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Winter Web Camp 2011


 

CU Online Winter Web Camp sessions online

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What is the forecast for the future of learning technologies?

CU Online Predicts Sunny Skies. The 5th Annual Winter Web Camp returns this year offering a full week of academic technology tips and tricks, support and guidance. Whether you are a new Instructor looking for a helping hand to get your Blackboard or eCollege course shell ready for the spring, or you are a seasoned online Instructor interested in the latest and greatest in online tools, the Winter Web Camp is here to help.

 

View our recorded sessions below!

 

Session Descriptions and Media:

 

eCollege Quick Start

Monday, Jan. 10th @ 10 - noon
Instructor: David Thomas

New to eCollege? Just want to brush up on the basics? Join us for this quick review of the key features of the eCollege platform and be sure to bring your questions.

Watch the recorded session

 

Blackboard Quickstart

Monday, Jan. 10th @ 12:30 - 2:30
Instructor: Michael Edwards

Struggling with the gradebook? Curious how to post classroom assignments? Want to learn about using pre-class quizzes to increase student participation? Join us for this quick review of the key features of the Blackboard platform and be sure to bring your questions, just in time for the new term.

Watch the recorded session

 

Wikis: Easy Online Collaboration for Groups

Tuesday, Jan. 11th @ 10-11:30
Instructor: Michael Edwards

How can wikis be used to support online group work by encouraging active and social learning? Wikis are websites that anyone can edit. Any member of a wiki can click “edit” and change what’s on the page directly. This powerful simplicity enables easy online collaboration for small groups of students. Wikis also track changes, allowing you to see the process along with the final product of group work.

Watch the recorded session

View the presentation slides

 

Social Networks: Life After Ning

Tuesday, Jan. 11th @ 1:00-2:30
Instructor: Brian Yuhnke

By now, everyone has heard of social applications such as Twitter and Facebook. But the world of social media expands far beyond those popular services. Learn about online communities that you can easily set up and manage. Whether a password protected space for your students, or a more open online group focused on a research or teaching area, private social network offer a range of exciting opportunities.

Watch the recorded session

View the presentation slides

 

Top technologies

Wednesday, Jan. 12th @ 10:00-11:30
Instructors: CU Online Team

Does it ever stop? Every week there seems to be new technologies people are talking about. In this session we will go over some of top technologies we recommend using in your courses. We will provide a quick demo of each technology and explain how you might use it in your courses.

Watch the recorded session

View the presentation slides

 

Professorial authority: Power in the classroom

Wednesday, Jan. 12th @ 1:00-2:30
Instructor: Patrick Lowenthal

People have described the ideal role of the online
Instructor as a “guide on the side” rather than a “sage on the stage” who should strive to establish a community of learners. While the underlying ideas behind these concepts are sound, they are often taken to extremes. In this session we argue for the importance of professorial authority. The professor is the content expert and students should be reminded of this sometimes explicitly and sometimes implicitly throughout a course.

Watch the recorded session

View the presentation slides

 

Mobile Learning – What’s Hot and What’s Not

Thursday, Jan. 13th @ 10:00-11:30
Instructor: David Thomas and Brian Yuhnke

Text messages were only the beginning. With the number of students and faculty using Smartphones on the rise, the question is: How will this affect learning? This session will bring you up to speed on the Smartphone revolution, describe some of the more promising technologies as well as describe some of the pitfalls that might wait on the road to progress.

Watch the recorded session

View the presentation slides

 

Video Now!

Thursday, Jan. 13th @ 1:00-2:30
Instructor: Brian Yuhnke

Once the domain of high priced professionals, video production and distribution today is something for everyone. Hear about low-cost, high quality cameras, editing and conversion software and online streaming service, such as CU Online’s new MediU Streaming media platform. Learn about the many ways you can easy make a share video in your classes, from lectures, to guided tours to student produced projects. The future of video is here, today!

Watch the recorded session

View the presentation slides

CU Online Winter Web Camp Blows Into Town

Monday, January 10 - Friday January 14th

What is the forecast for the future of learning technologies?

CU Online Predicts Sunny Skies. The 5th Annual Winter Web Camp returns this year offering a full week of academic technology tips and tricks, support and guidance. Whether you are a new Instructor looking for a helping hand to get your Blackboard or eCollege cours shell ready for the spring, or you are a seasoned online Instructor interested in the latest and greatest in online tools, the Winter Web Camp is here to help.

Best of all, you can choose whether to join us downtown to attend the sessions face to face, or whether you would enjoy sitting in front of your computer, attending virtually.

What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

 


 

Session Descriptions:

 

eCollege Quick Start

Monday, Jan. 10th @ 10 - noon
Instructor: Patrick Lowenthal

New to eCollege? Just want to brush up on the basics? Join us for this quick review of the key features of the eCollege platform and be sure to bring your questions.

 

Blackboard Quickstart

Monday, Jan. 10th @ 12:30 - 2:30
Instructor: Michael Edwards

Struggling with the gradebook? Curious how to post classroom assignments? Want to learn about using pre-class quizzes to increase student particiaption? Join us for this quick review of the key features of the Blackboard platform and be sure to bring your questions, just in time for the new term.

 

Wikis: Easy Online Collaboration for Groups

Tuesday, Jan. 11th @ 10-11:30
Instructor: Michael Edwards

How can wikis be used to support online group work by encouraging active and social learning? Wikis are websites that anyone can edit. Any member of a wiki can click “edit” and change what’s on the page directly. This powerful simplicity enables easy online collaboration for small groups of students. Wikis also track changes, allowing you to see the process along with the final product of group work.

 

Social Networks: Life After Ning

Tuesday, Jan. 11th @ 1:00-2:30
Instructor: David Thomas

By now, everyone has heard of social applications such as Twitter and Facebook. But the world of social media expands far beyond those popular services. Learn about online communities that you can easily set up and manage. Whether a password protected space for your students, or a more open online group focused on a research or teaching area, private social network offer a range of exciting opportunities.

 

Top technologies

Wednesday, Jan. 12th @ 10:00-11:30
Instructors: CU Online Team

Does it ever stop? Every week there seems to be new technologies people are talking about. In this session we will go over some of top technologies we recommend using in your courses. We will provide a quick demo of each technology and explain how you might use it in your courses.

 

Professorial authority: Power in the classroom

Wednesday, Jan. 12th @ 1:00-2:30
Instructor: Patrick Lowenthal

People have described the ideal role of the online
Instructor as a “guide on the side” rather than a “sage on the stage” who should strive to establish a community of learners. While the underlying ideas behind these concepts are sound, they are often taken to extremes. In this session we argue for the importance of professorial authority. The professor is the content expert and students should be reminded of this sometimes explicitly and sometimes implicitly throughout a course.

 

Mobile Learning – What’s Hot and What’s Not

Thursday, Jan. 13th @ 10:00-11:30
Instructor: David Thomas and Brian Yuhnke

Text messages were only the beginning. With the number of students and faculty using Smartphones on the rise, the question is: How will this affect learning? This session will bring you up to speed on the Smartphone revolution, describe some of the more promising technologies as well as describe some of the pitfalls that might wait on the road to progress.

 

Video Now!

Thursday, Jan. 13th @ 1:00-2:30
Instructor: Brian Yuhnke

Once the domain of high priced professionals, video production and distribution today is something for everyone. Hear about low-cost, high quality cameras, editing and conversion software and online streaming service, such as CU Online’s new MediU Streaming media platform. Learn about the many ways you can easy make a share video in your classes, from lectures, to guided tours to student produced projects. The future of video is here, today!

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