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Registration open: Fall 2022 Distance Learning WeekTue, 09/20/2022 - 1:29pm
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Distance Learning Week Fall 2022 is scheduled for Oct. 3-5, offering three days of live, virtual sessions for faculty teaching online and in-person.
“The pedagogy, activities, and technologies we’ll present during Distance Learning Week can be applied to enhance any course – face-to-face or online – where they align with the course goals,” said Dr. Francesco Crocco, instructional support manager. “Among our goals as the instructional support team is to assist faculty in connecting the dots to find the right tools for their course and their students’ learning needs.”
During Distance Learning week, the Instructional Support Team will offer nine webinars covering everything from trending technology, to integrated Moodle tools, to best practices and accessibility.
Faculty can register for these professional development sessions through SignUpGenius.
Monday, Oct. 3
9-10 a.m. | Let's Kahoot!
Presenters: Marissa Lajaunie, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, & Reneé Fiser, Distance Learning
Kahoot! Is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Learn how this freemium technology can enhance understanding in your classroom.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | MS OneNote Inside and Outside the Classroom
Presenters: Penny Powell, College of Science, & Mike Williams, Distance Learning
MS OneNote is a great planning tool that you can use to plan out personal projects, manage work responsibilities, and interact with your students. Learn how to keep track of just about everything in OneNote!
1-2 p.m. | Streamline Your Grading with Rubrics
Presenters: Justin Fontenot, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, & Andrea Leonard, Distance Learning
Using rubrics to grade student assignments makes the grading process more efficient and can reduce student confusion. Join us as we share strategies to effectively use the built-in rubrics systems to grade both Moodle and Turnitin assignments.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
9-10 a.m. | Best Practices for Recording Videos
Presenters: Adam Feld, College of the Arts, & Mike Williams, Distance Learning
Relying on video recordings and web-conferencing to add a human presence in your online course? Learn about tips for better results in your camera and audio productions.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Engaging Students and Increasing Student Success with Pear Deck
Presenter: Dr. Amanda Mayeaux, College of Education & Human Development
Participants will learn how to create an interactive slide deck with Pear Deck to increase engagement and ultimately improve student success. Participants are encouraged to bring some lesson ideas to practice creating slides.
1-2 p.m. | Enhance Collaboration with Zoom Whiteboard
Presenters: Reneé Fiser & Dr. Alise Hagan, Distance Learning
Learn how to use Zoom Whiteboard to brainstorm and collaborate on a persistent, expandable digital canvas. Create an engaging space where everyone can share ideas, work together to solve problems, and get a visual breakdown of concepts in or out of Zoom.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
9-10 a.m. | Addressing Equity and Accessibility in Proctoring
Presenters: Kiwana McClung, Office for Campus Diversity, & Andrea Leonard, Distance Learning
Exam proctoring enables instructors to ensure the validity of test results. Join us as we share some issues of equity and accessibility for our student population concerning online proctoring as well as possible solutions.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Make your course more affordable with OER
Presenters: Dr. Manyu Li, College of Liberal Arts, & Dr. Diana Wu, Distance Learning
Open educational resources (OER) are openly licensed, freely available educational materials that can be modified and redistributed by users. Join us as we share practical guidance in locating, adapting, and sharing openly available resources.
1-2 p.m. | Creating Successful Collaborative Assignments
Presenters: Dr. Nancy Autin, College of Education & Human Development, & Andrea Leonard, Distance Learning
The ability to work as a team is a key skill to learn, but it can be tricky to teach. Join us as we discuss how to craft effective group activities that are rewarding for both students and instructors.