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This seminar will examine the role of adaptive technologies in shaping the online, hybrid and flipped learning environments. The session will first demonstrate what is meant by the term adaptive learning, and then explore how a new slate of adaptive technologies is shaping the way that instructors design and assess their classrooms. Using the market leader in adaptive learning software and assessment as a model, Michael will discuss not only how these technologies work, but how institutional administrators as well as faculty can maximize their usefulness in specific learning environments. Michael’s student experiences will also review analytical and reporting requirements as well as LMS integration considerations.


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Provided by the Director of the Dutton-eEducation Institute at Penn State University, this seminar will provide an overview of the "backward design" process. "Backward design" helps to move faculty from the traditional "pick-a-textbook-first" model of course planning to a more successful "start-with-your-desired-learning-outcomes" model that ultimately helps them select more appropriate course materials. Discussion for adminstrators of faculty development, online campus initiatives, and individual faculty will follow.


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The shift from print to digital learning materials is underway. Here’s what you need to know to establish your own direct distribution model. Students are living in an increasingly wired world that is clearly reflected in their study habits. Digital learning tools offer distinct advantages to students, instructors, and institutions. How can we work together to solve these problems? While times are changing, the textbook model has not. New models of distribution of ebooks and cutting-edge digital learning tools offer the promise of making learning materials more affordable, more engaging, and more effective than the textbooks of the past. Topics to be covered include: • How direct distribution models can make digital learning materials significantly more affordable for students and provide a revenue stream for your bookstore or institution. • The benefits of digital learning materials to students and faculty • Working with your campus bookstore and bookstore manager • The “dos and don’ts” of exploring and implementing a direct distribution model About The Presenter Nik Osborne recently joined McGraw-Hill from Indiana University where he served as the Leader of IU’s eTexts Initiative and Chief of Staff to Brad Wheeler, IU’s Vice-President for IT. While at IU, Nik led the creation and implementation of IU’s eText Initiative—a ground-breaking model for the direct distribution of digital learning materials. Nik’s experience in the realms of academia and publishing give him a unique and well-rounded perspective on the past, present, and possible futures of learning materials in higher education.


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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are taking higher education by storm and oftentimes with as much frenzy as the Road to the Final Four! Currently, as unpredictable as NCAA brackets, MOOCs are also intriguing and inspiring! Join expert Annie Taylor to open up lively discussion of MOOCs and how they could fit into your institutions overarching mission for access as well as your strategy for student recruitment and retention.

Topics to be "Bounced Around" are: • Current and Future state of MOOCs • Various goals, uses, and applications • Things to Think About • Measuring Effectiveness

Presenter:
This Seminar is presented by Ann Taylor, Director of Dutton E-Education Institue at Pennsylvania State University.


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Focused on institutional priorities, this Learning Institute seminar will discuss new ways that adaptive learning software and technologies are creating content and skill mastery, improving student outcomes, and offering institution's real time data-driven decision making software. The discussion will be focused on institutional challenges and applications across campus.

Dr. William Hoover, MD creates STEM success strategies at Bunker Hill Community College. Dr. Hoover has used adaptive learning software technologies for science lab and program areas. He will provide an overview of the what 'adaptive' means for an institution, the landscape, and how data analytics improve overall effectiveness.

Presenter:
Dr. William Hoover, MD - Cofounder of Tuatara Corporation, an educational technology platform, in Cambridge, MA. He is also the Lead Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts.


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Colleges and universities all over the country are now offering online and hybrid courses to help meet the needs of today's busy students. Despite the convenience and benefits such programs can provide, students are often forced to take their exams on campus or make special trips to off-campus proctoring sites, spending much time and money to do so. Institutions can also get bogged down in facility fees while attempting to enforce test security and maintain accreditation standards for distance learning.

McGraw-Hill Tegrity Remote Proctoring alleviates this burden on students and institutions by allowing exams to be administered from any location, while maintaining the integrity of the results.

In this complimentary webinar hosted by McGraw-Hill Tegrity, you will learn how online and distance learning programs at your institution can be enhanced with McGraw-Hill Tegrity Remote Proctoring.

Presenters:
Tammarra Holmes, Tech Support Specialist, Laramie County Community College; Mark Workman, Dean of Distance Learning, Blinn College


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Lecture capture technology enhances instruction, research and learning in higher education, but its capabilities aren’t limited to traditional classroom use. Applications such as the McGraw-Hill Tegrity Mobile App enable colleges and universities to utilize the power of mobile devices to extend lecture capture far beyond the classroom. For Laramie County Community College in Wyoming, this has meant expanding the learning environment into the field and enhancing disciplines like Geoscience.

In this web seminar, presented by Trina Kilty and Trent Morrell, you'll learn how LCCC is using McGraw-Hill Tegrity to enrich field research, lab work and online coursework in ways never before possible.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The evolution of field and lab work using McGraw-Hill Tegrity and mobile devices at LCCC
  • Lessons learned from traditional and online laboratory classes
  • How instructors at LCCC applied these lessons to design effective learning activities for field-intensive and hybrid classes
  • Challenges and opportunities for growth, as well as feedback from faculty and students


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The University of Central Florida is the 2nd largest public university in the nation with 58,698 total students in Fall 2011. There are nearly 500 integrated multimedia spaces that are standardized across the 10 regional campuses that include state of the art equipment to maximize the student learning experience. When the institution adopted Tegrity, some of those spaces were adapted to help ensure the success of faculty and students using the solution.

What's more, the university has implemented a faculty development program that addresses pedagogical issues in lecture capture, provides training for instructors using Tegrity, and serves as quality control for faculty recordings. As a result of these innovative efforts, UCF had 14,177 Tegrity users last academic year—the largest of any institution in the country.

Topics covered will include:

  • The history of online classes at UCF
  • How classrooms were designed specifically for Tegrity use
  • The faculty development program created for Tegrity users
  • Challenges and opportunities

Presenters:

Don Merritt, Interim Director, Office of Instructional Resources, University of Central Florida
Dr. Beth Nettles, Lead Instructional Development Specialist, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida


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With 52% of Athens State students taking solely online courses, maintaining quality engagement is paramount and lecture capture has helped the institution achieve this goal. Soon after Tegrity was deployed on campus a few years ago, students began recording their own presentations and in 2010, Tegrity released a remote proctoring feature that would allow students to take exams anytime, anywhere while ensuring the integrity of the results.

After a successful pilot program of Tegrity Remote Proctor, Athens State is now poised to expand its use to the entire Accounting Department.

Key points covered in this webinar will include:

  • Maximizing Tegrity lecture capture in both online and traditional classes
  • Implementing the remote proctoring feature to ensure exam security while providing flexibility for students
  • Exploring the results of Athens State's pilot program on remote proctoring, including student feedback

Presenters:
Linda Hemingway, Associate Professor of Accounting/ Department Chair, Athens State University
Dr. Mark Gale, Coordinator, Center for Instructional Technology, Athens State University


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For many educators and students, online video is no longer just an accessory – it has become a primary medium for teaching and learning. This change has brought legal and ethical pressures to add closed captions to make video accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing. Closed captions are also being demanded by ESL students who benefit from the ability to review course content at their own pace.

For technologists, this means figuring out the most streamlined and cost-effective solution for combining lecture capture and closed captioning. Although publishing accessible video is not without its challenges, many universities have discovered that the right set of tools can make the process simple and affordable.

Co-sponsor:
3Play Media

Presenters:
Matt Lewis, Georgia Tech University
Mike Phillips, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Watch and explore:

  • Lessons learned, tips, and pitfalls to avoid when implementing video and closed captioning
  • Strategies to move forward in closed captioning video implementation
  • Accommodating special needs students in today’s digitally focused learning environment
  • -Complying with legal regulations pertaining to students with disabilities


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Thanks to a special initiative enabled by Tegrity, Lawson State Community College has seen its freshman pass rates increase to 80% and freshman retention rates jump by 10% in a year’s time. Academic departments such as Nursing have seen similar outcomes.

Speakers:

Dr. Sherri Cousin Davis, Academic Dean & Director of Developmental Programs
Dr. Charmaine Smith Rodgers, Instructor of Nursing


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To address the evolving needs of both students and instructors, Calhoun Community College began experimenting with a “flipped” classroom model in which lectures that were once presented in the classroom are instead delivered online through Tegrity for students to view on their own time. This provides instructors with the flexibility to introduce more interactive and engaging activities in class, while students can watch lectures at their own leisure– wherever and whenever they want. Highlights include:

  • What a “flipped classroom” should (and shouldn't) look like
  • How to develop implementation strategies for a flipped classroom model (needs assessment; selecting resources and measuring success)
  • Best practices for using Tegrity to create content for the flipped classroom
  • Tips for most efficient use of class time in a flipped classroom model

Presenters:

Dr. Bobbi Jo Carter, Distance Learning Coordinator
Dr. Alice Yeager, Child Development Faculty Member


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Shoreline Community College's use of Tegrity lecture capture with AAIRS™ technology provides real-time Blackboard integration to completely automate the lecture capture workflow and eliminate strain on IT.

Speaker: Ann Garnsey-Harter, Ph.D., Director of eLearning, Shoreline Community.


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Arkansas Tech University wanted a lecture capture system that could be deployed quickly and scaled easily and affordably as usage grew. In 2010, the school successfully deployed Tegrity's cloud-based lecture capture solution, enabling the institution to enhance its face-to-face courses as well as launch a new distance learning program. In this webinar, Dr. Cochran presents data on Tegrity's impact on her Operations Management course in terms of course satisfaction and completion rate, as well as grades.

Presenter(s):

Ken Wester, Director of Technology Center/Virtual Learning, Arkansas Tech University

Loretta Cochran, Associate Professor of Management, Arkansas Tech University, College of Business


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Lecture capture is one of the fastest growing technologies in education today. According to the 2010 Campus Computing Survey, more than 70 percent of private universities, and almost 80 percent of public universities agreed or strongly agreed that "lecture capture is an important part of our campus plan for developing and delivering instructional content."

While it's easy to understand the benefits that lecture capture provides, it isn't so easy to wade through the many different solutions available. And with a great deal of variance between these solutions in terms of deployment and pricing models, effectively comparing total costs of ownership can be a challenge.

Attend this webinar to hear Senior Analyst Alan Greenberg of Wainhouse Research, experts in the field of lecture capture research, break down the ins and outs of lecture capture and give you practical insight on:

  • The three primary deployment models of lecture capture
  • Pros and cons of each model
  • Method to compare total cost of ownership for different solutions
  • Increasing importance of scalability
  • How to select the best solution for your particular institution

Presenter:

Alan Greenberg, Senior Analyst and Partner, Wainhouse Research, LLC


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As one of the nation’s premier Medical Universities, the Medical University of South Carolina knows the importance of class capture and the role it has on student satisfaction and learning. Geoff Freeman, Executive Director of Educational Technology Services, has used Tegrity to create an effective approach to class capture, resulting in a big impact on the way medical students learn.

Come see how class capture has flourished on campus. Learn how MUSC has simply and effectively implemented Tegrity and increased both student and instructor satisfaction at the same time. MUSC will share system usage statistics, lessons learned as well as future plans for Tegrity on campus.

What you'll learn:

  • Student’s response to the technology
  • How copyright issues are handled
  • Effective implementation strategies
  • Best practices for training faculty

Presenter:

Geoffrey Freeman, M.S., Assistant Professor & Executive Director, Educational Technology Services, Medical University of South Carolina


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College sports schedules place a special burden on student athletes, who must maintain an acceptable GPA while often being forced to miss classes. Find out how Northeastern University is using Tegrity Campus to meet this challenge by giving athletes access to online video recordings of missed classes, and how the system has grown to serve all students.

Presenters from Northeastern University include:

  • Mark Staples, MBA; Director, Academic Technology Services
  • Fred Wiseman, Professor of Information, Operations and Analysis


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Remote proctoring solutions allow exams to be taken off-campus and help ensure the integrity of exams, while providing today’s busy students (and those with special needs) the utmost in flexibility.

However, forcing students to travel to a formal proctored facility can be inconvenient and expensive. While there are other remote proctoring solutions out there, many are cost prohibitive, requiring specialized hardware that is sent to each student’s home. There has to be a better solution, and now there is with Tegrity’s Remote Proctoring feature.

There has to be a better solution, and now there is with Tegrity’s Remote Proctoring feature. This webinar will showcase Laramie County Community College's use of Tegrity's Remote Proctoring along with the Respondus LockDown Browser™ to create a total online proctored environment for nursing students taking high-stakes exams; ensuring the integrity of the results as well as saving a typical student more than $1,700 in proctoring fees and travel expenses.

Highlights:

  • * Confirms the identity of the student
  • * Ensures integrity of exam results
  • * Allows students to save more than $1,700 in proctoring exam fees
  • * Lightning-fast implementation
  • * Includes Tegrity’s award-winning lecture capture capability

Presenters:

  • * Tammarra Holmes, Technical Support Specialist, Laramie County Community College
  • * Valerie DeVoss, Nursing Faculty, Laramie County Community College