eLearning in CEAS Intro


Technology is a dominant factor in every aspect of education. Faculty are increasingly leveraging available technologies to enhance students’ learning experiences. The e-Learning in CEAS Initiative’s goal is to provide professional development for faculty to enrich their technology skills-set resulting in increasing e-Learning opportunities and enhancing e-Learning effectiveness.

The College of Education & Allied Studies is pleased to present an array of faculty professional development opportunities on e-Learning. Crafted from a faculty needs assessment, this catalog profiles state-of-the-art training sessions to support faculty in examining new ways to think about learning and the role that technology plays in these learning paradigms.

Session Registration and Evaluation

Please Note: The some of the session dates & times have changed from the printed brosure. This web site has the is latest Spring/Winter schedule. Please click to the Register link to sign-up for one or more sessions; When you have completed a session, please click of the Evaluate link to gives us your feedback

Winter & Spring 2012 Schedule
Training Session Date/Time

A Thing or Two About Online Learning

Undecided about taking the plunge into online teaching? Not sure how to go about it? This session examines the practical mechanics behind the development and delivery of online sessions with a focus on selecting content that is best suited for e-learning.   Beginners
Wed, 2/8/12
10:00-11:30 AM

Making Your Blackboard Course Talk

Can’t find time to cover course content and use interactive learning techniques? The use of video-capture tools have greatly enhanced the ability of faculty to deliver educational content to students. This session shows you how to deliver good quality audio/video lectures to your students online without being a tech whiz.   Intermediate
Wed, 2/15/12
10:00-11:30 AM

The Best of Two Worlds

Highlighting creative approaches for enhancing face-to-face instruction with dynamic online sessions, this course features practical tools for moving activities out of the classroom and into the internet freeing up time for other classroom exercises.   Beginners
Wed, 2/22/12
12:00-1:30 PM

Rich Media Online

Adding video to your online class is easy. This session introduces you to simple apps like Jing, VoiceThread, Panopto, and Camtasia. Participants get hands-on training and produce an introductory video for their Blackboard course.   Advanced
Wed, 2/29/12
10:00-11:30 AM

My Beloved Blackboard

Announcements, assignments, exercises and dynamic instructional presentations - Blackboard brings it all to everyone, anytime, anywhere. This session focuses on making teaching easier by leveraging this learning management tool to give students an abundance of learning venues while maintaining rigor and relevance in your course work.   Beginners
Wed, 2/29/12
12:00-1:30 PM

Collaborative e-Learning

Student collaboration and critical thinking can be effectively done online. This session demonstrates the efficient use of group discussions and other online interactive tools to enhance student learning and promote critical thinking while conveying important content.   Beginners
Wed, 3/7/12
2:00-3:30 PM

Only You & Virtual You

Mobile technology (laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) offers tremendous opportunities to enhance student learning. This course demonstrates how to develop engaging learning exercises through the interactive & selfdirected potential of mobile technology.   Intermediate
Wed, 3/14/12
10:00-11:30 AM

Gaga for Graphics

Online teaching has sparked new teaching strategies for faculty to integrate awesome graphics into lessons. This session provides a detailed "how to" on tools and techniques used to design and develop graphics to illustrate course content. This forum is for Mac users with Keynote (iWorks) software.   Intermediate
Wed, 3/14/12
2:00-3:30 PM

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em!

Incorporating technology into teaching and learning is a unique challenge. Learn how to leverage Blackboard tools to organize course content affording you and your student access flexibility 24/7.   Beginners
Wed, 3/21/12
10:00-11:30 AM

Social Media Socialite

Instructor use of social media (Facebook, Tweeter, etc.) can have a profound impact on student learning. This session features strategies for the use of social media to embed creativity into course content while increasing student motivation/engagement.   Advanced
Wed, 3/21/12
2:00-3:30 PM

Student Peer Reviews

Assessing student work online can be daunting. Featuring tools that foster student reflection, review and improvement, this session highlights strategies for making student assessment online manageable. Participants will be shown how to structure student peer reviews through a process of providing constructive, meaningful feedback to peers online.   Intermediate
Wed, 4/4/12
2:00-3:30 PM

Methodology or Mythology (postponed to April 25th)

Without the right approach, creating online sessions can be time and labor-intensive. This course focuses on how to create online exercises with ease ensuring that your instructional objectives are met and assessment strategies are aligned.   Beginners
Wed, 4/11/12
10:00-11:30 AM

Eyeing iPads

iPads have revolutionized approaches to teaching and learning. Join us for a dynamic interactive session that examines how to use iPads as a potent instructional and managerial tool to enhance your online sessions and increase student learning.   Intermediate
Wed, 4/18/12
10:00-11:30 AM

Methodology or Mythology (new rescheduled date)

Without the right approach, creating online sessions can be time and labor-intensive. This course focuses on how to create online exercises with ease ensuring that your instructional objectives are met and assessment strategies are aligned.   Beginners

Outsmarting SMARTBOARD (cancelled)

As a window to the virtual world, the SMARTBOARD is an incredible tool for engaging students in the learning process. This session walks you through a step-by-step process for using this cutting edge technology to deliver critical content and motivate students in the learning process.   Intermediate *** this topic has been replaced for this time period ***
Wed, 4/25/12
12:00-1:30 PM

It’s Alive, It’s Alive!

Ready to go beyond the traditional student online chats? Tired of the traditional student responses to prompts? This session highlights strategies for finding or making your own visual, audio, or animated content to enliven online learning!   Intermediate
Wed, 5/2/12
2:00-3:30 PM

Beyond the Virtual Zone

Interested in ways to support student learning outside of Blackboard? In this session, participants develop Blackboard organization & Google sites for course sequences, student groups & programs that reside outside of Blackboard. Techniques for communication, networking & information sharing are featured.   Intermediate
Wed, 5/9/12
10:00-11:30 AM

Blackboard Collaborative

Looking to enhance and support student interaction in your online session? Interested in holding office hours virtually? Blackboard Collaborate is a synchronous tool that allows faculty and student to work in pairs and/or groups to share presentations and applications, meet in virtual breakout rooms, and work collaboratively in groups.   Advanced
Wed, 5/16/12
10:00-11:30 AM

Organized Chime

Making learning fun for you and your students is easy! Learn how to organize class materials on Blackboard with ease. This session focuses on how course modules can be developed and made easy to navigate. Participants will learn to use a variety of online resources such as YouTube, Excel graphs, and university libraries.   Intermediate
Wed, 5/23/12
12:00-1:30 PM
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