We have a number of eLearning modules and recorded sessions that we are developing on various topics related to teaching and learning. Click on the titles or images below to launch the module that you are interested. Also, remember to:
- Check back here often as we are constantly developing new modules, and
- Check out the Additional eLearning Modules & Sessions page for many other modules
"Your Stress is Stressing Me Out!" - Helping Students to Cope with Anxiety With Kim Hall & Kathy Dworak, January 2019
While it is not new to higher education, anxiety and stress can cause many students to under-perform in their classes and careers. In this session, we will learn about strategies that we can use in our classes to help students not only manage these anxieties but also develop the habits they need for career-long success. The video is below and click here for the handouts for this session.
Development Day Spring 2019 With Hilary Applequist & Heather Henrichs
This day focused on three themes, each with their own session: 1) Crafting Critical Thinking Competencies; 2) Developing Self-Assessment Abilities; and 3) Essential Elements of Effective Feedback. Click here to see a description of these session, view the videos, and access the presentation slides and handouts, or click on the image below.
"Clickers? Apps? WebEx? Hooray!" With Jackie Hoeft & Jeanine Kernen
With the number of instructional technologies continuing to grow, we can sometimes feel at a loss for where to begin. This session will focus on how to select and effectively utilize technologies that can help our students to learn more deeply. Click here for the handouts for this session.
"Not Another Worksheet!" - Overcoming Activity Fatigue With Whitney Robertson & Craig Zimmer
Whether it is discussion boards in an online course or worksheets in an on-ground class, students can become tired of engaging with the same types of activities over and over. In this session, we will learn how to avoid this "activity fatigue" and develop courses that help keep students engaged across the class. Below is a video recording for this session. Click here to access the handouts for this session.
Minding Our Ps and Qs - Tactics for Promoting Professionalism With Karen Johnson & Lisa Fuchs
While most students act in courteous ways most of the time, there can still be concerns over texting in class, talking negatively about their courses, and other behaviors that are reflective of professionalism. In this session, we will learn more about setting high expectations in these areas as well as class strategies that can help to develop these lifelong dispositions. Click here for the handouts for this session.
Talking to Learn & Learning to Talk with Kathy Babcock & Tara Whitmire - April 16, 2018
In this session, we will learn more about how to facilitate engaging class discussions in online as well as on-ground courses. Come and learn about the different kinds of discussions that we can engage students in as well as tips for how to design and implement them more effectively. Click here to access the handouts for this session.
Beginning with the end in mind: Using Backward Design to develop your classes and programs - April 16, 2018
Before we can guide our students on a learning journey, we first have to know where we are headed and the path(s) that we are likely to travel to get there. This session will provide an overview of Backward Design, a course development method that can be used to build more effective classes and programs. Click here to access the handouts for this session.
HLC Guidelines Presentation - April 2018
The following presentation was is a repeat of the presentation that was given at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference on April 9, 2018 and provided a beginning overview of the Educational System Guidelines that we have developed in CREATE. Be sure to also check out the slides for this session. We also have these detailed evidence-based guidelines, along with many other resources, on our CREATE site.
iLearning 101: Creating e-learning modules to improve learning with Colleen Steinhauser, MSN - March 2018
With so much to study from so many different classes, students find it hard to know where to begin and how to engage with course material. In this session, you will learn how to create e-learning modules to help guide your students through important content in more dynamic and interactive ways that will boost their mastery of content and competencies.
Making learning visible: Using formal and informal tools to know where students really are! With Drs. Larry Hughes & Hilary Applequist - Feb. 28, 2018
The professor asks a question and a couple of students answer. But where is the rest of the class in relation to the content? What do they really understand? And where do they need our help? This session will offer formal and informal strategies to more accurately gauge how well our learners are comprehending course concepts/skills. We will also discuss how we can then use these assessments to modify our instruction on-the-fly.
Development Day - Techno-Charged Teaching - Feb. 9, 2018
Here was the description for this day: Our theme will be "Techno-Charged Teaching!" (see the agenda below) where we will be exploring a number of apps and technologies that can boost student engagement and provide us with insights into what our students are (or are not) understanding. This day will be BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device), so grab your laptop, tablet, and/or smart phone and come ready to get digitally down and dirty!
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