Four (Free) Upcoming Webinars with eThink

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In conjunction with eLearning Innovation, eThink Education presents a free webinar series for all of you Moodlers out there. Please join them for Making the Most of Moodle, a four-part series exploring design tips, best practices for training students, creating engaging content, and providing productive feedback in Moodle.

Administrators, IT staff, deans, and faculty are all encouraged to attend. And, did we mention this entire series is Free? Please forward this message to any of your colleagues who may benefit from these sessions.

Details on each event along with registration links can be found below:

Webinar 1: Designing for Quality

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 5 at 1pm ET
Registration Linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3635671909861846787

Description: Quality courses can be designed in Moodle! In this introductory webinar, we will explore strategies for creating pedagogically sound courses coupled with various Moodle tools that can accomplish the strategy.
What you will learn:

  • Various instructional design concepts including chunking content for knowledge acquisition, creating consistent navigation, designing engaging content and activities, giving effective feedback, and clear communication approaches
  • Moodle tools that can be used to meet the instructional design concept in a course

Take-Away/Job Aid: A Course Audit Chart will be provided to help you brainstorm concepts and approaches that can be instated or updated in your course makeover.

Webinar 2: Helping Students Find Their Way

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 1pm ET
Registration Linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8842457601706808579

Description: From the moment students enter our Moodle course, we want our students to know where they are going and how to accomplish the required learning tasks. We want our students to spend time on learning content, not learning where to go to get to that content.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of consistent navigation
  • Various navigation techniques available within Moodle to achieve such consistency
  • Why to chunk material and how this technique can be accomplished in Moodle for a more successful student experience
  • Strategies for writing for the web, formatting and file naming, and design look and feel that can help ensure a direct student learning path

Take-Away/Job Aid: A Consistency Checklist that can be used to review and improve on the consistency in your own course.

Webinar 3: Creating Engaging Content and Activities

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 19 at 1pm ET
Registration Linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8403249985410301443

Description: Engagement may be a buzz-word in instruction, but the benefits to creating engaging activities and content can be seen by both instructors and students. This webinar will aid you in thinking creatively about how to use common tools to create innovative learning activities and content.
What you will learn:

  • The benefits of engaging content and activities
  • Ways to think differently about your course content and activities by viewing creative examples
  • How to write essential questions and their benefits in creating engagement, especially in discussions, a common Moodle tool

Take-Away/Job Aid: An Creative Content Worksheet which will help in documenting what tools are currently used in your course and for what purpose, while also considering what those tools could additionally be used to accomplish.

Webinar 4: Providing Effective Feedback

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 26 at 1pm ET
Registration Linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3153432706989172483

Description: Feedback is essential for student development and progress but may be tedious and seemingly unproductive for the instructor. In this webinar, we will explore strategies for offering student feedback that can propel students forward toward meeting your course goals or outcomes, while also be efficient for your time.
What you will learn:

  • Appropriate and efficient feedback approaches, such as rubrics, peer review, self-evaluation, and audio/video recording in Moodle
  • Approaches to structuring your schedule to ensure feedback is constructive in your learning environment

Take-Away/Job Aid: A Feedback Strategy Worksheet that identifies feedback approaches, benefits and drawbacks, as well as a chart to allow you to identify feedback options used in a course and future changes to assist in feedback.

*If you cannot attend a session that you are interested in, please register and select yes to “I will not be able to attend but would like to receive link to recording.”


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