Embracing Technology To Promote Exceptional Student Services In Higher Education
Wednesday, June 5, 3:00-4:30pm EDT
Host: Innovative Educators
NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year.
This webinar will offer participants an overview of the online self-services and other technology initiatives that higher education institutions are
developing and providing for their students and their families. Learn more about how technology is shaping the student experience with financial aid, electronic billing and payments, graduation planning, and more. Through strategic design and implementation of technology tools, administrators can promote increased efficiencies, improve retention and graduation rates, and promote student success.
The presenter will discuss various online student self-services and web applications that have proved successful for students to help manage the business of being a student, including a look into student portals and mobile device initiatives that have been developed to provide personalized information and communications to students. Online views of various University of Minnesota web applications and technology tools that have been highly successful in terms of quality student services and creating efficiencies will also be reviewed.
- Self-service options that institutions have developed to assist with customer service strategies including self-service financial aid planning,
registration/graduation planning, and customer service relationship software
- How to leverage technology into seamless self-service Web applications that bring students from “in line” to “online”
- Examples of cutting-edge technology initiatives for student services including student portals and mobile device initiatives
- About specific web applications and technology tools that have been highly successful at the University of Minnesota
WHO IS THE SPEAKER?
Julie Selander has worked in higher education administration and finance for over 25 years. Her experience includes student loan servicing operations, tuition payment plan sales and marketing, organizational leadership, as well as various management positions in higher education student services including student accounts receivable, billing, collections, financial aid, and customer service.
Julie is the director of the One Stop Student Services Office at the University of Minnesota providing seamless and integrated student services in the areas of enrollment, registration, financial aid, billing, student accounts receivable, and student veterans services. Twenty-seven One Stop Counselors across three campus locations provide service via phone, e-mail, and in-person for over 51,000 students on the Twin Cities campus.
Julie presents frequently on various topics related to higher education student services and has written several articles for publication, including NACUBO’s Student Centered Financial Services: Innovations That Succeed. She serves as a board member for Minnesota’s College Goal Sunday initiative and is a founding member and on the board of directors for the Institute for Student Services Professionals. She has undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and is currently working on her dissertation as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota in the Higher Education Policy and Administration program. She is also an instructor at the University of Minnesota in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Administration department and teaches Customer Service Training to undergraduate students.
Web address: http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/1036.htm
Sponsored by: Innovative Educators
Based on a recent Turnitin analysis, nearly 50% of student sources come from sites with content of questionable educational value. What are these sites and how do they rate in terms of appropriateness, quality of content, and value?
This webcast will explore the top 100 student sources that secondary and higher education student use, including the top questionable and creditable sites. We also provide suggestions on how to better guide students in conducting appropriate research online.
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00 noon CT / 1:00pm ET
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When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 1:00 pm Central, Length: 60 minutes
Format: Online Seminar
Presenter: Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.
Overview – Rethink the design of your class
You can flip pancakes. You can flip burgers. How do you flip a class?
In a lecture-centered classroom, the instructor delivers content in class and then sends students home to complete homework. When you deliver informational content outside the classroom and then use class time to facilitate engagement and deeper learning – that’s a flipped classroom.
Flipping learning, however, is about more than pre-class lectures. Effective flips involve two key elements.
First, you need to structure lesson plans to shift focus from content delivery to student engagement.
In many learning environments, the instructor directs the energy toward his or her lecture. Planning typically starts with the question “What am I going to talk about?” In a flipped environment, this structure is reversed. The instructor directs the energy toward his or her students. Planning starts with the question “What do the students need to do?” This fundamental shift changes the whole dynamic of the learning environment.
Second, you need to use your classroom skills effectively to help students transform inert content into mastered material.
By flipping the focus of the learning environment from “teacher centered” to “learner centered,” you create an environment that engages students, enhances learning, and creates an exciting classroom atmosphere.
Moving from a lecture-based class to a flipped class requires a new set of skills. In order to do it well, you need to shift the way you design your class and implement your teaching strategies to ensure that the learning environment is successful.
The flip is more than just a fad. It’s reinvigorating learning (and teaching) in thousands of classrooms. Discover how The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class can help make learning more fun and more effective for everyone involved. Join us for this helpful seminar. Registration is open. http://bit.ly/RSsZ6U
The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class you will learn:
– An expanded definition of what it means to flip a learning environment
– How to analyze a flipped lesson plan to help your students engage in higher-level learning
– To identify the skills you need to develop so you can create a successful flipped experience for you and your students
Benefits of attending
This workshop will give you solid and practical guidance on the planning and skill-building required to successfully flip a classroom. You will:
– Participate in a flipped learning experience modeled for you on video – including a discussion of what worked and what can be improved
– Collaboratively analyze each piece of a simplified lesson plan to recognize flippable moments
– Discover ways to flip your existing lesson 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
The greatest value of any educational experience lies in what you take away and actually use. This online seminar uses a collaborative environment to show you:
– How to structure a lesson plan as a flipped learning experience
– How to bring life to old lesson plans through flipping
– A selection of flipped techniques to apply to your own classes
– How to assess your skills to make the most of a flipped lesson plan
– How to introduce students to the flipped environment on the first day of class
– Recommended professional development opportunities for you and for others in your department who are interested in flipping
More information and to register: http://bit.ly/RSsZ6U
Registration is now open for the latest Lectora® free online webinar on November 7. e-Learning professionals will learn how to use the newest features for CourseMill® LMS (learning management system) to boost online course management and tracking.
“With the latest updates to CourseMill, instructors now have even more ways to effectively manage their online training,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer. “This webinar will share the best ways to maximize the new capabilities in CourseMill for easier and faster course management.”
In this session, “Learn How to Use the Latest Features for CourseMill LMS,” attendees will learn how to more easily manage online training including ways to:
- Boost productivity with new capabilities
- Communicate efficiently with enhanced notifications
CourseMill LMS offers a flexible, affordable learning management system for online course delivery, management and tracking. Organizations can choose from CourseMill Hosted or CourseMill Enterprise for the solution that best fits their needs. The latest updates are included in CourseMill Version 6.7.1.
To learn more about CourseMill, please visit: CourseMill Learning Management System.
This session is part of the Inspiration Wednesdays free online webinar series that shares valuable e-Learning tips, trends and strategies with the e-Learning community. Inspiration Wednesdays live sessions take place on designated Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET (GMT-5).
To register for this session and for more information, please visit: Lectora e-Learning Webinars.
Read More: Free Webinar: How to Use the Latest Features in CourseMill LMS.
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||Caitlin Cahill is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Orono School District in Minnesota, where she coordinates the online learning and mobile device initiatives. She has previously presented at the TIES Technology Conference and SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
||There are many ways to implement mobile technology in education, each with benefits and challenges. Get an overview of various models and learn how to use the Atomic Learning mobile device planning tool to choose the best model(s) for your school. Examples, success stories, and tips will also be shared.
Via: Smartbrief WebEx Enterprise Site.
Colleges and universities across the country are increasing their offerings of online courses as students and the general public demand greater access to higher education. One problem inherent in online education is the greater opportunity to cheat on quizzes, papers, and discussions. When students are not in the classroom, but on the other end of the Internet, they cannot be directly observed or monitored. This creates problems for students and professors as they struggle with maintaining the integrity of the course and seeking to ensure that all students do their own work and learn the selected material.
This webinar will briefly review the reasons behind the problem of online cheating and then offer practical information and tips to enhance learning, encourage honesty, and prevent these negative behaviors. Beginning with how to create a respectful learning environment, the webinar leader will present information that is being used across the country to benefit students and help instructors monitor progress and preserve the integrity of the course across different learning platforms.
Webinar: Thursday, September 20 ~ 1:00-2:30pm EDT
Full Text: Innovative Educators.
18th to 25th September 2012
online, United States of America
Contact person: Pam Ranallo
Learn basic principles of Disruptive Innovation & how this theory can help your campus construct environments to enhance student motivation, promote self-regulated learning behavior & create environments where students thrive and not just survive.
Check the event website for more details.
In this one-hour webinar, I’ll share exactly how I incorporated social media (and in particular, Twitter) into one of my classes. I’ll share what worked, what didn’t and what you can do in your own teaching or training practice to effectively integrate social media ‐ and why you might want to.
Over the past decade social media has changed how individuals connect online and share information and how organizations interact with stakeholders and customers. Did you know that social media is now being incorporated into learning programs from Kindergarten right on up through adult education? Does it really add any value to the learning process?
By the end of the webinar you will:
- Have a basic understanding of how social media can add value to your learning programs
- Gain insight into how to incorporate social media into a lesson plan
- Get ideas on how to assess activities using social media
- Get ideas on how to incorporate social media into your own learning programs
There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar.
This free webinar is sponsored by Essential Skills Ontario. Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (Calgary, AB)
1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Toronto, ON)
2:00 p.m. – Atlantic Time (Halifax, NS)
6:00 p.m. – British Summer Time (London U.K.)
7:00 p.m. – Eastern European Time (Cairo, Egypt)
It’s free for you to join in, but you must register, since there are only 100 spots available. Click here to register.
Full Text: Free webinar: Learning the 21st century way: Making sense of how to use social media for learning « Literacy, Languages and Leadership.
Date: August 28, 2012 1:00pm – 1:45pm CT
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It happens every year. You face a lecture hall full of college freshmen and feel how cavernous the generation gap has become. To you Amazon is a river in South America; to them it’s an online shopping giant. You understand what ‘don’t touch that dial’ means; they’ve always had a remote control. You wanted to be like Mike; their NBA heroes are Kobe and LeBron.
Ever wish you could get inside their minds to really understand where they’re coming from? Here’s your chance. On Tuesday, August 28 at 1 p.m. Central, you’ll have a rare opportunity for live Q&A with the authors of the Beloit Mindset List.
Ron Nief and Tom McBride, the men who literally wrote the book on what generations of Americans think is normal, will present, “Back to School: Understanding the Mindset of Today’s Modern Student.” They’ll cover:
- How technology has accelerated the widening of the generation gap
- What they’ve learned over the 15 years they’ve been creating the mindset list
- Their favorite “Mindset Moments” and how you can leverage them to keep relevant
Whether you’re in front of a classroom of college freshmen, or work behind the scenes on the facilities and technologies they’ll use on campus, we guarantee you’ll gain new insight of the next generation of students. And maybe even get a good chuckle in the process.
Register: Back to School: Understanding the Mindset of Today’s Modern Student Webcast | Sonic Foundry.
As much as 95 percent of what we learn is done so informally, according to a leading expert.
Author and informal learning pioneer Jay Cross wrote in a May 2012 blog post that he believes improved connectivity has changed the ratio of informal to formal learning from 80/20 to 95/5, a statistic backed up by Industry Perspective panelist Josh Bersin. Jay expanded on this topic when he talked to Jeff Tillett at mLearnCon 2012.
“What I see happening in a lot of companies is that they finally, to my delight, embraced informal learning. The downside is they don’t know what to do about it,” he said, adding that there are all kinds of ways to support informal learning to make it better.
Jay said three to four years ago, he wasn’t excited about mobile. He didn’t see the use for it. But he had a different feeling coming out of mLearnCon 2012. “This has arrived, and there ain’t no question,” Jay said to Jeff. “Everybody better be on board or they’re gonna miss a train.”
Today’s technology allows us to enable and embrace informal learning in ways that were not possible before. Social media and mobile are a few of these technologies. For example, our circle of influence can now be global. We are no longer limited to those that are in the room or sharing a water cooler conversation. Even though learning can be a very personal experience, we can still share it with many.
Jay, who calls himself the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning, authored a book on the subject in 2006, will be joining us for our next free webinar in the Mobile Learning Conversations series focusing on the role of mobile devices in informal learning. The session will be hosted by Chad Udell, Jeff Tillett and Gary Woodill.
Full Text and Registration: Free Webinar: Informal Learning Expert Jay Cross Joins Us July 13: Float Mobile Learning.