efforts
  • How to get started, how to assess your results, and how to build on your successes
  • How to engage other faculty in the process
How to Deepen Learning through Critical Reflection (April 2011) [w065]
Presenter: Barbara Jocoby, Ph.D.
This 90-minute seminar covers:
  • How to design intentional ciritical reflection course activities
  • What critical reflection is and is not
  • Matching reflretive exercises to course-based learning outcomes
  • Effective strategies for engaging students in reflection
  • Facilitation methods
  • How reflection can address the "big questions" in a discipline
  • The role of reflrection in questioning prior knowledge and assumptions
  • Using refletion to challenge simplistic conclusions
  • Opening students to transformative liearning and the multiplicity of perspectives
  • Producing evidence of learning for evaluation purposes
This seminar also includes critical reflection case studies to demonstrate its application in speicific course scenarios.
How the Higher Education Act Affects Your Online Courses (May 2009) [w070]
Presenter: Fred Lokken, chair of the Instructional Technology Council, assiciate dean for WebCollege, and professor of Political science at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada
The seminar will explain to you:
  • The exact nature of the HEOA's provisions on eLearning
  • The uncloseable door the HEOA opens on issues of accountability and monitoring
  • What your campus administrators need to know about potential compliance costs
  • The critical discussions you need to have with your regional accreditation agency
  • Why you should be involved in implementation strategies at the regional level
  • Which resources you need to monitor as the Department of Education and regional agencies move forward
  • Program planning and prioritization recommendations you should make now on your campus
The Keys to a Culture of Assessment: Value and Respect (July 2009) [w080]
Presenter: Linda Suskie, executive associate director of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The seminar will take you through the steps on how to:
  • Clearly communicate the value and importance of assessment
  • Determine the depth and breadth of resistance on campus
  • Keep your program consistent with campus history and values
  • Adopt strategies that are respectful of faculty concerns
  • Build sufficient flexibility into assessment approaches and expectations
  • Preserve support for innovation and risk-taking
  • Streamline the assessment process and easing the administrative burden
  • Provide infrastructure and other resources to support performance improvement
  • Choose the best program coordinators
  • Develop meaningful incentives
Law 101 for Faculty Members: How Not to Get Sued (May 2010)--90 minutes [w090]
Presenters: Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., prsidnt, National Center for Higher Education Risk Management and W. Scott Lewis, J.D., partner, National Center for Higher Education Risk Management
This video seminar will cover:
  • How recent court decisions have altered the teaching landscape
  • What you need to know about negligence, Section 1983 liability and educational malpractice claims
  • What is the Clery Act? Affirmative "duty to report" obligations
  • Which assignments might expose instructors to legal problems
  • Ways to protect yourself from harassment complaints
  • Setting the tone for students in class regarding speech and other behaviors
  • Responding to student requests for undocmuented accomodations
  • Policies for use of cell phones and laptops during class
  • Faculty implications of FERPS and ADA/Section 504
  • Handling inappropriate emails, postings, and Web pages
A Legal Primer for Online Instructors (September 2010) [w100]
Presenters: Debi Moon, J.D., assistant vice president of educational affairs, Georgia Perimeter College and Rob Jenkins, M.A., associate professor fo English, Georgia Perimeter
This audio seminar will address:
  • Which relevant laws apply to online courses
  • How to identify potential problems areas in courses at your school
  • Constructing websites and course materials that conform to the law and college policies
  • Avoiding intellectual property and copyright infringement
  • Faculty rights regarding intellectual property and copyrights
  • What constitutes harassment and defamation online
  • Personal faculty liability in an online teaching environment
  • Safeguarding course materials and other proprietary information
  • Reasonable and responsible computer use policies
  • Analyzing existing online material for potential copyright violations
Managing the Adjunct Pool for Consistent Learning Outcomes (April 2010) [w110]
Presenters: Dr. Tweedell, co-author of two sociology textbooks and Systems of Excellence in Adulty Education and Dr. Howell, Associate Dean, School of Business & Leadership, Indiana Wesleyan University's College of Adult and Professional Studies
In this seminar you will discover how to:
  • Utilize a clear system for screening and selecting quality adjunct faculty
  • Implement orientation and training for consistent learning outcomes
  • Implement ongoing faculty development for adjuncts
  • Implement a system of faculty evaluation of teaching
  • Retain quality adjuncts by rewarding them for quality teaching
The New (and Old) Ways Students Cheat: What You Can Do About It (October 2010)--75 minutes [w120]
Presenter: Dr. Scott Howell, Brigham Young University's continuing education department
High-tech and low-tech cheating methods:
  • Phone and MP3 cheating
  • Braindumps
  • Organized group cheating
  • The perils of Bluetooth technology
  • Traditional cheating methods reborn
  • Online "how to cheat" tutorials
Latest intervention methods:
  • The honor system
  • Banning electronic devices
  • Requiring identification
  • Fingerprinting and scanning
  • Commercial security systems
  • Cheat-resistant laptops
  • Randomized testing
  • Statistical analysis
Service-Learning Course Design: What Faculty Need to Know (April 2010) [w130]
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Jacoby, Senior Scholar, Adele H. Stamp Student Union--Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland, College Park
Participants in this seminar will learn"
  • What service-learning is and is not
  • How to find and select meaningful service experiences
  • Ways to develop partnerships with community organizations
  • How to choose relevant course readings and reflection activities
  • Strategies to determine how much service is "enough"
  • Methods to evaluate learning from service experiences
  • How to measure students' contributions to community organizations
  • Ways to handle logistical issues, such as risk management, transportation, and safety
  • Where to find campus and other resources to help with service-learning projects

Interactive Video Training Descriptions:

Total Training for Microsoft Office 2007 Getting Up to Speed--runtime: six hours [t210]
DVD contains self-paced video training for Microsoft Office 2007 interface and key features. Includes how to save time creating shortcuts for formatting Word documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Plus, see how to manage your email, calendar and list of contacts.
Total Training for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Essentials--runtime: four hours [t220]
DVD contains self-paced video training for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Shows you how to create a PowerPoint presentation from start to finish. Learn about themes and schemes--plus PowerPoint features such as picture effects, text effects and quick styles; advanced techniques including charts, tables, diagrams and typical animations. Highlights include drawing tools' drop shadows, shape formatting, reflections, bevels; converting text to SmartArt; animating text, objects, charts and SmartArt; adding sound and video to your presentation.